The Chesapeake Bay’s location allows you to maximize not just the places you will have access to, but the kinds of places, too, like cities, historic sites, and natural attractions. The Bay borders bustling cities and famed bridges and tunnels. You can also visit colonial towns and picturesque farms if you seek a more tranquil stay. Amidst this array of differing geography are activities as varied as the land that they occur on. Our lovely bed and breakfasts in Chesapeake Bay will put you in the best place to fully enjoy the unique area.
Things to See & Do
Travel to one of the secluded islands in the Chesapeake Bay by boat, or enjoy one of the many water-based activities, like a riverboat tour. This is a historic area, so there are heaps of historic sites and trails to explore. You can learn about the early explorations of the Americas or visit sites of the Civil War. If you are a nature enthusiast, Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North America and supports a diverse array of life. There are hundreds of fish species here and more than one wildlife reserve!
Don’t forget to traverse the magnificent Chesapeake Bay Bridge if you are staying at a bed and breakfast in Maryland. If you’re staying in Virginia, you might brave the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, which is one of the seven “Engineering Wonders of the Modern World” and goes both above and below the bay waters.
Where to Eat & Drink
Chesapeake Bay’s cuisine is unique for one reason: Old Bay. This secret blend of spices is made in Baltimore and is a local phenomenon, used on everything from famed blue crabs to potato chips. Of course, there is all kinds of delicious seafood within reach (see above: hundreds of fish species). For those who are staying in the Virginia area of Chesapeake Bay, you’ll want to check out some of the fabulous vineyards. Farm-to-table cuisine is also popular here.
Best Time to Visit
The ideal time to visit depends on the kind of experience you seek. If you are looking to bask in the sunshine and enjoy the waters of the bay, summer is the best time to visit. If you’d like to enjoy colorful foliage and make good use of the hiking trails available, consider coming in the fall. Wintertime is rather brisk, but a variety of birds (including once-endangered species, like the bald eagle and brown pelican), spend their winters here. Blankets of snow make for a picture-perfect landscape.
Where to Stay
Select Registry has many bed and breakfasts along the Chesapeake Bay that put you perfectly within range of all that this region has to offer. In Maryland and Virginia, we have waterfront bed and breakfasts that offer views of the bay without having to leave the comfort of your home away from home. Enjoy spacious, elegant rooms and make the most of your Chesapeake Bay vacation by staying at a Select Registry property!