B&B’s Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor
It’s time for a weekend getaway, and you’re looking for something new. Nice hotels are well, nice, but sometimes it feels good to support local businesses who can give you an insider’s view of a town you’ve never been to before.
We researched some bed and breakfast spots along the Northeast Corridor that would be perfect for a weekend adventure with your significant other, your bestie or a mother-daughter bonding trip. Both our Acela Express and Northeast Regional can take you to these hidden gems.
Richmond, VA: History buffs, rejoice! The Museum District Bed and Breakfast is far enough away from the hustle and bustle to be relaxing, yet across the street from The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Historical Society. The famous Byrd Theatre is minutes away and nearby downtown Richmond puts you close to great local pubs and shopping. After you’re done exploring, curl up on the couch with a book from the library in front of a crackling fire. To top it off, this B&B also features fresh muffins in the morning and wine and cheese at night. Sign us up!
Station: Main Street Station
Baltimore, MD: One of America’s oldest port cities is a perfect escape for an unexpected weekend jaunt. Baltimore features the gorgeous Inner Harbor, Edgar Allan Poe House, Fells Point and incredible museums like The Walters. Rachael’s Dowry is a B&B in the heart of downtown that serves as an oasis and alternative to larger hotel chains. Some rooms even feature fireplaces and antique soaking tubs! It may have been built in 1798, but you’ll find updated amenities like iPhone and iPod docks — high tech and old school. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out some of these local B’more foodie spots.
Station: Baltimore Penn Station
New Haven, CT: Head up north to the Nutmeg State (bet you didn’t know that was one of Connecticut’s nicknames) to the Farnam Guest House, built by area railroad magnate Henry Farnam (how appropriate!). When you’re not enjoying this beautiful bed and breakfast indoors, take a look at Yale’s famous gothic architecture just minutes away. Book lover? Check out the Bienecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Then head down to Chapel Street (New Haven’s home to quaint coffee shops) to grab a mid-afternoon refuel. For an unusual outing, check out Grove Street Cemetery for historical tombstones and famous residents!
Station: New Haven
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