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Get Ready for Summer Fun in Maryland

Get Ready for Summer Fun in Maryland

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It’s time to start planning for summer! Maryland has captivating attractions for families to explore. Whether you’re craving a sweet treat, seeking refreshing waters, or feeling eager to embark on new experiences, here are five delightful ways to enjoy summer fun in Maryland! 

Eat ALL the Ice Cream

There’s no better way to cool off than with a scoop of creamy, indulgent ice cream. Need ideas on where to go?

The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar
Photo Credit: The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar

Find mind-blowing milkshakes in Central Maryland, follow the Allegany County ice cream trail, or stop at several ice cream shops on the way to Ocean City. Remember to snap some Insta-worthy photos of your colorful cones before they melt away!

Get Wet!

There’s no shortage of ways to get wet and wild in Maryland! Plan a day trip around splashing around in a swimming hole, or use our list of playgrounds with water features as a summer bucket list!

The Chesapeake Sensory Plaza at Rockfield Park in Bel Air, MD. Credit: Ben Hyrne

And if you find yourself in Ocean City but need a break from the beach, check out this list of ideas to keep the fun going. Can’t get enough of the sun and sand? Check out this piece on experiencing Assateague like a local, or explore secluded beaches on the Eastern Shore.

Do That Thing You’ve Always Meant to Do

What’s the super touristy thing that you’ve yet to do in Maryland? Make this summer the time you finally do the thing you’ve always talked about doing!

Mallows Bay Kayak
Kayaking past sunken warships at Mallows Bay. Photo Credit: Explore Charles County

Check out these articles for inspiration:

Try a Living History Experience

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history by engaging in a living history experience. Watch a military reenactment, take a 1940s living history cruise, or visit with costumed interpreters.

Child at the helm
Photo Credit: S.S. John W. Brown

Don’t miss a visit to Historic St. Mary’s, Maryland’s largest living history museum

Embrace Classic Summertime Activities

Channel your inner child and indulge in old-fashioned fun! Load up bikes and take an easy ride along one of these paved biking trails on the Eastern Shore.

Bikers along the marsh in Assateague Island
Photo Credit: Assateague Island National Seashore

Need a break from the heat? Visit an arcade! Challenge your family members to friendly competitions as you race around a go-kart track or aim for a hole-in-one at a mini golf course.

Feature Photo Credit: Amanda Rodriguez

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