One of my favorite ways to spend a day is by exploring historic towns in Maryland. They offer so much in terms of uniqueness, charm, and history. Many offer antique shops and family-owned businesses filled with knick-knacks and handmade items. If you also love old towns in Maryland, then you’ll want to check out these spots!

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Maryland Towns

Are there any beach towns in Maryland?

If historic towns in Maryland aren’t your thing, know that there are many other towns with different types of attractions. There are 3,190 miles of coastline in the state, so there are quite a few beach towns in Maryland:

  • Solomons: This spot in Calvert County is a popular area for water recreation along the 110-mile-long Patuxent River. Enjoy boating and harbor cruises, or head to the shops and seafood restaurants.
  • North Beach: This small town is located on the Chesapeake Bay. It features a beautiful beach, plenty of shopping, and restaurants, spas, and nightlife.
  • Ocean City: Located along 10 miles of the Atlantic Coast, this town is quite well known for its beach amenities. Enjoy swimming and other beach activities as well as a variety and dining and nightlife options.

 

What are the best Maryland towns for dining?

Attention all foodies! Here are some of the best Maryland towns for dining:

  • Baltimore:  This large city has over 3,500 restaurants to choose from. Just some of the best are the Venezuelan Alma Cocina Latina, the Indian Ananda, and the Northern Italian Cinghiale.
  • Columbia: Located in Howard County, Columbia is also well known for its excellent dining. Some of the best restaurants include the American Cured, Mission BBQ, and the Turkish Cazbar.

 

What are the smallest towns in Maryland?

While Baltimore is the biggest city in Maryland at 80,94 square miles, there are quite a few places that are much smaller. Check out some of the smallest towns in Maryland:

  • St. Mary’s City: A mere 1.2 square miles, this St. Mary's County town was founded in 1634. It’s a great spot for history buffs with public living history museums and a restored original colonial settlement.
  • St. Michael’s: This Talbot County town is 1.3 square miles. Its most popular places include the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and all the readily available water recreation throughout.
  • Oakland: This former railroad town in Garrett County is 2.7 square miles and is great spot for nature lovers with the 257-acre Swallow Falls State Park. And there is also the B&O Museum.