So I started thinking about where we would go if we only had a night. I think it's important to get away and relax and just enjoy being married. I would like to go someplace we haven't been before that isn't more than 2 hours away. This doesn't offer a ton of options. One option I was hoping for was Deep Creek Lake, but that's 3 hours away. There are plenty of B&Bs in the nearby area, but those are less fun and more familiar, since we've been there.
So our options would be:
- Kent Island - only an hour away, but all the way on the other side of the bay! This would be especially great if we could get a limo to drive us. Or a boat. I haven't been to Kent Island before, other than driving through it, so it could be fun to stay here.
- Frederick - a lot of people make fun of Frederick, but I've heard good things about it. There are B&Bs and probably enough stuff to do there that would keep use entertained for the half-day we would be there. Possibly including horseback riding.
- Gettysburg - celebrate your marriage by going to the site of the greatest carnage in US history! Nonetheless, Gettysburg is pretty cool. And you can also ride horses. Apparently fall in PA is pretty nice.
- Philadelphia - this was the site of our first trip away together. It's a little further than I wanted to go, but it holds more sentimental value than any of the other places. Plus cheesesteaks. Which I don't eat, but that's not the point.
- DC - we could go down to the district, stay someplace nice, and hit up the Spy Museum or the Newseum on Monday. Especially because Columbus day isn't a school holiday for the DC area, so the museums would be pretty kid-free. The thing is though, museums are not relaxing, or particularly honeymoon-appropriate.
- Hagerstown - we've been camping out here and it's nice to be out in nature, away from everything. Not really sure what else there is to do here, but we won't be here for that long. We probably just need to find one thing to visit, and then possibly a nice relaxing couples massage, and it'll be time to go home and go back to work.
I think what will matter more if we do a honeymoon-in-a-day is going to be where we stay, not where we go - so recommendations for a nice relaxing place to stay, near good restaurants or fun places to walk around, that are outside of downtown Baltimore, would be highly appreciated!