By Elizabeth Preske
June 19, 2018
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Relaxing boat rides and amazingly fresh seafood inspired us to put Portland, Maine on our Summer Shortlist this year — and if you're looking for a memorable summer vacation, it belongs at the top of your list of places to see this season, too.

On a trip that is sure to include riding the ferry to Peaks Island, exploring the bustling and charming Old Port neighborhood, and hopping from brewery to brewery, you should prepare to dress casually and comfortably. But with average summer temperatures reaching as high as 79 degrees and dipping as low as 54, you may find it difficult to know what to bring. To ease the stress of packing, we've put together a list of must-have items for your coastal getaway. Watch the video above to see our best tips.

So go ahead and book your ticket to this New England city. Portland is ready to give you the summer break you've been waiting for.