The researchers at Thrillist.com looked at all the cities in the U.S. with less than 90,000 residents, then calculated in all the restaurants, bars, things to do, places to visit, and outdoor activities.
According to a 2016 blog by Matt Meltzer, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and the Miami Editor for Thrillist.com, Portland, Maine was ranked as the number one 'small' U.S. city to spend a weekend in.
Some of his favorite places were the Portland Lobster Company, walking along the waterfront in the Old Port, and our many local breweries...
Thrillist.com has announced their '25 Best Beach Cities In America' and one of them is in Maine, but it's not Old Orchard Beach. Blue Hill, Maine made their list of the '25 Best Beach Cities In America'.