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Experience Authentic Maine

July 12, 2022

Experience authentic Maine with one of these fun and educational local excursions. Regional insiders share their intel on food, lobster lore, area history, new microbreweries, and the Portland art scene!

Nestled on the coast with a sand beach, sea breezes and relaxed elegant vibe, Inn by the Sea has a celebrated appreciation for their natural surroundings as well as their community of artisans, farmers, vendors, chefs and spirit makers. We combine a visit to the Inn with seasonal experiences that connect visitors to quintessential Maine, sharing the soul of our location and leaving guests with a renewed understanding of the state.

Join the Crew of an authentic Lobster Boat!

Don slickers and join the crew of Captain Tom’s Lucky Catch, an authentic Lobster Boat. Bait and haul traps and measure lobster as you learn about lobster lore. Float past historic sites such as Portland headlight as you pick up a little area history along the way. Take your catch across the dock to the Lobster Company where chefs will cook it up with all the traditional sides to enjoy as you watch the fishing boats come and go in Portland Harbor.

Driving you to Drink!

Take a behind-the-scenes tasting tour and look at Maine’s craft breweries, distilleries, wineries, and more with Portland’s Brews Cruise. An expert guide will take you to both established and up-and-coming producers to learn about the local craft alcohol business. Tour local craft, beer, spirits and hard cider makers, or take a walk through the Old Port to taste and learn about Portland’s brewing history.

Maine Foodie Tours

Walk the Old Port with a guide, visiting some of the purveyors of Portland’s celebrated food scene. Discover Classic Maine, Maine inspired, up-and-coming, cultural, and fancy food and beverages with a healthy side of history on a Maine Day Venture’s walking tour. Or just sip and savor happy hour at different Old Port locals.

Inn with Art

While Inn by the Sea walls and public spaces are hung with regional art that would be the envy of most museum curators, Portland’s Museum of Art has a comprehensive collection of renowned Maine painters. Winslow Homer painted masterpieces, such as his celebrated Canon Rock, nearby in his studio at Proust Neck. Many of Homer’s works are housed at Portland’s Museum of Art where you can also view Hopper’s beloved image of the historic Portland Headlight, located just minutes from the Inn. The Museum prides itself on Art for All and has a diverse collection that will be a wonderful experience for all ages.

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About Inn by the Sea: An idyllic oceanfront escape, located on a mile of unspoiled sand beach, just 7 miles from Portland, Inn by the Sea is Maine's premier beach destination offering elegant hospitality in 62 upscale rooms and suites, with full- service SPA, cardio room, heated pool and captivating cuisine served in ocean view Sea Glass restaurant. Children and dogs are warmly welcomed to this Preferred LVX® member and Virtuoso® property.

FMI and images: Rauni Kew, PR & Green Program Manager | Inn by the Sea | 40 Bowery Beach Road | Cape Elizabeth | Maine, 04107. | M: 207.602.8500 | | 207.799.3134. Instagram @innbythesea.maine