- By Kevin
- On Jun 8, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Enjoy the best East Coast vacation spots with the East Coast bus tours, take discount tours on globerouter.com website. And some cities in East Coast don't miss: Portland, Maine...
With an incredibly rich maritime history, tourists can learn all about Portland while roaming around the 86 foot tall museum and National Historic Landmark, the Portland Observatory. The fresh sea breeze and a view of ships coming in and out of the harbor can also be enjoyed at Commercial Street. For those who want to get out and explore the ocean and nearby islands, the sandy beaches and restaurants at the Islands of Casco Bay are a must see and a great way to escape the busy city. Meanwhile the Odyssey Whale Watch tour allows marine lovers to venture out and search for whales, sharks, dolphins, sea birds and sunfish on a fully-equipped ocean vessel.
Soak up some history on land at the Victoria Mansion, an Italian Villa style home built in the late 1850’s, which remains a true symbol of pre-civil war glamor and luxury. The Portland Museum of Art boasts a 17,000 piece collection with objects dating back to the 18th century, a treat for museum buffs. An unusual but exciting visit to the International Cryptozoology Museum will give you an up-close and personal look at hidden creatures like Big Foot, the Abominable Yeti and lake monsters along with unusual animals like the Komodo Dragon and the Coelacanth. Foodies will certainly enjoy the Maine Foodie Tours, led by passionate local food lovers, and the Allagash Brewing Company Tours where Belgian-style beer and ales are produced.
There’s nothing quite as relaxing as a weekend getaway in the charming New England city of Providence. Explore the city via the Providence River with the guided tours on the Providence River Boat, or take a ride in an authentic Venetian gondola at La Gondola Providence. See what Providence has to offer in terms of nature at the Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park which houses 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor gardens, or at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation’s oldest zoos with an award-winning conservation program and over 100 species of rare animals. For inquisitive minds, visitors can gain a greater understanding of the natural world through exhibits, displays and interactive presentations at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium.
Oozing with culture and stunning performances, tourists can catch a Broadway show or other theatrical performances at the Providence Performing Arts Center or witness world-class premiers by the longest-standing resident acting companies in America, the Trinity Repertory Company. Take a walk through culinary history at the Culinary Arts Museum, home to over 250,000 culinary items and over 60,000 cookbooks. Visitors can also indulge their passion for literature in the Providence Athenaeum, a library founded in 1836 that is dedicated to the appreciation of books and all things literature related.