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News and Updates
February 21, 2017
North East is more than just a location on the map. It's also a town with a lot to offer, including shops, restaurants, museums, and miles of scenic waterfront. Check out this town in Maryland's Upper Chesapeake region, and also check out our latest photo gallery and let us know what you think.
February 8, 2017
We continue our tour up the Eastern Shore to Chesapeake City, Maryland, home to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. You'll find shops selling antiques and other items, restaurants, bed & breakfasts, attractions, and one very large bridge looming over the historic district all in this town that is the gateway to Maryland's Eastern Shore. Check out the photo gallery we just added to the Chesapeake City page and let us know what you think.
January 24, 2017
We head back up to Maryland for our next update, which is Chestertown on the Eastern Shore. The town is home to Washington College, the tenth oldest liberal arts college to be chartered in the nation and the oldest college in Maryland. Chestertown is also known for its concentration of historic eighteenth century homes. Check out our photo gallery and let us know what you think.
November 29, 2016
We've just updated our latest page, St. Armands Circle, Florida. Sitting on the Gulf Coast of Florida, this community in the city of Sarasota features shops and restaurants all situated around a large traffic circle in the heart of St. Armands Key. In the center of the circle is Circle Park, and along the major boulevards, you'll find museum quality statuary. Oh yeah, and you're only a few blocks from the beach. Check out our updated photo gallery and drop us a line, letting us know what you think.
November 2, 2016
The latest update to our site is Sanford, Florida. Sanford lies on the banks of Lake Monroe, which gives this city a beautiful waterfront. The area's Main Street is First Street and it runs through the heart of downtown and is home to antique shopping, eclectic dining, and many other attractions. Check out our updated photo gallery and let us know what you think.
September 27, 2016
Our next update will be another town in Florida. This time we'll head over to the Atlantic for St. Augustine, whose claim to fame is that it's the oldest continuously occupied city in the continental United States founded by Europeans. Check out our photo gallery to see all the Spanish influenced architecture, old forts, and much more in this oldest city in America.
September 13, 2016
We head down to Florida for an update to our Tarpon Springs page with an all new photo gallery for both its Sponge Docks and Downtown neighborhoods. Tarpon Springs is a unique gem in the state of Florida with the feeling of a Greek fishing village surrounded by a series of inlets and bayous. Check out our photo gallery and let us know what you think.
July 12, 2016
We continue our trip through Maryland, this time to Baltimore's historic seaport district, Fells Point. Here you'll find shops, bars and Baltimore's largest collection of restaurants all housed in some of Baltimore's oldest buildings. Check out our photo tour and see some excellent examples of Baltimore's eighteenth century architecture for yourself.
June 14, 2016
We head back up to Baltimore, Maryland with an updated photo gallery of Hampden. Check out the pictures and learn more about Baltimore's quirky side, including the Hon culture that features the 1960s-style beehive hairdo, eye shadow, spandex pants, and leopard print clothing.
May 31, 2016
We'll make one last stop in Chicago, Illinois before moving on. Let's head over to the Wicker Park community, known for its gentrification and its hipster sensibilities. Check out our photo gallery and see how the area has gone from gritty to trendy.
May 10, 2016
Next, we hit the Lincoln Park community in Chicago, Illinois. Specifically, we'll visit the Armitage-Halsted District, full of trendy boutiques and tasty cafes, just a short ride away on the famous "L." Check out our photo gallery and see some of the turn of the century Victorian architecture that makes this area an historic landmark.
April 12, 2016
The Old Town neighborhood is the next community we will visit on our trip through Chicago. Old Town is filled with pubs, restaurants, shops, and boutiques. You'll also find plenty of nightlife, including several theaters and comedy clubs, such as the Second City Comedy Club. Check out our photo gallery and see some of the eclectic architecture in this unique Chicago neighborhood.
March 29, 2016
We continue our trip through Chicago. This time we head just north of Michigan Avenue to the Gold Coast neighborhood, so named due to its high concentration of wealth along the banks of Lake Michigan. Check out our photo gallery and see some of Chicago's high-end shopping along Oak Street and some of Chicago's night life along Rush Street and State Street.
March 13, 2016
Destination Main Streets makes its first foray into the Midwest. Our next few Main Streets will come from Chicagoland and our first one will actually come from the heart of Chicago with Michigan Avenue, otherwise known as the Magnificent Mile, known for its high end retail, dining and lodging. Check out our photo gallery and see some of Chicago's magnificent architecture, including some of the tallest buildings in the world.
