My family took a really short trip to explore Freeport and Portland, Maine. Although the trip was incredibly short, I had a great time and I definitely want to go back! Here are my top four tips for exploring Maine in 48 hours and some fun pictures for you all!
- Check the weather beforehand! Yes this sounds like a tip that you wouldn’t need to know, but trust me- do your research! Maine was frigid! Not just cold, but I can’t feel my face or my toes and my ears might fall off kind of cold. Bring hand warmers because it’s cold!
- Stay Downtown in Portland! We stayed at the Courtyard Portland Downtown/ Waterfront Marriott which was in walking distance of tons of cute shops, restaurants and a lobster trap Christmas tree! We had a corner room which was really cool and a bit larger than most other rooms!
- Go see the lighthouse! The Lighthouse at Portland Head Light is so pretty and a great photo opportunity. When we explored the area was covered in ice and snow, which made it a bit difficult to explore, but I would love to go back in the summer and go on the cliff walk and see the Lighthouse from a different perspective!
4. We had a chance to go explore the shopping in Freeport and most importantly L.L. Bean! I knew on this trip I needed to get a picture with the infamous boot. Little did I know that the L.L. Bean campus is H U G E! They even had a Northern Lights display outside which was a collection of Christmas lights on all different types of trees.
We had a great trip to Maine and I would love to go again in the summer and try out some new restaurants and explore when it’s not so cold! If you have any Portland/ Freeport recommendations make sure to comment them down below!