I love a get-a-away but I can’t always take the time away from projects to travel out of the country.  I’m always working and I rarely have the time to take off as a small business owner. Luckily I have fallen in love with staycations!  And Maryland has some great options for the perfect staycation.  So let’s talk about Arundel Mills.  The mall, the restaurants, the movie theatre, a new hotel and a casino.   These all add up to make THE perfect staycation and if you live in Baltimore, it’s only a 25-minute trip with free parking all weekend!

I enjoyed an awesome night away at Live Casino & Hotel in Arundel Mills and my favorite part was the spa!  The massage was out of this world and when you work as hard as I do, it’s the perfect treat!  I love the convenience of the hotel.  You don’t have to leave to have fun.  I enjoyed a great cocktail at The Prime Rib.  The Sangria is a must-try!   I then ventured around in the casino and played a few games (the slots of course).


Breakfast in bed is a must-do on a staycation.  I loved the Crab Hash from David’s.  You know how important crab is to us Baltimoreans and this dish was on-point and perfect for breakfast.

Added Bonus:  An awesome Private Select Dinner series has been added to the Maryland Live roster!  I recently went to a dinner featuring Mount Gay Rum (menu below). On the third Tuesday of each month, David’s does a four-course, chef-crafted menu featuring different wine and spirits, including their own exclusive blend of Maker’s Mark and the Guinness Blonde from the Baltimore County brewery.  Check out my pics below highlighting the dinner!

This month’s dinner features different types of Sagamore Spirit. I included the menu below the Mount Gay one. In case you need it, here’s a link for your viewers: https://www.livecasinohotel.com/davidsprivateselection

Below are specials and highlights happening now at Live Casino & Hotel that should be on your radar!  Don’t waste any more time and book a quick staycation at Live Casino & hotel now!

  • Live! Spa – check out their monthly specials for unparalleled pampering. They also offer personalized group Spa’rty packages to celebrate any occasion, such as birthdays, bachelorette parties and wedding parties.
  • The Cordish Art Collection – a 40+ piece exclusive art collection curated by Suzi and David Cordish with pieces located throughout the hotel from Andy Warhol and other world-renowned artists.
  • Stax Super 4 Progressive Blackjack – A $5 side bet qualifies you for multiple progressive jackpots, including a must-hit $500 jackpot, and a top jackpot starting at $50,000.
  • I also took a visit to the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio – Maryland’s first and only outdoor gaming area that features both table games and slot machines.  I know we have a little of cold weather ahead but the patio is HEATED!  And it feels so good.  It’s also perfect if you enjoy cigars and /or whiskey and you already know I’m a sucker for both!