Spring into these day trips

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Spring into these day trips

The Ma and Pa Trail in Harford County.  This trail follows the route of the old Harford County Railroad.

The Ma and Pa Trail in Harford County. This trail follows the route of the old Harford County Railroad.

Aimee Wilson

The Ma and Pa Trail in Harford County. This trail follows the route of the old Harford County Railroad.

Aimee Wilson

Aimee Wilson

The Ma and Pa Trail in Harford County. This trail follows the route of the old Harford County Railroad.

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If you aren’t able to go on a vacation outside of Maryland over spring break, there are still great opportunities in the state.   Maryland has a lot of interesting places to go with your family over spring break, even if it’s only for the day or weekend.

1. St. Michaels

St. Michaels is a trip that will not disappoint.  Built in the mid-1600s, it includes all of the best features of Maryland, such as boutique shops, historical views, and delicious crab cakes.  St. Michaels has some of the most unique activities, like sailing on historic skipjacks.  Elizabeth Sullivan, a travel agent, thinks very highly of St. Michaels, saying “[It] is beautiful and you could go on a charter boat ride, visit the maritime museum or even take a sailing class.”  Another impressive thing about the town is that they allow dogs in most of their hotels and shops.  It’s a great place to enjoy the amazing scenery.

2. National Harbor

A little like St. Michaels, National Harbor is another close place to go on a day trip.  There is a variety of ways to spend your day at National Harbor.  The shops and food are very unique.  For example, their peep marshmallow store and Potbelly’s restaurant are local favorites.  At night, the Capital Wheel, a giant Ferris wheel, is something you should definitely make time for.  It shows you a spectacular view of the town all lit up in the dark.  Payton Saboy (9), says “The capital wheel is a breathtaking view at night.”  National Harbor also includes one of the best hotels in Maryland, called the Gaylord.  It is a nineteen story building with many activities and scavenger hunts inside the Gaylord.  Other activities inside are a spa, restaurants, indoor gardens and a great view of the bay.

3. Annapolis

Very different from the last trips mentioned, Annapolis is somewhere everyone living in Maryland should visit at least once.  Annapolis is the state capital because of its important Maryland history.  You can visit WWII memorials, U.S. Naval Academy, the Maryland State House, and various museums.  However, Annapolis isn’t just about history.  There are other activities to do around the town, such as bike trails and main street shopping.  Elizabeth mentioned that there is also a day cruise in Annapolis that you can take to see the highlights of the city.

4. Sandy Point State Park

Also located in Annapolis, Sandy Point State Park is great place for anyone looking for a relaxing day.  It includes something for everyone, with swimming, picnics, hiking, and just relaxing on the beach.  There are also Maryland favorite activities such as fishing and crabbing.  Sandy Point Beach was reviewed highly on TripAdvisor, with a review calling it “a gem on the Bay!”  Very close to Sandy Point is Calvert Cliffs, a nice hike that will lead you to the beach.

5. Ocean City

One of the most famous spots in the state is Ocean City. Being not far from home, Ocean City is a nice beach to visit.  Like National Harbor, Ocean City has a spectacular Ferris wheel.  It has one of the nicest boardwalks in Maryland, with arcades, restaurants, and rides.   Elizabeth recommends going in the spring because “Ocean City is calmer and less crowded in the spring than the summer.  It’s good got shopping and strolling the boardwalk.”

6. Inner Harbor

Another great place to visit is the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.  There is a large range of activities you can do at the Inner Harbor, like going to a baseball game, aquarium, science or art museum, Fort McHenry, and the Hampton Mansion.

7. Fun hikes in Harford County

If the other places mentioned are too far to travel, there are a lot of different hikes to go on in Harford County.  The King and Queen Seat at Rock’s State Park is definitely one of the most Harford impressive.  It’s a bit of a height but the view will not disappoint.  Another option is the Ma and Pa Trail.  This trail is actually the old route of the County Railroad.

Aimee Wilson
The Capital Wheel in National Harbor. This Ferris wheel takes you up to 180 ft high.

Even if you aren’t able to go on a trip outside of the state over spring break, there are still fun ways to spend your time off within the state.

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