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Sample Local Culinary Delights Near These Maryland Hotels

Posted by on October 12, 2015
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Maryland’s proximity to the ocean means there is a variety of great seafood to try, and crabs are a state favorite. Check out these interesting hotels, with restaurants nearby at which you can sample a variety of crab dishes, along with some other Maryland favorites.

Ocean City, Maryland

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Tidelands Caribbean Hotel & Suites — Ocean City, Maryland

In a prime place on the boardwalk, Tidelands Caribbean Hotel & Suites offers spacious guest rooms complete with kitchenette, and two pools, one of which is a rooftop pool perfect for watching the sunset. Take a short drive to The Shark on the Harbor restaurant and try crab cakes made from fresh lump crab caught in Phillips Creek

Main Street Annapolis Maryland

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O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel — Annapolis, Maryland

Located in the heart of historic downtown Annapolis, O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel is part of the O’Callaghan Irish family of hotels, and strives for an Irish feel, from the rooms filled with furnishings imported from Ireland to the warm and welcoming staff. Complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and easy access to the city’s free circulator trolley which stops right outside the hotel are all nice amenities. Visit nearby Carrol’s Creek Café, overlooking Spa Creek, and named for Charles Carroll, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence,  for their Maryland Cream of Crab soup, full of fresh crab and sherry.

Chesapeake Bay

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Lowes Annapolis Hotel — Annapolis, Maryland

Luxurious, contemporary Lowes Annapolis Hotel, just steps away from Chesapeake Bay, is especially family friendly with children’s menus, cribs and roll away beds available, and a “kid’s closet” complete with toys, games, DVD players with movies, strollers, and car seats. They also have a full service spa, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and a restaurant. Drive to The Boatyard Bar and Grill, on restaurant row in the historic district of Eastport, where you can find Maryland’s ubiquitous state dessert, Smith Island Cake. In the 1800s, wives of the local oystermen sent this cake along as a special treat. The cakes have very thin layers filled with fudge, which keeps better than frosting.

Allegheny County, Maryland

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Rocky Gap Casino Resort — Flintstone, Maryland

The expansive 24-hour casino in Rocky Gap Casino Resort might be one of the main draws, but the incredibly beautiful site, right on gorgeous Lake Habeeb, with an amazing view of the Allegheny Mountains, is also a great reason to book a stay here. A flat screen television, complimentary morning newspaper, refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi are all nice amenities. Add in an indoor pool, fitness center, free parking, and five restaurants and lounges, to make this resort a very nice choice. Check out Patrick’s Pub in nearby Cumberland for their Chesapeake Crab Dip, served with fresh bread sticks for dipping.

National Harbor Marina

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Wyndham Vacation Resorts — National Harbor, Maryland

Wyndham Vacation Resorts, featuring fully furnished condos with a kitchen is in the heart of the National Harbor waterfront district. Indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, a shuttle to Washington, D.C., and laundry facilities, are all nice amenities at this resort. If you are in the area during the summer, you have to try one of Maryland’s most famous delicacies, blue crabs. Head to McCormick & Schmick’s to sample these fresh, sweet offerings, either steamed or fried.


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