Onancock

With a pretty, petite harbor, rows of gingerbread porches, clapboard steeples and old-fashion glass storefronts it’s hard not to be smitten with this charmer chartered in 1680. The small town sophisticate harbors the most restaurants on the mainland from cafes to an Irish pub. Dinner and a movie take on a delightful twist with local theater spotlighted at the North Street Playhouse and the far from the multiplex madness, the endearingly retro Roseland movie theater.  Shopping opportunities abound for art, antiques, organic and gourmet food, wine and garden and home furnishings. The wharf provides safe harbor for visiting boaters as well as sports fishing and charter tours. A boutique hotel and several welcoming B & Bs make extended stays more than tempting.