Summer’s Best Vacation ‘Catch’: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort’s Crab Week, Aug. 17-31

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Enjoy crab feasts and treats, crabbing lessons and a cooking demo with Food Network Star Mary Beth Albright at the hotel and resort on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore

Trap, feast, cook and play … An incredible crab adventure awaits travelers at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort during its Third Annual Crab Week, August 17-31. And with the luxury Eastern Shore resort’s Hyatt Free Time package, guests can celebrate Maryland’s state crustacean, while saving up to 40 percent.

The two week celebration launches with a barbecue and crab feast on August 18. Learn to catch your own crabs, and then how to prepare them during daily crab cooking demos. Sip and swirl, discovering the best wine for crab dishes. On Aug. 29, guests also have the opportunity to meet Food Network Star Finalist Mary Beth Albright, who will demonstrate a crab-inspired dish and sign copies of her book, How Apples Grow.

Additional foodie activities include local craft beer specials, crab dishes galore, crab-inspired cookie decorating, and the ultimate competition – a crab cake eating contest. Guests can sign-up for an exclusive tour and feast at J.M Clayton Company, the world’s oldest crab house on August 25. Young guests delight in activities like hermit crab races (take the crab home!), crabby tattoo parlor, seaworthy ‘dive-in’ movies, crab walk frenzy and marine animal pool races.

With the Hyatt Free Time package, travelers who book two nights at regular rates, receive a third night free, as well as complimentary daily breakfast, a savings of up to 40 percent. Rates during Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort’s Crab Week start at $299 per night. Mention offer code FRTIME during reservations. The rate is based upon availability, double occupancy and is exclusive of tax and resort fee. For more information and to make hotel and dinner reservations, please call (800) 633-7313 or visit

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Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is the premier four-diamond resort of the Chesapeake Bay. The property, which recently completed a seven-million-dollar renovation, is nestled on 342 magnificent acres along the Choptank River, and features 400 luxurious rooms and suites. Among amenities are six superb dining options; an award-winning, 18-hole championship golf course; the 150-slip River Marsh Marina; and the newly renovated Sago Spa & Salon; multi-level indoor and outdoor swimming pools; a fitness facility, and a children's recreation center.

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