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Trace Adkins
Frederick, Maryland
Frederick, Maryland

Go here: Frederick may not strike Marylanders as a vacation destination, but its residents know that the city is always an entertaining place to be, with its combination of chic locales and rich Civil War history. Visitors can take a walking tour of Frederick's Civil War trails or watch field surgery demonstrations at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine (48 E. Patrick St., 301-695-1864), and Frederick is only a half-hour from Antietam National Battlefield. In addition to the Francis Scott Key Mall, downtown Frederick has a number of specialty antique, clothing and smoke shops, including its newest addition, Vibrant Artwear (301 N. Market St., 240-379-6246), which sells unique...