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Small downtown near Portland

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Small downtown near Portland

I'm looking for a place to stop and stay over near Portland, but I prefer not staying in a big city. Portland is on our route home, so I was looking around there. If there is a nice downtown area or something fun where I can bring my toddler, that will be a plus.

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1. Re: Small downtown near Portland

I want to add, if there is a part of Portland that I should look at, that would be good to know.

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2. Re: Small downtown near Portland

The Old Port in Portland is a great area.

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3. Re: Small downtown near Portland

Higgins Beach Inn is a few miles south of Portland, and easy drive into the city should you have a rainy day and want to visit the children's museum or something. The beach is a short walk down the road from HBI and I don't know of anything a toddler thinks is more fun than the beach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVuPHiv-6YQ

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4. Re: Small downtown near Portland

Crescent Beach south of Portland is another good beach with small children: gentle waves, bathrooms, snack bar. And Two Lights lobster shack with lighthouse nearby.

Or, York Beach is also a very popular beach for families, and Yorks Wild Kingdom is there, if you like zoos.

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