Chincoteague Island, Va.

Chincoteague (Accomack, Virginia)
Distance from Baltimore: 160 miles, three-and-a-half-hour drive Why it's worth the gas: Chincoteague swells with tourists during the summer, yet it never sheds its identity as a watermen's town, built (metaphorically) on oyster beds and clam shoals. The seafood at restaurants and stores... Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun