Slow down. Take a moment. Be together. A romantic weekend with someone you love doesn’t need to be filled with glitz and glamor. Sometimes, a quiet day in the country and an evening under the stars are much more meaningful. In Prince George’s County, you can find the space to bond without distraction.
Follow this itinerary in Brandywine for a weekend filled with nature, connection, and — yes — wine.
Tour the Prince George’s County countryside by horse-drawn carriage with Brandywine Carriage Tours. The one-hour country tour travels four miles roundtrip along local lanes, passing fields, woodland, and farms. The two-hour ride and winery experience will pass similar scenery, but you’ll also stop at the family-owned Romano Vineyard & Winery for a tasting. On both rides, you’ll learn about the history of the region and immerse yourself in the natural landscape.
Stop by the celebrity-favorite Crab Boss for Florida-style seafood. Try the Boss fries, shrimp alfredo pasta, and seafood mac and cheese — or indulge in the Lil Boss Combo, where you’ll get 1/2 lb of snow crab, 1/2 lb of shrimp, an 8 oz lobster tail, potatoes, corn, sausage, and egg, all topped with Boss sauce, crab dust, and parsley.
Find a bit of Napa Valley in Prince George’s County at Janemark Winery and Vineyard. Open all year, the estate has been family-owned since 1877. The vineyards grow Albariño, Vidal, Chambourcin, Barbera, and Petit Manseng. The tasting barn was built in the 1930s and is open to the public and for private events. Visit the winery all year long for a glass of wine and an artisanal charcuterie board.
Continue your weekend in the country by booking a night at the Hennessy Creek Bed & Breakfast. The historic home was built in 1830 and is part of the National Historic Registry. On over 41 acres of land, this farmhouse has been home to just four families since it was built. The intimate space is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway, and the amenities include massage sessions and carriage rides.
Plan ahead when you reserve your stay at the Hennessy Creek Bed & Breakfast and book one of its three- or four-course dinners cooked by local executive chefs. With seven days' notice, the site will prepare a meal that rivals any high-end restaurant in the region.
Looking for a spa experience in the county? Book a weekend at Wellspring Manor & Spa and follow this itinerary.