Things To Do in Maryland

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf and Batting Cages

Columbia SportsPark

Harpers Choice

$14 $8

Family-friendly park features 18-hole mini-golf course as well as fast- and slow-pitch softball and baseball batting cages

37% Off One Week of Kids' Summer Camp

CoMMotion

Germantown

$315 $199

Dance camps teach young boys and girls the fundamentals of jazz, ballet, and contemporary styles; theater camp combines song and dance

62% Off Martial Arts

King Tiger Martial Arts

Silver Spring

$200 $76

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off Unlimited Tubing

River & Trail Outfitters

Near Harper's Ferry

$99 $49

Enjoy unlimited tubing all summer with a season pass that includes calming, lazy-river rides as well as whitewater adventures

Up to 50% Off Fishing Trips from Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

Lewes

$112 $56

Captains supply rods and reels as they lead vessels out to capture deep-sea fish

Up to 58% Off Skating Packages

Skate Zone

Crofton

$45 $19

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Glide through indoor rink with 11,000 square feet of skating space before pausing to play games or enjoy refreshments

Up to 65% Off a Discovery or Sightseeing Flight

Brett Aviation

Martin State Airport

$153 $75

Discovery flights grant hands-on stints with FAA-certified flight instructors; sightseeing flight offers photo ops of over Baltimore

Up to 54% Off from Zombie Race

Zombie Race

Monkton

$95 $44

Pursued by costumed zombies, runners conquer military-style obstacles from monkey bars to a mud mountain en route to the post-race party

Up to 54% Off Horseback Experience

Advantage Horsemanship Equestrian Center

2, Uniontown

$60 $29

Horseback trail ride at an equestrian center helmed by horse experts

Up to 63% Off Arboretum Membership or Visit

Adkins Arboretum

Ridgely

$75 $28

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More than 600 species of native plants on a picturesque, 400-acre garden and preserve filled with streams and meadows

Up to 84% Off an Archery Package or Party 

Deer Creek Archery

Churchville

$150 $45

8,000 sq. ft. indoor archery range challenges shooters with three types of targets; staff provides rental bows and instruction

52% Off a Chesapeake Bay Tour for Two

Chesapeake Bay Tours

4, Kent Island

$300 $145

Sightseers board vessels for a tour of historic Chesapeake Bay, spying lighthouses and serene scenery as they gently cut through the waves

Up to 53% Off at Champions Soccer Training

Champions Soccer Training

Ridgely Middle School

$110 $55

Private, semiprivate, and team training opportunities at a soccer facility whose head coach was a player on the under-21 US national team

Up to 39% Off Public Art Viewing at Graffiti Warehouse

Graffiti Warehouse

Charles North

$40 $25

The works of street artists are shown inside a large industrial space during public exhibits

Up to 52% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Blue Ridge Trail Riding

Blue Ridge Trail Riding

$120 $60

One- or two-hour horseback trail rides take riders through the lush landscape of Loudoun Heights

Up to 56% Off Horseback Trail Rides

Happy on Hooves

Hampstead

$50 $25

Trail rides begin with a horsemanship lesson before riders and steeds gallop across a humble Hampstead farm

Up to 47% Off from Skydive Baltimore

Skydive Baltimore

2, Halls Cross Roads

$284 $159

Jumpers paired with experienced instructors leap from 11,000 feet, freefall at 120 mph, and spend 8–12 minutes parachuting back to earth

Up to 44% Off NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships

2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships

M&T Bank Stadium

$57 $40

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Weekend showcase of top collegiate athletes crowns the NCAA men's Div. I, Div. II, and Div. III lacrosse champions

Up to 60% Off BYOB Glass-Fusing Classes

The ClayGround Studio & Gallery

Ellicott City

$90 $39

Students in small-size glass-fusing classes wield studio-provided tools and materials to create art while sipping BYOB beverages

Select Local Merchants

“Pimlico is more than a dirt track bound by four streets,” explained then-Maryland Club president Alfred G. Vanderbilt 50 years ago. Vanderbilt was referring to Pimlico’s status as an “American institution,” a title it has earned as the country’s second oldest racetrack. Founded in 1870, Pimlico has weathered everything from World War II to the day steeds skipped work en masse to see Seabiscuit, and remains a popular destination to this day as host to the US Triple Crown’s second leg, the Preakness Stakes. In its four-star Terrace dining room, patrons dine on buffet breakfasts and lunches as they view thoroughbreds galloping to the finish line. Meanwhile, the screens in the venue’s Sports Palace project simulcasts of offsite races, and the patrons seated in the Jockey Club enjoy especially clear views of the competing horses without having to glue equine portraits to the insides of their sunglasses.

5201 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore,
MD
US

Instead of pictures, the goldenrod walls of Ambrosia Bead Shop hold long strands of multicolored beads that shimmer under the glare of tiny track lights. The selection—which includes semiprecious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, and freshwater pearls—constantly changes: each month, the shopkeepers supplement their wares with new or exotic materials. The shop also hosts jewelry-making classes that cover a range of topics, from beading to metalwork to taming a swarm of fireflies so they form a tiara.

9143 Red Branch Rd
Columbia,
MD
US

The Woodworkers Club is a multi-faceted business that strives to spread the love of woodworking through our classes, club, and store. Regardless of your skill level, you'll find all you need here: tools, materials, advice, workspace, and comrades willing to celebrate your victories and watch you pull out your splinters.

4950 Wyaconda Rd
Rockville,
MD
US

At over 100 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga (CPY) invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breath, heat, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CPY classes are taught by approachable certified yoga instructors who lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. CPY also offers teacher training and lifestyle programs to empower students to become yoga instructors or to just advance their individual practice. During construction of all its new studios, CPY strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.

6800 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase,
MD
US

The Mercy High School Alumni Association swears by the notion that "When asked where they went to school, Baltimoreans proudly answer with the name of their high school." In this spirit, they invite their proudest alumni to strap on sneakers, headbands, and souvenir t-shirts to take part in the B-More True to Your School 5K, a friendly fundraising competition between Baltimore-area schools. After running and sweating through the race route together, participants are invited to an all-ages post-race celebration with food, drink, and live music. Though the celebration includes a random prize drawing, prizes also go to the overall winners of the race and whoever stops to help the groundskeeper fight the local squirrel gang. These awards aren't the only incentive to compete: all race fees and donations go to support Mercy High School, and the school with the most registered supporters in the overall competition receives a donation.

607 Round Oak Road
Towson,
MD
US

When Stephanie Gaines-Bryant isn’t reporting the news for WTOP Radio or posing for photos with the station’s celebrity guests, she is likely teaching for her aptly named roaming yoga studio, Radio Yogi Health and Fitness. Having completed Crofton Yoga’s 200-hour training program, she now specializes in pranakriya yoga’s gentle and meditative varieties. Both classes emphasize slow movements, deep breathing, and postures that should be held until a passerby mistakes you for a statue.

13711 Annapolis Road
Bowie,
MD
US