Are you looking for a travel allied healthcare assignment in a city that’s not too big but still has plenty to see and do while you’re there? Consider an opportunity in quaint, artsy Portland, Maine. With a population of around a half million people, Portland, Maine is big enough to offer a variety of arts and cultural activities, foodie-friendly restaurants and coffee shops and sweeping coastal views of the Maine shoreline, but small enough to be free of many big-city annoyances. Plus, if you love seafood and especially lobster, you will be delightfully spoiled for choice when it comes to where to indulge! Want to know more? Here are some of the activities most popular with travel allied healthcare professionals on assignment in Portland, Maine.
Casco Bay Islands
There are plenty of ways to explore the magnificent coast of Maine, but one of the most popular is by taking a ferry to the islands of Casco Bay. The group of islands has something for everyone and includes Bailey Island, Chebeague Island, Cliff Island, Great Diamond Island, Little Diamond Island, Long Island and Peaks Island. Each island offers plenty to explore, whether you’d like to find a private place to swim, bike, kayak, hike or fish, or you prefer to people-watch while enjoying a cold beer and soaking up the scenic views. Peaks Island is one of the most popular with tourists, as it has a number of shops and restaurants.
Eastern Promenade Park
At 78 acres, Eastern Promenade is Portland, Maine’s biggest developed public park and offers breathtaking views and plenty for travel allied healthcare professionals to do on a day off. During summer, the parks ideal location on the coast of Casco Bay makes it the perfect setting for an afternoon picnic or a day of hiking, walking or biking its scenic trails. The park also features a number of historical monuments and memorials, playground areas for kids, a beach and both kayak and paddle board rentals. In winter, Eastern Promenade is a local favorite for sledding.
The Highroller Lobster Co.
If you love seafood and especially lobster, you’ll feel like royalty at The Highroller Lobster Co. Local favorites include the traditional lobster roll, lobster grilled cheese, lobster corn dogs, lobster tacos and even a burger topped with delicious, buttery lobster meat. If you happen to bring someone who doesn’t share your love of lobster, regular burgers, fried chicken sandwiches and hot dogs are also on the menu. And while Highroller is known for its lobster, they also have a wonderful menu of specialty cocktails. The restaurant is also famous for its whoopie pie desserts in assorted flavors.
Portland Head Light Fort Williams Park
In addition to lobster and its scenic rocky shores, Portland, Maine is also renowned for its lighthouses, and allied healthcare professionals on assignment there have plenty to choose from. Portland Head Light is like a celebrity among them, being one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Located in beautiful Cape Elizabeth, just a 20-minute drive from downtown Portland, Portland Head Light brings the drama with its jagged, rocky shoreline and crashing waves, which make a striking photograph in any season. The adjacent Fort Williams Park features 90 acres of recreational space which is popular for hikers and kite flyers.
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