Exploring the Eastern Shore

Maryland's Chesapeake Bay offers quaint and memorable small towns, fresh-from-the-sea crab, and lots of laid-back leisure.

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Exploring the historic St. Michaels Marina.
Photo by: David Hillegas

Discover Chesapeake Bay

You could spend a lifetime exploring the Chesapeake Bay, but even if you have only a few days and can't cover its 8,000-plus miles of coastline, a brief trip to Maryland's Eastern Shore will leave you with indelible impressions. You'll find everything from posh hotels to isolated B&B's, impromptu sailboat rides to luxury cruises, down-home crab boils to four-star cuisine.

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From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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