Hello, dolls! Hello love month! <3 It’s been almost a year since our lives were altered because of COVID19. If you asked me how I think my February 2021 was going to look like, I would probably say “busy talking about our second family vacation in a country A and I have always wanted to visit”. However, life took an unexpected turn for all of us. A year after I have never yearned for the simplest adventures that we can safely do outside the comfort of our home.
12 months of being cooped with our kids, you bet A and I were in need of time away from home. We love our kids but we needed a change of scenery, to recharge, and just let go of the anxiety we’ve been holding in for a while now.
A year ago, I would not even think of doing a staycation in Baltimore. Whenever A and I would plan a weekend getaway it would always be somewhere we have to drive 4 hours or get on a plane for.
We love Baltimore — but it always felt so accessible so it was never really an option for a staycation for us. After experiencing one of the best weekend city staycations at Hotel Indigo Baltimore, I honestly can’t wait to do it again.
Here are some helpful details that can hep you plan your weekend in Baltimore.
There’s a garage across the street from Hotel Indigo Baltimore which is super convenient for your stay. This is great because Hotel Indigo Baltimore is in the heart of Mt. Vernon and there so many great restaurants around and museums to go to. This will save you the hassle of looking for a parking spot.
Check this helpful link for more details about Hotel Indigo Baltimore’s parking options.
Masks are required in all areas of the hotel except when in your room or sitting in the restaurant. I usually get anxious when going out because more than anything else, I want to keep myself and family safe from COVID. I avoid certain places that I feel are high-risk, especially crowded indoor venues or establishments that I think don’t adhere to safety protocols. I felt very safe as soon as I walked in to Hotel Indigo Baltimore.
We stayed in a corner king room and my eyes just lit up as soon as we walked in! I love hotel rooms with vibe!
Everything in the hotel was immaculately clean during our stay and I have to commend Hotel Indigo Baltimore for all the efforts they do to make their guests feel safe and comfortable during the pandemic. A lot of us are on the edge about going to places, so being somewhere that guaranteed the qualities I looked for in terms of cleanliness is big!
I could not stop raving about all the windows that surrounded our room. Watching the city for 24 hours in different angles made me realize why I keep on going back to Baltimore for the best dining experiences.
Poets is the in house restaurant of Hotel Indigo Baltimore. The team made some changes to accommodate the guidelines of the Health Department and CDC to make all their dining guests safe.
No paper menu — I have gone to some restaurants that does this and I honestly like it! I love the idea of not wasting paper on disposable menus and that extra assurance that common items are not to be passed around for everyone’s safety — and if they are, they will be sanitized.
Poets is currently offering a trimmed down menu. Due to the pandemic, restaurants are not doing as many covers as they used to resulting to smart choices about food production for restaurants.
I knew I had to get this as soon as I saw it on the menu. Poet’s Lexington Market Salad is a must try when in Baltimore! I’ve had seafood salad before but never this generous. I love getting caesar salad when on a date with A so this was one of the bests for sure — mainly because of the 2 crab cakes, huge piece of salmon, and shrimp! I told A we could have shared this for dinner because it was HUGE!
We went back to Poets for breakfast the morning after and the restaurant was extra beautiful with all the light coming in from the windows.
Hotel Indigo Baltimore’s snack bar is the best I have seen! They have bottles of wine, local purveyors of sweet treats, house made meals, and best of all Taharka ice cream!!
I coudn’t help it! I had to grab a pint of Taharka’s chocolate ice cream to kick-off our staycation.
THINGS TO DO, EAT, AND SEE
- Do – walk around the neighborhood during the day and see the beauty of Mt. Vernon
- Do – spa day! Hotel Indigo Baltimore offers in house massage appointments. There are also local spas in the area you can go to for a mani-pedi or a hair appointment!
- See – the Mt. Vernon historic district (best during December especially during the monument lighting).
- See – Enoch Pratt Library
- Eat – Sotto Sopra is one of my favorite restaurants in the city and it’s a must try!
- Eat – Mt. Vernon Marketplace for those who can’t decide what they want to eat.
A and I walked to Mt. Vernon Marketplace for a quick snack. A’s current mission is to go to all restaurants that serve poutine in the DMV area and luckily Between 2 Buns in Mt. Vernon Marketplaces has it on the menu.
Restaurant dining is a little challenging right now because of the restrictions so having a hotel room in the city is very convenient because A and I were able to enjoy our food comfortably.
Hotel Indigo Baltimore’s library is sooo beautiful and perfect for private events (especially for proposals 😛 )
It snowed that morning and it was just such a beautful moment to watch the snowfall from the library.
A and I had the best staycation at Hotel Indigo Baltimore. It was just what we needed after almost a year of making sure our family stay safe during the pandemic. We missed our babies and felt so recharged coming back home to them. We can’t stop raving about how comfortable Hotel Indigo Baltimore made us feel through our staycation and can’t wait to do it again soon!
Disclaimer: Hotel Indigo Baltimore sponsored our stay but my opinion and review about the staycation remained unbiased.