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Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways

Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways: Portland, ME

Courtesy of Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau

No. 11 Portland, ME

Even if lobster prices inspire some sticker shock among travelers, summer and July 4th are the most popular times of year to visit. The seasonal Portland Lobster Company balances the cost of crustaceans with free live music and will extend happy-hour prices if you present one of the house’s coasters as a coupon. That said, you will cut costs by showing up here in winter, when you can still enjoy Portland’s highly ranked microbrews, coffee, and indie boutiques.


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