The village shops at Ports O' Call do offer a wide variety of unique and creative gift ideas to remember your day here, while enjoying the sights and smells of the waterfront.
To satisfy that growing hunger or thirst, cafes and restaurants line the harbor to enjoy a meal or drink while watching the ships come and go.
Special events such as the Lobster Fest held here every year, add to the fun. This year the festival runs September 19, 20, and 21st, and offers entertainment all three days, a weekend of fun for all.
Take a stroll through the Village Shops and Cafes...
Village Sweats has been a part of Ports O' Call as long as I can remember and has a wide variety of collectibles along with the array of sweats and T-shirts that boast of this inner harbor attraction.
This is one of the village shops I always visit and my kids love it too--there is always so much to choose from and something for everybody.
T-Shirts, sweats, and jackets of marine life design with Ports O' Call theme make the perfect memento--porcelain dolls the perfect collectible!!
Across the way is Botanica and Mexilatin Gifts adding more variety to your day of shopping.
Moving down the way is the Botanicawhich has been in the village for 12 years and caters to psychic related items.
An assortment of items for the body, mind and spirit await you inside the Botanicawith unique gift ideas for those on your hard-to-buy-for list.
Botanica is open seven days a week from 11-8
Potted plants and cacti greet the entrance of Mexilatin, begging you to take them home...the pleasant outdoor displays beckon you in, with promises of more unique items inside.
Inside you will find a wide assortment of clothing, scarves, jewelry and other trinkets. They are widely known for their delightful Mexican candies!!
Mexilatin is one of the originals of village shops and has been here since 1963.
For your buying pleasure, the store is open seven days a week from 11-6.
Situated almost perfectly in the center of the line of village shops, and just in time for the proverbial "coffee break", is the Boardwalk Cafe and Grill.
The newly remodeled Grill offers the best ribs on the Waterfront that you can enjoy on their outside patio facing the Harbor.
With your choice of ribs, charbroiled burgers, fresh salads and more, enjoy your choice of beverage or a glass of wine or beer inside or out on the deck.
Recently I enjoyed one of their huge turkey breast sandwiches and it was delicious!! It was a beautiful afternoon on the waterfront which added to the overall pleasure of the meal.
JJ's Fashion offers the latest styles in fashion and you can be sure to find something you like.
A variety of dresses, blouses, pants and jackets appealing to all shapes and sizes, line the racks.
For those of you looking for the perfect wedding or anniversary gift, The Glass Act, is sure to have what you are looking for.
Beautifully engraved glass works of art adorn the shelves and there is something there for any occasion.
The variety of glass collectibles makes this one of the most interesting shops in the village.
It too, is one of the original shops and a must see.
Click on the photos below to visit the various Art Pages of