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America's Best Cities for Summer Travel

Portland, ME

Fraser Hall / Alamy

No. 3 Portland, ME

Did someone say lobster? These big, seasonal crustaceans are one of the biggest summer lures of this New England city. Between meals you can always paddle off in a kayak or walk the cobblestoned streets of the Old Port. It’s also a perfect destination if you’re the early-to-bed type: the city ranks near the top for being mellow, and AFC voters declared its nightlife downright sleepy.

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