Portland is relatively easy to negotiate on foot, with plenty of attractions within walking distance. The Old Port is worth exploring on foot, as is the Downtown Arts District. A car is worth hiring if exploring the wider region and parking is readily available within the city with free 'park and shop' options available at downtown parking garages. Tickets can be stamped for an hour's free parking at a number of downtown locations. The Greater Portland Transit District METRO provides good bus coverage of the Portland area along about eight routes that connect major centres.
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