Weekend getaways in Maryland for couples center around seafood and seashore living. From the Appalachian Mountain range in the west to the east coast's glittering allure, Maryland is sometimes seen as a microcosm of America. Romantic weekend getaways in Maryland are just as diverse and packed with eclectic delights that make memories to last a lifetime.
Discover Maryland's coastal charm
A romantic getaway in Maryland wouldn't be complete without a visit to the city that inspired the Nina Simone to sing Baltimore. The city is as soulful as her vocals and you can boast about having seen the birthplace of "The Star Spangled Banner." The city has risen from the ashes of a troubled past and is now stocked with boutique bars and world class museums as it was once stocked with merchandise from across the seas. Romantic weekend getaways in Maryland are best spent wandering the cobbled streets overlooking the harbor at Fell's Point or amidst the serene dunes surrounding Fort McHenry.
A romantic weekend in Maryland should include a visit to Annapolis, whose historic lamps and cobbled streets are matched by picture-perfect Colonial architecture. Annapolis is synonymous with sailing. The port is packed with boats of every conceivable size and the Wednesday Night Sailboat Races are perfect evening entertainment. Students of the US Naval Academy roam the streets in their striking white attire and a nautical ambiance pervades the city. Maryland overlooks the Chesapeake Bay, the sparkling estuary that embraces many of the attractions for which Maryland is known. Visit the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, a photogenic house on stalks that is especially atmospheric as the sun sets. Take the ferry to Smith Island, discovered by Captain John Smith some 350 years ago, and try Maryland's state dessert, Smith Island Cake. Why not discover some of the state's oldest towns on romantic getaways in Maryland? Oxford, for instance, is ideal for water sports and gourmet food fans.