Things To Do In Portland

70% Off Personal-Training Experience

The Body Architect

East End

$199 $59

Semiprivate personal training, unlimited team training and yoga, and assessments and check-in encompass personal training experience

$14 for Family Games, Attractions, and Snacks

Joker's Family Fun and Games

Riverton

$26 $14

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Vast indoor play areas serve housemade pizza as kids play with jungle gyms, inflatable air bounces, train rides, and arcade games

Victoria Mansion — Up to 58% Off Visits

Victoria Mansion

Portland

$30 $15

This National Historic Landmark showcases elaborate Italian-villa-style architecture and 19th-century interiors that are 90% original

50% Off Archery Lesson at Lakeside Archery

Lakeside Archery

North Yarmouth

$30 $15

Instructors tailor archery training based on each student’s level of experience; equipment provided, or you can bring your own

Up to 57% Off Fitness Classes at Magnolia Fitness

Magnolia Fitness

Downtown

$99 $45

Knowledgeable instructors lead small-group barre, boot camp, and yoga classes that include Hip Hop Vinyasa and Yoga Flow

Up to 80% Off Personal Training

Body By John

Body By John

$50 $10

An intense personal training session led by fitness experts who sculpt muscles with an arsenal of kettlebells, TRX bands, and free weights

Up to 64% Off Exercise Program Design or Gym Basics 101 Seminar

Mobile Fitness

East Bayside

$69 $25

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Private exercise design sessions help clients draft a fitness plan; Gym Basics 101 teaches clients how to exercise properly on their own

45% Off Fitness Classes

O'Brien Sport and Fitness

Portland

$40 $22

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Painting Experience

Muse Paintbar

Portland

$39 $20

Artist-instructors give step-by-step instructions; paint, canvas, apron, and tools included; guests bring their work of art home

Up to 75% Off Class from Art of Exotic Dancing

Art of Exotic Dancing

AOED Portland

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

56% Off Classes at Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios

Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios

Parkside

$80 $35

Group of private instruction in four levels of ballroom & Latin dance, covering styles such as Salsa, Foxtrot, Waltz and Swing

41% Off Distillery Tour

New England Distilling

Riverton

$32 $19

Distiller with from long line of liquor producers incorporates creative elements into gin-, whiskey-, and rum-making processes

45% Off Golf Lessons

Lighthouse Golf

Portland

$40 $22

Half-hour private golf lesson in the Lighthouse Golf indoor studio.

Up to 55% Off Cryptozoology-Museum Visits

International Cryptozoology Museum

Downtown

$14 $7

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Cryptozoological museum studies and informs visitors about creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil, and Fiji Mermaids

Up to 75% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Discovery Martial Arts

Riverton

$60 $29

Martial-arts center is part of an international system of teachers and schools dedicated to sharing ninjutsu, the art of the ninja

Up to 71% Off Krav Maga or Kickboxing Classes

Fournier's Leadership Karate Centers

Portland

$100 $39

Students learn self-defense techniques while also getting an aerobic workout during fun, high-energy classes

Up to 51% Off Membership to Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

North Yarmouth

$35 $17

Annual memberships grant access to special events and tours of a carriage museum with displays from the 18th century through the 1920s

94% Off Online Photography Course

iPhotography

Online Deal

$849 $49

The 18 modules hone students' skills with an array of learning tools, including real-world assignments, video tutorials, and simulations

Southworth Planetarium – Half Off Visit or Membership

Southworth Planetarium

USM Portland - Science Building

$26 $13

Spellbinding space films, laser shows, science lectures, and exhibits

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The logo for the International Cryptozoology Museum is a coelacanth, one of the science's great success stories. Believed to have gone extinct 65 million years ago, a specimen of the armored fish was caught off the coast of South Africa in 1938 and identified by museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer despite its false mustache. In the optimistic spirit of that amazing discovery, the International Cryptozoology Museum displays exhibits profiling such mysterious creatures as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Jersey Devil, along with lesser known beasties such as the Dover Demon, the Montauk Monster, and the Fiji Mermaid.

