Maryland is known for its famous seafood and scenic inner harbor. There is no shortage of history throughout the state, allowing for enjoyable day trips even outside of the tourist spots. Take a look at some of the best historic locations in the area!
1. MAIN STREET ELLICOTT CITY, MD
Historic Ellicott City is an adorable collection of unique shops ranging from antiques to toys and shabby-chic furniture. The B&O railroad station sits near the well-known painted “ELLICOTT CITY” bridge. There are many top-notch restaurants and bars in this area. I highly recommend the Judge’s Bench to anyone who hasn’t been yet and wants to pick up a quick drink!
3. ANNAPOLIS, MD
Annapolis- Maryland’s capital, holds the United States Naval Academy and is surrounded by beautiful historic architecture along the Chesapeake Bay. Here you can find plenty of photographic opportunities and shops galore. If you love everything nautical, you will surely enjoy Annapolis, because it also known as America’s Sailing Capital.
3. FELLS POINT – BALTIMORE, MD
Beautiful historic Fells Point is located in Baltimore City, Maryland. It is home to America’s oldest saloon, “The Horse You Came In On” along with many other popular bars and restaurants. Many people may also recognize the area buildings starring in the former television show “Homicide: Life on the Street.” Fells Point is full of Baltimore charm and should definitely be seen! Parking is tedious but once you find a spot, everything else is within walking distance.
4. HAVRE DE GRACE, MD
Havre de Grace is a small historic area, also on the water. Among other area events, this city has a very popular 4th of July celebration consisting of carnival rides, live music, and fireworks to top everything off. You can’t miss checking Concord Point lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses to continuously run on the East Coast. Visitors can also visit local restaurants for authentic Maryland seafood or take a walk along the boarded promenade.
5. FREDERICK, MD
Frederick is one of my favorite places to go when I want to get out of Baltimore. Historic downtown Frederick is home to 44-acre Baker Park, a large recreational area with a live music, pools, baseball fields, and more. Artists can often be found painting on the streets while tourists are shopping in local boutiques and coffee shops.
Frederick Coffee Company is an awesome little coffee shop in in the historic area. They often have open mic nights and performers while encompassing a laid back atmosphere, yummy food and great coffee.