Does a certain cocktail inspire memories of a terrific vacation or event? Drew Lazor’s article, “The Rise of Baltimore’s Orange Crush Cocktail” in Punch, brought us back to a delightful trip to Rehoboth and Baltimore a few years ago.
In a six day car trip, it was easy to combine beach and city in the Delaware/Maryland area. From Rehoboth, Delaware to the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula are miles of beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches. We stayed at the quaint Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in a room with a small balcony and ocean view.
Dogfish Head Brewery, based in Milton Delaware, also operates a brewpub in Rehoboth Beach where they offer their “off-centered ales for off-centered people” as well as a new line of 100% scratch-make spirits.
Beer sampler for me and Orange Crush for hubby.
A scenic drive across the peninsula, over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and through Annapolis gets you to Baltimore. Stop for lunch at “The Narrows” restaurant in Grasonville, Maryland, whose signature crab cakes make various “best of” lists every year.
Baltimore’s harbor area is scenic and safe with so much to do. Harbor boat tours, restaurants and bars, historic Fort McHenry.
Our favorite activity was our Charm City Food Tour of Federal Hill with David Kinder. He delivered historic information very eloquently as well as including plentiful and delicious food at four varied food establishments. Charm City set the bar so high that future food tours proved to be a letdown!