Post # 1
Fiance & I booked our minimoon hotel reservations… we have 2 nights in Portland and 2 nights in Portsmouth. We know we’ll be visiting breweries and spend at least 1 day in our hotel in Portsmouth getting a massage and lounging by the water 🙂
What else should we do? Any ideas on great places to eat or any other help?
Post # 3
Love Portland! You have to hit up Voodoo Doughnut. SO GOOD!
Post # 4
Me, too – but that’s Portland, Oregon 🙂 A bit further to travel for us 😉
Post # 5
Oh… Lol. Who knew? I’m a silly Canadian!
Post # 6
Visit Agave in Portsmouth, it’s a tequila bar and it is awesome!
For Portland, we highly recommend doing a nice dinner out. Back Bay Grill, Street & Company, or Fore Street Tavern are all excellent. Oh, and the nachos at Gritty McDuff’s are seriously good.
You could also do a day trip to Kennebunkport or another beach-y area. I believe in Freeport there is a place where you can do a half-day kyak tour.
We are mini-mooning in Maine ourselves so these are some things we plan on doing. Have fun!
Post # 7
Oh, Portland is great! We were just there to visit my brother a couple of weeks ago. If you’re staying downtown, there’s lots of restaurants and stuff within walking distance.
We went to five fifty-five for my Dad’s birthday and it was AMAZING. Also Local 188 for brunch. So tasty!
Post # 9
You should stop at George’s in Biddeford, ME for an italian sandwich while you’re in Maine! They are absolutely to die for. I regularly make the 6 hour round trip because they are so worth it!
Post # 8
Thanks, ladies! Keep ’em coming!
(I’m glad to hear five fifty five is good, I keep reading reviews and want to try it… but need to convince Mr. Brewpub to have a fancy dinner somewhere!)
Post # 10
I’ve been to both a few times. Such fun places and the end of June will be beautiful! Thre are just so many places, I could go on but I suggest you check this site, it has great reviews of attractions and restaurants.
Post # 11
Shopping! There’s great shopping in Portsmouth. You’ll also be near the Kittery Outlets.
I think it’s great to spend some time in Ogunquit. Walking the Marginal Way is beautiful!
Post # 12
Where is George’s in Biddeford, I’ve never heard of it!
Post # 13
@Jeannine @ Small Chic:
Yes! I’ve been to Kittery a few times (grew up with a mom that always ran outlet stores!) and the other night at dinner with both our parents I was trying not to let Fiance realize there was such mega outlet shopping so close, ha!
Thanks ladies! Need to do some more internet digging to plan a few things out I guess!
Post # 14
‘s the address! I’m getting hungry just thinking about getting a sandwich there! 🙂
Post # 15
Oooh, we’re going to add Five Fifty-Five to our list!
Post # 16
I love Portsmouth, New Husband unfortunately I don’t have names of places but I can tell you there is a tiny silver shop kind of close to the water I really like. I think they are some kinf of outlet because their prices are really good. There’s also a lot of nice artsy shops downtown. It’s really a small concentrated area so I would just recommend walking around the downtown area near the harbor and poping into anything that looks interesting. There is also a restaurant with seating on a dock/boat in the harbor that has amazing nachos! I know this is all vague and most likely unhelpful.
On a more concrete note, take half a day and head to York Beach, check out the Nubble light and eat ic cream at the shop on the way to the lighthouse, you’ll figure that out really easily as it is the only one. Go to downtown York as well, it’s touristy with salt water taffy shops and beach souviners but it’s cute. There’s also a beach and arcade but, in my experience the water is still too cold for swimming in June. York is between Pourtsmouth and Kittery if I remember correctly and boys like it better than outlets so maybe you could do both in the same day as you transition from ME to New Husband.