We all need a little inspiration from Dionysus every now and then. Luckily for you, the Greek god of wine and revelry has been hanging out in the rural outskirts of Baltimore County. Head for the hills with this week's Escape to Maryland's wine country.
You and a fellow merrymaker will spend one night at the Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn ($99). The property's bountiful amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center. Toast your divine stay with an included bottle of wine at check-in, then settle into your guest room complete with down bedding, premium cable, and wireless high-speed Internet.
Start your day with a heavenly included breakfast at on-site Cinnamon Tree, then set out to explore Hunt Valley. Commune with the nature at nearby Oregon Ridge Park, where you can hike and bike wooded trails or meander along the rambling river. If you prefer to worship idols like Jack Nicklaus or Arnold Palmer, there are three public golf courses within ten miles of the hotel.
When the spirit moves you, venture to historic Boordy Vineyards, Maryland's oldest winery. During an included tour and tasting, you'll learn about the intricate process of turning grapes into the fine, fermented nectar of the gods. Make Dionysus proud with an evening of revelry at the winery, which hosts live music events each weekend.
In downtown Baltimore, pay homage to Poseidon with a visit to the National Aquarium or a stroll through the Inner Harbor. Continue carousing at Harborplace, where your cup runneth over with dining options and watering holes.
This week's Escape is good to the last drop, so hoist your goblets for a jaunt to Maryland's wine country.
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Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn
A One-Night Stay for Two with Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting, Bottle of Wine, and Breakfast
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