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3 Weekend Trip Ideas for Families!

Ahhh, summer! Beach days, exploring long-time local favorite spots, planning a staycation - there’s no wrong way to enjoy summer! 

3 Weekend Trip Ideas for Families
Looking for a new getaway idea for your family? Check out our ideas below and get to planning! 

  1. Plan A Weekend Trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor 

A mini-vacation or a stay-cation - Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is waiting for you! 

With hotels a-plenty located around the Inner Harbor, and places to explore within walking distance like the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, Historic Ships in Baltimore, and Port Discovery - plus yummy food from places like Phillips Seafood & McCormick & Schmick’s - the Inner Harbor is the perfect place to plan a fun weekend getaway as a family!

There are other neighborhoods to explore while you’re visiting Baltimore, too! Don’t forget to check out places such as Hampden, Fells Point, Federal Hill and more to enjoy!


  1. Maryland’s Eastern Shore 

On top of the Maryland (and Delaware!) beaches, Maryland’s Eastern Shore is a quick, easy and fun getaway for any family! Enjoy a trip to Assateague Island National Seashore & State Park to view the iconic wild ponies roaming free and then take a quick drive to Ocean City’s Boardwalk! Visit the town of Crisfield - known as the “Crab Capital of the World” or learn about the maritime traditions of the Chesapeake Bay in St. Michael’s at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum! 

Check out Visit Maryland for More Ideas To Help Plan Your Visit to the Eastern Shore

  1. Enjoy Scenic Western Maryland!

About two hours from Baltimore families can enjoy the natural beauty that is Western Maryland! If you’re a family who loves the outdoors, bike riding, hiking and other active activities, western Maryland is a great destination for a quick trip!

Play Tip: Check out Heavy Metal Playground located in Hagerstown - you might just want to make a pit stop for this fun! Heavy Metal Playground allows kiddos to learn how to safely operate - then play with - heavy machinery!  

You know your family best when it comes to planning weekend trips and outings - we hope our tips and ideas may help you along the way in deciding what fun is next!

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