Weekend on the Water: Cambridge, MD
My husband is from the Eastern shore, and we love going back to visit. There's so much character in the little town and makes for the perfect weekend getaway. It's a quiet little town, but thanks to some great businesses and restaurants, there's just enough to keep you occupied. For a great getaway weekend, here are some of my favorites!
Where to Stay:
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort
The Hyatt offers so much to do in Cambridge, even if you aren't staying there. But because it's a golf resort, you really don't need to leave the property if you don't want to. There is a gorgeous golf course, Spa & Salon, arcade, indoor/outdoor pools, and a loaded calendar of events throughout the year.
The rooms are lovely, and it's just about impossible to get a room with a bad view - the property is gorgeous, and it sits right on the water. If you are traveling with a whole crew, the Suites are ideal - a huge bedroom, living area, and even dining space. Great for wedding parties, girls trips, or golf weekends.
I love staying at the Hyatt because it is so family friendly. From the pools to the events calendar, there were children and families in mind. The restaurants on the property have kids menus and have something for everyone.
Where to Eat:
A little piece of France in Maryland. It's unexpected in such a small, waterfront town, but it is a top notch restaurant that could give any major restaurant in a city a run for it's money. In fact, I like it more than any restaurant I've been to in Baltimore (don't tell hubby!!!). It's all served tapas style, and expect to find staples like escargot and duck, as well as a perfectly curated menu of seasonal items. The wine list is outstanding and the cocktails... well, let's just say they are dangerously delicious. But it's not just the food that makes Bistro Poplar so outstanding. The service is world-class. They are intuitive, smart, and will keep you entertained if you want to chat about things to do in the area.
Where to Drink:
Maryland has a huge craft brew scene, and RAR is making their mark. Hidden in a small little town, they crank out beers with massive flavor. The taproom welcomes community and has eye-catching artwork all over the walls. Their menu has bar food classics with Eastern Shore twists: Crab tots, nachos, etc. Not to mention the beer is outstanding - all with Eastern Shore names like Nanticoke Nectar and Bucktown Brown.
Where to Play:
For the kiddos to play and get some fresh air, Sailwinds Park has it all. The playground has slides, swings, things to climb, and more! It's right on the water so there are beaches to explore and lots of room to run. Pack and lunch and plan to picnic in one of the picnic areas with scenic views of the water.
Where to Get Coffee:
Gracing Cambridge with artisan coffee and delicious breakfast food is Rise Up Coffee. Originally from the Eastern Shore, they are taking the coast by storm with their classic organic brewed coffee or the best ever Coffee Milkshakes. With loads of seating both indoors and out, it's a great place to stop and stretch your legs on the drive to OCMD (it's right off Rt. 50) or to catch up with friends when you're in town.
Cambridge is a quaint town with lots to offer if you're interested in a quiet getaway. There's waterfront views, great food, and it's not too far from St. Michael's if a day trip to check out the wineries and boutiques.
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