February 27, 2016
We now head across the Mason-Dixon line to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Most people know it for its large battleground and other tourist attractions, but did you know that the town also has an historic downtown with a large commercial Main Street feel? Check out our photo tour and learn more about what you can do the next time you're in Gettysburg.
February 3, 2016
Just a few miles to the west of Easton is St. Michaels, Maryland. Sitting on the banks of the Miles River, St. Michaels was voted the eighth most romantic getaway by Coastal Living Magazine. Check out our photo gallery and also learn why St. Michaels is known as "The Town That Fooled the British."
January 19, 2016
Next, we head across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Maryland's Eastern Shore on the Delmarva Peninsula where life is a little more laid back. Our next town is Easton. Once known as Maryland's Eastern Shore Capital, today it's known for its art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and much, much more. Check out our photo gallery and let us know what you think!
January 12, 2016
Happy New Year! We're back in the new year with a new town. This time we're heading to Bel Air, Maryland. So check out our photo gallery and drop us a line telling us what you think.
December 15, 2015
After our tour of Virginia, we hop across the Potomac and head back to Maryland. Next stop Sykesville! The town was founded as a stop along the B&O Railroad's Old Main Line, the oldest railroad line in the country. Check out our photo gallery and let us know what you think!
November 10, 2015
Our final stop on this tour of Northern Virginia takes us to Reston, Virginia for a change of pace. More urban and less historical than the last few towns we visited, Reston is a recent development, but features all of the components you would find in a walkable downtown and a great Main Street community. Check it out and let us know what you think!
October 27, 2015
Our next stop on our tour of Virginia takes us to the town of Warrenton. You can tell we're still in the heart of Virginia's hunt country as Warrenton is home to the world famous Virginia Gold Cup, an annual horse-racing event. Check out our photo gallery and let us know what you think!
October 12, 2015
Next we'll head over to Manassas, Virginia made famous for its proximity to the First and Second Battle of Bull Run, both of which were fought, in part, over the city's crucial rail junction. Today the rail lines and the train station play an important part in Manassas and its downtown's economic picture. Check out our photo tour and let us know what you think!
September 29, 2015
We continue our tour through Northern Virginia and head south from Leesburg towards Middleburg, Virginia. Known for its rolling hills, vineyards, and hunt country, Middleburg is just outside the Washington, DC suburbs but can sometimes feel a world away. As long as you watch out for the traffic. Check out our photos and drop us line!
September 14, 2015
Today we introduce, not only a new town, but a new state to our site. It's Leesburg located in the rolling hills of Northern Virginia's vineyards and hunt country. Enjoy the scenic drives and Leesburg's Historic District. Check out our gallery and let us know what you think!
July 28, 2015
Vineyard Haven is the third and final stop on our whirlwind tour of Martha's Vineyard. The area plays an important role in Martha's Vineyard's economy, since it's the location where most people arrive on the island by ferry. You can walk right from the ferries into the heart of Vineyard Haven. So enjoy our Vineyard Haven pictures and let us know what you think!
July 20, 2015
Edgartown is the second stop on our whirlwind tour of Martha's Vineyard. Edgartown has long been known for its whaling history. But it's also famous for another large sea creature. Jaws was partly filmed in Edgartown, which served as the fictional town of Amity. Today the industry is mostly tourism, but if you look around you can still see some signs of that famous shark. Take a look at our photo gallery and give us your feedback on Edgartown!
June 30, 2015
We hope everyone will have an excellent Fourth of July weekend this week. And if you have some extra time off, be sure to visit one of your favorite Main Streets, including some of the ones featured here. Speaking of Main Streets, we have a new one. It's Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard. It's one of several Main Street towns located on the island just off Cape Cod. Check it out, and let us know what you think!
June 16, 2015
Well, we finally made it to the tip of Cape Cod, with scenic Provincetown. Here, you have a town that features a mix of history and progressive culture, as well as restaurants and plenty of art galleries. But being almost entirely surrounded by water, there's also the beach, boating, and yes, even whale tours. Our trip through Massachusetts isn't over yet, so stay tuned. Plus, we're trying something new starting with Provincetown. In an effort to post these pages more quickly, we are going to focus on the photo galleries and move away from the more time-consuming tasks of maintaining directories. We have a huge backlog of Main Street photos to post, so we want to make it a priority to get them out there. Let us know what you think of the change!
