101 Day Trips in Maryland to Explore this Summer Within 2 Hours of Annapolis

Sponsored by Annapolis Recreation and Parks


We have put together a list of 101 Day Trips for you to entertain your family! We encourage you to get out and explore our beautiful state. From beaches to museums to state parks, this list will keep you busy all summer long! To stay in the know, sign up for our FREE weekly newsletter HERE! Each week, you will receive fresh new ideas of family-friendly events in and around Anne Arundel County. Life is a Beach

1. Assateague Island 2. Ocean City 3. Sandy Point State Park 4. North Beach 5. Gunpowder Falls State Park 6. Oregon Ridge Beach 7. Cunningham Falls State Park

Day at the Museum 8. Maryland Science Center* 9. Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum 10. National Children’s Museum 11. Chesapeake Children’s Museum 12. Port Discovery Children’s Museum 13. National Aquarium 14. Fire Museum of Maryland 15. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 16. Be With Me Playseum 17. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum 18. Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legend Museum*

Favorite Cities to Explore 19. Smith Island 20. Baltimore 21. Annapolis 22. Havre de Grace 23. Ocean City

Light up Your Life 24. Choptank River Lighthouse 25. Piney Point Lighthouse 26. Turkey Point Lighthouse 27. Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse

Water Parks 28. North Arundel Aquatic Center 29. Jolly Rogers Splash Mountain* 30. Bohrer Park 31. Cascade Lake 32. Chesapeake Beach Water Park 33. Glenn Dale Splash Park 34. South Germantown Recreational Park 35. Lane Manor Splash Park

Planes, Trains and Automobiles 36. College Park Aviation Museum 37. Roads and Rails Museum 38. B&O Railroad Museum 39. Brunswick Railroad Museum 40. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad 41. National Capital Trolley Museum Boats and Maritime 42. Baltimore Inner Harbor 43. National Harbor 44. Calvert Marine Museum 45. Annapolis Maritime Museum 46. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Visit the Animals 47. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge 48. Plumpton Park Zoo 49. Salisbury Zoological Park 50. Maryland Zoo 51. Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo 52. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge 53. Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor's Center 54. Green Meadows Petting Farm

Theme Parks 55. Six Flags America 56. Adventure Park USA 57. Trimper’s

Get Outdoors! 58. Brookside Gardens 59. The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School 60. Robinson Nature Center 61. Cabin John Regional Park 62. Wheaton Regional Park 63. Patterson Park 64. Catoctin Mountain 65. Irvine Nature Center 66. Glen Echo Park 67. Oregon Ridge Nature Center 68. Adkins Arboretum

Down on the Farm 69. Clark's Elioak Farm 70. Kinder Farm Park 71. Larriland Farm 72. Hybridoma Organic Fruit Farm 73. Summers Farm 74. Holly Ridge Farm 75. Weber’s Cider Mill Farm 76. Baugher’s Farm

Take Me Out to the Ball Game 77. Baltimore Orioles 78. Baltimore Ravens 79. Baltimore Blast 80. Bowie Baysox 81. Delmarva Shorebirds 82. Frederick Keys 83. Hagerstown Suns 84. Aberdeen Ironbirds

Take a Hike: Cliffs, Canyons & Waterfalls 85. Billy Goat Trail 86. Cascade Falls 87. Cunningham Falls 88. Kolgore Falls 89. Great Falls

Take a Trip Back in Time 90. Fort McHenry 91. Maryland State House 92. Antietam National Battlefield 93. William Paca House and Garden 94. Historic Ships of Baltimore 95. Star Spangled Banner Flag House

Shop til You Drop 96. The Mall in Columbia 97. Towson Town Center 98. Arundel Mills Mall 99. Avenue at White Marsh 100. Hagerstown Premium Outlets 101. Queenstown Premium Outlets



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