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Culture and Family Activities Near Portland

Inn by the Sea and the surrounding area is rich in scenic and recreational opportunity. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy our close proximity to fishing, boating, nature walks and sports of many kinds. Culture vultures will find music, theater, and museums just minutes away in downtown Portland. And for those whose vacations are not complete without some power shopping, Portland abounds with owner-operated shops, galleries, and boutiques filled with fashion, supplies, and objects d’art you simply won’t find elsewhere.

There is so much here you may run out of time before you run out of things to do. But make sure you save time for plenty of serene relaxation right here on Crescent Beach.

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Jul 04 2019

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Seaside Lawn at Inn by the Sea
40 Bowery Beach Road
Cape Elizabeth ME, 04107

Fourth of July Barbeque TICKETS: $38 for adults | $22 for children (ages 5-12) Gather family and friends for an All-American Barbeque as we celebrate Independence Day.

This event is open to the public and will be held on the seaside lawn. The event will be held indoors should inclement weather occur.
Jul 07 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Inn by the Sea
40 Bowery Beach Road
Cape Elizabeth ME, 04107

Go Fly a Kite Glenn Davison will return with his amazing collection of kites. Join him on the seaside lawn from 2-5pm to watch them soar, or try your hand at keeping kites afloat!

Available for guests of Inn by the Sea

Seasonal Activities


Join Maine Foodie Tours as they uncover the storied past and current culinary scene of vibrant Portland, ME with their highly entertaining guides. On all of their tours, you’ll enjoy tasty samplings of local fare created by talented artisans who continue to create and inspire!


Join the Portland Sea Dogs (schedule), a professional minor league baseball team based in Portland, Maine. The Portland Sea Dogs play in the Eastern League and are the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.


Connect to the Maine experience at the Inn with activities designed for the whole family.  Daily yoga on the seaside lawn offers a moment of quiet, stretching and reflection before a busy day on the coast. Bug’s Life garden tours for young children is a fun educational activity where children create bug costumes and learn about ecosystems from a bug’s vantage point. Adults enjoy garden tours with Derrick Daly, the Inn’s head gardener, who shares his passion for planting and teaches how to plant ever-blooming gardens that also create habitat and food for wildlife. Or stroll along the beach with a local naturalist and learn about the Inn’s natural environment and beach ecology. Cape Elizabeth offers walking trails on the ocean’s edge, through the woods or around Great Pond. Nearby, Portland offers water activities, ferries to islands in Casco Bay, an interactive children’s museum, a science center, or cruise on an authentic Lobster Boat on Casco Bay and haul traps aboard the Lucky Catch. Just south of the Inn the Audubon Preserve offers guided watchable wildlife tours in canoes or kayaks. Guest services will be happy to connect you to many of the wonderful tours that connect you to the Maine experience.




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