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About St. Michaels, Maryland

This small town in Talbot County is famous throughout the east coast for being the perfect getaway spot.

It's slightly unusual, as it wasn't built in a grid form like so many other American towns. Instead, it centers around the town square and progresses outwards in layers.

Way back in the past, it was a tobacco growing and shipbuilding town. A real taste of old-time Americana. But, now its trade focuses on tourism and oysters – the latter are always delicious and well worth trying during your stay.

Plans to improve the town have been underway since the 60s. There's now a museum, waterfront restaurants and tour boats that make it a much more exciting place to stay. Check them out for yourself when you come here.

You may recognize this small town as it's starred in a few movies. Clara's Heart (starring Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris), and The Wedding Crashers (with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn) were both filmed here – how about that for a bit of Hollywood glitz and glamour?

What to do

FIrst stop, go to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. It's a really interesting place for sailing enthusiasts and history nuts. The exhibits are mostly historic bay vessels, including the ‘Chesapeake Bay bugeye’ named Edna E. Lockwood – ask the guide about that one!

For a little more history, go to the St. Michael's Mill. It’s a grist mill that dates back to the 19th century, and was a major part of the town life for the locals of yesteryear.

If you want some culture, there are three art galleries to choose from. The Clark Gallery, Hopkins and Gregario – all with something a little different for you to explore.

If you're looking for some fun activities to try during your stay, there are plenty. Take a boat out on the water and explore the area. Or, try stand up paddleboarding – it's hard work but great fun!

There are several running and kayaking trails for you to discover. Or, you could spend a day fishing in the shallow waters.

Top St. Michaels, Maryland travel tips

Most of St. Michaels is dog-friendly, so bring your pooch along on vacation and let them explore someplace new.

You'll have your pick of riverfront restaurants during your stay. Make sure to try the fresh seafood, but remember to tip as gratuity is not included.

For a peaceful trip away by the water, choose St. Michaels as your next vacation destination. Pick your St. Michaels vacation rental on FlipKey and let the adventure begin!