Shop 'Til You Drop
Whether you are on the hunt for the perfect antique piece to add to your home's decor or need to find a unique gift for that special someone, Bangor has no shortage of great shopping opportunities. The historic downtown shopping district is home to a wealth of gift shops, high-end clothing boutiques, specialty stores, and more. For a more cohesive shopping experience, be sure to check out the 80+ store Bangor Mall where you will be able to shop the sales at familiar brand-name stores, as well as a smattering of unique local vendors and snack stands.
Celebrate the Arts
Art fanatics will not be disappointed by Bangor. Make sure to check out stunning artwork by up-and-coming artists and world-famous masters alike at the UMaine Museum of Art at Norumbega Hall. The four galleries within the museum cycle in new exhibits every three months, so you will always find something new to marvel at and be inspired by. Study and enjoy more local masterpieces at the Robert E. White Gallery at Husson University, where you will discover fabulous works of art in all types of media formats, from sculpture, to photography, to oil paintings, and more.
While Bangor has a plethora of great places to get your grub on, the area is best known for its world-class seafood, and most notable, lobster. For an excellent and affordable taste of this regional delicacy, be sure to check out Captain Nick's on Union Street, where you will be able to satisfy rumbling bellies with a plate full of tender steak, locally-caught fresh lobster, and your choice of a variety of sides. McLaughlin Seafood is another place you will not want to miss, where you will be able to choose from smoked seafood, live lobsters, and more.