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May 10, 2023

Washington, D.C. Day Trip Guide: Easton, Maryland

Baltimore may be Charm City, but Easton, Maryland—a 90-minute drive from Washington D.C.—is a hidden gem. The small Eastern Shore town (population: 17,000) features a well-preserved historic downtown, tree-lined streets, and a slew of cute stops along Federal Street and elsewhere. 

Here’s a taste of what Easton has to offer.

Avalon theater

Avalon Theatre
100 years and counting

Catch old movies and older plays at this historical theatre.

Weather gage coffee shop

Weather Gage Coffee Shop
Get your La Colombe fix

Enjoy a house-made pastry with a frozen matcha latte at this nautical-themed coffee spot.

Bas rouge

Bas Rouge
Sounds French, tastes amazing

 Get fancy with upscale, Euro-inspired fine dining. 

Sunflower & gardens

Sunflower & Greens
Everyday salads

Green Goddess, Asian Tuna, Classic Chicken Salad, and so many more—take your pick.

Easton farmer's market

Easton Farmer's Market
Free samples and live music

Take a break from the produce aisle. 

Pickering Creek Audubon Center
A local nature stop

400+ acres of land protected by the Chesapeake Audubon Society featuring hardwood forest, non-tidal wetlands, and wildlife plantings.

Flying cloud booksellers

Flying Cloud Booksellers
A neighborhood bookstore

Browse the latest bestsellers, classics, or the store’s strong selection of children’s literature.