Our mountains, rivers and lakes offer an abundance of activities in every vacation season! Skiing, hiking, whitewater kayaking, camping, or simply curling up by the fire—our area's natural beauty is the perfect destination whether you seek days full of activities or just plain relaxing.. . .
Located one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland, Strathmore provides affordable, accessible, multi-disciplinary arts programming in the Mansion at Strathmore, the Music Center at Strathmore, and on its scenic 11-acre site.
Artistic offerings presented by Strathmore in the Music Center include world-class performances by major national artists of folk, blues, pop, jazz, show tunes, and classical music. Click here for a calendar of events. The Music Center is also the home to five resident artistic partner organizations to present performances in the Concert Hall. . .
During the late 1700s, Ellicott's Mills was the largest flour milling center in the region. Today, the quaint town in Howard County, Maryland is known for its historic charm and a nice selection of antique and specialty shops and unique restaurants and cafes.. . .
The new 300-acre waterfront destination along the Potomac River hopes to be the next biggest attraction in the Washington, DC area. Opening in the spring of 2008, the $2.1 billion mixed-use community in Prince George's County, Maryland, includes hotels, restaurants, retail stores, condominiums, a full-service marina, a convention center, and commercial office space. The marina will launch cruises along the Potomac River and boating, fishing, and jet skiing will be available. Plans are also underway to build the National Children's Museum on this site.
National Harbor provides the perfect se. . .
The Travel Channel calls our classic wooden boardwalk one of America's best. USA Today named it one of the nation's "Top 10 Great Boardwalks." In short, it's three miles of highly concentrated fun - and one more reason to get to OC ASAP.
Start your day on the Ocean City boardwalk with a morning bike ride. You can bring your own, or rent from one of our many bike shops. Or if you'd rather just sit back and ride, the boardwalk tram can whisk you anywhere in minutes, while you enjoy a beautiful ocean view.
Day or night, there's always something happening - and quite often, it's free. Take i. . .
The Baltimore Zoo was created by act of the Maryland state legislature on April 7, 1876. (Its name was changed to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in 2004.) It is the third oldest zoo in the country, behind Philadelphia (1873) and Cincinnati (1874). It actually had its beginnings as early as 1862, when the first of many citizens gave animals (the first being 4 swans) to Druid Hill Park for public display.
Today the 160-plus acre zoo property is owned by the City of Baltimore and leased to the State of Maryland. The Maryland Zoological Society, established in 1967, operates the Zoo under a leas. . .
Carroll County offers two driving tours which help the visitor navigate the troop movement throughout Carroll County. To order “Carroll County, Maryland: Roads to Gettysburg,” “Gettysburg: Invasion and Retreat,” and the “Corbit's Charge” Walking Tour brochure, click here.
The rich farmland of Carroll County skirts the Mason-Dixon Line, denoting North from South. Picturesque and serene, this pivotal county remained relatively unscathed during the two years the Civil War raged here.
Union commanders were aware of the strategic value of this rolling farmland. The recently completed Western. . .
Lacrosse Hall of Fame and LacrosseMuseum
America's oldest sport, yes, you guessed it from the title- Lacrosse. Come and visit the Lacrosse Museum to discover the origins of this great sport which include Native American beginnings. The American Indians played varieties of a stickball game.
What an exciting showplace for artifacts, memorabilia, equipment, uniforms, written material, documents and more which tell the past and present of this long time sport! Many of the items are vintage and you will see trophies as well as outstanding sculptur. . .
NASA captures your attention like no other organization. It offers unparalleled experiences, a key to knowledge, and a window to the future. The visitor center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., provides inspiration and a captivating educational experience for all ages.
Goddard's visitor center demonstrates our innovative and exciting work in Earth science, astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary science, engineering, communication and technology development. Browse the unique, informative exhibits and learn about climate change, climb inside a Mercury capsule model, encour. . .