A Road Trip to Historic Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland View All Itineraries Main Street, Historic Ellicott City Sick of being stuck in your home and just want to get out and support your local shops? Historic Ellicott City is close to home, miles from ordinary. Nested between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. is bounded by Route 108 to the south, Routes 40 and 70 to the north, Frederick/River Road to the east and Manor Lane to the west. Historic Ellicott City is one of a kind. Founded in 1772 by the Quaker Brothers, who built and operated Ellicott Mills. These are just some of the amazing places to visit in Historic Ellicott City, but be sure to check out the Historic Ellicott City page for more information. DAY ONE: Unique Lodging experience at Turf Valley Resort Turf Valley Resort Start your road trip at the beautiful Turf Valley Resort located on RT 40 in Ellicott City, Maryland. Turf Valley Resort is a charming getaway on the greens. Embrace comfort in one of the guest rooms or suites relaxing in an inviting ambiance for a fantastic getaway to the historic district. Dig in at Alexandria American Fusion restaurant where a creative spin of classic comfort food and fresh locally sourced seafood awakens your pallet. Enjoy golfing or spa services at your leisure. Turf Valley Resort Ellicott City, Maryland DAY 2 : Historic Ellicott City Little Market Cafe, Parking Lot D Historic Ellicott City Take a quick drive to Main Street in Historic Ellicott City. Grab a quick bite to eat and a gourmet cup of coffee at Little Market Cafe located in Parking lot D. Check out their speciality drinks and menu items. Early Dining options: Old Mill Cafe, Georgia Grace Cafe, and Apna juice bar. Isaac Thomas Log Cabin, Historic Ellicott City Continue your quest through Main Street, exploring historic landmarks such as the Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott Station Museum the oldest standing railroad station in America, and is the original terminus of the first 13 miles of commercial railroad in the country. Admission is FREE! Historic Ellicott City is also home to the Issac Thomas Log Cabin, Fire House Museum, The Ellicott City Color School, and Patapsco Female Institute. Admission is FREE to all our historic landmarks! Main Street, Historic Ellicott City Shop to you drop at some of our unique, quirky, and eclectic boutiques shops, antique shops, art galleries, and more. Such as Sweet Elizabeth Jane, a lifestyle store carrying a wide range of fun, but functional, clothing, accessories and home items. Historic Ellicott City has the perfect holiday gift for family and friends at The Wine Bin or Park Ridge Trading Company The historic streets and architecture are home to more than 70 eclectic boutiques and shops, art galleries, dining options, and more. These are just some of the amazing places to visit in Historic Ellicott City, but be sure to check out our Historic Ellicott City page for more shopping options. Phoenix Upper Main Did someone say Happy Hour? Ellicott Distilling Company, where local grains and hard work together, to create you a perfect spirit that you will enjoy! Offering daily tasting and tours. Other happy Hour Options: Pure Wine Cafe, Judges Bench, and Ellicott City cigar lounge. Umi Sushi, Ellicott City End your day at one of Historic Ellicott City dining options such as Umi Sushi. Modern Japanese restaurant featuring an expansive menu and delicious oriental cuisine made only using high-quality and fresh ingredients. Experience the outdoor scenic patio overlooking the Tiber river. Umi Sushi celebrates out of the box fusion sushi like the Baltimore Roll with shrimp, crab, and old bay or the Pink Lady, wrapped in a blush hued soy paper. Their signature poke bowls and bento boxes make wonderful lunch options for carryout or delivery. Katsu, Hibachi, Udon, and Tempura round out the menu, making sure no matter your palette, you are guaranteed a diverse and plentiful selection of tastes. Check out other dining options in Historic Ellicott City like: Manor Hill Tavern, La Palapa Mexican Cantina, Phoenix Upper Main Historic Ellicott City is the perfect road trip fill with charm and character. With so much to do, Historic Ellicott City will surely keep you busy and give you a glimpse of its storied past. Plus, with these times being far from normal, business owners are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of visitors and abiding by CDC guidelines.