Any chance to add some additional East Coast City properties. I was thinking of Baltimore, Annapolis, Philadelphia, Atlantic City. Baltimore and Annapolis have been adding more boutique style properties that would appeal to many high end travellers.Also, Baltimore has some wonderful neighborhoods such as Fells Point that have great restaurants, shopping, and historical sights close by. (Plus some are pet-friendly.) This is a great region and I would love to see it represented a little more.
Great suggestion, bonniejoy03! Philadelphia and Baltimore are very interesting cities to visit. Philadelphia has a vast array of museums, restaurants, art galleries etc... and Baltimore is really beginning to shine as a city on it's own with the wonderful harbour area. Plus Baltimore has a great baseball stadium!
CMDAVILACLI: You are so correct. PHilly is also hosting the Renoir exhibit. I don't think it will be visiting a lot of areas. Camden Yards( Baltimore's stadium) is so interesting. It reminds you of an old time park. The park is walking distance to the restaurants, shopping, ferry to other points, and historical sights.The Inner Harbour and DarlingHarbour in Sydney are pretty identical which is neat if you visit Australia and then see the same in Baltimore!! I just love the region and it is so easy to navigate. I know of many "chain" hotels but it would be nice to try a smaller, boutique style property.
Hi LHBrown. Now you are talking!! I did check the DC options and they do have a few nice properties. Seems most are Buy Now or a la carte. Just an FYI...the Fairmont Washington DC looks great and they accept pets!! I would love to have smaller boutique properties in the DC, Alexandria, Georgetown area. I don't think I have seen Savannah added to properties. That is a great idea also.
Thanks for the info... I guess I was only looking at the auction properties and didn't see anything there for Washington DC. I will check out the Fairmount as we will be driving South soon. Would like to say in DC area to take in the National Gallery and the Cochran museum on our way down. We used to be pet owners, but now our gypsy lifestyle no longer lends itself to a dog or a cat, not even a goldfish....
Hi Lhbrown. Fairmount has been on auction. It is also offered as an "a la carte" property. This price seems better than the regular price on their web site. I believe two other DC properties are on auction (maybe Buy Nows). Also check out Combsberry. It is on the Chesapeake. Might be a nice B & B on your drive south. The auction has changed from weekend stays to weekday stays. We have not booked yet but hope to go in March.
Thanks for your info and all your good legwork, I appreciate it.... We are leaving tomorrow for our drive south, so I guess I missed the boat. No time to do anything about it now. But then, my husband has family in Fredricksburg, so we decided to crash with them for 2 nights and try public transportation from Fredricksburg to DC to see the National Gallery and the Cochran Museum. We were told there are good public transportation from Fredricksburg to DC, so we are willing to try it. I really dont want to use the car to drive back to DC, since we got our bikes strapped on and DC is probably not a good place to park the car with the bikes on it to visit museums. Anyway, I will be signing off for the next 5 or 6 days, the time it will take us to get down to Florida.
We'll miss you here on the LL Community while you're driving down to Florida. Hope you have a safe trip. I'm sure all of us look forward to reading your informative and interesting posts on your travel experiences in the Sunshine State.
Thanks for your kind comments. We are still on the road South. So far we had a very interesting journey. Spent one day in Washington, DC taking the fast train from Fredricksburg, VA in to DC visiting the National Gallery and the Cochran Museum. I loved seeing these two museums again, rediscovering old things and finding new ones. While staying with family in Fredricksburg, we also got a chance to explore Fredricksburg and its historic downtown and visit some of the battlefields. On the way to Winston-Salem in NC, wesaw the Replacement.com showroom from the highway. So we did a short detour to visit their showroom. What an impressive place. I felt like a kid in a candy store with all the beautiful china and christal expertly displayed and all for sale. We did wind up replacing and adding some pieces of my china pattern. I told my husband he should have never let me lose in such a place.... Today we are off exploring Winston-Salem with a friend. Tomorrow we are planning to go as far as Macon, GA, another historic town to explore.