It’s All Fun and Games in Mid-Maryland
Keep the excitement going on this road trip of nonstop fun perfect for a group of friends or an adventure-seeking couple.
Start: North Bethesda
Distance: 2 days, 5 stops, 58 miles
11920 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Brunch will never be the same once you pair it with bowling and bocce at Pinstripes at Pike and Rose in North Bethesda. Reserve a lane or a bocce court for friendly competition while enjoying brunch specials, sandwiches, and pizzas as you play. Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and mimosas are available or treat yourself with a decadent dessert instead.
iFly Indoor Skydiving
9400 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Nine miles north on 1-270 will deliver you to iFly Indoor Skydiving in Gaithersburg for the most thrilling adventure of this road trip. You’ll attend a training class and get suited up before heading into the wind tunnel for 60 seconds of one-on-one flight time with your instructor. The rest of your party can watch you while waiting their turn. Purchase a video of your flight to remember it forever!
Inn on Market
301 N. Market St, Frederick, MD 21701
Continue up 270 for an overnight stay in downtown Frederick. At The Inn on Market, you can indulge in a European-inspired dinner in the main-floor restaurant before heading upstairs to a historically-inspired suite. Don’t miss out on coffee and fresh pastries in the morning!
103 S. Carroll St. #1A, Frederick, MD 21701
Head to Clue IQ, along Frederick’s scenic Carroll Creek, to try your skill at puzzle-solving. Offering four different escape room experiences, Clue IQ provides a challenging, immersive experience that requires you to solve a series of clues to “escape” the room before time runs out. Your group can have the room to yourselves, but you must book in advance; Clue IQ currently isn’t taking walk-in guests.
17301 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Get competitive at Tilt Studio, a family entertainment center that features over 150 classic and modern video games. Favorites like Skee-ball and pinball mix with laser tag, bumper cars, and black light mini-golf to offer something for everyone. Admission is free, and you can buy game passes to play to your heart’s content. Save up your tickets and redeem them at the end of the day for cool prizes.
Lead Photo: iFly Indoor Skydiving
About the Author
Heidi Glatfelter Schlag is a marketer, history lover, and traveler who can often be found exploring museums, parks, small towns, and farms. She founded Culture-Link Communications, where she helps local nonprofits and small businesses build their brands. Heidi lives in Frederick, MD, with her husband and two dogs.