Bachelorette Weekend in Portland, Maine

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  • Portland, Maine

  • Domestic Travel

  • Bachelorette Party Destinations

  • Group Travel

  • Girls' Weekend

  • Celebration

  • Foodie

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Curator’s statement

I have found Portland, Maine to be the perfect place to celebrate those special people in your life. In the summer and fall, the weather is breezy and perfect for wandering outdoors and enjoying street-side dining in a foodie's paradise. In the winter and spring, it never gets TOO cold, so you can shop along cobblestone streets and warm up in cozy Portland restaurants. Not to mention, the city has great cocktail establishments and plenty of breweries. No matter the season, Portland is an excellent destination for a bachelorette weekend as it offers only the best for you and your guests.

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Where to stay in Portland, Maine

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The Francis

In Parkside, a sweet boutique with just 15 homey rooms and gallery-like public spaces with works by local artists.

Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront

Sleek newcomer near the waterfront where a drink at the rooftop bar is a must.

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa

Expect a historic look and vibe, a fun lounge bar, and a heart-of-the-action location in the Old Port.

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Things to do in Portland, Maine

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Old Port Donut Walking Tour: Get your bearings while sampling Portland's unique breakfast treats.

Maine Brew Bus: Day trip to Peaks Island to eat at Island Lobster Company (you can even book a lobster bake). Or, take the Casco Bay Ferry Mailboat Tour or Maine Baycycle Cruise — a BYOB experience for up to ten pedalers.

For pampering, a half day at Nine Stones Spa is a treat everyone deserves. 

A local sommelier curates "Wine Sails" (June-Oct) on a schooner on beautiful Casco Bay.

Day Trips from Portland, Maine

Go to Freeport Maine for Outlet shopping and visit the LL Bean Flagship Store which never closes. You can take the Amtrak Downeaster to Freeport. Visit the LL Bean home store, you'll instantly want to buy a cabin and decorate it.

Places to eat & drink in Portland, Maine

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Breakfast in Portland, Maine

Rigby Yard on Wharf Street — great location.

Tandem Coffee: Best biscuits and coffee.

Ruby's West End: The friendliest restaurant in town.

Local 188: Best brunch.

Salt Yard Cafe: For breakfast or lunch. Located in the Canopy by Hilton — lots of space, great coffee, a good place to gather. 

Dinner in Portland, Maine

Solo Italiano: Definitely a place to celebrate, getting consistently good reviews. You'll feel like family here.

Via Vecchia: This is the place to see and be seen. Patrons at Via Vecchia will meet your celebration energy and then some. Don't forget to get a selfie in the bathroom. Follow them on instagram and you'll see why. Food is excellent, only exceeded by their drinks and service

Twelve: New to Portland and sure to be memorable.

Wayside Tavern: For excellent food in a casual atmosphere.

Batson River Brewing and Distilling: Great space for winter, warm and cozy food and drink.

Bars in Portland, Maine

Liquid Riot.

Luna Rooftop Bar.

The Independent Ice Company.

Lincoln's: Home of $5 drinks.

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Looking for more travel tips for your girls' trip to Maine? Check out my complimentary guide to Portland: Guide to a Girl's Getaway in Portland, Maine.