48 Hours to Explore Maine

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!

    1. 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!
    2. 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!

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      Lobster Trap Tree
    3. 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!
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Exploring the Lighthouse area

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!aloha


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