ST. MICHAELS, EASTERN SHORE: Leave the kids at home for this week's review and plan your romantic get-away... Considered the Heart & Soul of the Chesapeake Bay, Saint Michaels, Maryland is a quaint waterfront village on the Eastern Shore, this relaxed town is known as the "land of pleasant living".
St. Michaels is a collage of handsome churches, manicured colonial, federal and Victorian homes, historic heritage, diverse artistic talents and pleasant southern culture. It is also the proud cradle and repository of the Chesapeake's maritime history.
It's a shopping mecca with an incredible array of fashionable clothing, antique and artisan shops to suit any ardent collector. It's a galaxy of specialty food shops (including candy and ice cream) and superb nationally-renowned restaurants destined to delight even the most demanding gourmet. Of course, succulent Chesapeake seafood, fresh from our harbors, is the specialty.
WHERE TO STAY:
The Inn at Perry Cabin: a luxurious manor house resort and spa, with the true Victorian resort motif which has made the town infamous, offering an outdoor pool and excuisite dinig.
Harbourtowne Golf Resort & Conference Center: elegant waterfront rooms and suites overlooking the Bay. 18 hole golf course, waterfront dining, pool and tennis comlement the 153 acre waterfront resort.
IF YOU GO:
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
St Michaels' Museum for a self-guided walking tour of this historic town.
Carpenter Street Saloon - pub in the center of town
Town Dock Restaurant - casual waterfront dining
Sherwood's Landing - fine dining at the Inn at Perry Cabin
208 Talbot: premier restaurant on the Eastern Shore and reknown throughout Maryland, this romantic restaurant is described by Zagat as "sophisticated" and by customers "Spectacular".