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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. […]

Restaurant table at sunset

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 […]

Howard County farms

4 Fun Howard County Farms to Visit with Your Family

Howard County is known for its beauty, but also its bounty. The Howard County farms spanning the countryside provide a glimpse into the working agrarian side of our beloved region. From alpacas to bees, hayrides to tennis, there’s something for every interest. Download our Howard County, MD, Travel Guide for all our favorite Howard County […]

haunted Ellicott City

Take a Ghost Tour of Haunted Ellicott City

  A city immersed in so much history doesn’t come without its ghost stories. In fact, there have been many reported sightings of some of the town’s most notable past residents. If you don’t mind the shivers down your spine, take a look at these Ellicott City ghost tours. And for our favorite Ellicott City […]

Ice Skating on Christmas in Baltimore

Memorable ways to celebrate Christmas in Baltimore

If you’re looking for a charming holiday getaway this year, come spend part of your Christmas in Baltimore this winter. With the variety of events and scenery offered during the holiday season, Baltimore is one of the top Christmas destinations on the east coast. (Tip: many of our favorite destinations in our free area vacation guide […]

Symphony of Lights

Celebrate at the Howard County Symphony of Lights

  Every year in our own Howard County, the Symphony of Lights makes the region sparkle. A must-see annual event, the Symphony of Lights in Columbia, MD, has been recognized by the Baltimore Sun as a family-oriented spectacular. (For more family-friendly things to do, check out our free area vacation guide.) What Is the Symphony […]

Baltimore Christmas market

Get Festive at The Amazing Baltimore Christmas Village

Starting on Thanksgiving Day, the Baltimore Christmas Village will open for business! Since 2013, this German Christmas market offers indoor and outdoor vendors in the style of the traditional Christkindl Market in Nuremberg. (For more recommendations for places to visit while you’re in Baltimore, download our free area vacation guide!) The market will be open […]