Tucked along the northern Atlantic coastline, the state of Maryland affords everything from adventurous escapes to restful retreats for a honeymoon getaway. Whether you seek a weekend at a bustling waterfront community or a week at a secluded natural destination, you will be able to find a resort where you can celebrate your new life as newlyweds.
The Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort
Nestled into the Rocky Gap State Park, Rocky Gap Lodge near Cumberland tempts with views of Lake Habeeb and the surrounding mountains. Outdoor activities include horseback riding and antiquing, and indoor luxuries include the on-site spa. Connect over a game of golf for two on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, search out buried treasure with geo caching, take to the water with whitewater rafting and explore the Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Fallingwater House. Lakeside Restaurant and Lounge serves regional specialties like Maryland lump crab cake sandwich, or choose to dine on lighter fare on the lakeside patio at the Signatures Bar and Grill.
Coconut Malorie Resort
At the Coconut Malorie Resort in Ocean City, tucked along the Isle of Wight Bay, a marbled lobby and elegant waterfall bespeak romance, as do the in-suite Jacuzzi tubs. Choose a couples package, such as the Romantic Package, and reserve a studio suite or Presidential Suite for views of the bay. During the day, connect over tennis, racquetball or golf. Take to the bay on jet skis or by parasail, or spend an afternoon shopping and antiquing in Ocean City. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at The Restaurant at Lighthouse Sound, which affords sweeping views of the city’s skyline, or savor fresh-caught seafood while overlooking the bay at Fager’s Island Restaurant.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina
Revel in understated luxury at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, which overlooks the Choptank River in Cambridge. Stretching over close to 400 acres, the resort affords opportunities for everything from sailing and swimming to hiking and birding. Savor the sunrise from your own private balcony before heading out for a day on the links at the 18-hole golf course. Take to the water on tubes, wake boards or knee boards, as well as by boat and kayak, or enjoy a game of Frisbee golf at the nine-hole course. Cozy up at a table for two at the Water’s Edge Grill, which serves specialties such as the spice-rubbed “Cowboy” steak, and then relax in rocking chairs and hammocks on the main deck.
Enjoy an active honeymoon vacation with outdoor fun year-round at the Wisp Resort in McHenry. Take to the slopes by ski, snow tube, snowmobile or snowshoe during the winter, and then head indoors to warm up in the heated pool or hot tub. During warmer months, tee off at the 18-hole championship golf course, take to the water in a kayak or pontoon boat or cozy up on a scenic chairlift ride for two. Wrap up your day with a Swedish massage for couples at the on-site Sewickley Spa. Recharge for your next adventure with hearty American-style cuisine, such as a buffalo chicken sandwich or a Yellowfin tuna steak, at the on-site DC’s Bar & Restaurant, or linger over drinks at the Wispers Mountainside Bar.
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- “Fodor’s USA, 28th Edition: The Guide for All Budgets, Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore On and Off the Beaten Path”; Fodor’s Travel Publications; 2003
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