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The city that inspired many Stephen King novels isn't nearly as scary as you may imagine, and there's a thriving cultural and arts scene thanks to its association with its most famous resident. With a bohemian downtown area full of coffee and book shops, as well as miles of surrounding unspoiled Maine scenery including nature reserves and coastal towns, it's a great vacation spot even if you're not a lover of horror stories.

Things to see

Bangor Waterfront Pavilion is a large and modern outdoor venue where you can enjoy rock gigs, classical concerts, and a wide variety of cultural events during the warmer months. The venue has a great view of the Penobscot River, and on a balmy evening you can enjoy live music in a picturesque area. Bangor Mall is also contemporary styled, with huge white pillars showing the way to the entrance. In here you'll find over 80 shops and boutiques, including large department stores, and there are a wide range of casual restaurants and fast food outlets set across the mall. The Hollywood Casino at Bangor always has a lively and buzzing atmosphere, with over 1,000 whirring slot machines lit up, and several tables of blackjack, roulette, and other thrilling games. There's also a lounge with live entertainment with the background noise of clinking cocktail glasses, and the venue regularly hosts harness racing events which are a fun and unique way to enjoy betting on the horses.

Hotels in Bangor

The majority of Bangor hotels are large and contemporary, allowing you to enjoy plenty of extras during your stay. You'll often find hotel features such as indoor pools, restaurants, bars, lounges, fitness centers, and 24 hour front desk services. Those traveling on business will also be pleased to find hotels in Bangor that have conference rooms, meeting rooms, and audiovisual equipment for hire. Rooms have been designed to help you feel at home, and you can enjoy plenty of amenities which can include separate living areas, refrigerators, cable television, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, and ironing boards.

Where to stay

Downtown Bangor has many well restored historic buildings that have been turned into stylish apartment blocks and boutique stores. You'll find plenty of cozy cafés, bakeries, and independently owned restaurants sitting under colorful awnings. Many of the shops are owned by locals, and you'll find antiques, books, artworks, and handmade items for sale. In the north of the city the Orono area is also worth a visit for those seeking small town charm, and here you'll also find plenty of places to eat, shop, and relax, including many traditional pubs.

How to get to Bangor

Bangor International Airport is just 3 miles west of the city and has flights to major hubs across the USA. The terminal has car rental desks, taxis, and shuttle services, or you can visit the transportation depot just outside the airport which has express buses to downtown taking just over 10 minutes depending on traffic. Bangor Transportation Center also runs a large number of local and international bus and coach services, and from here you can book travel on private coaches across the USA. There's also an Amtrak thruway coach service that travels from this location, and this makes it easy to connect with major cities.

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