The first Sunday after Labor Day is National Grandparents Day, a whole day dedicated to spending time with and recognizing the contributions to our lives made by our grandparents. Spend some quality family time together, reconnecting and sharing new experiences for lasting memories. Here is a mini itinerary on how to celebrate here in Talbot County:
See Spectacular Lighthouse Views
Share a learning experience of the history, environment, and culture of the Chesapeake Bay region at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Their sprawling campus includes interactive exhibitions such as learning to tong for oysters at the Waterman’s Wharf, experiencing life aboard a working fishing boat, understanding the unique watercraft of the Bay at the working shipyard, and more.
Scenic tours are available on the museum’s buyboat, the Winnie Estelle and, for a perfect view from land, climb the three stories to the top of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse to look out over the Miles River and see working and leisure boats on their way out to the Chesapeake Bay.
Check their calendar for upcoming events and festivals. You can get their by boat or car!
Family-Ready Dining is Just Steps Away
From the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum you can walk to the heart of the town of St. Michaels. Cross the Honeymoon Bridge and turn onto Talbot Street where you’ll find shops and boutiques to duck into on your way to your restaurant – we recommend reservations for most places. Give these family-ready eateries a try.
Ava’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar serves gourmet pizzas, sandwiches, and Italian-inspired dishes. Ask to be seat in the atrium to view their beer spout water feature.
Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company specializes in fresh seafood dishes including their Oyster Bar. Tables are available indoors and out.
Blu Miles Seafood and Grill lets you sit harbor-side to enjoy their steamer and raw bar, fresh seafood, plus burgers and steak with a view worth reminiscing about.
Gina’s Cafe’ offers a little something different with southwest inspired atmosphere and dishes, plus handmade margaritas.
The Crab Claw Restaurant gives you a casual waterfront dining experience and offers steamed crabs, crab cakes, and plenty of other seafood choices.
The Galley Restaurant has a unique menu of inspired, made-in-house dishes and cocktails, plus homemade sweets.
Discover St. Michaels’ many other restaurants choices!
Don’t Forget to Save Room for Dessert!
St. Michaels has great choices to satisfy your sweet tooth, and you can walk to all.
JoJo’s Cupcakes & Cream offers cupcakes baked from scratch daily and Kilby Cream ice cream to go on top.
Justine’s Ice Cream Parlor serves classic and original ice cream flavors, or try something unique from their famous Wall of Shakes.
Skipjack’s St. Michaels carries fine desserts, Gelato, gourmet coffee, Teas, and gifts.
Olde Town Candy Company is just like the traditional old-fashioned candy store, offering handmade candies, chocolates, toys, and gifts. Don’t get overwhelmed by all the choices, get one of each!