Get Away For a Day
New and just for YOU!
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!
From the mountains of Western Maryland to the sandy beach of Assateague, the Maryland Park Service is proud to offer wonderful opportunities for all our guests to enjoy. Create a vacation to remember with our family campfire programs, special events and festivals, statewide programming opportunities, and much more.
Interested in learning more about the programs offered at a park near you or maybe planning an upcoming camping trips? Find a State Park near you.
Interested in discovering all the amazing programs offered throughout the Maryland Park Service? Check out our calendar of events.
Visit Website | 877-620-8367 |
A FOUR-SEASON WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN RESORT
Situated in one of the most scenic and tranquil settings in the Mid-Atlantic, with unlimited recreation and family-focused activities, Canaan Valley Resort is a four-season mountain destination providing the perfect escape from daily life. Fifteen miles long by three miles wide, Canaan Valley is the highest mountain valley east of the Rocky Mountains, with a base elevation of 3,100 feet. Canaan Valley Resort is nestled on a plateau overlooking the valley, offering sweeping views of the surrounding peaks.
Visit Website | 800-622-4121 | 230 Main Lodge Rd., Davis, WV 26260
Luray Caverns is Eastern America’s largest and most popular cavern. Guided tours along well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn. Enormous chambers are filled with towering stone columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools.
Step back in time and discover the rich history of the Shenandoah Valley at the Luray Valley Museum. Experience fiery fall foliage, vibrant spring blooms, and picture-postcard farms and inns along scenic byways and country roads. Discover the crafts, foods, quaint villages and towns that highlight the mountain heritage of this region.
Visit Website | 101 Cave Hill Road Luray, VA
Feel the Love, Discover the Joy
EXPERIENCE EXOTIC AND DOMESTIC ANIMAL INTERACTIONS
Sharing Programs for Adults with Disabilities, Veterans, Field Trips, Llama 4-H, Summer Camp, Volunteer Opportunities, Petting Zoo & Non-Profit Educational Programs for Youth & the Community.
Visit Website | 276-358-2378 | 136 Joppa Road, Ridgeway, VA 24148
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
Situated on 18 waterfront acres in the historic town of St. Michaels, Maryland, the Museum offers interactive exhibits, demonstrations, boat rides on the Miles River, hands-on education programs for children and adults, and annual festivals that celebrate the Chesapeake Bay culture, boats, seafood, history, and people.
The Museum’s floating fleet of historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft, maintained by Shipwrights and their apprentices in our Working Boatyard, is the largest in existence. The small boat collection includes crabbing skiffs, workboats, and log canoes.
Visit Website | 410-745-2916 | 213 North Talbot Street St. Michaels, Maryland
Busch Gardens ® in Williamsburg, Virginia is the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park, as voted year after year since 1990. Our theme is classic Europe with artfully landscaped villages, like the Parisian streets of France, the hamlets of Scotland, and the Oktoberfest celebrations of Germany. In all, we have nine villages centered around six countries for you to explore. Thrills and nature intersect at our park and provide a hidden adventure for all ages. Each year, Busch Gardens provides something new and exciting for our guests. Learn about what’s new, including our all-new wooden coaster, InvadR ™.
Visit Website | 1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg, VA 23185
Providing quality recreation programs, facilities, and services for residents and visitors. The Commission operates and maintains more than 27,000 acres of parkland throughout the county, including land developed to provide parks, picnic areas, athletic fields, historic sites, community centers, and recreation facilities.
Outdoor festivals, live performances, trips, self-improvement classes, teen and senior activities, summer camps, fitness and sports programs, art and nature programs, and more than 90 miles of hiker/biker/equestrian trails are just a few of the recreational amenities offered.
Visit Website | 301-699-2255 | 6600 Kenilworth Avenue Riverdale, MD 20737
Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re-creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive, or picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky…and you. Plan a Shenandoah escape today!
The historic 105-mile Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway, traverses Shenandoah National Park, a beautiful, historic national treasure.
Visit Website | (540) 999-3500 | 3655 Hwy 211 East Luray, VA
This resort has something for everyone all year long. Of course, there’s skiing and outdoor winter sports including tubing, snow sports, lessons and more. But did you know there is also an indoor water park that’s a warm 84 degrees year-round? Plus the fully licensed Kid Rec program for kids 3-12 years old gives them a break from you! This time may give you the chance to enjoy the spa and get a fantastic massage or body treatment.
The resort also offers over 100 classes and activities that focus on health and well-being, arts and crafts, nightly shows and specialty dinners.
No matter the reason, Massanutten has everything you need for a wonderful get away!
Visit Website | (540) 289-9441 | 1822 Resort Drive, McGaheysville, VA 22840
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
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
Joseph Priestley House and laboratory is an historic site that preserves and interprets the contributions and significance to American history of Joseph Priestley. As a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Chemical Landmark, the site features Priestley’s manor house with its laboratory. In the nearby Pond Building can be found the Joseph Priestley Timeline, a series of panels that present accomplishments during different periods of his life.
Visit Website | (570) 473-9474 | 472 Priestley Avenue, Northumberland, PA 17857
You’ll find plenty of programs, events and activities at Virginia State Parks. Our 36 parks have thousands of campsites, hundreds of cabins, more than 500 miles of trails and convenient access to Virginia’s major waterways. Beaches, picnic shelters, family lodges, meeting facilities, festivals, concerts, nature programs, cultural happenings… the list goes on and on. From Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, there’s something for everyone at Virginia State Parks. Whether you’re after a relaxing picnic or a two-week vacation, leave life’s daily pressures behind and reconnect with nature and your family at a nearby state park.
Visit Website | 804-692-0403 |
“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
READY FOR ADVENTURE?
Adventure is not in the guidebooks and beauty is not on the maps. Calleva’s mission is to get people of all ages outdoors, promoting personal growth, group cooperation & environmental stewardship through educational & challenging experiences on the river, trail & farm.
No matter the season, you can find adventure at Calleva. We are eager to find new avenues to explore.
Visit Website | 301-216-1248 | 19120 Martinsburg Rd. Dickerson, MD 20842