7 Sensational Reasons to Visit Berlin, the ‘Coolest Small Town in America’
Smithsonian named Berlin one of the 20 Best Small Towns to Visit, and Budget Travel crowned Berlin “Coolest Small Town in America. Here are seven sensational reasons why, but if you visit, you’re list is sure to grow past a hundred!
1 Take the 2nd Friday Art Stroll
In 2015, downtown Berlin was named an official Maryland Arts & Entertainment district, and while every visit to Berlin is sure to stir the soul, the second Friday of every month is when Berlin’s artists come out to shine. Walk the streets with outdoor entertainment, great galleries, and local food and drinks.
2 Hoist a Pint at the Burley Oak Brewing Company
The brewers at Burley Oak take both their beer, and their planet seriously. That’s why they’ve worked with soil scientists and Eastern Shore farmers to grow indigenous ingredients for their organic Home Grown Ales. The Barley Oak Taproom is the perfect place to enjoy a glass (or take home a growler) of Barley Oak’s finest, with good food, great music, and new friends.
3 Good Clean Fun at the Bathtub Races
July 4 may be our Independence Day, but July 7 is when we REALLY celebrate, Berlin-style at the annual Bathtub Races. One of the greatest spectator sports on Earth, and a true, only-in-Berlin tradition, the Bathtub Races pit daring teams of sudsy racers against one another for the title of Fastest-Tub on the Shore! It’s like bobsledding for people who hate snow (and, if we’re being honest, speeds above six miles-per-hour.)
4 Catch a Show at the Globe
At the heart of Berlin’s funky, thriving Main Street is the Globe Restaurant & Bar. For more than a century, the Globe Theater brought everything from vaudeville to honkey-tonk to downtown Berlin-- now the restored movie theater dining room features an elegant coppertop bar, fantastic fair from Executive Chef Duane Douglas. Catch a film, enjoy a murder mystery dinner, and see local art on display on your trip to The Globe.