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City guides: Mid-Atlantic Travel

Things to do and see in cities in the Mid-Atlantic region, from Virginia to New Jersey.

  • Berlin, Maryland

    Berlin, Maryland

    Go here: Berlin, only seven miles west of Ocean City, is an antidote to a vacation overdose of sun, saltwater and mindless fun. The quiet, tree-lined streets of the town's historic district have a multitude of shops, art galleries and antique stores. The town is so picturesque it was chosen as...

  • Boonsboro, Maryland

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    Go here: Cousins of Daniel Boone, George and William Boone established a rural town at the foot of South Mountain in 1792. The town was originally named after William's wife, Margaret, but eventually evolved into Boonsboro. Boonsboro was active in the Civil War and the first battle fought on northern...

  • Cambridge, Maryland

    Cambridge, Maryland

    Go here: Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Choptank River waterfront, Cambridge is a still-quiet vacation spot poised for discovery as restored 19th-century buildings become home to contemporary boutiques and art galleries, and streets are outfitted with new plantings and period lighting...

  • Chestertown, Maryland

    Chestertown, Maryland

    Go here: Surrounded by farmland on one side and the Chester River on the other, Chestertown is a look back in time to the flourishing Colonial port it was in the 1640s, when it harbored vessels bound for Europe, the Caribbean and West Africa. The town's population today is barely larger than during...

  • Easton, Maryland

    Easton, Maryland

    Go here: Locals call Easton in Talbot County the "Hamptons of the Chesapeake Bay" because of its eclectic arts scene. Throughout the year, you can check out live music, performing arts and gallery events. There's even a film festival. Summer is a fabulous time to rent a bike and cycle the triangle...

  • 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...

  • Havre de Grace, Maryland

    Havre de Grace, Maryland

    Go here: Walking the tree-lined streets of historic Havre de Grace is like stepping back in time. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind, skip the mad rush of suburban shopping malls and spend an enjoyable weekend in this quaint town, tucked into the easternmost corner of Harford County....

  • Kent Island, Maryland

    Kent Island, Maryland

    Go here: How's this for a perfect Eastern Shore retreat? Spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay. Hiking and biking trails that wind through marshes, wildflower meadows, woodlands and tidal ponds. Fantastic waterfront dining. Best yet, it's only minutes from the Bay Bridge. Despite its small size,...

  • McHenry/Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

    McHenry/Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

    Go here: Experiencing fall foliage at its finest doesn't mean roughing it. Make the Lake Pointe Inn your base and then fan out to enjoy other activities amid a mosaic of crimson, amber and moss-green foliage reflecting across the surface of Deep Creek Lake. In case you are feeling too mollycoddled,...

  • Whitehaven, Maryland

    Whitehaven, Maryland

    Go here: With spring here, many folks may feel like getting out and about. If you want a taste of quaint, quiet rural village life in a spectacular waterfront setting, visiting Whitehaven on the banks of the Wicomico River is a treat. The old two-room schoolhouse has been converted to a museum...

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