Located in Chesapeake Bay Region of Maryland, Baltimore is just a short drive from many places to go and things to do. From fishing for and eating the freshest seafood to discovering the places where history happened, there is always something to do. Here are five great day trips you can take from Baltimore for a day or a weekend.
Drive the Tidewater Trail on a 200 mile drive to Urbana, Virginia. Depending on the time of year, you might find an asparagus farm, where you can buy the freshest asparagus at below supermarket prices, or get pick your own raspberries or blueberries. Look for a pick your own farm on Local Harvest.
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
Take a step back in time to see where the first president of the United States was born. Located in the Northern Neck of Virginia off of Hwy 204, the home and grounds have been meticulously kept to look like it was when George was born here. Get directions and more information at the National Park Service website.
Gettysburg is only about 60 miles away. There is so much history here, from the Civil War Battlefields to the train station where President Lincoln arrived to give his famous Gettysburg Address. History is not all there is to Gettysburg, though. See a show that features miniature horses, dogs, and other animals doing things like dancing and playing basketball, and tour the petting zoo at The Land Of Little Horses. Take a ghost tour and see if you can feel the presences of the spirits. Visit the Round Barn, and see one of the last of these amazing unique architectural designs still standing. There is a farm stand and a shop inside.
Take the 90 mile drive to Hershey, the sweetest place on earth. Hershey is famous for chocolate, and you can find so much about chocolate here. At Chocolate World, you can make your own candy bar, or participate in a chocolate tasting experience. Other things to see and do include Hershey Gardens and Butterfly Atrium; and ZooAmerica. If you’re looking for concerts, shows, and night life, you’ll find that too, with such diverse shows and The Harlem Globe Trotters, Brad Paisley, and Guns N’ Roses.
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
A 175 miles trip to the coast of Maryland gets you to Chincoteague Island. Relax on the beach, see the wild ponies, or take a charted boat fishing trip. There are plenty of things to do if you want to stay busy. Rent a cottage, a house, or stay in a bed and breakfast. A weekend in Chincoteague Island will be memorable no matter what do or where you stay.