101 Day Trips in Maryland - All Within 3 hours of Annapolis, MD!

...and most within 2 hours!

By Nicole Donnelly, Macaroni Kid Annapolis July 9, 2015
We have put together a list of 101 Day Trips for you to entertain your MacKid all summer long! We encourage you to get out and explore our beautiful state.  From beaches to museums to state parks, this list will keep you busy all summer long! 

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Life is a Beach
1. Assateague Island**
2. Ocean City**
3. Sandy Point State Park*
4. North Beach*
5. Gunpowder Falls State Park*
6. Oregon Ridge Beach*
7. Cunningham Falls State Park**

Day at the Museum
8. Maryland Science Center*
9. Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum**
10. National Children’s Museum*
11. Chesapeake Children’s  Museum*
12. Port Discovery Children’s Museum*
13. National Aquarium*
14. Fire Museum of Maryland*
15. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center*
16. Be With Me Playseum*
17. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum*
18. Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legend Museum*

Favorite Cities to Explore
19. Smith Island***
20. Baltimore*
21. Annapolis*
22. Havre de Grace**
23. Ocean City**

Light up Your Life
24. Choptank River Lighthouse*
25. Piney Point Lighthouse**
26. Turkey Point Lighthouse**
27. Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse*

Water Parks
28. North Arundel Aquatic Center*
29. Jolly Rogers Splash Mountain**
30. Bohrer Park*
31. Cascade Lake*
32. Chesapeake Beach Water Park*
33. Glenn Dale Splash Park*
34. South Germantown Recreational Park**
35. Lane Manor Splash Park*

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
36. College Park Aviation Museum*
37. Roads and Rails Museum**
38. B&O Railroad Museum*
39. Brunswick Railroad Museum**
40. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad***
41. National Capital Trolley Museum**

Boats and Maritime
42. Baltimore Inner Harbor*
43. National Harbor*
44. Calvert Marine Museum**
45. Annapolis Maritime Museum*
46. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum**

Visit the Animals
47. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge**
48. Plumpton Park Zoo**
49. Salisbury Zoological Park**
50. Maryland Zoo*
51. Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo**
52. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge**
53. Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor's Center*
54. Green Meadows Petting Farm**

Theme Parks
55. Six Flags America*
56. Adventure Park USA**
57. Trimper’s**

Get Outdoors!
58. Brookside Gardens*
59. The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School*
60. Robinson Nature Center*
61. Cabin John Regional Park*
62. Wheaton Regional Park*
63. Patterson Park*
64. Catoctin Mountain**
65. Irvine Nature Center**
66. Glen Echo Park**
67. Oregon Ridge Nature Center**
68. Adkins Arboretum*

Down on the Farm
69. Clark's Elioak Farm*
70. Kinder Farm Park*
71. Larriland Farm**
72. Hybridoma Organic Fruit Farm**
73. Summers Farm**
74. Holly Ridge Farm***
75. Weber’s Cider Mill Farm**
76. Baugher’s Farm**

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
77. Baltimore Orioles*
78. Baltimore Ravens*
79. Baltimore Blast*
80. Bowie Baysox*
81. Delmarva Shorebirds**
82. Frederick Keys**
83. Hagerstown Suns**
84. Aberdeen Ironbirds**

Take a Hike: Cliffs, Canyons & Waterfalls
85. Billy Goat Trail**
86. Cascade Falls*
87. Cunningham Falls**
88. Kolgore Falls**
89. Great Falls**

Take a Trip Back in Time
90. Fort McHenry*
91. Maryland State House*
92. Antietam National Battlefield**
93. William Paca House and Garden*
94. Historic Ships of Baltimore*
95. Star Spangled Banner Flag House*

Shop til You Drop
96. The Mall in Columbia*
97. Towson Town Center**
98. Arundel Mills Mall*
99. Avenue at White Marsh*
100. Hagerstown Premium Outlets**
101. Queenstown Premium Outlets*

Drive time from Annapolis, MD
*       0-1 hour
**     1-2 hours
***    2-3 hours

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