Family Fun on the Chesapeake Bay

View of Chesapeake Bay from our room – wedding set up in progress

A flashback post from last summer! In late June, we drove about ten hours from Charlotte to Cambridge, Maryland to reunite with family at the Hyatt Regency Resort on the Chesapeake Bay. The Hyatt stands out as the main tourist destination in Cambridge, a town located on the Eastern shore of Maryland about 2 hours from Washington D.C. Though the road trip was quite an adventure with a seven month old, we arrived to a glass of champagne and spectacular view of the Chesapeake. The weekend’s activities included a paddleboat ride to famous crab distributor J.M. Clayton, where we sat elbow to elbow for a feast of fresh crab, steak and all the fixins. Younger family members competed to construct boats out of cardboard and duct tape, our grade school age cousins outshining the 20 and 30 somethings in nautical design.

The Hyatt would certainly appeal to couples for a romantic getaway but caters to families with nightly s’more roasting by the Grand Fireplace, four pools and many other kid-friendly amenities. Call for a list of recommended babysitters to plan a parents’ night out after a day of family fun (we called before the trip to find an available sitter and check references). Beyond the resort, travellers can browse shops and art galleries on Main Street in Cambridge, and boating enthusiasts can watch restoration of wooden vessels at the Richardson Maritime Museum. Underground railroad heroine Harriet Tubman hailed from the Cambridge area, tours can be scheduled in advance to learn about her legacy.

For a scenic day trip, head to Annapolis (about an hour drive from Cambridge) for waterfront dining, guided tours of the Naval Academy, boating and lots more.

Though a lengthy drive from Charlotte, we loved discovering the hidden oasis of Cambridge.

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