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israel
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what to do in ellicott city

have 3days in the city, what is a must and please recommend restaurants

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I live 15 minutes from Main Street in Ellicott City and absolutely LOVE it!

Restaurants - Cacao Lane (American) is my absolute favorite (try the crab dip). La Palapa (Mexican) is wonderful too, they have a live mariachi band on the weekends and show sports in the bar area.

For the best...and I mean THE BEST...coffee, go to Bean Hollow on Main Street. They roast their own beans and have a nice selection of deli and vegan sandwiches/wraps along with wonderful desserts and exotic teas.

What to do: Take SEVERAL hours and go into the antique stores and shops along Main Street. No chain stores, just privately owned business with things you can't find anywhere else. The Crystal Underground and ZeBop are two of my favorites.

Columbia Town Center is 10 minutes down the road. You can visit the lake front, visit Columbia Mall, go to the movies, etc.

Check out:

www.ellicottcity.net

columbiamaryland.com

israel
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thank you very much i will print out your message and take it with me...

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I'm not sure if you've already been to Ellicott City, but I have lived there for the past 7 years and think downtown EC is pretty much nothing. The stores have mostly junky old crap. You can cover the whole strip in about 1/2 hour. I would agree that Bean Hollow is a great place (it's the only non-Starbucks coffee I drink!) and there is a new wine bar that is good. I also love La Palapa and I am a very picky eater especially when it comes to Mexican food. The restaurant could use some sprucing up but the food is very high quality. You can eat outside if the weather is good which is nicer than inside. Tried the other restaurants downtown which are mediocre at best in my opinion. Within a 10 minute drive in Columbia, I would highly recommend Donna's for casual food, Strapazza (the best Italian in the area by far), and Jessie Wong's Asean Bistro (excellent food, way more upscale than your typical strip-mall Chinese restaurant). As for other things to do, check out the Columbia lakefront - they have live music and outdoor movies running for the next few weeks. Schedule is on www.lakefrontfestival.com/wordp. There are also some nice parks - we like to walk the trail around Lake Elkhorn. It's about two miles.

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The walk around Centennial Lake in Columbia is also gorgeous and closer to Ellicott City.

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