Visit USA 2023 Travel Planner 41 BE INSPIRED Must visit... Maine Be inspired, visit Portland Portland’s vibrant heart beats to the sound of award-winning restaurants, local shopping, concerts and arts. Browse boutiques downtown and enjoy the waterfront or sail the harbor at sunset. The new Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine is incredible for kids of all ages. Boothbay Harbor This welcoming harbor holds treasures such as the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens which celebrates Spring with 35,000 blooming tulips among giant trolls or Cap’n’ Fish’s whale cruises. The Windjammer Days includes a gathering of the fleet and parades. Acadia National Park Home to stunning landscapes on the East Coast, Acadia National Park is open all year. Situated on the coast of Maine, the park has 47,000 acres on Mount Desert Island. Climb Cadillac Mountain to see the first rays of daylight to touch the US. Go green and rent an Acadia Gem EV vehicle for your family. Stroll the small streets of downtown Bar Harbor to enjoy a seafood meal. Kennebunkport Quintessentially Maine, this village offers shopping, walks on the beach and fresh seafood dinners. Deep sea fishing and whale watching are available, as are cruises on historic schooners. Kennebunkport was voted the second Best Christmas Town in America. Bethel When the mountains call you, Bethel has the answer with the lush White Mountain National Forest at the doorstep of the village offering hiking, mountain biking or snowshoeing. Grafton Notch State Park also offers day hikes with stunning views during fall foliage. Keep an eye out for moose sightings along the way! Bangor A must-stay for all Stephen King fans. See King’s home and head to Mount Hope Cemetery, the site of the infamous “PetSematary” film. Dine in Downtown Bangor and catch a show at the Penobscot Theatre . Lumberjack icon Paul Bunyan was born in Bangor, a selfieworthy photo op.