Joy Ride

You could give into the staycation craze, or you could splurge on a tank of gas and head to Portland where boho-chic meets hardcore granola.

Fuel Up
Chef Steve Corry at Five Fifty-Five (555 Congress Street; 207-761-0555) heats things up with his grilled Caesar salad. Fan the flames with a glass of Jackson Triggs ice wine.

Coast for a Bit
The revamped Portland Museum of Art (7 Congress Square; 207-775-6148) shows off a sleek, sky-lit interior. View works by Picasso, Magritte, and Georgia O’Keeffe.

hit the books!Go with the Flow
Scour the shelves at Rabelais Books (86 Middle Street; 207-774-1044) for new and vintage culinary reads. Embrace complimentary extras from the staff during events, like bite-size cookies at the counter.

Put It in Overdrive
Orienteering at Pineland Farms (15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester; 207-688-4539) is a real-life version of The Amazing Race. Run or walk to a series of locations using only a map and compass. Bonus: The on-site cafeteria and creamery offer farm-fresh, post-effort munchies.

the inn!Park It
Sink into feathery pillows at the private carriage house at Pomegranate Inn (49 Neal Street; 800-356-0408). Don’t miss the blueberry pancake breakfast before you hit the road.

All in all, it’s the Maine attraction.