Frederick is the largest county in Maryland, and the city of Frederick is the second-largest in the state. The city was established in 1745 and is known today for its historic downtown area—a vibrant community full of local shops, restaurants, art galleries, bars and more.
If you’re visiting Frederick to enjoy its great vegetarian food, consider staying to explore the town.
- The Cultural Arts Center: Home to the Black Box Theater, Market Street Gallery and Frederick Arts Council offices.
- Baker Park: A 44 acre park that runs through downtown Frederick and is home to outdoor concerts, festivals, and fitness activities, a recreation center and pool (only $4 for non-residents), tennis courts, walking and biking trails, community baseball fields and more.
- Weinberg Center for the Arts: A historic theater owned and operated by the city of Frederick, The Weinberg Center offers live performances, classic and modern films, and more.
- Carroll Creek Park: Running through the middle of downtown Frederick, Carroll Creek Park is a commercial, residential and public space that offers outdoor activities, festivals, shopping and more.
- Alive @ Five: Downtown’s outdoor “happy hour” with live music, delicious food, beer and wine from local vendors. The second, third and fourth Thursdays of each month (May 12 – September 8).
- Summer Concert Series: Over 30,000 residents and visitors attend what has become a Sunday night tradition in Frederick. Concerts are free, and begin at 7:00 pm with food vendors in attendance earlier. So bring your blanket, bring your family and enjoy music under the stars.
- Sugarloaf Mountain: Enjoy hiking, a vineyard and other outdoor events just 11 miles south of downtown Frederick.
- Catoctin Mountain: Hike, camp and bike at Catoctin Mountain, part of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountain ranges. Just 22 miles from downtown Frederick.
- Frederick Keys baseball: Love baseball? Visit Harry Grove Stadium—just a few steps from downtown—to see the Frederick Keys (Frederick’s minor league baseball team) play. (Note: Harry Grove Stadium has been rated as one of the most vegetarian-friendly minor league baseball parks.)
- Farmer’s markets: Visit one of the many great farmer’s markets available in Frederick for a selection of local produce and other goods.
- Historic sites: Frederick county is filled with historic homes, battlefields (such as Antietam,23 miles from downtown Frederick) and other sites of national, regional and local interest. Visit the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium for a complete listing.