Things to do in Maryland in Summer

Apr 13, 2014 | Fun Things To Do With Kids in MD, DC, and VA

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Find Family Fun at Pirate Adventures

Set sail in search of fun with us and experience a Pirate Adventure with your family aboard the pirate ship Sea Gypsy in the Annapolis Harbor.

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Things to do in Maryland in Summer – Family Bucket List

Join us on a Pirate Adventure!

Things to in Maryland in Summer - Pirate Adventures

Shoot the water cannons at Pirate Pete in Annapolis, MD

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.

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Take a Hike

Potomac Falls Family Hikes

Potomac Falls

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.

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Come to Annapolis

What to Do with Kids in Annapolis, MD

What to Do with Kids in Annapolis, MD

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.

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Chesapeake Bay Beach

Chesapeake Bay Beach

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

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Hit a water park or a sprayground

Chesapeake Beach Water Park

Chesapeake Beach Water Park –

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.

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Take the kids Fishing

Take the kids fishing this summerIf 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.

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Picnic at your Favorite Playground

Things to do in Maryland in Summer - PicnicLet 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.

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Go to a Festival

First Sunday Arts Festival - Annapolis

First Sunday Arts 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

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Play Mini Golf

Things to do in Maryland in Summer - Mini GolfMini 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.

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Pick Your Own

pick your ownSummer 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

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Hope we see you this summer at Pirate Adventures!  Find more fun things to do with kids this summer with us.