Plan a weekend getaway to one of these coastal inns for inviting accommodations, great food, and plenty to keep you busy. Or, just kick up your feet and relax!
Located in the former steamboat port of Irvington, The Hope and Glory Inn's accomodations comprise seven rooms in an 1890 schoolhouse, plus 6 cottages. Although it doesn't overlook water, its owners host weekend crab-and-cocktail cruises aboard their 1952 Chesapeak Bay workboat, The Faded Glory; 800/497-8228.
Eat: Stop by The Local for a coffee and breakfast sandwich, or grab a wrap or salad at lunchtime. The Trick Dog Cafe is a sophisticated but playful dinner spot where you can expect wine-braised lamb shanks or crab cakes.
Do: Trendy shops abound in Irvington. Stop by The Dandelion for clothing, jewelry, and housewares, or The River Cottage to peruse its hodgepodge of merchandise. Get a glimpse into the vessels that helped shape cities and towns along the Chesapeake at The Steamboat Era Museum.