New England has so much to offer, especially in the summer. We love to hop in our car and take day trips as much as our schedule allows. We've been to Portland a few times and still haven't done everything on our list. It's a friendly city with great food and lots to do.
Portland has a minor league baseball team, the Sea Dogs, and the games are so low-key and family friendly. The Sea Dogs schedule is out for the summer of 2018. Tickets to a game might make a great Father's Day gift or birthday present for someone who likes baseball. The gift of an experience together is fun and easy and takes the guesswork out of trying to find a material gift.
After the game, why not head into downtown Portland? There are so many cute shops and little streets to promote wandering. We love to eat outside at the Flatbread on the water. Watching the boats come in while you wait for a table is so relaxing.
Across the street from Flatbread is The Standard Baking Co. We always pick a up a loaf or two of bread to bring home as a souvenir from our getaway. If you happen to be in Portland in the morning, they have amazing pastries and homemade granola bars.
Pick a summer weekend, buy some baseball tickets and enjoy some family time in Portland.