5 Awesome Maine Experiences For People That Don’t Like the Outdoors
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Maine is big on the outdoors. Hiking, skiing, and fishing are some of the things that Mainers love to do (or get out of staters to move). However, not everyone in Maine considers themselves the outdoorsy type.
If you are ever looking to gift an experience to someone that lives in Maine, there are certainly plenty to choose from, and not all of them are outdoors.
If you or someone you know, that resides in Maine, is not an outdoorsy person, don't worry there are still plenty of things that you can do in Maine to enjoy a day or night out. Yes, there are many bars that you could go to for a fun night out, but if you are looking for an entertaining activity, I have your back.
don't get me wrong, I like being outside, but I do not consider myself an outdoorsy person. Luckily, I have found some amazing activities in Maine that are perfect for a day or night out with friends or even a date night.
Here are 5 experiences in Maine that are perfect for anyone (especially those that aren't that big with the outdoors):
The Axe Pit is located in South Portland, Maine, and is the only place that you can go axe throwing in the state. Why is The Axe Pit a fun place to go? Well, it is great for anyone that is competitive or just wants to try throwing an axe, they offer live music and events regularly and also has a bar with some of your favorite local craft beers.
A Paint Night
Looking to be more creative, well Muse Paintbar in Portland is a fun way to enjoy a night out. You can order beverages and snacks at the bar located inside the studio to enjoy while you paint. It is recommended that you look at their calendars in advance to choose which painting you would like to do on a night that fits best with your schedule.
There are so many breweries located throughout Maine. If you are a beer enthusiast, you may love going on a brewery tour. Looking for something a little different? You could always choose to go on the Maine Brew Bus Tour which will take you to several breweries on the Southern Maine Coast, Portland to Freeport, and Bangor. You can find out more about brewery tours as well as the beer bus here.
Think you got the wits to get out of an escape room? Luckily for you, there are many different escape rooms around the state of Maine. Maine Escape Games located in South Portland offers five escape rooms, and one of their rooms called "Southport School for Wizards" will have you thinking that you are at Hogwarts. The Escape Room in Portland offers four escape rooms for all levels that change throughout the year. Again, these are only a couple of the escape rooms that you are able to find in the state.
Interested in a relaxing day at a museum? Luckily for you, there are some amazing museums in Maine. Two museums located in Portland are perfect for all ages. The Portland Museum of Art is a great way to spend your day. There, you will find contemporary, European, and American art, as well as artwork from Maine artists. The Portland Museum of Art also offers free tickets on Fridays, movie screenings, and curator speakers. The International Cryptozoology Museum is something a little more unique. If you are up for the unusual, the International Cryptozoology Museum's mission is to educate and share evidence of hidden or unknown animals (like Bigfoot).
No matter what, there is always something that you can find for yourself or someone that doesn't enjoy the outdoors. One does not have to be a fisher or hiker to have some fun in Maine.