Looking to get away with the family in Maryland? Let the BWI region be your home base for a weekend full of family-fun activities. Check out the weekend itinerary below ways to make the most of your Maryland weekend.
After checking into your hotel in the BWI region, head over to Arundel Mills and experience Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. Dine like medieval royalty as you watch jousting, sword fighting, medieval games and more. After the games, head next door to Arundel Mills Mall, Maryland’s largest shopping destination. There’s even a Maryland-themed play area for the kids. Have dinner with the family before heading back to the hotel and preparing for a full day of activities in the morning.
Head out to Savage, Maryland for a day at Terrapin Adventures. This sprawling adventure park offers kayaking, biking, a zip line, and a ropes course for you and the kids to enjoy. If this sort of adrenaline rush isn’t for you, head into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for a day at the National Aquarium. With over 14,000 species of reptiles, birds, mammals and fish, it’s a hit with any family. Drop by a restaurant in the Inner Harbor for lunch and enjoy some of Maryland’s famed blue crabs.
After lunch, head to Camden Yards to catch an Orioles’ baseball game. Or, visit the Maryland Science Center, showcasing dinosaurs and interactive exhibits to keep the kids busy. There’s also the Port Discovery Children’s Museum, and the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park, complete with a giraffe-feeding station that all will enjoy. End your day with dinner in Baltimore or the BWI region before heading back to the hotel.
Wake up early and ready to explore. Take a quick trip down the road to Maryland’s capital, Annapolis. Here, you can’t miss the chance to get out on the water. Whether it’s renting a paddleboard, a kayak, or hoping on a sailing cruise or water tour, getting out on the water in Annapolis is a must. If history is a family affair, join a walking tour through the city. With more original 18th-centuy buildings than any other U.S. city, Annapolis is a great place enjoy a little history lesson. Finally, head down to City Dock and the Annapolis Harbor to watch the boats float in and out of Ego Alley before grabbing ice cream at one of Main Street’s parlors.
Another option is to head to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. A great place for kids to learn about America, there’s no shortage of things to do. Head to the National Mall, where you’ll visit a few of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums, along with the National Memorial Park, including famous sites such as the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial. There’s also the National Zoo. For a truly unique D.C. experience, join a duck tour – an aquatic city tour that the kids will love while learning about our nation’s capital.