Call the babysitter because it’s time for a little well-deserved mom and dad time. Plan your perfect day away in Baltimore with these romantic activities, restaurants and places to stay that are sure to get the sparks flying again after that long summer with the little ones. Enjoy everything from a little time with nature to full-on spa pampering to get back in the groove.
Perhaps when you were growing up you came home from school, grabbed a snack and then went out to play with the other neighborhood kids. Homework came later. These days, after school time for younger kids is often reserved for enrichment in sports or the arts. It’s a great way to keep them active, and it provides an opportunity to explore areas of learning that schools cannot accommodate. Eventually, school sports teams, clubs and schoolwork will use up the after-school hours, but in the meantime, these area businesses know how to keep Baltimore’s kids going.
Summer means it’s time to get the kids together for a little playtime — and parent time — out of the house. From sun-soaked adventures to educational experiences that feel like anything but, plan your next group playdate at any of these exciting local spots and make memories you’ll never forget.
Don’t break a sweat trying to plan a fun day with the family this summer. Baltimore boasts ample budget-conscious options ranging from fast-paced fun to full-on relaxation, and everything in between. The best spots to spend a summer day offer a little bit of everything, so pack up the kids and head out for summer memories everyone will love.
The Maryland State Fairgrounds is going to the dogs July 7 and 8, but it’s for a good cause. While Pets on Wheels visits often include cats, rabbits and even turtles, the organization’s annual fundraiser is all about dogs. The Pets on Wheels Dog-A-Thon two-day at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium raises funds to keep the program up, running and snuggling its way into lonely hearts area wide.
Baltimore is best-known for its Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration, which hosts the popular live performance by Electric Brigade, a U.S. Naval Academy Band and a not-to-be-missed firework display over the bay. No matter where you go along the Inner Harbor, the area will be bustling with historical and cultural events throughout the day. Just be sure to pick the perfect spot to enjoy the spectacular fireworks show that starts at 9:30 p.m.
Playing 18 holes of putt-putt golf among giant, sword-wielding pirates, extinct dinosaurs and blue waterfalls is so much more thrilling and less time consuming than a round on a regular course where the hazards are harmless trees, ponds and sand. Miniature golf is also significantly less expensive, so skip hauling around your own clubs — that’d just be weird — and bring your family instead. Baltimore’s best mini golf courses promise a great game every time.
Escape the summer heat by splashing into these fun, family friendly water works. No matter the experience level or need to beat the heat, these local venues promise safe, exciting amusement all season long. With fun extras from tubing to sand volleyball, sweat it out and cool it off with Baltimore’s best waterparks and pools.
Swings and slides are no fun when it’s cold and muddy, and even an extremely hot, sunny day can take the fun out of a day at the park. Skip the stressors and head to Baltimore’s best indoor playgrounds instead. These awesome area venues offer so much more than a community park, with little extras that keep the fun going all day long.
A new summer initiative kicked off Wednesday in East Baltimore.
Before filling the rest of the year with vacations, camps, sports and other family outings in Baltimore, volunteer and teach kids how to make a difference. Opportunities for all ages abound in Baltimore. It’s never too early to teach children community responsibility and help them develop the skills to grow into caring, selfless adults.
There’s no better time than this Easter to bring the family together for traditional and pioneering new holiday traditions in Baltimore. Promising much more than just an annual egg hunt, this list contains all the best ways to get out and celebrate Easter with your family this spring.