May 11, 2015
We continue our tour of Cape Cod and our next stop is Chatham, Massachusetts. Located on the "Elbow of the Cape," Chatham is conveniently located near the beach yet still has that New England seaside charm with its Cape Cod architecture. Check out our photo gallery and let us know what you think!
March 30, 2015
Check out our latest Main Street. It's Hyannis, Massachusetts, otherwise known as the "Capital of the Cape", due to its location and economic importance to the rest of Cape Cod. There's lots to do here, including its Main Street full of restaurants and shops and even a carousel. You also have the Harbor District within walking distance where you can take a trip to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard, or shop in one of the quaint artist shanties right on the water. Let us know what you think about Hyannis!
March 3, 2015
We continue our tour of Massachusetts with a trip to Cape Cod. The first town we'll hit on the cape is Falmouth. Located on the southwestern corner of the cape, the town of Falmouth contains more coastline than almost any other town in Massachusetts. And only a few blocks from the beach is the heart of Falmouth otherwise known as Falmouth Village. Its downtown has an excellent Main Street. Check it out and let us know what you think!
January 20, 2015
Our latest Main Street is Plymouth, Massachusetts. The landing place of the Pilgrims and the home of Plymouth Rock and the first Thanksgiving, this town is filled with history. You can still see Plymouth Rock today, and there's even a replica of the Mayflower. But Plymouth also has two Main Street areas for visitors. The Waterfront District features gift shops and easy access to Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II, while the Downtown District features antique stores, galleries, and other stores including a variety of historic architecture. Check it out and let us know what you think!
January 6, 2015
Happy New Year everyone! And starting off this new year, we continue our tour of Massachusetts, this time with a stop in Boston. We visit the Back Bay area, which features a study in contrasts. You have the Victorian brownstones along quaint Newbury Street, which is now home to some of the most exclusive shopping in the nation. On Boylston Street you have more retail and is adjacent to high-rise office and residential development that gives Boston a second (maybe extended?) downtown area. Check out our Back Bay page and let us know what you think about our coverage of Back Bay or any other thoughts or stories you may have about the area. Thanks!!!
December 16, 2014
Check out our latest Main Street. It's Marblehead, Massachusetts. Known as a yachting capital and also the birthplace of the U.S. Navy, this seaside town has one of the most well-preserved collections of colonial American architecture in the country, even giving Colonial Williamsburg a run for its money. Drop us a line and let us know what you think about our Marblehead page!
December 3, 2014
Please welcome Salem to our site! Not only is it our first town from Massachusetts, it's also our first town from New England. But don't worry. We'll have plenty more. Due to its history with the Salem Witch Trials, the town has been nicknamed Witch City. So you'll find plenty of shops and sites catering to history and witchcraft buffs. But Salem is also historically known as a seaport and has that wonderful New England waterfront town feel to it. So check out our Salem page and let us know what you think!
October 22, 2014
We continue our stay on Georgia's coast, this time in the sunny Golden Isles region in St. Simons Island, trying for one more chance at summer before the seasons fade slowly into winter. Check out our St. Simons Island page and let us know what you think!
October 8, 2014
Check out our latest Main Street. It's Savannah, Georgia. This page marks our first Main Street in the Peach State, but there will be more to come. Take a look and let us know what you think!
September 24, 2014
We recently updated our DeLand, Florida page with new photos and an updated Directory. In an area poll, DeLand was voted Central Florida's Other Best Downtown (as compared to downtown Orlando). Also, in a recent issue of Parade Magazine, DeLand was a nominee for America's Best Main Street, the only Florida town to have this distinction. So check out our DeLand page and let us know what you think!
DeLand was also the correct answer to this week's Name That Main Street Contest. Join us on Facebook to get in on the action.
August 6, 2014
Check out our recently updated New Smyrna Beach, Florida page. It features new photos and an updated Directory. We also added coverage of the Downtown Canal Street area to our existing coverage of the Flagler Avenue area.
New Smyrna Beach was the correct answer to this week's Name That Main Street Contest. Join us on Facebook to get in on the action.
July 7, 2014
We conclude our tour of California with one last stop. This time we make our way into the Santa Ynez Valley to visit the Danish Village of Solvang.
