Baltimore surprised me. With it’s proximity to Washington DC, Philadelphia and the Chesapeake Bay, (all areas I know very well) I thought I knew what to expect; but Baltimore is never what you expect. I saw elements of the coastal South that I now call home and vestiges of the industrial Pennsylvania town where I grew up. It’s a place where you’ll find fried green tomatoes and scrapple on the same menu. It’s a working class town where the real charm is in its neighborhoods, where you’re as likely to chat up a stranger over a can of Natty Boh as a craft cocktail. Most visitors come to Baltimore to visit the Inner Harbor, catch a Ravens or Orioles game or dine on some of Maryland’s famous blue crabs. These are all fine reasons to visit but to discover the real Baltimore you need to check out a few of it’s distinct neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking for centuries of history and cobblestone streets or something a little more modern and funky you’ll soon find out how charming Baltimore can be. Read More
Imagine waking up to the pristine waters of the Chesapeake Bay, with shorebirds announcing the start of the day as oystermen head out to ply the water. Small towns with centuries of history and timeless charm dot the inlets of the bay and with a slower pace of life it’s easy to see why the Eastern Shore of Maryland has an enduring appeal. Home to watermen and artists, farmers and transplants looking for a more relaxed pace; life here is tied to the water and no place embodies the best of the Chesapeake Bay like the Inn at Perry Cabin.
The more of the Bay I see the more I want to explore every inlet, every waterway and every town. It was this desire to know all things Chesapeake Bay that brought me to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland.
Annapolis, Maryland has all the ingredients necessary for a great getaway; charming streets filled with history,a thriving restaurant scene and a prime location on the Chesapeake Bay all make for a perfect weekend break. Since I was in town for an event I was thrilled when my friend recommend I stay at the Loews Annapolis.Having recently stayed at the Loews Madison in Washington DC I knew I was in for a treat, the Loews brand focuses on easy luxury with a taste of the local destination.Located a few blocks from the bustle of Main Street, the Loews Annapolis is within walking distance of many of Annapolis’s best restaurants and popular sights but is quiet enough to be a true retreat to return to at the end of the day.
Charming cobblestone streets, a prime location on the Chesapeake Bay and centuries of history make Annapolis a great destination for a relaxing weekend trip. Located less than an hour from Washington DC, Annapolis is popular both with politicos looking to escape the Beltway hustle and with visitors to the U.S.Capital who want to experience the mid-Atlantic beyond the National Mall. While you may know Annapolis as Maryland’s state capital did you know it also briefly the capital of the United States in 1783? That is just one of the secrets I found in this captivating town by the bay.