Things to do in Maryland in Summer
Things to do in Maryland in Summer – Family Bucket List
Join us on a Pirate Adventure!
At Pirate Adventures we provide a kid’s attraction that should be on every families’ summer bucket list. When looking for things to do in Maryland in summer what could be better than sailing away in search of sunken treasure on a pirate ship? With warmer weather heading our way, FINALLY, we thought we would assemble a list of things to do in Maryland with the kids this summer.
Take a Hike
Maryland is full of great state and national parks many with lots of facilities making it easy to bring the kids along. Two of our favorites are the Maryland side of Great Falls and Calvert Cliffs State Park. For more options check out Visit Maryland’s list of family-friendly trails.
Come to Annapolis
Jump on a pirate ship, see the Naval Academy and eat some crabs! Summer is a great time to visit Annapolis, there is always something going on. Check out our posts What to do with Kids in Annapolis and Family Friendly Restaurants in Annapolis to help plan a great trip to our beautiful city on the Chesapeake Bay.
Take advantage of the beaches on the Chesapeake Bay and on the Atlantic Ocean. Head to western Maryland for Deep Creek Lake and Rocky Gap State Park. Check out this post from Chesapeake Inspired Maryland’s Beaches off the Beaten Path
Hit a water park or a sprayground
Keep cool with water parks and spraygrounds in Maryland. Our favorites are Chesapeake Beach Water Park and the Good Hope Sprayground. Check out this post from The Huffington Post for The Best Water Parks around DC.
Take the kids Fishing
If your kids live in Maryland they should have the experience of catching a fish this summer! Discover fishing with the kids at Family Fishing Adventures. Catch the big one on a larger head boat like the Miss Chesapeake Beach. Take them to Sandy Point State Park or Gunpowder Falls. Check out the Fishing Rodeos for kids put on by the Maryland DNR.
Picnic at your Favorite Playground
Let the kids run, bring the dog and pack a fun picnic lunch. Find out where to picnic in Annapolis after your Pirate Adventure. Discover pirate themed playgrounds or visit a new playground this summer. Playgrounds are easy to check off of your summer bucket list.
Go to a Festival
Summer in Maryland is filled with Fairs and Festivals to bring the kids too. Here are some of our favorites:
First Sunday Arts Festival – Annapolis (held the first Sunday of every month in the Summer. Take the kids before or after your Pirate Adventure!)Children’s Day on the Farm – St. Leonard
Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off and Festival – Cambridge
Maryland BBQ Bash – Belair
Maryland State Fair – Timonium
Play Mini Golf
Mini Golf is classic summer fun. Take the kids out for ice cream or a snowball afterward. Watkins Regional Park has a no-frills mini-golf course along with a miniature train, antique carousel, and playground. CBS Local has a thorough list of Mini Golf Courses in the Baltimore Area.
Pick Your Own
Summer is berry season! Pick your own and make something delicious with these recipes from Coastal Living Magazine. Butler’s Orchard in Germantown is a great choice for picking your own berries. Find more options with this list from about.com.