Easton, Maryland

Easton, Maryland

Easton Maryland, named one of the Best Small Towns in America, is nestled on the eastern shore of beautiful Chesapeake Bay. The weather is fabulous during the spring, summer and fall seasons, and travelers enjoy much to do. Buildings within Easton display the charm of Colonial and Victorian times. You will find everything from art galleries to boutiques for your shopping pleasure.


The idea of the town was first set down in 1710 by the Assembly of the Province of Maryland as the site for a new courthouse. It served merchants and farmers in the pre-Revolutionary period and soon grew as a planned community.


History abounds in some of the possible lodging choices; you might enjoy The Hummingbird Inn (c.1865) or The Tidewater Inn, both of which include historic charm. Other places to stay include:

  • Hampton by Hilton
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Econo Lodge
  • Quality Inn
  • and others


Enjoy dining with a European flair at Bas Rouge or visit the award-winning Hunters Tavern, located at the Tidewater Inn. Those who love small=plate tastes and international flavors will enjoy Taste. Out of the Fire, located in the historic area of downtown, is an ecologically sustainable restaurant.

If you’re in the mood for Vietnamese fare, Phở Vân is the place to go. Smoothies and hoagies are also on the menu, so the whole gang will be happy.

Easton has a plethora of great restaurants to suit many tastes.

Things to Do in the Area

Arts and entertainment are some of the enjoyments of Easton. You can visit the Academy Art Museum or catch a concert at the Avalon Theatre. The whole family will enjoy Idlewild Park while Pickering Audubon Center is great for trail exploration; discover wild beauty along its meadows and ponds.

Shoppers will delight in the museums and art galleries. The Trippe Gallery and Foxwell’s Antiques Mall are places to explore. The exciting Waterfowl Festival takes place here every year.


Hummingbird Inn
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Academy Art Museum
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Avalon Theatre
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Idlewild Park
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