Get Away to St. Mary’s County, Md.

This Chesapeake Bay destination is brimming with history, outdoor fun, vibrant culture - and it's affordable!  Just a short drive from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, discover the mid-Atlantic’s best kept travel secret. It's the Bay without the Bridge!

Feel Great About Your Family Weekend

  • Historic St. Mary's City – Maryland's first capital is now an outdoor living history museum on the St. Mary's River.
  • Piney Point Lighthouse/Museum – Climb to the top of the oldest lighthouse on the Potomac River.
  • Patuxent River Naval Air Museum – Get close to Naval test aircraft, fly the flight trainers.
  • Parks & Beaches – Play on quiet beaches along the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. 

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Feel Great About Your Get-Away Weekend

  • Seafood & Waterside Dining – Enjoy outdoor dining and fresh-caught seafood.
  • Wineries – St. Mary's has two exceptional wineries—one in town, and one along the water.
  • Paddle Trails – This peninsula has miles of tidal creeks and open water to paddle.
  • Historic Leonardtown – Shop, dine and enjoy tiny Leonardtown.

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Easy to Get To!

The St. Mary's Peninsula is less than an hour south of Washington, DC.

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