Finding ourselves completely without plans after brunch, we decided on whim to head to our favorite local-ish destination, St. Michaels, for 24 hours.
It took us a little longer than normal to arrive due to some traffic, but we made it in about 2 hours.
We arrived in our favorite B&B, the Parsonage Inn, which is right in town and a perfect spot to explore from, and checked in. Since we were a bit on the late side, we headed straight out to make sure we would be able to shop at our favorite store before it closed and take some photos at the waterfront. Everyone must check out "Take Me Home." It is must for us every time we are in town.
After a bit of shopping, walking around, and grabbing a drink while listening to live music at Foxy's, we started the drive to Tilghman Island to have dinner at the Tickler's Crab Shack and Restaurant in the Wylder Hotel.
The views of the water were just what we needed and the dinner was delicious.
I ordered the fried burrata salad with fresh tomatoes and Justin ordered the crab cake sandwich.
As we finished dinner at 8:05 pm, we only had 11 minutes to find a place across the street to see one of the beautiful sunsets that Tilghman Island is known for. After driving like a maniac, we landed in the back of a commercial fishing warehouse. Although we got yelled at for invading the space (some people call it trespassing), we did get the photos that we needed and were off on our way. Small price to pay for a good sunset photo. (Note to self: We later learned there is a great spot for sunsets on the bridge in Tilghman Island and nearby at the restaurant at the Lowes Wharf Marina Inn).
After getting back to St. Michaels, we headed to Carpenter Street Saloon for locals night. We may not be locals, but we sure love St. Michaels as much as the locals. The Saloon was a great end to the night.
The next morning, we woke up bright an early, and ate a specialty two-course breakfast at the B&B.
We then took the free bikes out for a ride around town. We highly recommend exploring the town by biking around.
After the bike ride, we needed more caffeine. Luckily, The Blue Crab was only a few steps away. With coffees in hand, we shopped some more at the unique shops on Talbot Street (and got our steps in).
Sadly, our time in St. Michaels was coming to an end, but we had to have one more meal before we left. We really debated what the last meal should be. There are so many amazing restaurants. We ended up choosing Ava's. The meatballs and the onion tart pizza are unreal.
If you want a quick getaway from Baltimore, head out and explore St. Michaels and Tilghman Island. You will love it.
As always, don't forget to see the world, and eat the food.