The 15 Most Romantic Places in Maryland!

Planning the perfect date night is not easy. But when you get it right—everything is pure magic. From restaurants rich with romance to soothing spa trips, Maryland has an abundance of places for you and your lover to explore. Here are the 15 most romantic places in Maryland. 

1. Hot Air Balloon Rides, Friendship Hot Air Balloon, Co.

Spectacular views, a balloon ride for two and a romantic adventure neither one of you will forget can all be found soaring high in the skies of Maryland. For an incredible experience, it is hard to beat something so unique and private.

2. Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa, Chesapeake Beach, MD

For a romantic weekend, head to this fabulous, waterfront resort and spa. The views are spectacular, rooms well-appointed and you can relax while enjoying a massage before dining at their onsite restaurants. With a walk on the beach to top off a fabulous weekend, this may become one of your couple favorites.

3. Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano, Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore Sun named it the best place in Maryland for private dining so if you are looking for a quiet and romantic dinner date, Aldo’s should definitely be on your list. This family-owned restaurant brings fine Italian dining to the Mid-Atlantic and people come from all over the state to enjoy their family recipes. Rated the best Italian restaurant in Maryland by Zagat, this is one you don’t want to miss.

4. Wisp Resort, McHenry, MD

For romance in the snow, head to Wisp Resort. This is Maryland’s premier getaway for skiers and the lodge is truly romantic. If you time the trip just right, you can sip on hot cider while watching the snowflakes fall out the grand windows in the Lodge. There are six restaurants to choose from so after a day of skiing, you can unwind and relax before turning in for the night.

5. Baltimore World Trade Center, Baltimore, MD

For a stunning view of the Charm City, head to the 27th floor of the Baltimore World Trade Center. You can enjoy a quiet conversation while enjoying views typically reserved for the birds and then dine at one of Baltimore’s fabulous restaurants.

6. Inn at 202 Dover, Easton, MD

Dine at their Michelin Star rated restaurant and then stay at this old Victorian mansion in one of the five suites. Incredibly romantic, the Inn at 202 Dover is like stepping back in time to an era where ladies wore petticoats and men dressed in tuxedos, making it the perfect getaway for anyone that loves history and fine dining.

7. Monumental Helicopters, Baltimore, Annapolis, MD

Get romantic while soaring above stunning Annapolis or Baltimore. Both of these waterfront cities are truly something to behold from the air but few people ever adventure up there. This makes a romantic helicopter ride or proposal something truly unique and memorable.

8. Learn to salsa with Maryland Salsa Jam

Does your significant other love to dance? Do they keep trying to get you out on the dance floor? Surprise them with fun lessons and a night of romantic salsa dancing with Maryland Salsa Jam. They offer beginner classes so even the most inexperienced dancer can have an amazing time.

9. Rockville Ice Rink, Rockville, MD

Hold hands with your love as you skate outdoors, doing a few laps around the rink. This is a fun and lighthearted way to enjoy a romantic evening together and with restaurants surrounding the Rockville Ice Rink, you can find something delicious to eat when you are done.

10. Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD

With views of the capital, the Gaylord National Resort provides plenty of opportunities to stay and dine just outside of D.C. Their onsite restaurants are romantic, you can go on the large Ferris wheel and stay in one of their many suites after spending the day at the spa. Romantic and pampering, a night at the Gaylord is something truly special.

11. Red Red Wine Bar, Annapolis, MD

The Red Red Wine Bar is incredibly romantic with deep rich hues surrounding you, furniture you can sink into, and a wine list that is divine. Enjoy a glass of wine and an appetizer before dinner or stay here all night. You can’t go wrong at the Red Wine Bar.

12. Woodend Nature Sanctuary, Chevy Chase, MD

Not all romantic destinations cost money. You can explore the Woodend Nature Sanctuary and enjoy the beautiful grounds of this historic mansion in Chevy Chase. The 40-acre grounds date back to the 1600s and there are plenty of places to stop, enjoy the view, and simply spend time together enjoying nature.

13. Walk the beach

There are so many beaches in Maryland that you can almost always find one within an hour of where you are. Start your romantic day or weekend with a stroll on one of Maryland’s beaches. Look for shells and just enjoy each other’s company. If you go in the winter, the views will still be lovely but the beach should be virtually empty.

14. Narrows Restaurant, Grasonville, MD

With unobstructed views of the Chesapeake Bay, the Narrows Restaurant is a fabulously romantic destination. You can enjoy a quiet afternoon or relaxing dinner in this beautiful, yet unpretentious atmosphere. Just remember to try the crab cakes. They’re spectacular!

15. Charleston, Baltimore, MD

With numerous awards, including Best Wine List, a five-star Diamond-rated, four stars on Forbes, and more—Charleston is a romantic favorite in Baltimore. The New York Times called their food “splendid” and they were right. The combination of French food and low country favorites makes for a unique culinary experience in an atmosphere that is both romantic and divine. 

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