If you go: Hyatt Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge

March 03, 2011|By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, 100 Heron Blvd. at U.S. 50, Cambridge 21613; 410-901-1234; chesapeakebay.hyatt.com. Rates vary, depending upon season. The resort has a Spring Fever promotion with rates starting at $159 per night from April 1 to June 10. Children under age 18 stay free.

Restaurants

Blue Point Provision Company, Hyatt Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, 410-901-6410. With views of the River Marsh Marina, the restaurant serves local catch, including rockfish, oysters and crabs. Open Friday and Saturday only until late April. Reservations recommended for dinner.

Canvasback Restaurant and Irish Pub, 420 Race St., Cambridge, 410-221-5177. Located in a 100-year-old building that used to be a Woolworth's department store, the restaurant offers regional cuisine as well as Irish specialties. Live music every Saturday night.

Jimmie & Sook's Raw Bar and Grill, 421 Race St., Cambridge, 443-225-4115; jimmiesooks.com. Menu features a daily raw bar, soups, stuffed oysters and comfort foods like chicken and dumplings.

The BBQ Joint, 216 East Dover St., Easton, 410-690-3641; AndrewEvansBBQJoint.com. This quaint restaurant has wood shavings on the floor and serves up an array of barbecue dishes with house-made sauces. Try a sampler with pulled pork, sliced brisket, chicken and ribs plus three sides for $16.95. Quarter-pound pulled pork sandwiches start at $4.50.

Talbot County Restaurant Week, March 21-26. Participating restaurants, including Scossa Restaurant, Hunter's Tavern at the Tidewater Inn, Tilghman Island Inn and Martini's, will offer two-course lunches for $20.11 and three-course dinners for $30.11. Prices do not include tax, tip or beverages.

Things to do

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, 2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, 410-228-2677; fws.gov/blackwater. The refuge is about 12 miles south of Cambridge and has more than 27,000 acres of tidal marsh lands. It's the perfect place to spot ducks, migrating geese and bald eagles. Entry fee for cars is $3 and $1 for pedestrians or bicyclists. Open daily.

Harriet Tubman Museum, 424 Race St., Cambridge, 410-228-0401. The Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman, a native of the area, is honored in this small museum, which showcases exhibits about her development of a secret network to lead enslaved people to freedom.Open Tuesday-Saturday.

Queenstown Premium Outlets, 41 Outlet Center Drive, Queenstown; 410-827-8699. Dozens of designer outlets offering clothing, shoes, accessories and more.

More information

Talbot County Office of Tourism, 11 South Harrison St., Easton, 410-770-8000; tourtalbot.org.

Dorchester County Tourism, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge, 410-228-1000; tourdorchester.org.

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