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valentine's day in DC

Have the Most Romantic Valentine’s Day in DC

In a city like Washington DC, there’s never a shortage of interesting events and memorable sights. No surprise, then, that when you spend Valentines Day in DC, you’ll find a range of activities to make it the most romantic holiday. Whether you’re intrigued by outstanding musical performances or enticed by the classic elegance of French […]

seafood in Baltimore

Your Guide to the Best Seafood in Baltimore

When you visit Baltimore, it’s basically expected that you’ll go for a crab cake or two. And while there are loads of places to enjoy the fruits of the Chesapeake, there are several standout restaurants that serve the best seafood in Baltimore. (For more of our Howard County recommendations, download our free area vacation guide!) […]

colonial Annapolis historic district

Take a Day Trip to the Colonial Annapolis Historic District

  Baltimore and Washington DC are convenient to the Wayside Inn in historic Ellicott City, but a charming and equally historic site nearby is the colonial Annapolis historic district. (For our recommendations on what to see and do in Howard County, download our free area vacation guide.) Annapolis was a colonial capital city known as […]

Forget-Me-Not Factory

Experience a Bit of Magic at the Forget-Me-Not Factory

Our hometown, historic Ellicott City, is rife with Americana charm and history. (Check out our free Howard County vacation guide for a ton of recommendations!) Shops like the magical Forget-Me-Not Factory are what make Ellicott City so special. So what exactly is the Forget-Me-Not Factory? It is whimsy. It is magic. It’s where bubbles meet […]

Spend a Day at the Shops at Savage Mill

As is the case with most places in our historic county, Savage Mill is a contemporary destination with a storied past. (For recommendations on what to see and do in Howard County, download our free area vacation guide!) Now known as a place to shop and dine, Savage Mill was once just that: a mill. […]

Pratt Street Ale House

Enjoy a Local, Craft Beer at Pratt Street Ale House

Craft beer enthusiasts will find a place to taste the best of Baltimore at the Pratt Street Ale House. (You can find all our recommendations for our favorite things to do in Howard County in our free area vacation guide!) Pratt Street showcases local, craft beers in a historic setting that just can’t be equaled. […]

Maryland Bridal Shows offer great wedding inspiration

How to Get Ready for the Upcoming Maryland Bridal Shows

If you’re a bride-to-be, planning for your big day can be a combination of excitement and stress. Bridal shows bring together vendors and ideas and match them with brides for a one-stop, stress reducing shop. Mark your calendars for the following Maryland bridal shows. Each one will give you a ton of inspiration and get […]

Howard County Conservancy.

Explore and Learn at the Howard County Conservancy

  Both Baltimore and our own Ellicott City are located within wonderful Howard County. The Howard County Conservancy celebrates our historic county’s natural features and provides a number of programs that are both fun and educational. From meteor showers to nature walks, Flashlight Hikes and holiday celebrations, the Conservancy showcases the best of Howard County. […]

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The Best Romantic Restaurants in Columbia, Maryland

Nothing begins a romantic evening quite like an intimate meal together. Of course, the overall atmosphere of the establishment and the quality of the food are just as important. During your stay with us at The Wayside Inn, a visit to one of the romantic restaurants in Columbia, Maryland may be in order. To help […]

New Year's Eve in Maryland

6 Great Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Maryland

New Year’s Eve can be the biggest party of the year wherever you are. But if you celebrate New Year’s Eve in Maryland, you’ll have a front-row seat to the best celebrations in the country. A themed masquerade? Check. A raucous party? Absolutely. How about an intimate fête among friends? You got it. Whether you […]

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