America's Most Romantic Cities

View of Downtown Portland, Maine
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With the right travel companion, big cities can feel wonderfully intimate—and these stole the hearts of T+L readers.

No. 13 Portland, ME

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With its beautifully preserved brick buildings and bayside setting, Portland makes a charming backdrop for romance. There are a number of ways to explore the historic cobblestoned Old Port area, including organized wine strolls and foodie and cocktail tours. Nearby Congress Street is home to a number of funky shops and art galleries—and on the first Friday of every month (rain or shine), many of the city’s museums, galleries, streets, and other venues host the popular Art Walk. Portland has gained a name for its food scene, and one of the best places to get locavore religion is at Grace, occupying a pre–Civil War-era Gothic Revival church.

View of Downtown Portland, Maine

America's Most Romantic Cities

No. 13 Portland, ME

With its beautifully preserved brick buildings and bayside setting, Portland makes a charming backdrop for romance. There are a number of ways to explore the historic cobblestoned Old Port area, including organized wine strolls and foodie and cocktail tours. Nearby Congress Street is home to a number of funky shops and art galleries—and on the first Friday of every month (rain or shine), many of the city’s museums, galleries, streets, and other venues host the popular Art Walk. Portland has gained a name for its food scene, and one of the best places to get locavore religion is at Grace, occupying a pre–Civil War-era Gothic Revival church.

Courtesy of Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau
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