As much as we love living in Charm City, it can be nice to get away for a weekend to enjoy nature, try new restaurants, and explore exciting places. There are lots of great summer getaway destinations within a few hour's drive of your home at 101 Cross Street.
Beaches & Boardwalks
Nothing says summer quite like a day at the beach. You can get your seaside fix at one of the beautiful beaches in Delaware. Known for its charming mile-long boardwalk, Rehoboth offers the quintessential summer boardwalk experience just 2.5 hours away. If you like to spend the nights out after a long day at the beach, head 2 miles further down the coast to Dewey Beach. It has great nightlife and an impressive list of live music options. Or, head up to nearby Lewes, Delaware to take the ferry to New Jersey and check out Cape May. Cape May has a beautiful promenade, stunning beaches, and a rich history as America’s “oldest seaside resort”.
There’s something for everyone at Ocean City, about a 3 hour's drive from 101 Cross Street. From golfing, to water sports, to sunset dinners, you can fill your days with adventure in OCMD. And with over 200 restaurants, your meals can be as varied as your activities! St. Michael’s is another one of our favorite coastal towns in Maryland, located just an hour and a half away. But don’t just take our word for it––it was voted among “USA Today's Top 10 Best Small Coastal Towns.”
You don’t have to travel by plane to enjoy an island getaway! With stunning salt marshes and even wild horses, Assateague Island feels like another world, but it’s just a few hours away. You can visit Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to see wildlands and wild animals or spend the afternoon on the beach. Looking for a more low-key stay? Take a quick trip to Tilghman Island, just shy of 2 hours away from 101 Cross Street, with plentiful opportunities for sailing, lounging, and dining.
Lakes & Mountains
If you’re looking to get in touch with nature and spend a weekend among the trees, head to one of the area’s beautiful lake regions. Deep Creek Lake is about a 3 hour's drive from your apartment home, and while it’s a popular ski destination in the winter, it offers lots of summer activities as well. Or, travel around 3 hours up to PA and visit the Pocono Mountains. If you’d like to make a weekend trip out of it, there are lots of great accommodations ranging from cute cottages to luxurious hotels & spas.
History buffs will appreciate the historical setting of Harper’s Ferry, home to amazing sites dating back to the 1800s. Learn more about the town’s story at the many museums and exhibits, then enjoy a hike along the 20 plus miles of trails in Harper’s Ferry. It’s only an hour away, perfect for a day trip! Bedford Springs is another great historic destination. It’s about a 2-hour drive, but it’s worth the visit––Omni Bedford Springs is a fantastic resort, where you can golf, relax, have a day at the spa, and so much more.
Enjoy Your Summer
If you partake in any of our favorite summer getaways, we hope you have a wonderful time! Your home at 101 Cross Street will be waiting for you when you return. Be sure to tag us in photos of your adventures @101CrossStreet.