11 Avon Street
Portland,
ME
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Segway Tours of Portland gears up for the Halloween season by visiting notable haunts of the Casco Bay area and recounting sinister tales and little-known historical facts. Journeys commence with a 30-minute introduction to Segway technology and proper operation, including a brief history of the machine as well as tips on using its secret pogo function. From a starting point on Pearl Street, wheel-mounted adventurers embark on a 60-minute exploration of the waterfront and Munjoy Hill, as experienced guides describe spine-tingling tales of pirates and phantom naval officers via audio headsets. The tour pauses periodically to allow guests to take advantage of scenic photo ops or collect autographs from famous poltergeists at the East End Cemetery.

25 Pearl St
Portland,
ME
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In the 1800s, windjammers and their mighty sails were a frequent sight up and down Maine's coast, where they would pull fish from the water and fill New England's insatiable need for goldfish crackers. By the 21st century, most had abandoned windjammers for engine-powered vessels—but not Hasket Derby Hildreth. A boat builder and mechanical engineer, Hildreth had a vision to re-create the windjammer's classic design on modern shores. Working with a friend who was a boat restorer, Hildreth and his team fashioned their own steel tools and built one of Portland's only engineless windjammers, which they affectionately christened Frances.   Maine Sailing Adventures launched Frances in the fall of 2003. Though Hildreth has since passed away, his memory lives on through the legacy Frances continues to perpetuate with each voyage. Today, she can be found at Maine State Pier, where passengers board her shallow deck and sail out to enjoy Maine's scenic coasts without the noise or emissions typical of engine-powered boats. These trips stretch beyond standard tours, though. As they sail, the crew spins tails of Portland's maritime history, teaches passengers how to hoist the topsail, and transforms the boat into a floating classroom, where students can learn about lobster migration and how many wishes they can get from a starfish.

56 Commercial Street
Portland,
ME
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Bubbles break the surface of the water as the beast makes its way upward for a breath of fresh air. Suddenly, her back can be seen atop the waves as her spout releases a geyser-like explosion of air and water. From the decks of Odyssey Whale Watch’s vessels, passengers take in sights such as these and further their understanding of the creatures with the help of an on-board naturalist, who identifies humpback, finback, and minke whale species. His job is made all the easier by the cruise ship’s captain, an experienced mariner who has committed to memory the most densely populated feeding areas for Maine’s massive mammalian residents, which often hang out about 20 miles off shore. In addition to whale-watching tours, Odyssey Whale Watch takes passengers out on deep-sea fishing trips to reel in cod, haddock, and mackerel.

170 Commercial St
Portland,
ME
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Vibrant wildflowers grow over acres of fields, streams trickle through woodlands, and birdwatchers gaze at creatures in flight. The scenery at Skyline Farm can be breathtaking, and thanks to a group of dedicated locals, 46 acres of its land are guarded in a conservation easement held by the Royal River Conservation Trust. These protected lands stay open to the public, who can explore a 1.7-mile trail network or attend antique auto gatherings and music festivals. The farm's grounds are also home to the Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, which displays classic vehicles used before Henry Ford discovered that there was a car in his garage.

95 The Lane
North Yarmouth,
ME
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From their outposts in Portland and Falmouth, Maine Surfers Union outfits aquatic adventurers with surf and paddle boards before sending them off to enjoy watery recreation. The staff boasts more than a decade of experience in the surfing industry, lending them the confidence to recommend specific gear from an inventory of boards by Hobie, McDermott, and Bing. They also set thrill-seekers up with rental surf and paddle boards, available in time increments from two-hour blocs to week-long rentals—long enough for beginners to get the hang of standing up, catching waves, and scaring off feral dolphins by shouting "cowabunga."

36 Market Street
Portland,
ME
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