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Things to do in Scarborough

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the PMA is the cultural heart of Portland. -5 minute walk.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Modern cafe in a converted 1960s gas station serving house-roasted coffees, pastries & sandwiches.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“OPEN UNTIL12:45 AM!! Try the calamari and the brussel sprouts, my favorites! Also really great sticky coconut rice dessert:))”
  • 72 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Inexpensive ticket prices and fun for the whole family. Waterpark and amusement park. Around an hour and 15 minutes away, 60 miles.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Go here if you're looking for ramen. They have a small menu, but it's all delicious! Also, of course, a large selection of local beers. This place is a great option for an affordable and filling dinner!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Bar
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“Comfort food at its finest. Cozy and comfortable spot to relax, eat and enjoy company.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Go for happy hour. The ribs are great. Don't forget to save room for the bread pudding. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Popular Concert & Theater Venue in Portland, ME (check out website for current performances)”
  • 46 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Exceptional Chinese food usually with a wait - they don’t take reservations so, belly up to the bar and enjoy the people watching. Family friendly. *mid-range/casual”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
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“Super hipster scene with great drink specials and decent food at a good price. Often crowded on weekends. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“Make a day and visit this amazing city; the children's museum is a special treat.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This is great pizza and it’s 100 feet from our door. Good beer selection too and a terrific staff”
  • 51 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Who can pass up a sweet potato ginger doughnut. Get there early and avoid the line”
  • 51 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Enjoy the beach and the Playland. Palace Playland is a five-acre family-oriented amusement park featuring over 28 rides and attractions. Our 24,000 square foot arcade is one of the largest in New England, containing more than 250 games and attractions, ranging from Skeeball & Fortune Tellers to the latest in coupon skill games and coin-operated video. Located on the beach at Old Orchard Beach. This beachfront location allows visitors to enjoy Palace Playland’s rides and attractions, as well as midway games of skill, great food, gift shops, and much more!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“"Grounded in the belief that vital communities are activated by experimentation, conversation, and camaraderie, SPACE engages a wide audience with provocative arts programming and category-defying events. As a nexus for curious minds, we collaborate with original thinkers and invite the public to participate in the ongoing pursuit of adventurous ideas. From our versatile home at 534-538 Congress Street, we: ● Curate visual art exhibitions ● Showcase music ● Present film screenings ● Facilitate lectures and discussions ● Foster a platform for contemporary experimental performance ● Rent below-market studios to artists with active practices ● Oversee a statewide granting program for artist-led initiatives and projects ● Invite national artists to stay in Portland through our residency program ● Encourage conversations about issues of social justice ● Engage the public in community events and open forums ● Collaborate with other nonprofits, artist-run projects, and performing arts organizations"”
  • 41 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Hosts over 140 stores, restaurants and theaters. Great place for a rainy day. ”
  • 23 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Thai Restaurant
“OPEN UNTIL12:45 AM!! Try the calamari and the brussel sprouts, my favorites! Also really great sticky coconut rice dessert:))”
  • 72 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Go here if you're looking for ramen. They have a small menu, but it's all delicious! Also, of course, a large selection of local beers. This place is a great option for an affordable and filling dinner!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Bar
“Comfort food at its finest. Cozy and comfortable spot to relax, eat and enjoy company.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Go for happy hour. The ribs are great. Don't forget to save room for the bread pudding. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Exceptional Chinese food usually with a wait - they don’t take reservations so, belly up to the bar and enjoy the people watching. Family friendly. *mid-range/casual”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
“Super hipster scene with great drink specials and decent food at a good price. Often crowded on weekends. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This is great pizza and it’s 100 feet from our door. Good beer selection too and a terrific staff”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bar
“Small plates, drinks and live Blues, jazz and folk in an intimate inviting atmosphere. A five minute walk.”
  • 40 locals recommend

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