Things to Do on Romantic Maryland Getaways - Annapolis, Ocean City & more
Couples on tour in the Northeast US will love Maryland. There’s great food, miles of scenic coastlines, romantic waterfront dining and very attractive inns, B&B’s and romantic hotels. And it's all strung together by short distances on good highways, making the most of a 2 or 3 day getaway weekend.
Best Time of the Year for Romantic Maryland Getaways: the months of May and June are some of the best times to see Maryland.
Summer can bring plenty of crowds and higher humidity to beach areas, so be prepared. Expect higher hotel rates during long weekends, especially in popular spots like Annapolis, Ocean City and Baltimore. Autumn foliage is usually at it's best during the month of October.
Annapolis, MD – any romantic vacation in Maryland should include Annapolis. This historic seaport town is just a 40 minute drive from Washington DC, and contains a very attractive downtown with cobblestone streets that wind their way towards a beautiful harbor. It's certainly one of the best spots in Maryland for things like couples getaways and anniversary weekends.
Romantic Things to Do - include guided Colonial tours and Chesapeake Bay dinner cruises, a horse-drawn carriage ride on the red brick streets, or just enjoying a delicious crab cake picnic lunch by the harbor.
Romantic Restaurants in Annapolis, MD: easy to combine dining with romance here, including Maria’s Sicilian Ristorante (12 Market Space, Annapolis MD 410-268-2112). For waterfront dinners by candlelight, try Carol’s Creek Cafe (410 Severn Ave, Eastport MD 410-263-8102).
Ocean City, MD – the vintage Ferris Wheel at the amusement park offers great sunset views and gets our vote as one of the most romantic places to propose in Maryland. You'll find Ocean City's famous Boardwalk a relaxing place for a stroll by the sea. Summertime brings free concerts and movies on the beach.
Baltimore, MD - see our full page on romantic getaways in Baltimore here.
Swallow Falls State Park – great scenery, hike through deep forests, past gorges and waterfalls.
Maryland Wineries - the "boutique" wineries tucked away in the state's wine regions make for a fun romantic outing. For a complete listing of winery events, including tastings, food festivals and live music, see marylandwine.com.
Great Falls, Potomac, MD – catch a ride along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal aboard a mule-drawn canal boat!
A few more suggestions on where to stay for your romantic Maryland getaways:
It's easy to find hotel romance packages in Maryland, but how many include a yacht cruise? The Royal Folly B&B gives you your choice of heading out to sea in a luxury schooner, or staying on dry land in a romantic carriage ride. (65 College Ave, Annapolis, MD 410-263-3999)
If you're interested in a romantic oceanfront Maryland resort, the gorgeous St. Michaels Harbour Inn offers waterfront suites, boat charters, spa services and more. (101 N. Harbor Rd, St. Michaels, MD 800-955-9001) And...
In Northwest Maryland, check out The Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort for some of the best golf, spa and romance packages in Maryland for couples. (16701 Lakeview Rd NE, Flintstone, Cumberland, MD 800-724-0828)
Best Western Hotel & Conference Center Baltimore MD Anniversary Package - if you were putting together a romantic Maryland hotel package, what would you include? Probably close to what this Best Western has: champagne and chocolates on arrival, some deluxe bath crystals to put in your in-room Jacuzzi® tub, a romantic dinner with the option of going out or having it delivered to your room, and a hot gourmet breakfast the next morning. (To book this package, it's necessary to call the hotel directly: 410-633-9500. 5625 O'Donnell St, Baltimore, MD)
Ocean City Restaurant Week - from April 19 to May 3, 2015. Some of Ocean City's best restaurants will create a range of special fixed-price meals.
Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar - every Sunday morning from 7 till noon at Holliday & Saratoga streets in Baltimore, come browse through a wide range of food and produce, as well as vendors selling jewelry, arts & crafts, collectibles and more. Runs April 5 to Dec 20, 2015.
Driving Times & Distances to Maryland:
Airlines That Fly to Maryland: Southwest, Delta and United all fly into Baltimore/Washington International Airport (3-letter code: BWI).
*Based on Tripadvisor.com Ratings & Reviews from Couples as of Jul 2014.