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Come enjoy shopping at the fashionable galleries, antique stores, or gift shops in Berlin, Maryland. Then make it a day with delicious food and spirits at one of several top dining establishments all in walking distance of each other.
Framing this artistic bounty are beautiful tree-lined streets, a Victorian town center, museum, and historic homes, including the Atlantic Hotel, and the Calvin B. Taylor Museum. Because of all this quintessential downtown American charm, two major motion pictures "The Runaway Bride," and "Tuck Everlasting" were filmed in downtown Berlin.
Whatever you enjoy doing on vacation, you can do it here in The Quiet Resorts. Bicycle on well-marked lanes along the coast and countryside, kayak or sail on the ocean or bay, or tee off on one of our championship golf courses. For more relaxing outdoor activities, fish or crab from a tranquil pier, or grab a book and relax on our pristine beaches. Recent beach replenishment projects have expanded the beaches and built up the dunes in Bethany Beach, South Bethany, and Fenwick Island.
During your stay, get acquainted with our rich history. Fenwick Island is home to an historic 89-foot tall lighthouse built in 1858. Fire control towers, built by the U.S. Army during World War II to protect the coast from invasion, still stand along the shore. Local museums, such as the Indian River Lifesaving Station, tell of our area’s rich maritime history, while a “whispering giant,” the 24-foot tall wooden sculpture Chief Little Owl stands in downtown Bethany Beach to honor our Native American heritage.
Today's Cambridge is a revitalized downtown where stately storefronts house stylish boutiques, art associations, and gourmet shops.
Buy cherished works of fine art, sculpture, mosaics, antiques, decoys, and home decor; then, eat!
Cambridge continues the tradition of in season local foods. Choices range from fine French and Italian dining to Irish pub brews (with blues music on the side) to steaming heaps of Old Bay encrusted, fresh caught crabs.
While hanging out among the vintage artifacts and photographs, you are likely to find a real white-booted waterman sitting at the next table.
Centreville is home to the Queen Anne's County Arts Council. The Arts Council was founded in 1977 by citizens interested in bringing art and cultural events to Queen Anne’s County.
This town sets a classic example of small town America. Lovers of period architecture can stroll tree-lined streets and study good examples, from simple colonial homes to gracious Victorian-era dwellings with wrap-around porches. The town is the center of government operations and has been since incorporation in 1794, but settlement dates back to the establishment of St. Paul’s Parish in 1692.
Chestertown flourishes with a hearty blend of Colonial history, well preserved 18th and 19th century architecture, lively visual and performing arts, and distinctive shops. Downtown bars and restaurants serve up warm hospitality and a range of dining options.
Check out the rotating exhibits at RiverArts, Massoni Gallery, and The Artists Gallery. Visit with furniture maker Bob Ortiz in his studio. Shop for fine artisan crafts at Create, and lose yourself in the shelves of a browser's paradise called The Bookplate. Stroll down brick sidewalks to the Chester River waterfront to glimpse the schooner Sultana, admire the new Washington College boathouse, and experience the stunning Broad Reach sculpture at the entrance to Wilmer Park.
Come to Chestertown and enjoy Eastern Shore life at its best.
Crisfield’s location on the Chesapeake Bay and its history as a working waterfront town lead to a charming setting for shopping for local arts, and an authentic experience. Shop and then have a meal at one of our local restaurants for the freshest crabs and seafood on the shore. Join us for 4th Saturday Bay Strolls, 4 to 7 pm at the City Dock (at the end of Route 413) May through October, to shop with local artists and experience our world-famous sunsets.
For more information including and event calendar, an artist listing, and places to stay & eat check out Crisfieldarts.org
Denton looks forward with measured steps… with creative spaces for artists inspired by the spectacular scenes of life on the Eastern Shore and places where you can dine on its bounty.
We are the definitive Eastern Shore town. A place where farmers still gather on the courthouse lawn, where shops and restaurants line Market Street, and where kids gather after school at the library downtown.
We live life unhurried and unhassled yet we look forward with foresight and vision. Our history is tightly woven with farms and fields, African American heritage, and the dark Choptank water that laps our shore. Discover our place… Denton, Maryland, the pace is different here.
We invite you to visit Dover, the capital city of The First State. A Main Street community, Dover is thriving with galleries, art walks, eateries, quaint boutiques and more. Dover's historic "The Green" was named as one of four Delaware sites that were accepted as the newest National Monuments in America in 2013, making it one of the first National Parks in Delaware!
Located in Central Delaware, in the center of Kent County, The Capital City of Dover is approximately 90 miles south of Philadelphia, PA, and 90 miles east of Washington, DC. The city was founded in 1683 by William Penn. In 1717, it was officially laid out over an area of 125 acres by a commission of the Delaware General Assembly making 2017 our 300th anniversary!
While in Delaware's Capital Region visit a number of free museums featuring everything from airplanes to Victrolas, art galleries, art loop, classes, and theater. There are festivals and events all year long, including the county's signature event -- the Dover Days Festival -- which will be celebrating its 85th anniversary the first weekend in May of 2018.
You will find that Dover is much more than just a home for music festivals and racecars, it is a place overflowing with history and culture. Dover is a blend of various experiences that feature history, art, music, theater, quaint shops, and dining - we have something for everyone! Enjoy shopping in country stores and local malls, or taking a walk in one of our many public parks. History is alive here with a thriving Amish community, and free guided walking tours to learn about the founding of our country, slavery, women in history and more. Finish the night with some gambling or beer tasting at one of our local craft breweries. From museums, to farms, to dining and more, the nation’s first capital has so many possibilities for an amazing vacation. So come see us and Eat, Drink and Buy Art!
