Destination guide

Explore the natural setting in Portland

Enjoy the history and other features of Portland. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the sailing, bars and windsurfing. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Portland

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Portland a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Sea Life Tower (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Sandworld (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Sea Life Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Pirate Adventure Mini Golf (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Fantasy Island Fun Park (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Portland

Travelers enjoy Portland for its sailing. If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 70°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Portland

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Portland is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Broadcroft Quarry Nature Reserve (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Governor's Community Garden (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Church Ope Cove (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Weymouth Bay (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Weymouth Beach (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Portland

The nearest airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), located 31 mi (49.9 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Portland?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 624 vacation rentals near Portland. From 143 Houses to 57 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Portland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Portland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Portland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Portland Castle: 1,151 vacation rentals
  • Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy: 1,150 vacation rentals
  • Portland Museum: 1,028 vacation rentals
  • Verne High Angle Battery: 1,133 vacation rentals
  • Governor's Community Garden: 1,057 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 143 Houses in Portland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portland include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 57 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 377 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Portland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 51 vacation rentals with pool available in Portland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.