Road Trips

Road Trips and family getaways are not only a fun escape from the everyday, they create lasting memories with your kids. When you need to get away, there are plenty of cool cities to explore, nearby scenic counties and family-friendly hotels and resorts within a couple hours’ drive or less.

Many places listed have specific amenities for family fun, like pools, play areas, arcades and more! Most are also near other favorite family attractions like amusement parks, museums and places to explore. Get on the road to FUN!

Be sure to check with each destination before you go for the most updated hours and visiting guidelines. 

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Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second St. Annapolis MD
Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park educates visitors about the Annapolis area’s maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. It offers programs, exhibits and community events. Yo […]
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ARTECHOUSE
1238 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC
ARTECHOUSE melds interactive art with cutting-edge technology and offers a much different experience than many other museums. ARTECHOUSE openeind in 2015 as the nation’s first innovative ar […]
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B&O Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD
The B&O Railroad Museum brings the magic and adventure of railroading alive to visitors every day. This historic national landmark allows you to see, touch, hear and explore the most import […]
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Glenstone
12100 Glen Road Potomac, Maryland
Glenstone is envisioned as "not only as a place, but a state of mind created by the energy of architecture, the power of art, and the restorative qualities of nature." The core of the museu […]
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Hillwood Museum and Estate
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington, DC
The Hillwood Museum and Estate is Marjorie Merriweather Post’s estate and gardens, nestled in the hills of Northwest Washington, D.C. Hillwood welcomes visitors with its gracious hospitalit […]
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Mount Harmon Plantation
600 Mount Harmon Road Earlevill, MD
Mount Harmon Plantation is the northern most colonial-era Tidewater Plantation in the Chesapeake region. Mount Harmon prospered as a tobacco plantation, and was restored by a direct descend […]
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Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, Virginia
Mount Vernon is George Washington’s historic estate not far outside Washington D.C and Alexandria, VA. Social-distancing rules mean visitors must reserve tickets for timed guided tours of t […]
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Museum of the Bible
400 4th St SW Washington DC
The Museum of the Bible invites you to experience the Bible in a whole new way. Inside, you can walk on dry land through the Red Sea, wander the streets of a first-century village, and see […]
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National Gallery of Art
6th & Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC
The National Gallery of Art might seem more geared towards adults, but has plenty to fascinate children, too. The massive collection—think everything from Byzantine altarpieces to pop art i […]
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National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave. NWWashington, D.C. 20560
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will amaze and delight visitors of all ages. From the spectacular Fossil Hall to the living Coral Reef and from the stunning hall of Geo […]
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National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, in partnership with Native peoples and their allies, fosters a richer shared human experience through a more informed understanding […]
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National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E. Washington, DC
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is perhaps a hidden gem amongst the other more popular museums. It is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and ph […]
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Pirate Adventures on The Chesapeake
311 Third St. Annapolis MD
Pirate Adventures on The Chesapeake is a family friendly pirate cruise in Annapolis, MD. Come aboard the pirate ship and get caught up in a real life adventure as the crew taps into the won […]
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Planet Word Museum
925 13th St, NW Washington, D.C.
Planet Word Museum s an immersive language experience located at the historic Franklin School in Washington, D.C. This unique voice-activated museum (the world’s first!) is ideal for all ag […]
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The Banneker-Douglass Museum
84 Franklin Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Banneker-Douglass Museum is the State of Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage. The Banneker-Douglass Museum serves to document, to interpret, and to promote African Ameri […]
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The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC
The Phillips Collection was founded by art collector and philanthropist Duncan Phillips in 1921. The Phillips Collection has been collecting groundbreaking works of modern and contemporary […]
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Tudor Place
1644 31st Street, NW | Washington, DC
Tudor Place is a model of Federal-period architecture in the nation’s capital and was home to six generations of Martha Washington’s descendants from 1805 to 1983. plus the enslaved workers […]
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United States Botanic Garden
100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC
The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that maintains approximately 65,000 plants for exhibition, study, conservation and exchange with other institutions. Visit t […]
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US Naval Academy
121 Blake Rd Annapolis, MD
The US Naval Academy is the undergraduate college of the United States naval service. The Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and […]
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US Naval Museum
Preble Hall 118 Maryland Avenue Annapolis, MD
The U.S. Naval Academy Museum is located in Preble Hall on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy. The Museum offers two floors of exhibits about the development of the U.S. Navy, history of […]