Looking for a way to spend your days off this summer? Mayland is the perfect location for adventures outside (and even in) your A&G home! Check out these ten "staycation" ideas!
1. National Aquarium
"See the world from below the surface!" Take a trip down "Shark Alley" or visit "Jellies Invasion!" Right in the inner harbor area of Baltimore, a great staycation idea for any day, rain or shine. For more information on tickets and hours, visit their website.
2. Camp in the Living Room
White cotton sheets pitched up by couches and chairs, christmas lights lining the room like the night sky, and hot dogs and burgers for dinner. To top it all off, some great stories told while snuggled up in your sleeping bags on the living room floor. All the joys of camping without the hassles of bug spray and starting a fire, this is a great staycation idea to mix things up.
3. Mini Golf
With mini golf places all over Maryland, this is an easily accessible and fun way to enjoy the warm summer weather in Maryland. So choose the color of your golf ball, and enjoy a few hours of putt putt. If you're in the Baltimore area, you can even stop at The Charmery for ice cream after! Also, Monster Mini Golf in Parkville is a great place for mini golf and laser tag not too far from A&G's Northbrooke Community! Check it out here.
With or without the bumpers, bowlings a great indoor activity to stay cool on the hotter days. Here's a list of some places to bowl in Maryland.
5. The Walters Art Museum
While you may have to pay for parking, admission to The Walters Art Museum is free for all and has an enriching and vast collection of art! "The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Nouveau jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces." For more information, visit their website.
6. DC Zoo
Open every day of the year except Christmas, the Smithsonian's National Zoo is free of charge and a great staycation idea. "Founded in 1889, the Zoo sits on 163 acres in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek Park and is home to more than 1,500 animals across 300 different species!" For more information, please visit their website.
7. Crab Feasts
Grab the Old Bay and your mallet, and go crazy on some Maryland blue crabs! Pick them up and make them yourself, or search for some local feasts. The perfect Maryland way to spend a any day! If you're looking for a place to pick up some tasty crabs, here's a list of the "Best Crab Houses."
8. Camden Yards
Official home of the Orioles since 1992, Camden is a great place to grab a drink, take a fun family photo, and watch the O's play ball! Follow the O's schedule here.
9. Fort McHenry
Fairly inexpensive for a staycation, the entrance fee to the historic area of the park is $10.00 for adults 16 years of age and older; children 15 and younger are free. You can spend the day learning about the Battle of Baltimore (September 13-14, 1814) and the inspiration for "The Star-Spangled Banner." For more information, please visit their website.
10. B&O Railroad Museum
A great place to take a train ride, the B&O Railroad Museum is a great and fairly inexpensive way to spend the day with family or friends. For ticket prices and other details, visit their website.
The Baltimore Washington corridor is a treasure trove of activities and fun. We hope this list is a springboard for you to take advantage of all the area has to offer. We always love to hear what our residents enjoy about living here, so we'd love it if you posted pics on our facebook page of you enjoying your staycation.