D.C. August 18, 2016
Definitely Take A Summer Day Trip To This Charming Town Near Washington DC
St. Michaels Maryland is a small breathtaking town just two hours north of Washington DC in Maryland. Named as one of the Top 10 Best Small Coastal Towns in America by USA Today, St. Michaels offers Washingtonians the perfect day trip. You should definitely take a summer day trip to this charming town near Washington DC.
St. Michaels offers a combination of history, outdoor activities, shopping, and wonderful dining options.
The harbor and many of the homes date back to the mid-1600s and still has the feel of an 18th century port.
St. Michaels is known as “town that fooled the British.” In 1813, the British were planning an attack on the town and harbor fort but the residents of St. Michaels heard of the attach and hoisted lanterns high on the masts of their sailboats and on the tops of trees, which caused the British to overshoot the town. Only one house in St. Michaels was hit by cannon fire.
You can walk, bike, and explore the historic town, enjoying the amazing historic architecture and charming small town feel.
St. Michaels is an excellent destination for water lovers. You can cruise around the harbor seeing the view from the water.
St. Michaels is one of the best areas for shopping. There are many unique boutique and locally owned shops in the downtown area. There isn’t a single chain store in the entire town.
One of the most popular attractions is the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. There you can explore several historic buildings and learn about the history of commerce, trade, navigation and fishing in this historic port.
Take a visit to the Hooper Straight Light House to see incredible views and learn more about the history of this unique lighthouse.
Of course, you can’t leave St. Michaels without enjoying their delicious restaurants. Whether you enjoy seafood with waterfront views or quiet romantic bistros, you’ll find incredible restaurants.
History, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities makes for the perfect summer day trip for Washingtonians.
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