Updated: Nov 10, 2020
If you are looking for a quick getaway close to Baltimore, Frederick, Maryland is a great choice. This is what our itinerary looked like, and we highly recommend all of the below…
11 am – Arrive in Frederick. Grab a coffee or a snack at Frederick Coffee Co. & Café.
12 pm – Walk around Carroll Creek Park and work up an appetite.
1 pm – Get some delicious burgers, fries, and drinks at Maxwell’s Kitchen.
2 pm – Check into your Bed & Breakfast. 10 Clarke Bed & Breakfast is adorable. We were greeted by the owner, Monique. Her cookies were divine. She also had water, iced tea, and wine waiting for us on arrival. The house is beautiful and our room was clean, unique, and comfortable.
3 pm – Head to one of the many wineries in the area. We chose Springfield Manor, which is a winery, a distillery, and a brewery. The outside area was beautiful, the band was entertaining, and we really enjoyed a few hours there. The manor also has a lavender farm. Sadly, the flowers were not in full bloom.
6 pm – Head back to the B&B for some R&R.
7 pm – Grab a drink somewhere in the downtown area. A friend with good taste suggested Hootch and Banter.
8 pm – Have a tasty dinner with top-notch service at the Tasting Room. We started with a few drinks, which were spectacular (don't forget a champagne toast). We also shared three mouth-watering appetizers -- the octopus, the crab ravioli, and the beef carpaccio. Definitely order the Atlantic Halibut and the Veal Tenderloin for your main course. Perfection.
Next morning – Sit down for a wonderful breakfast at the B&B. The coffee was necessary and tasted just right. As for the food, we were served the triple threat (as I like to call it): a light first course, a sweet second course, and a savory third course. The first course was a blended shake. I am not usually one for shakes, but I downed this one. And it was only 70 calories! The second course was Ecuadorian cocoa waffles with organic syrup, homemade whipped cream, and strawberries. Heavenly! They were definitely Justin’s favorite. I personally enjoyed the third course the most. A light, fluffy frittata which I could eat every day.
So if you are looking for 24 hours of fun nearby, this is your itinerary for Frederick, Maryland.
Most importantly, don’t forget to see the world, and eat the food.