Distinctly historic, yet far from primitive, this urbane arts-and-culture center is ablaze with unmatched vitality.
Beckoned by upscale galleries, artists' enclaves, distinctive eateries, decadent sweet shops, and boutique wines; many visitors end up moving here. Meanwhile, overnighters lounge by the crackling hearth at a tasteful B&B, inn, or hotel.
The town hosts big-name events throughout the year, from the Chesapeake Film Festival in September, to December's Art Banner Live Auction. Easton is considered one of the top 100 art towns in America.
No need to wait for a special occasion, though: Red-hot art, food, and drinks are dished up daily.
Nestled in the upper corner of the Chesapeake Bay, Elkton’s Arts & Entertainment District features artistic treasures great and small. Consisting of unique galleries, whimsical public art and delicious eateries, the district is a feast for the eyes and foodies.
Be a part of the ‘Elkton Art Loop’ the First Friday of each month, with its assortment of art openings, performances and tasty delights. We invite you to stroll our historic downtown, grab a Guinness at the pub or an artisanal beer from our new craft brewery. Meet our friendly merchants and browse our one-of-a-kind shops. Elkton, where community and art coincide. Come see for yourself!
Elkton is at the crossroads of Maryland Route 213 and Route 40; only a minute from I-95.
The City of Lewes, Delaware is located where the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, the area known as Cape Henlopen. The naturally beautiful area with beaches on both the ocean and the bay, trails, and nature preserves add to the many reasons to visit this small historic town founded by the Dutch in 1631. In addition to natural beauty, this charming city offers a wonderful historic district, with architecture dating back to the 17th century, museums, special tours, cozy accommodations, restaurants to please any palate, and unique shops and boutiques all within walking distance of each other.
Among the many reasons that people are attracted to Lewes is to experience the many exciting events here. There is something for everyone - year 'round. They offer fun, education, live music and theater, outdoor activities, an independent film festival, an award-winning farmers market, and so much more!
Stroll through the picturesque town of Milford, known as the River Town, Art Town, Home Town. Nestled on the banks of the Mispillion River, Milford has a thriving art community.
Visit professional art galleries, seven working artists' studios, two dance schools and a music school. Take in theater or a music concert, drink gourmet coffee, feast at good restaurants, and stroll the lovely river walk meandering through downtown. Please visit us and Eat, Drink and Buy Art!
While you are visiting Maryland's famous beach resort enjoy great food, drink and soak up the beach culture.
Visit the Ocean City Lifesaving Station Museum see exhibits about the history of the town and the local Coast Guard, as well as their aquarium, and more.
Take a walking tour of downtown to see historic Victorian beach town architecture and beautiful public art including sculpture, murals and sand sculpture.
Local arts and youth groups have painted beautiful murals on transformer boxes. Summer evenings see street performers and free concerts at Somerset Plaza and Sunset Park.
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Princess Anne, MD
Princess Anne is also well-known for its many historic buildings. The Teackle Mansion, located at 11736 Mansion St. in Princess Anne, is one of the leading tourism attractions in Somerset County.
The Princess Anne Main Street Partnership was created as a result of the Town receiving designation as a Maryland Main Street community. This organization, which is financially supported by the town government and grant funds, is undertaking a series of activities to promote the downtown, including assisting with façade improvement, publicizing the businesses through social media and the local press, supporting meaningful events, implementing heritage tourism initiatives which will attract visitors, and working to analyze the business space in the downtown and plan for the creative and profitable reuse of that space.
Several signature events occur each year and are well-known throughout the region. These include the Daffodil Show in April, Street Fest in May, the Christmas House Tour, and the well-known New Year’s Eve event, the Midnight Muskrat Dive.
Salisbury is an Eastern Shore Town, a College Town, a River Town and an Emerging Center for Arts & Entertainment
While visiting the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art or taking in special performances (jazz and gospel) at the Chipman Cultural Center, make time to burrow deep into downtown for unique, one-of-a-kind finds.
For 55 years, the Art Institute and Gallery has advanced the visual arts in the region through exhibitions and more. Also check out the satellite gallery of Salisbury University downtown across the street from the old court house. Third Fridays' are the hottest ticket in town with amazing art on display, fabulous food available, and free entertainment.Eateries offer everything from authentic Eastern Shore seafood to gourmet hideaways! Try a locally made craft beer from one of our many breweries, or grab a bite to eat while you listen to local musicians at 1st Saturday!
Art is everywhere in Snow Hill. Galleries and working studios proudly display top quality fine art, sculpture, pottery, antiques, furnishings, and photography created by talented local and regional artists.
Pack a picnic basket and explore parks and waterways. Or don't pack a picnic and instead enjoy exquisite fare made with Snow Hill charm.
Harvest Moon Tavern: good food at reasonable prices. 4 Seasons Pizza: subs and pizza are perfect for your picnic. The Emporium: indulge in hand dipped ice cream.
With local bed-and-breakfasts nearby, make it an overnight trip and enjoy more the next day.
As a hub of history, art and culture, Historic Stevensville on Maryland's Eastern Shore draws history enthusiasts and features opportunities to shop and dine within a quaint and distinctive village setting.
Today, Stevensville is a well-preserved community that retains its heyday 1920s appearance with many of the historic structures intact. The Stevensville Historic District was placed on the National Historic Register in 1986.