Staycation Ideas in MD, DC, and NoVA

May 25, 2014 | Fun Things To Do With Kids in MD, DC, and VA

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Staycation Ideas in MD, DC, and NoVA – Find Family Fun Close to Home

School will be out before you know it and it’s time plan adventures with the kids this summer!  At Pirate Adventures our phones have been ringing with families planning summer staycations.  Pirate Adventures makes a unique family day trip that your kids will talk about all summer long.  There are plenty of reasons to plan a staycation with your family in our area this summer.   The cities of Baltimore, DC, and Philadelphia are within reach as well as low key destinations like Annapolis, Southern Maryland and the Shenandoah Valley.  What a great area to find fun places for kids.  Read our guide and start planning your adventures with the kids this summer!

The Key to a Successful Staycation

To really enjoy your family and have fun with the kids you have to be in the right mindset.   Plan your Staycation as if you are planning an actual vacation out of the area.  Put the dates on the calendar and plan something each day to celebrate the Staycation.  Read this post How to Kick Back, Relax, and Vacation at Home from Real Simple to get into your Staycation groove.

Staycation Ideas

Get out your planner and put together a fun-filled family Staycation with our creative ideas for family fun activities in the Washington DC, MD, and NoVA area this summer.  A full week of activities is easy to plan if you hit all these family-friendly locations.

Family Attractions in Annapolis, MD

Come to Annapolis, MD and get a taste of the Chesapeake Bay.  Ride on a pirate ship with the kids and start your family Staycation off with this unique adventure that the kids will be talking purchase valtrex us online about for the whole week.  Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake is the perfect way to get the kids out on a boat and gives Mom and Dad a chance to relax and see Annapolis by water.   Stick around and enjoy a full day in Annapolis with these posts:

What to do with Kids in Annapolis by Pirate Adventures

Family Friendly Restaurants in Annapolis by Pirate Adventures

Visiting Annapolis with Kids by Chesapeake Family

Children’s Activities in Washington DC

See the monuments, hit the National Zoo.  With lot’s of options for FREE family fun Washington DC makes a great Staycation Idea for families.  The nation’s capital is a short drive from anywhere in Maryland, Baltimore, and even reachable for a day trip from Delaware and Philadelphia.  Check out these helpful posts to help you plan.

10 Daycation Ideas by Washingtonian Mom Magazine

Staycation Fun: 10 Great Things to Do with Kids in Washington DC by

What to do With Kids in Washington DC – 100 Things by A Parent in Silver Spring

Family Day Trips In Baltimore

Visit the National Aquarium or the Science Center.  Hit Camden Yards and take in an Orioles Game.  Baltimore makes a great Family Day trip with plenty of options for family fun for your summer Staycation. Find more ideas and tips for a great day in Baltimore with the family with these posts.

45 Things to Do With Kids in Baltimore by Mommy Poppins

100 Best Places to Take the Kids   by Maryland Family

10 Things to do in Baltimore with Kids by Scary Mommy

Shenandoah with Kids

Head outside with the kids and visit the Shenandoah Valley.  Find family fun off the beaten path with Farmer’s Markets, hiking trails and pick-your-own farms.  The Shenandoah Valley is a reachable day trip for families traveling from Maryland, DC and Northern VA.  Check out these posts for more information on this great staycation destination:

Kid Friendly Activities for the Shenandoah Valley by

Exploring Shenandoah National Park With Kids by The Lollipop Road

Staycation in the Shenandoah Valley (Things to do on a Budget) by

Day Trip to Philadelphia with the Kids

A short drive north from Maryland and DC, Philadelphia provides a family day trip that is just far enough away to feel like you are on vacation in a different area but close enough to include in a Family Staycation.  Visit the Please Touch Museum and give the kids an easy history lesson at the Liberty Bell.  Get the kids excited about time on the road with some fun road trip games.  Find fun things to do in Philadelphia with the kids with these posts:

Philadelphia Day Trip: 13 Fun Things to do with the Kids by Mommy Poppins

Things to Do in Philadelphia with Kids by

Family Vacations in Philadelphia by Huffington Post

Find more Staycation Ideas in MD DC and NoVA with our posts for Family Fun Ideas

Looking for more creative ideas to make your Staycation extra special this summer?  Check out our posts at Pirate Adventures filled with ideas for family fun this summer.  We hope to see you this summer on a Pirate Adventure!

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