Maryland boasts 31 miles of coastline, access to mountains and a moderate mid-Atlantic climate, making the state ideal for a romantic weekend escape. Whether you want to enjoy nature, experience big-city nightlife or relax at a luxurious spa, Maryland has something to offer every couple looking for a romantic getaway. Within driving distance from major cities like Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va., these weekend jaunts are perfect for couples who want a reprieve from everyday life.
Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers visitors access to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing couples to enjoy a beach getaway without the hassle of traveling south. The Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa is just 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., and 60 minutes from Baltimore, meaning big-city residents can experience the beach in just a short drive. Enjoy guest rooms featuring fireplaces and whirlpool baths at this waterfront resort. Dine on fresh seafood at any of the resort’s three restaurants. For added romance, choose the resort’s romance package, which includes overnight accommodations, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a $75 voucher to use in any of the resort’s restaurants.
Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa 4165 Mears Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 410-257-5596 866-312-5596 www.chesapeakebeachresortspa.com
Visit Baltimore for a two-day trip to experience big-city living. Consider staying in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, which offers dining and dancing to please any couple. This area is also within walking distance to top local attractions including the National Aquarium or Historic Ships in Baltimore's maritime museum, which are perfect daytime activities before you’re ready to hit the town. Check out the aquarium’s dolphin show and 4-D Immersion Theater or get a close-up look at historic ships at the maritime museum. When the sun goes down, you and your sweetie can take in the sights of Baltimore on a moonlight cruise featuring dancing under the stars.
National Aquarium 501 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202 410-576-3800 www.aqua.org
Historic Ships in Baltimore 301 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202 410-539-1797 www.historicships.org
Spirit Cruises Baltimore 561 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21202 866-312-2469 www.spiritcruisesbaltimore.com
Bed and Breakfasts
Plan a relaxing getaway to the Five Gables Inn and Spa in St. Michaels. This bed and breakfast features four historic houses with private rooms, a spa, an indoor pool and sauna. Choose the His-'n'-Hers Romance Package, which includes a two-night stay, an herbal bath, a one-hour massage and a wine-and-cheese basket. Or visit the spa and choose the service perfect for you such as a massage, facial or body wrap. After your spa treatment, unwind at the restaurants, shops and marina within walking distance of your room. This two-day getaway will leave you feeling rejuvenated after a weekend away from daily stresses.
Five Gables Inn and Spa 209 N. Talbot St. St. Michaels, MD 21663 410-745-0100 www.fivegables.com