Romantic Destinations In Maryland

If you’re tired of sitting at home with your loved one and just need a little together time, you might want to consider some of the lesser known romantic destinations in Maryland.

Whether you want privacy time together or activities to enjoy just the two of you, at Deep Creek Lake in McHenry, you’ll find the best of both worlds. They combine a wonderful lakeside retreat with a year-round resort that is sure to please everyone. Here, you’ll find Maryland’s largest man-made lake at 12 miles long and 65 miles of shoreline. At Wisp Resort, for example, you have a 4 season resort of ski, golf and water sports. Hot tubs and indoor swimming pools just add to the ambiance.

While yes, this town is known for the Naval Academy, there’s so much more to the town that makes it one of the most romantic cities in Maryland. The water location it’s self lends it’s self to romance. Check in for a night or two at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, with its waterfront view and colonial antiques and reproduction furnishings. Take advantage of the boat rentals for a moon lit water cruise. Or maybe spending nights out in the historic old part of town or on your balcony watching the boats come in is your idea of serenity.

Nothing says romance like walking hand in hand down the beach. What better place to check out the Atlantic than in Ocean City? From fancy hotels to quaint condos, you can pick up a last minute rental for a song and enjoy the salty night air from a beach side patio. Take in the boardwalk and win your honey a stuffed animal, just like when you were dating.


On the eastern shore of Maryland on the Miles River, you will find The Inn at Perry Cabin. If this isn’t romantic finery, then what is? A colonial mansion turned resort, this calm and elegant home turned inn is steeped in history. Rejuvenation, wellness and of course, pampering come hand in hand with this Inn with it’s attached spa. Look into the bed and breakfast package that gives you time to explore the quaint town and also enjoy the amenities at the mansion.

No, you may not think of romance when you think of this city, but it makes the list due to one of the most romantic restaurants in all of the state. If you don’t have much time to spare, make reservations at La Ferme on Brookville Road, then check into the Ritz Carlton. La Ferme is known for its serenity and lovely French country atmosphere. If you arrive in town too late for dinner, fear not. You can also get Brunch from 11-2.

Yes, romance can indeed be found in the suburbs of Richmond. Here, you can take a stroll along Main Street or take the Old Town Laurel walking tour. Additionally, you can visit Montpelier Mansion & Gardens where you can be party to teas, tours and re-enactments. The gardens are open year-round and are the perfect spot for romantic pictures that you will remember for a lifetime.

If you’ve never heard of it, well, you should have. Here, the Caribbean comes to Maryland. Nestled in a cove on the Chesapeake Bay, this Caribbean style resort is home to 30 rooms and 6 suites. Take in a night or two or make it a week long getaway. Enjoy it all, from the restaurant and lounge to the romantic outdoor hot tubs.

It’s not necessary to plan romantic getaways that take you far from home. Stay in Maryland and enjoy the many romantic fun getaways just a short drive from home.

Roman Grinev Studios is a Maryland Wedding Photographer, who has been capturing couples memories since 1998. They have offices in Maryland and Virginia.
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