You’ll find hundreds of great places to visit and as many warm and engaging people to meet when you do. And, because St. Mary’s is so close, it’s also affordable. St. Mary’s makes a great day trip or weekend getaway without breaking the bank. The story of Maryland’s early beginnings unfolds at the area’s colonial sites while its maritime heritage comes to life at its four lighthouses and its waterside communities. The rural landscape holds its own pleasures of afternoon drives, scenic cycling, and farm and winery rambles.