Kids are so welcome here that they even have their own club, Camp Hyatt Pirate’s Cove, where they can participate in scavenger hunts, mini golf, s’mores-making and many other age-appropriate activities while parents explore Maryland’s Eastern Shore (full day $80, half day $50).
Drive time: Just under three hours.
Rates: $209-$279 weekdays, $249-$359 weekends.
Where to eat: Watch the planes take off and land at Kay’s at the Airport Restaurant, a local favorite where dinners range from $12 to $21 and sandwiches run $5.95-$10.95. 5263 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, (410) 901-8844.
What to do: Help raise the sails, take the helm, or simply enjoy the scenery and hear the stories of working watermen on a Choptank River cruise aboard the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester. Two-hour Saturday cruises are $30, $10 for kids; one-hour Sunday cruises $15/$7. (410) 228-7141, skipjack-nathan.org.
Rainy-day fun: Learn how the Maryland watermen plied their trade in the Chesapeake Bay at the Richardson Maritime Museum. A highlight is the collection of 50 models depicting workboats from the late-18th to mid-20th centuries. $3 donation. 401 High St., Cambridge, (410) 221-1871, richardsonmuseum.org.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina 100 Heron Blvd. (at Route 50), Cambridge, (410) 901-1234, chesapeakebay.hyatt.com