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Howard County Historical Society

3 Unique Exhibits from the Howard County Historical Society

At the Wayside Inn, we’re a prime home base for trips to so many American history sites. We’re particularly proud of our own county. The Howard County Historical Society preserves and presents our area’s storied past. This fall, consider reserving a getaway to Wayside Inn that coincides with one of these Howard County Historical Society […]

Patuxent River

Hiking, Fishing and More at These Patuxent River Parks

As one of Maryland’s designated scenic rivers, Patuxent River showcases the region’s natural beauty and provides hours of experiences, both open air and cultural. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at Wayside Inn, outdoors enthusiasts should consider hiking in nearby Patuxent River State Park. Or for nature mixed with history, a visit to the downriver Patuxent […]

Ellicott City Music Festival

Experience the Ellicott City Music Festival

The streets in Ellicott City come alive each September during the Ellicott City Music Festival, also known as the Main Street Music Fest. This free family-friendly event is a great time to enjoy music, locally brewed craft beer, food and a variety of activities! Billed as Maryland’s first “Unsigned Emerging Artist Music Festival,” you will […]

HCC Grand Prix

Don’t Miss the Annual HCC Grand Prix

One of the year’s most exciting horse-related event in Maryland, outside of the Preakness, is Howard County Community College’s Grand Prix. Held each September at Marama Farm in Clarksville, Md., the HCC Grand Prix is a beautiful 15-minute ride from the Wayside Inn and a great way to spend an afternoon. The 2015 event will […]

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore: Our Favorite Things to Do

When you visit the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, you’re visiting the nation’s third oldest zoo! Originally established in 1876, this zoo spans more than 135 acres and offers the chance to view nearly 200 species of animals. The zoo’s newest addition is an exhibit for African penguins. There is no doubt that spending a day […]

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Upcoming Performances by the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Enjoy a live Shakespeare performance in a unique setting under the stars the next time you visit the Baltimore area. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company spends most of each year performing for audiences at its home theatre in Baltimore. But, eeach summer, the company performs under the stars at the open-air ruins of the Patapsco Female […]

Baltimore's Little Italy

3 Restaurants to Try in Baltimore’s Little Italy

If a trip to Italy is on your bucket list, but it may be a while before the trip comes to fruition, you can still get a little taste of Italy by visiting one of the many delicious restaurants, cafes and bakeries in Baltimore’s Little Italy. Featuring authentic Italian food, this popular section of Baltimore […]

Iron Girl Columbia

Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon: Everything You Need to Know

Attention female runners, swimmers and cyclists: If you’ve ever thought about participating in a triathlon series, a sprint triathlon is a great place to start. While the distances for each activity are abbreviated, compared to a full triathlon, there is still an incredible amount of work that goes into training and completing a race. If you’re […]

Howard County Fair

It’s Almost Time for the Howard County Fair

Do you remember going to your first county fair? What was your favorite ride? What was your favorite food? Here at the Wayside Inn, we remember the thrill of riding the Ferris wheel and the merry-go-round, as well as the satisfaction of eating an elephant ear and all of its powdered sugar goodness. If you’d […]

Baltimore breweries

14 Baltimore Breweries to Experience

This great nation of ours offers a plethora of wonderful places to visit. Each city and town provide something new and exciting to see – and taste! If you’re a beer lover, you’re in luck. Maryland has several places to taste local offerings, including the following Baltimore breweries. Baltimore Breweries Union Craft Brewing Company The […]

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