With spring break just around the corner, it’s officially time to start daydreaming of your upcoming vacation plans! Our go-to spring break spot? The Chesapeake Bay. With activities for the whole family and plenty of opportunities for relaxation, we are so ready to head to the bay. Check out our guide below for a fun-filled trip to the Chesapeake Bay.
It should come as no surprise that the Chesapeake Bay is filled with many opportunities for outdoor exploration. This region is filled with abundant fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, birdwatching, camping, and more for your family to discover. In addition to the stunning waterfront, be sure to check out the state parkland and wildlife refuges. Our personal favorite is camping at False Cape State Park, where you can enjoy waking up right on the beach. According to our own Chesapeake Bay expert, Katie Horsley Dew of Horsley Dew Real Estate, if you’re looking for something closer to home or hotel, “Walk the streets and boardwalks of Kilmarnock, Irvington, or Urbanna, to name a few of the local waterfront towns.”
What’s a vacation without some me-time? When you’re worn out from fun in the sun, head to one of the many spas throughout the region for a facial or massage. The Chesapeake Bay is also home to many charming bed and breakfasts, where you can add some romantic flare to your weekend away. According to Horsley Dew, “Stay on the waterfront at the glorious Tides Inn with a fabulous spa, boat tours, food, and specialty drink of the Lancaster Lemonade. I also love the ever-charming Hope and Glory bed and breakfast, also located in Irvington.”
Vacations are a time to let loose! The Chesapeake Bay is packed with countless restaurants and bars offering local flavors with global flare. Breweries and creative cocktail bars make for a wonderful addition to any night out. Horsley Dew’s insider tip? “Don’t forget the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula areas, where you will find local wineries Ingleside Vineyards and Good Luck Cellars.” Cheers!