The Maryland Eastern Shore, a peninsula extending hundreds of miles between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, offers endless recreational opportunities and is a popular summer vacation destination. Visitors from around the region flock to the Eastern Shore to explore the historic towns, beaches and beautiful natural areas and enjoy activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, bird watching, biking and golf. The resort communities along the Eastern Shore host wonderful annual events including waterfront festivals, seafood festivals, boating regattas and races, fishing tournaments, boat shows, museum events, arts and crafts shows, and more. The following provides a guide to popular destinations along the Eastern Shore and highlights the major attractions. Have fun exploring this wonderful part of Maryland.