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Looking for something fun for the entire family? Need to just get away? Then check out some of these ideas which are close enough to home to be spontaneous! Know of a place that should be featured but isn’t? Contact us and let us know!
Take your family on an unforgettable adventure at Port Discovery Children’s Museum—the silly smart place for kids ages birth through ten in Baltimore’s Inner harbor.
Explore three floors of fun, hands-on learning exhibits and programs in art, science, literacy, music and more. Trek to Ancient Egypt in search of a pharaoh. Build physics-defying fountains in the Wonders of Water exhibit. Create a work of art in Studio Workshop. Catch butterflies and toddle through the “dunes” in Tot Trails. And so much more!
Visit Website | (410) 864-2680 | 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Family Tours - Choose your tour and book your own private guide for our Ghost & Graveyard Tour or our Historic Walking Tour!
Stroll the brick-lined streets of Old Town while hearing ghost stories, legends and folklore. Or, tour the town as you hear about the fascinating history of this historic seaport.
For just $90, or $6 per person for groups of 15 guests or more, your family and friends can enjoy one of these tours with your own private guide.
To reserve your tour call 703-519-1749, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Family Tours are available from December 1 until March 1. Please reserve your tour today!
Visit Website | 703-519-1749 | 221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
With the Ocean City Coupon Book, you’ll enjoy super savings on your favorite restaurants, entertainment, activities, and golf courses. Believe it or not, the cost of this amazing book is only $10. That’s a huge savings. Why pay full price when you don’t need to? $10 is all it takes. The Ocean City Family Discount Book is the secret to savings for tens of thousands of families every year. Many of these families plan their vacations around the Family Discount Coupon Book, buy it every year, and won’t go to Ocean City without it. Now it’s your turn! Your Coupon Book features 100 food & attraction coupons, and includes many “buy one, get one free” deals at over 60 Ocean City businesses.
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Opened in 1922, in The Old Stone House, the museum is only blocks away from Poe’s first Richmond home and his first place of employment, the Southern Literary Messenger. Richmond’s Poe Museum boasts the world’s finest collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia and personal belongings. The Poe Museum provides a retreat into early nineteenth century Richmond where Poe lived and worked. The museum features the life and career of Edgar Allan Poe by documenting his accomplishments with pictures, relics, and verse, and focusing on his many years in Richmond.
Visit Website | (804) 648-5523 | 1914-16 East Main Street Richmond, VA 23223
“If your family is active, you cannot beat this. If you’ve ever wanted to climb in the trees, love zip lines, or admit that you’re descended from monkeys, come here!”
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring it the largest treetop climbing and zip-line park in the US. With 13 separate climbing trails, 197 individual ‘challenge bridges’, over 30 zip-lines, The Park is a source of fun and physical adventure for all ages from 5 to 84 (so far!) There are several trails ideal for first time climbers and more challenging trails for even the most fit and adventurous. Reservations are not necessary for this 3 hour tree topping experience.
Visit Website | 240-389-4386 | 16701 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Jersey City, NJ, gives you the excitement of Manhattan – at a fraction of the cost. With the Statue of Liberty at our doorstep, world-class restaurants and hotels, quick and easy access to NYC, Jersey City is an unbeatable bargain. Explore world-renowned attractions like the Liberty Science Center with the nation’s largest IMAX dome theater and prepare for action packed excitement at Pole Position Raceway! This state-of-the-art indoor karting facility features the fastest electric cars in the US, with speeds of 45mph on tracks developed by NASCAR racers. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular NYC skyline from our waterfront! MAKE YOUR NEXT DESTINATION JERSEY CITY!
Visit Website | 201 333-7797 | Jersey City, NJ
Watkins Regional Park offers a fun getaway for the entire family, right in the heart of PG County! Camp out at one of 30 individual campsites, take a ride on the antique Chesapeake Carouse and the Miniature Train. Ride the rails winding through the woodlands offering a close up view of Old Maryland Farm. Old Maryland Farm is an educational farm facility open to the public. Its agricultural exhibits, livestock, and display gardens provide a farming experience to visitors. Play Miniature Golf on the 18 hole course and tennis at the Watkins Tennis Bubble. You can also visit the Watkins Nature Center and get a close up view of its resident live animals and exhibits.
Visit Website | 301-218-6700 | 301 Watkins Park Drive , Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
The Civil War destination! Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Special Gettysburg 150 – Reflection of History events June 28-July 7 and November 19-24.
