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St. Michaels, Talbot County, Md.

Distance from Baltimore: about 70 miles, a little more than a 90-minute drive Why it's worth the gas: This quaint historic Eastern Shore town, which calls itself "The Hamptons of the Chesapeake Bay," has a short but sweet downtown and harbor area lined with tony shops - Claire Murray, Simpatico...

Jed Kirschbaum, Baltimore Sun