Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Portland Arts District is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's museums, live music and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Portland Arts District. This cosmopolitan and welcoming city entices travelers with its restaurants and shopping. For a bit of culture, visit Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Children's Museum of Maine or Portland Museum of Art. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Portland Arts District

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Portland Arts District a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Southworth Planetarium (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Joker's Family Fun and Games (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Sable Oaks Golf Course (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Riverside Municipal Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Twin Falls Golf Club (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Nonesuch River Golf Club (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Portland Arts District

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portland Arts District is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Deering Oaks Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Eastern Promenade (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • East End Beach (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Willard Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Sand Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Mackworth Island (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Portland Arts District

Fly into Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), the closest airport, located 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 23.2 mi (37.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 97 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 9 Houses to 77 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 Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Goose Rocks Beach: 66 vacation rentals
  • Peaks Island: 81 vacation rentals
  • Pine Point: 275 vacation rentals
  • Biddeford Pool: 78 vacation rentals
  • Bailey Island: 146 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Portland Stage: 1,422 vacation rentals
  • Cross Insurance Arena: 1,414 vacation rentals
  • Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal: 1,395 vacation rentals
  • Victoria Mansion: 1,434 vacation rentals
  • Children's Museum of Maine: 1,423 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown 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 Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 9 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 77 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 8 rentals available
  • Studios: 61 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 91 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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