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Want to see beautiful picturesque postcards from Portland? This is the trip for you!
We started the day by flying into the Portland, Maine airport and saw a stuffed moose ! I knew this was going to be a special trip!! There is no better way to see beautiful picturesque postcards in Portland than to take a local tour! We took the ‘The Real Portland Tour’ that stops at 3 lighthouses and 21 points of interest. I found the tour through Viator.com and have used the app throughout our Northeast trip. If interested, please click the link below that will take you to Viator.com.
On previous trips, I haven’t taken a lot of tours preferring to check out the towns myself. For the Northeast trip, I decided to schedule tours for the adventures that I was interested in. To help with that, I started looking at apps to find tours in the area. The first app that I looked at was Trip Advisor, however, I liked using Viator as it was easier to use. The Viator app provides you with tours that are run by locals and they share so much more information about the history of the town.
The Real Portland Tour
Our tour guide drove us around in a van that had 12 people, which was nice as it was a small tour. He showed us downtown Portland’s Old Port which had numerous restaurants and shops along the Portland Bay. The Portland Bay area keeps the history of Portland alive while South Portland allows more chain restaurants so the historical feel is not felt as much.
As you are wondering, what about the lighthouses? He took us to a couple of places that take your breath away with beauty. The pictures remind me of beautiful picturesque postcards from Portland that you would find in a store.
The first place was Fort Williams Park and the view is breathtaking of the lighthouse, cliffs, and water crashing on the rocks. See the gallery below.
Next, we went to Bug Light Park and saw Bug Light and Spring Point Ledge Lighthouses. ⬇️
After the tour, we went to the Old Port area and had lunch at the The Porthole Restaurant and Pub. The restaurant is wharf side and has fabulous food and a great atmosphere. I had my first Lobster 🦞 roll!! The pictures below are from The Porthole Restaurant and Pub. It is a great place to spend an afternoon!!
If you are ever visiting Portland, be sure and take a tour to see the lighthouses and check out the Old Port area! The lobster awaits!!