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U. S. Naval Academy

52 King George St., Annapolis, MD 21402  | 410-263-6933  |  Web site »

Take a walking tour, visit the free museum or simply stretch your legs with a stroll around the landscaped grounds. Park on the street and bring ID to gain entrance by foot. Walking tours cost $9.50, or $7.50 for first- through 12th-graders.

Holly's Motel and Restaurant

108 Jackson Creek Rd., Grasonville, MD 21638  | 410-827-8711  |  Web site »

En route to the beach, stop by the 55-year-old landmark for a breakfast of chipped beef over a biscuit. On the way home, pick up fried chicken dinners prepared Eastern Shore-style.

Prime Outlets

441 Outlet Center Dr., Queenstown, MD 21658  | 410-827-8699  |  Web site »

Stock up on summer vacation essentials at the outlet mall's 60 stores: Tommy Bahama shirts, L.L. Bean beach towels, trays of Pepperidge Farms cookies and more.

Amish Country Farmers Market

101 Marlboro Ave., Easton, MD 21601  | 410-822-8989  |  Web site »

In addition to homemade sweets and Amish meats and salads (pack them in the cooler), the market features dozens of crafts stands selling such items as handmade children's clothes.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663  | 410-745-2916

Drive through the inviting town of St. Michaels to reach this waterfront museum set on 18 acres. While there, pull up a crab pot, watch traditional boat builders at work and learn about how rising waters are threatening the bay's islands.

Harriet Tubman Museum & Learning Center

424 Race St., Cambridge, MD 21613  | 410-228-0401  |  Web site »

The recently reopened museum honors one of the most famous agents of the Underground Railroad, who was born into slavery in Dorchester County. Pick up a free copy of the 125-mile driving tour, "Finding a way to freedom - Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad," which details key exhibits, homes, churches, etc., around the region.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

2145 Key Wallace Dr., Cambridge, MD 21613-3788  | 410-228-2677, 800-735-2258 TDD  |  Web site »

The visitors center for this 25,000-acre refuge sports an eagle's nest, a collection of wildlife exhibits and TV monitors showing live video feeds from the osprey and eagle cameras. The nearby four-mile Wildlife Drive ($3 per vehicle) threads through pristine marshes.

Goose on the Roof Antiques

26510 Ocean Gateway, Hebron, MD 21830

"Come take a gander" reads the sign on the 10,000-square-foot building. And so you must. Antiques vendors offer everything from carved duck decoys to baseball cards to Elvis Presley lamps. The extensive outside area is a treasure trove of old red wagons, garden furniture and landscaping art ranging from chickens to fairies.

Arthur Purdue Stadium

6400 Hobbs Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804  | 410-219-3112

The family-friendly stadium is home of the Delmarva Shorebirds, the Baltimore Orioles' Class A minor league baseball affiliate. Catch a Friday night game on the way into Ocean City or prolong your holiday with a Sunday afternoon outing.

Chesapeake Bay Farm

8905 Logtown Rd., Berlin, MD 21811  | 410-629-1997  |  Web site »

Worcester County's last remaining dairy farm supplies the hormone- and antibiotic-free raw material for butter, cheeses and at least 16 flavors of ice cream. Our favorite flavors are Coconut Joy and Uncle Pete's Chocolate Insanity.

Ocean City Boardwalk

Boardwalk and S. 2nd Street, Ocean City , MD 21842

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