On Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who have died serving our country, the place we are fortunate enough to call home. Memorial Day was originally known to honor those lost in the Civil War, but now it has transitioned to honor all military personnel who passed in World War II, the Vietnam War, Korean War, and Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Since 1971, Americans across the nation have taken off work, visited memorials, vacationed on weekend trips, packed picnics, and so much more to honor those who have died for our country.
Here at Union Wharf, we are lucky to be centrally located in Baltimore, which is so close to so many different places to visit. Take a breather on your long Memorial Day weekend and enjoy a mini-vacation at these nearby destinations:
Rehoboth, a quaint beach town on the beaches of Delaware, is the perfect place to spend Memorial Day Weekend. Walk the boardwalk, shop at the outlets, drive mopeds, and tan on the warm Rehoboth beaches! At only a 2 and a half hour drive from your home at Union Wharf, take a day trip or long weekend here in Delaware.
Take the ferry from Rehoboth to your next beach destination, Cape May! Jump in the waves at family friendly beaches, grab a hot dog from walk-up stands, spend the night at pet friendly hotels… who wouldn’t love a weekend away at Cape May?!
Ocean City Maryland, about 2 and a half hours from Baltimore, has 10 miles of beach for you to explore! As one of TripAdvisors top 10 beaches, Ocean City is jam-packed with restaurants, golf, fishing, museums, hotels, stores, and activities for you and your family this Memorial Day weekend.
The Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean collide at Virginia Beach. Go for a ride on the Atlantic Avenue Fun Park, take a photo in front of the iconic King Neptune Statue, or take a stroll down the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier.
The Assateague and Chincoteague islands, off the coasts of Virginia and Maryland, are the perfect place to take a day trip! Most vacationers are able to explore both islands in one day alone. Known for their wildlife, forests, kayaking, and camping spaces, these islands are too fun to pass up, especially since they are only a 3 hour drive from Union Wharf!
Charlottesville, home to UVA, is full of quaint historical buildings and landmarks, along with the best local spirits, wineries, and distilleries. Take a hike on the Rivanna Trail and Ragged Mountain, even go sky-diving in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Shenandoah Valley, full of farms and orchards, is the perfect place to hike if you love the outdoors! Complete with campgrounds and RV Parks, this hikers haven is 2 hours from your home at Union Wharf.
Berkeley Springs, a little town in the crevices of West Virginia, is only about 90 minutes from the greater Baltimore area. As one of the Best Small Historic Towns, voted by USA Today, stop in and enjoy the spa, shops, and historic inns and eateries. And who doesn’t love spending the night in a log cabin?
There’s No Place Like Home
If you are feeling like a weekend at home, do not fret! Union Wharf has stellar amenities and a pool awaiting you! There is truly no place like home, so if you do decide to spend your Memorial Day Weekend with us, tag us in your photos, @UnionWharf.