The Ivy Hotel, Baltimore, MD
This Relais & Chateaux property—Maryland’s first and only—is an ideal spot for couples looking for a quick post-wedding getaway. The historic 19th-century mansion underwent a massive five-year renovation before opening as a boutique hotel in 2015 in Baltimore’s much-coveted neighborhood of Mount Vernon, where 19th and 20th century brownstones line the streets. With just 18 rooms, nine of which are suites, The Ivy is an intimate escape where the big draw is its many common spaces, including a library, lounge, conservatory, tea room, and courtyard. Couples looking for a night away should take advantage of the hotel’s mini-moon package, which includes breakfast in bed, a couples massage, a private Charm City tour, and a three-course dinner at the property’s French-influenced restaurant, Magdalena.