Family Travel, Day Trips and Places to Visit in Maryland

5 cool caverns to visit

Ava Liese Wentz of Severna Park wasn't sure what to expect when she was led through a little door in the side of a hill in Boonsboro, but what she found inside was captivating.

6 spots to camp in comfort

Looking for a spot to camp in relative comfort not to far from the Baltimore-Annapolis area?

For many families, camping the old-fashioned way can be more than they bargained for. When kids think of camping they most likely envision roasting marshmallows, catching fireflies and sleeping under the stars. Parents, meanwhile, can't get past sleeping on the hard ground, trekking to the bathroom at midnight and fighting off biting bugs.

These days many parks and campgrounds in Maryland and beyond now offer more than just a space to pitch a tent.

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  2. Fun ideas for whatever your family is in the mood for this summer
  3. Crabbing with kids in the Chesapeake Bay nets bushels of fun
  4. Visiting Annapolis with Kids
  5. Sights to see close to home this summer
  6. 7 factories and businesses that give great tours
  7. Take the family on a fossil hunt
  8. Take the family to explore lighthouses
  9. 7 Maryland hikes with amazing views
  10. Hail a ride on the water taxi this summer
  11. Helpful hints when cruising with kids
  12. Beaches off the beaten path… and other places to swim
  13. Five Baltimore/Washington area museums with exhibits for babies
  14. New rides opening at area amusement parks
  15. Six children's gardens to visit in Maryland area
  16. An insider’s guide to a day trip in D.C.
  17. 4 affordable dream destinations for families
  18. A trip to Colonial Williamsburg brings history to life
  19. Celebrate Maryland Day
  20. Five Fantastic Indoor Nature Centers in Maryland
  21. One-night getaways for moms and dads
  22. Four Maryland/D.C. museums to while away a winter’s day
  23. 5 scramble hikes for adventurous families
  24. Plan a family holiday excursion to NYC
  25. A family's epic year at sea
  26. Maryland Hikes to Take With Your Kids
  27. 7 Maryland bike trails fit for the family
  28. Family fall camping in Maryland
  29. Parks that Bark: Dog-Friendly Fun in Maryland
  30. How well do you know Annapolis?
  31. National Park Week offers free park admission
  32. Grab a GPS and take the kids geocaching
  33. 7 tips for skiing with kids in tow
  34. Best Winter Hikes in Maryland
  35. Explore Skyline Drive with the kids
  36. Grab hands and head to the ice rink
  37. Take the family cross-country skiing
  38. Celebrate Thanksgiving at the beach
  39. All aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
  40. Book a winter cabin for an affordable getaway
  41. Camping Across Maryland
  42. Visiting Ocean City, Maryland on a Budget
  43. Maryland fall festivals, pumpkin patches and apple picking
  44. Delaware Beaches with Families
  45. Top picks for family-friendly biking in Maryland
  46. Family hikes in Maryland: B&A Trail and C&O Canal
  47. Five ideas for a weekend bike ride in Maryland
  48. Winter Camping Weekends in Western Maryland
  49. Beach Bound for the Holidays: Cape May, NJ
  50. Winter Beachcombing in Maryland
  51. ‘Play Work Build’ block exhibit at National Building Museum
  52. Great day trips with a dose of education
  53. What's new at amusement parks in MD/DC area
  54. 5 fun family picnic ideas
  55. Six Annapolis area park pavilions perfect for parties
  56. Visiting Baltimore with Kids
  57. MD/DC Area amusement parks offer new thrills for visitors
  58. Take the family to Philly for a daytrip
  59. Opportunity for Howard County teens to go abroad
  60. Solomons Offshore Grand Prix boat races this weekend
  61. Maryland area daytrips recommended by our Facebook fans
  62. Cool places to visit in the last days of summer
  63. Powerboat racing exhibit at Calvert Marine Museum will thrill families
  64. Shuttle from Baltimore's Inner Harbor to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
  65. New animals at Baltimore and Washington D.C. zoos
  66. A playground history lesson at Laurel’s Montpelier Mansion
  67. Family friendly Down & Dirty Mud Run in Bowie
  68. 2013 Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail kicks of this week
  69. What’s new at Baltimore/Washington area amusement parks
  70. Minor league baseball is major league fun in Maryland
  71. Columbia’s 46th birthday party this Friday
  72. Broadneck Park Kite Festival this Sunday
  73. Add an archeological dig into your families’ spring schedule
  74. Fell’s Point Privateer Festival offers fun and education for the family
  75. Day Out with Thomas at B&O this weekend and next
  76. A single mom takes her kids on an epic adventure to Yellowstone
  77. Take the family to Annapolis’ First Sunday Arts Fest
  78. Fairy & Gnome Home Festival this weekend
  79. Win tickets to a Downtown Baltimore attraction for Spring Break
  80. Sign the kids up to spend the night in a Maryland lighthouse
  81. Take the family on a Scavenger Hunt for History this weekend
  82. Take the kids to Oz at Port Discovery
  83. Hoot is in Your Backyard fundraiser for Jug Bay
  84. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore open and discounted for winter
  85. Day Out With Thomas Tickets on sale at B&O
  86. FIRST® LEGO® League robotics competition at Anne Arundel Community College
  87. Maryland outdoor activities: Help NWF reach its goal of getting 10 million kids outdoors
  88. No passport needed for Kids Euro Festival in Washington D.C.
  89. Family fun at Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown
  90. Visit Baltimore Ripley’s for just $5 and five food items
  91. National Parks free for Veterans Day
  92. Eight tentacled snakes born at National Zoo in Washington, DC
  93. Try ice skating at the National Gallery Sculpture Garden
  94. Learn all about bees at Patuxent Research Refuge Honey Harvest Festival
  95. Fright Fest planned for Six Flags America this fall
  96. Travel to Bowie this weekend for international flair
  97. Be Great 5K and Fun Walk this weekend at Quite Waters Park
  98. Under the spell of Renaissance Festival hypnotist Bob Garman
  99. Camping gear free for Maryland military families
  100. Get ready for the Second Annual Puppy Plunge.

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