By Elizabeth Preske
June 18, 2018
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Sunny skies and shorts weather can only mean one thing: the official start of summer is just days away. If you haven't booked your vacation yet, look no further than Travel + Leisure's Summer Shortlist, which highlights the hottest U.S. destinations we're soaking up this season.

The last stop on our summer road trip: Portland, Maine.

Coastal lure meets small town charm in this New England city. Spend your days sailing around Casco Bay and your nights sipping craft beer at Allagash Brewing Company. And if seafood makes your mouth water, it doesn't get any fresher — or more delicious — than right in the heart of one of the country's largest fishing ports. Round out your seaside getaway with postcard-ready views of the city's most iconic landmark: Portland Head Light.

With fresh air and lovely scenery, Portland may be your best bet for a relaxing, worry-free vacation. As for us? We'll be booking our tickets faster than you can say "lobster roll."