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Hyatt Regency Chesapeake

Spend your spring break at the spa with the Sunshine on Sale package marking the 10th anniversary of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. From March 30 to April 8, spring break guests will be the first to experience the resort's Sago Spa & Salon, which is reopening after a $1 million renovation. Other resort activities include egg decorating and egg hunting, a fully stocked electronic game arcade, family Iron Chef competitions and family Olympic tournaments featuring golf, tennis, volleyball and miniature golf. Guests who book two nights receive a third night free.

The Sunshine on Sale package is available March 30-April 8. For more information, call 800-633-7313 or visit

Anne Arundel

Maryland Day Celebration

Commemorate the original founding of the colony of Maryland at the Maryland Day Celebration 2012 in Anne Arundel County. The weekend-long celebration is sponsored each spring by the Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County. Visit sites not traditionally open to the public for re-enactments and special tours.Touch artifacts from past Annapolis residents, partake in ArtFest hosted by the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and churn butter and crank ice cream at the Deale Area Historic Village.

Maryland Day is March 24. For a list of all participating sites visit



Didn't get enough of green fun? Head over to RFK Stadium Festival Grounds for ShamrockFest 2012, featuring 50 bands and DJs, including performances by Gavin DeGraw and the Dropkick Murphys. Games, carnival rides, food vendors and beer trucks will also be on hand.

The festival is 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Tickets are $24.99 for the main event and $84.99 for VIP. Discounts are available for groups of five or more. Go to

Centennial of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival at the opening ceremony on March 24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. At the event, free to the public, listen in on the story of the gift of trees and how they have developed into an annual springtime celebration. American and international artists will perform on the main stage. A host of events will follow through April 27, including the Blossom Kite Festival on March 31 from 10:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Washington Monument. A custom kite arch of 100 handmade small kites provides a gorgeous focal point, while a stunt kite flying competition and flight demonstrations by master kite-makers from across the U.S. and other countries will be featured.

The opening ceremony is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 24. Doors open at 3 p.m. The event is free, but advanced tickets are required. For more information about the festival, go to

Hershey, Pa.

Women's Wellness Weekend

Celebrate Women's History Month with health, wellness and relaxation at the ladies-only Women's Wellness Weekend at Hotel Hershey. From March 23-25, the hotels is offering a package that includes nature walks, yoga and water fitness classes along with health lectures led by doctors from Pennsylvania State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The hotel's three restaurants will feature healthy specials and beverages to match the health-themed weekend.

The Women's Wellness Package starts at $618, including a two-night stay at The Hotel Hershey; choice of health and wellness classes throughout the weekend; welcome reception; wine and chocolate pairing; continental breakfast each morning; $150 resort credit per person; in-room gift; and museum admission. Call 1-800-437-7438 or visit

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