Beyond the battlefields, families will enjoy farm markets and unique agritourism attractions, quaint towns, local cuisine, special events and outdoor recreation. Spend a weekend camping while taking in the history and fun. While in the area, enjoy day trips to Antietam, Baltimore, Hershey, Lancaster, and Washington, D.C.
Visit Website | 800-337-5015 | 35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA, 17325
Cascading Carlos is not a clown or magician, he is a juggler, nonetheless he clowns around and has a lot of illusions in his Juggling show. You will be amazed by his Juggling skills, while he teaches you how to juggle. His talent to motivate you through juggling will help you build your self-esteem, confidence and focus. You can see Carlos perform every Friday at the Holiday Inn on 66th Street from 4 to 5:30pm (beginning June 29) and at the kite Loft on 5th Street from 6 to 10pm. Performances include a 45 minute motivating show explanation on how to practice juggling with some finesse of showmanship & a workshop to follow.
Visit Website | 410 430-7355 | Ocean City, MD
Come to Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. where you can see, touch and take photos with some of your favorite celebrities and historical figures all under one roof. Presidents? Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan are just a few of the U.S. Presidents you will meet at Madame Tussauds. Star Struck? Rub elbows with the stars from Hollywood, Nashville, and everywhere in between. Meet Sports Stars like Tiger Woods and Babe Ruth and cultural icons such as Jackie Kennedy and Harriet Tubman. Whether you want to brush elbows with the Presidents or mingle with the stars, Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is the perfect place to get away for a day.
Visit Website | (202) 942-7300 | 1001 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004
The premier collection of antique fire apparatus!
Ranked nationally as one of the largest fire museums in the country. Children can dress up in fire fighting gear and climb on a 1938 Mack Engine.
The Museum provides a variety of special events for children, fire fighters, and interested adults that introduces them to the history of fire fighting, antique fire apparatus and how it was used, and related memorabilia. Over40 rigs are on exhibit, and are complemented by a broad range of special exhibits, including an 1871 fire house.
Visit Website | (410) 321-7500 | 1301 York Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
Get away for a day of family fun on the farm. Visit friendly farm animals and take a wagon ride to pick seasonal fruits like blackberries, peaches, apples, potatoes or pumpkins. Jump on the giant jumping pillow, swing on old fashion rope swings and speed down giant tube slides. Enjoy BBQ and hand dipped ice cream from our concession stand on weekends. Challenge the family to a round of “Cow Pie Putt-Putt” then cool off with a fruit slushie the market. Open daily, 9am-5pm. Weekday Admission is $8/child & $10/Adult and Festival Weekends $10/child & $12/adult. Check out our website at www.GreatCountryFarms.com.
Visit Website | 540-554-2073 | 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA, 20135
Situated on 2,000 acres in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and just 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is consistently recognized in the travel and hospitality industry for superior service and deluxe accommodations. With activities and amenities galore you, can expect the unexpected at Nemacolin.
Nemacolin offers six distinct types of lodging, ranging from the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel to luxury rental homes.
Visit Website | 866.344.6957 | 1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington, PA, 15437
Family get-aways with character. Our rustic retreats are thoroughly restored historic log cabins and cottages located in rural areas or charming small towns. Log cabins – Truly rustic or merely quaint. Most of our places are “merely quaint” rather than “truly rustic.” Ideal for Weekend/Vacation, Getaways, Retreats With a Few Close Friends, Outings for Small Groups, Writers or Others Who Want to Be Away From Distractions, Families Moving to the Area, Persons on Temporary Assignment in the Area. All Rustic Retreats are furnished and equipped with pots and pans, dishes, and other necessities of housekeeping. We welcome children and Pets!
Visit Website | 1-877-787-8425 | Western Maryland & West Virginia
Situated on 18 waterfront acres in historic St. Michaels, Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum tells the story of the Bay and its people. The Museum offers hands-on exhibits, boat rides on the Miles River, demonstrations and educational programming, and annual festivals that celebrate Chesapeake Bay culture, boats, seafood, and history.
There is something different every day–get your hands dirty pulling up an eel pot or tonging for oysters at Waterman’s Wharf, talk with real shipwrights building and restoring real Chesapeake Bay boats, explore below deck of a real skipjack, or climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.
Visit Website | 410-745-2916 | 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD, 21663