Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Entertain Your Tots in Portland, Maine

We absolutely loved Portland!  I blogged about our Family Road Trip from New York to Maine last week and now I am taking you on a tour of our first stop with the kids.  Portland is only about 1 hour 45 min from Boston where my brothers live so they came to hang with us for the weekend!  Our boys really dig their "Uncewls" (aka Uncles in case you don't understand little kid talk ;).

There are so many great places to eat in Portland, Maine.  We love walking around and finding local places so on our first morning we found Tandem Bakery located in retro building which used to be a dry cleaner.  It was such a unique setting with outdoor and indoor seating not to mention everything we ate or drank was amazing!  We hung out with the kids while figuring out where to go next.

We decided on  Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co & Museum since our boys are obsessed with anything train, car, or truck related...perfect fit.  There is a museum inside the small building near the bay and the antique trains run every hour for about a 45 min train ride along the coast.  

The train stopped at a spot near the water so the kids could go up to the front and ring the bell.  The conductor also gave history of the Railroad and Portland which the adults enjoyed as well.

After lunch and a little rest back at the hotel we made our way to Old Orchard Beach which was about a 20 minute drive south of Portland.  This was specifically for the kids since it revolved around the amusement park and rides nestled right on the beach.  We were able to meet some other friends and their young children there as well and the kids all had a blast going on the rides!  Of course my boys were obsessed with all the vehicles!

I would definitely recommend a quick jaunt over to Old Orchard Beach with the kiddos.  They had rides and games for every age.  The beach area was really nice as well with a pier filled with restaurants and places to eat.

Overall, we had a great time in and around Portland, Maine.  The only other place I recommend is Holy Donut!  Yummeeeeeeee!  Sorry...no pictures because we ate them so fast :)

Happy Travels!

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