Maine’s Portland full of seafood, shopping, sea views

When I headed to Portland, Maine to be part of my cousin’s wedding, I was excited to tack on some extra days to explore the area. Portland has always been on my list. My love of seafood is just understood here. Not only are there what seems like countless lobster dishes, but you get to down a big bowl of hearty lobster bisque or a lobster roll all while taking in the coastal views and stunning lighthouses.

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
The historical Portland Regency Hotel (20 Milk St.) was at one time, according to its website, a 19th-century neoclassical armory building and remains a historical site in Portland. The location can’t get any better. It’s located in the Old Port District, close to amazing restaurants, shops, and the waterfront.

Portland Harbor Hotel
Another great option is the Portland Harbor Hotel (468 Fore St.). Their comfortable, modern rooms and

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