11 Labor Day Weekend Getaways You Can Book Last Minute

Portland, Maine

Over the course of three or, if you’re lucky, four days on the Maine coast you can get in Portland and much more. Stay in town at the Press Hotel, in the home of the former newspaper, a 2016 Hot List pick, then put on your eating pants and your outdoorsy cap and get going. The walking tours from Maine Food for Thought help you make the most of your brief timing, hitting six of the best, award-winning spots. Room for more? Compare and contrast oysters at the Shop from Island Creek and Eventide, or have Ben Hamilton from Love Point Oysters take you out on the water to get up close and personal with his mollusks. Other, more far-flung waterborne activities: Book a two-hour adventure with the new Sail Portland Maine, rent bikes after ferrying over to Peaks Island, or take the ferry to Great Diamond Island to check out the year-old, raved-about Crown Jewel restaurant. (Yeah, it always comes back to food here.) —Andrew Sessa