|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£511|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£538|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£475|
South Portland holidays are both a journey back in time and a snapshot of present-day Maine. Built around craggly rocks, South Portland has been an important harbour town since as early as the 17th-century. Today, as one of Maine's busiest harbours, it has the sleepy charm of a quaint fishing village and the social hum of a modern city. As a result, South Portland holidays are not the average US city trip.
South Portland is in the UTC-5 time zone. Located just 100 miles from Boston International Airport and joined to nearby Portland by the Casco Bay Bridge, South Portland holidays are easy to arrange with dozens of carriers flying to Boston from the UK and Europe, and regular buses or car-rental companies waiting to help with the final leg to South Portland. South Portland holidays are warm in summer, and although winter temperatures get chilly the town keeps warm with dozens of theatres, restaurants and bars.
With dozens of parks and acres of green space, South Portland is a beautiful city to walk around, soaking up its quirky charm. One such place is Mill Creek Park, which is located in the centre of town and plays host to a range of fun events and activities, from ice-skating in winter to outdoor theatre and concerts in summer.
Still within walking distance, two icons of South Portland, and its history as a vital harbour, are the Spring Point Ledge Light and Portland Breakwater Lighthouse. If you want to delve deeper into the city's history, then just along the waterfront from Spring Point Ledge Light is Fort Preble, which is the ideal place to contemplate the city's colourful history from the early 19th century, through the period of the Civil War, up to the present day.