5 Places You Can Visit On Your Maryland "Staycation"

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at 3:53pm.



Summer travel usually means family vacations, sun-drenched beach getaways, meandering road trips, and extended jaunts to far-flung destinations.

With the current health guidelines in place, planning a summer vacation this year can be challenging. Before you get bummed out, we’ve compiled a list of some fun places in Maryland to plan your “Staycation.”


  1. Connect with coastal nature at Sandy Point State Park

Located along the northwestern shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Sandy Point State Park boasts a lengthy beach where you can appreciate the bay in all its glory.  If you’re ready for an active day, you can go: kayaking, crabbing, fishing, hiking and more. Cook your favorite food on one of the grills and enjoy a picnic!

Website: https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/southern/sandypoint.aspx

Photo courtesy of Maryland.gov







  1. Enjoy Maryland Eats at the Maryland Food Truck Festival

Hosted at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds on August 29th, 2020, come enjoy the best food on wheels that Maryland has to offer! From Greek food, Caribbean, Soul Food, Creole, to shaved ice, donuts, and more- you won’t leave hungry! 

Website: https://marylandfoodtruckfestival.com/event/mdfoodtruckfestival_aaco_fairgrounds/

Photo courtesy of MarylandFoodTruckFestival.com







  1. Waterfalls & Swimming

Thurmont, Maryland is home to Cunningham Falls State Park. Complete with three differing swimming areas along one mile of shoreline in Hunting Creek Lake, it’s perfect for socially-distanced fun. There is a boat launch area open 24 hours a day depending on the weather. You can fish, swim, boat and picnic here, You’ll want to visit the state’s largest (78-foot) waterfall—it’s an amazing thing to see in person!

Website: https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/western/cunningham.aspx

Photo courtesy of Maryland.gov







  1. Cinema dates at the home of the U.S.’s BIGGEST Movie Theater Screen

Movie theaters are out, but drive-in movies are in! Bengie’s drive-in in Middle River, Maryland hosts viewings on a 52 ft x 120 ft screen, making it visible from a huge parking lot theater. It’s been a Maryland staple since 1956, and is a perfect way to enjoy family time. Not to mention, the concession snacks are amazing. We can smell the funnel cake from here!

Website: https://www.bengies.com/

Image courtesy of Bengies.com









  1. Celebrate National Beach Day with Sand Under Your Toes

National Beach Day is August 30th, 2020. Maryland has many beautiful beaches, from the iconic Ocean City sandy shores to “The Jewel of Chesapeake Bay” (North Beach, Calvert County, MD). Whatever beach you choose, you’re bound to have a sun-filled day enjoying all of the views Maryland has to offer. 

 Courtesy of North Beach Beach’s Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/NorthBeachMaryland/





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