Looking to explore more of Maryland but don’t have the luxury of vacation days? Not a problem. There are plenty of places around the state that you explore in just a weekend. Check out these 11 spots that all have something different to offer. Happy travels!
1. Ocean City
While many locals make this spot an annual week-long venture, Ocean City can still be enjoyed within a few days. Whether you enjoy the beach, water activities, shopping, or just eating a whole lot, you can find a little bit of everything here.
2. St. Michaels
This charming waterside town is chock-full of bed and breakfasts, boutiques, and eateries. Be sure to check out the Maritime Museum and enjoy all the character that this place has to offer.
3. Assateague Island
Did you know that you can camp overnight at Maryland's wild horse beach? Whether you choose to pitch a tent bayside or right on the sand, this is a beautiful experience like no other.
4. Deep Creek Lake
Head west to Maryland's largest lake, known as Deep Creek. There are hundreds of cabins throughout the area as well as a multitude of outdoor adventures. If you visit in the wintertime, be sure to check out Wisp ski resort.
The state capital has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to delicious restaurants. History lovers will also adore this spot with its old taverns and more.
6. Antietam National Battlefield
Speaking of history, why not soak in the past at this infamous battleground? After spending some time touring historic spots like Burnside Bridge and Bloody Lane, you can also visit the nearby towns with Civil War museums, reenactments, and more.
7. National Harbor
The National Harbor is a gem worth finding. Ride the impressive Capital Wheel, peruse the local shops and eateries, or relax at the beach area while watching an outdoor flick. Christmas lovers will want to stop here during December, when the Gaylord hotel offers light shows and their annual ICE event.
For a quieter getaway, head south to the Solomons area. Water views are abundant here, as well as quaint restaurants with amazing seafood. Check out the underrated Calvert Marine Museum and on a beautiful day, head to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.
There's only one place to go if you want the absolute best crabs in Maryland. Crisfield is a community full of watermen and they know their stuff. The seafood here is some of the freshest in the state. Be sure to also check out Janes Island State Park, which is a perfect spot for kayaking, camping, and relaxing.
10. Chesapeake City
This unique town is nestled on the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, offering views of ships passing by throughout the day. Walk along the charming shops and treat yourself some local food at the area restaurants.
We couldn't end our list without including Maryland's most well known city. There's so much to do in Baltimore, including live theater, sports games, museums, and more. Don't let your exploring stop at the harbor. Visit the local neighborhoods, including Fells Point, Little Italy, and Hampden to name a few.
Where’s your favorite place in Maryland for a long weekend getaway? Let us know below.