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At Pack Up + Go, we know how important it can be to get the perfect vacation photos. To help you make every shot count, we decided to round up the most “Insta-worthy” locations in some of the top travel destinations in the United States!

Written By: Emily Fitzgerald

So what’s our first stop? Portland, Maine!

The city of Portland is the perfect combination of artistic + outdoorsy. Grab a local lobster roll and wander cobblestone streets as you take in the culture and views! With an atmosphere that encourages authenticity, you can be absolutely yourself as you explore this coastal Maine city.

Must-See Locations

Commercial Street

Grab your camera + head to Commercial Street for the sunset! The sun on the wharf makes for the perfect backdrop, or can stand as the star of your photo.

1 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101

Market Street

Walk along the waterfront or wander through the shop-lined streets in the heart of downtown Portland. This is the place to get the shots that are more urban + artsy for your feed!

Market St., Portland, ME 04101

“Wheel” be sure to like your pictures if you tag us!

“Wheel” be sure to like your pictures if you tag us!

Portland Museum of Art

This art museum, which is free for visitors under the age of 21 and for people of all ages on Fridays from 4-8PM, features iconic works from artists like Warhol + Monet!

7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101

Taking a photo here would be “lit.”

Taking a photo here would be “lit.”

Victoria Mansion

History buffs + interior design aficionados unite at this historic old estate! Good luck choosing just one photo for Instagram; each room incorporates a different color scheme, so you’re sure to get the perfect shot!

109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101

Cape Elizabeth

With its main attraction - the Portland Head Lighthouse - this is the place to be for a photo that is quintessential “Portland.” For a more outdoorsy feel, venture down to the rocky beach shores!

12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107


Public Art Spaces

Cloud Couch

A steel sculpture has never looked so light! A water + cityscape backdrop makes this sculpture ideal for a Portland photo.

531 Baxter Blvd, Portland, Maine 04103

Unnamed Abstract Mural

This new mural may not have a name, but it definitely has a big impact! The bright colors are sure to make your photos pop + at 56-feet tall, you’ll be able to get the whole crew in your shot!

70 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101

Though the murals + sculptures are cool, the real work of art is you!

Though the murals + sculptures are cool, the real work of art is you!

Maine Women in the Arts Mural

The inaugural mural of City of Hidden Figures Public Art Program is one that celebrates women artists from Portland. What better way to celebrate a vacation than by surrounding yourself with (paintings of) inspiring women!

250 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101


Would this restaurant make your selfie too “cheesy?”

Would this restaurant make your selfie too “cheesy?”

Trendy Eateries

Yordprom Coffee Co.

Start your day, or catch your second wind, with some insta-worthy latte art on their outdoor patio!

722 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Empire Chinese Kitchen

If you like Chinese food in hip restaurants, this is the place for you! Grab some cute pictures with your dim sum before heading upstairs to their music venue!

575 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Eventide Oyster Co.

If you love oysters, go to Eventide; if you don’t, go anyway because they will change your mind. Their window seats with views of the busy Portland streets offer the perfect lighting for a vacation photo!

86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101

Don’t “clam” up; post that selfie!

Don’t “clam” up; post that selfie!

The Front Room

Specializing in brunch + dinner, this quaint spot will add some warmth to your photos with their delicious comfort food!

73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Rising Tide Brewing

Grab a flight + pose at their patio table for the perfect summery Maine photo!

103 Fox St, Portland, ME 04101

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What do you think of our list? Have you been to Portland, ME + think we left something out? Let us know in the comments!

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