Berlin, Maryland: America’s Coolest Small Town



While it’s just seven miles away from the sandy beaches of Ocean City, the quaint town of Berlin is miles away from ordinary. The historic town is picture perfect, with red brick buildings, stone churches and period wooden homes framed graciously by magnolias, sycamore trees and tulip poplars.

The town is so cool in fact, Berlin was just named Coolest Small Town in America by Budget Travel Magazine.

A stroll down Main Street will offer unique shopping in art galleries, antique stores, specialty gift shops and plenty of dining options. Berlin is known for their fun and sometimes quirky events like the annual Bathtub Races every July and the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

The best way to appreciate Berlin is to meander around the town’s scenic streets. You will find:

  • Numerous structures that are noted in the National Register of Historic Places
  • A historic Downtown district that has undergone significant revitalization
  • Nearly two centuries of architectural heritage represented–dating from the Federal, Victorian and 20th Century periods
  • Daily horse and carriage rides
  • An overall feel of what it was like to live in a small town a hundred years ago

Berlin’s downtown has been designated as an “Arts and Entertainment District” due to its cultural growth and fostering of artistic activity.

Here you will find the influences of the Worcester County Art Council, a group of art enthusiasts that maintain an art gallery filled with works by local artists.

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