Labor Day weekend commemorates the end of Summer, but it’s also a tribute to the men and women that work every day. A national holiday since 1894, Labor Day has been celebrated in several countries, including the United States, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Other European countries and China celebrate May Day for workers and labor unions. If you're looking for a quick trip to take during your days off, here are some suggestions that are driveable from Baltimore!
One of America's best small coastal towns is St. Michaels, Maryland. This historic town is only 2 hours away and has several attractions, such as narrated historical cruises, sailing tours, brew fests, and museums. Get a bite from The Galley, or one of their other esteemed restaurants while down there before shopping for gifts.
Tilghman Island is just 2.5 hours away and offers a nice relaxing stay, where you can take it slow near the water. Several inns offer water views and experiences, so don't be afraid to go fishing in the nearby waters! The Tilghman Country Store also sells local seafood and fresh-baked goods, with the Fairbank tackle holding all the fishing supplies you need. This small town is guaranteed to give you a getaway that highlights the charm of small-town life.
If you're looking for a beach getaway, Ocean City, Maryland is the perfect place. Lovely bed and breakfasts, as well as several hotels and motels, are dotted along the beach for your accommodation. Check out parasailing or paddle boarding one day, then travel to one of the seventeen championship golf courses the next. Don't forget to shop at the national outlet mall!
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is this nation's summer capital. Named one of the best beaches on the east coast, this cozy town is home to a mile-long boardwalk lined with charming shops and restaurants, and a year-round experience of festivals and competitions. Be sure to grab an ice cream cone or some fries while walking down the boardwalk!
Dewey Beach, Delaware has high energy, fun bars, and great views. Places like the Bottle & Cork offer live entertainment and local cuisine to pair with the sunset views. Several water sport activities are available, including wakeboarding, stand-up paddle boarding, and parasailing. There is also a shuttle bus that takes you to the nearby Rehoboth boardwalk.
With elegant architectural diversity, beautiful beaches, and a deep history, Cape May is made to be a coastal town worth visiting. With several other neighboring towns with their own attractions, Cape May has been the destination for beachgoers since the 18th century. Go bird watching, visit the Washington Street Mall, or rent a bike to travel through this bike-friendly city. Be sure to check out the water activities at the waterparks or on the beach!
Camping & Adventure
Assateague Island is a wonderful beach experience filled with wild horses, salty marshes, and forests. If you plan to go camping, remember to buy firewood locally. Go hiking, bike down the trails, or take a kayak out on the water. Be sure to check the website for operating hours and camping instructions.
Over at Harper’s Ferry, just a 1.5-hour drive from Baltimore, you can explore museums and exhibits at Lower Town showcasing different historical events from the 19th century. With over 20 miles of hiking trails, there are also several opportunities to explore the views of the mountains and historic battlefields. There are also several outdoor activities available, such as rafting, climbing, and picnicking.
The largest freshwater lake in Maryland, Deep Creek, was built in 1925 and is fed by several natural springs. The four seasons resort offers a mountain coaster, rafting, ziplining, and other outdoor activities. There are also seven state parks to explore in the area and the Deep Creek Fun Zone, home to arcades, laser tag, and more!
The four-county region of the Poconos in Pennsylvania offers a range of activities and sights to behold. With waterparks and adventure parks, as well as over a hundred lakes, there is no shortage of things to do here! Feel free to take a scenic train tour along the railways or tour one of the history museums.
Happy Labor Day
At Spinnaker Bay, we know you work hard, so we hope you enjoy your much-deserved time off. If you do visit any of these destinations, be sure to tag us in your photos, @SpinnakerBayApts.