Best of the Bay 2018

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We sent out the call to our readers and you answered. More than 1,000 people voted in our 2018 Best of the Bay Contest. Opinions were varied and strongly held, with some perennial favorites as well as some newcomers making it into to the winner’s circle. So whether your tastes run to quiet getaways or music festivals, Maryland crab or Virginia she-crab soup, there’s something here to add to your to-do list.


LIVING

As readers of Chesapeake Bay Magazine know, the Bay offers the best things to see and do, from charming historic towns to hidden (and not-so-hidden) beaches. Here then, are your top choices. 
(click here to see our winners)


FOOD & DRINK

What’s better than a cold beer and a steamed crab? (A cold beer and a dozen steamed crabs, that was a trick question.) Here are CBM readers’ top choices for crabs, beer, oysters, and everything else.
(click here to see our winners)


 

BOATING

If you’re in the Chesapeake Bay area and you’re stuck on land, you’re missing out on a lot. We asked our readers for best places to keep, fix, and race their boats. 
(click here to see our winners)