May 19, 2014
We continue our way up the coast in California. Hop off the 101 and check out our latest Main Street. Beautiful downtown Santa Barbara.
March 17, 2014
It's been awhile, but we're back. This time we head inland for our latest Main Street. We're featuring Pasadena in sunny Southern California.
Oh yeah, did we forget to mention? You can now follow us on Twitter. We're @DMSMainStreets.
January 8, 2014
Happy New Year from Destination Main Streets. With the deep freeze that has swept through the nation, try your best to think warm thoughts. Speaking of which, you'll be California Dreaming when you check out our latest Main Street, Melrose Avenue in West Los Angeles.
Don't forget, you can now follow us on Twitter. We're @DMSMainStreets.
December 18, 2013
Merry Christmas from Destination Main Streets and sunny Surf City, USA. Our next stop on the West Coast takes us to Huntington Beach, California, known for its surfing culture, its 1,850 foot pier, and of course, its beautiful Main Street. Check it out, and let us know what you think!
Don't forget, you can now follow us on Twitter. We're @DMSMainStreets.
Also, you can take a "Photo Tour" of Huntington Beach!!! Click on the first picture on the Huntington Beach page and then click on the right arrows to take a photo tour of Huntington Beach, California.
December 2, 2013
We’re continuing our trek up the west coast. Next stop, La Jolla, California. La Jolla and it’s beautiful cove can be found just north of downtown San Diego. We'll be adding more Main Streets from California in the weeks ahead as we make our way up the coast. Check out our La Jolla page, and let us know what you think! And don't forget, you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more updates.
Brand New!!! Take a "Photo Tour" of La Jolla!!! Click on the first picture on the La Jolla page and then click on the right arrows to take a photo tour of La Jolla, California. Please let us know what you think!
November 11, 2013
Greetings from the Golden State!!! We've added our first Main Street in California. Coronado is just a short hop across the Bay Bridge from sunny San Diego. We'll be adding more Main Streets from California in the weeks ahead as we make our way up the coast. Check out our Coronado page and let us know what you think! And don't forget, you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more updates.
October 29, 2013
It's been a while but we've added our first town to the site in many months. Check out Micanopy, Florida, an antiques destination known as "the little town that time forgot."
October 21, 2013
It's been a long and busy summer, but we're back. And it's time to celebrate. What better place to do it in than Celebration, Florida. We've updated our page for Celebration Town Center, including an updated Directory and a new and improved Photo Gallery. Check it out and let us know what you think!!!
May 20, 2013
Summer is almost upon us and coming up is Memorial Day Weekend. If you're looking for something to do, consider Dunedin and its Main Street, which happens to be the latest addition on our site. And don't forget its beaches too!
March 25, 2013
It's hard to believe it's been almost three months but we're finally back with a new Main Street. Check out Downtown Sarasota on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast. Enjoy!
December 21, 2012
Happy Holidays everyone. If you need to do a little last minute shopping, check out St. Augustine, Florida--the latest addition to Destination Main Streets!
November 19, 2012
It's almost Thanksgiving and you know what that means. Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season is upon us. Here's a new page added to get you in the mood. Check out downtown Stuart on Florida's beautiful Treasure Coast.
October 8, 2012
Take a trip to Greece without even leaving the state...of Florida that is. Visit Tarpon Springs. And while you're there, buy a sponge. They sell lots of them at the Sponge Docks. And you'll find plenty of antiques Downtown. So check out our latest addition and let us know what you think!!!
August 29, 2012
Just in time for Labor Day Weekend! Visit our Delray Beach page to learn more about sunny Delray Beach in sunny South Florida. And we've added a new feature. We had so many photos to choose from, that we added an Additional Photos section to give you a better idea of the town before you visit. And yes, you can click on the photos to blow them up. As always, you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more updates. So please check out the Delray Beach page and let us know what you think!
August 8, 2012
It's been some time, but we've finally added our first new page in a long while. St. Armands Circle, located in Sarasota, Florida, is just one of the many Main Streets we'll be adding to the site in the next few months. And we've added a new feature as well, starting with the St. Armands Circle page. You can now click on each picture to see a larger version of it. We'll be adding this feature to the existing pages as well over the next few months. You can follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more updates. So please check out the St. Armands Circle page and let us know what you think!