Things To Do In Westminster

$99 for Discovery-Flight Package with Ground Instruction and Logbook from Dream Flight School ($198.47 Value)

Dream Flight School

Hangar 5

Taking off from Carroll County Airport, students command a two-seat plane for 45 minutes under the oversight of an FAA-certified instructor

$198.47 $99

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All-Day Paintball Outing for Four or Eight at Paintball Adventure Park (80% Off)

Paintball Adventure Park

1, Taneytown

Three woodsball fields, six airball fields, and three themed fields across 36 acres; two-story wooden castle and wooden shacks

$100 $20

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Horseback Experience for one or two at Advantage Horsemanship Equestrian Center in Union Bridge (Up to 54% Off)

Advantage Horsemanship Equestrian Center

2, Uniontown

Horseback trail ride at an equestrian center helmed by horse experts

$60 $29

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10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes at Choe's Hapkido of Westminster (Up to 90% Off)

Choe's Hapkido of Westminster

Westminster

Martial-arts students build self-defense skills, stamina, and discipline

$200 $20

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6 or 10 Classes at Thrive! Group Fitness and Wellness (Up to 65% Off)

Thrive! Group Fitness and Wellness

7, Westminster

More than 15 classes such as barre, Zumba, TRX, and spinning incorporate fun and fitness with a focus on overall health

$55 $19

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Center Street Yoga (Up to 72% Off)

Center Street Yoga

Westminster

Daily yoga classes include some of the area's only hot yoga sessions, which facilitate deep stretching in a room heated up to 95 degrees

$99 $35

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Autumn Harvest Jazz Festival with Sangria for Two or Four at Elk Run Vineyards (60% Off)

Elk Run Vineyards

Mount Airy

Two-day festival features jazz performances along with vendors, crafts, hayrides through the Mt. Airy vineyards, and wine tastings

$50 $20

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Nestled in the rolling hills of Maryland's countryside, the Wakefield Valley Golf Club showcases three different nine-hole courses. Each course presents a unique set of challenges, with the green course showcasing lengthy par 5s and the white course challenging golfers with hilly terrain and water holes that lure errant shots and experimental scuba-tank golf bags. The gold course, meanwhile, sets up demanding tee shots into narrow fairways, as seen on its signature eighth hole, where water guards the green on all sides.

Golfers can warm up for rounds at the driving range and practice green or employ the swing-honing advice of PGA Professional Scott Magee, who teaches enough students to believe that he will find one who can pull a putter from a stone. Guests can also refuel rumbling stomachs with casual food and drinks at Fenby’s Restaurant.

1000 Fenby Farm Rd
Westminster,
MD
US

Top Flite Super Range golf balls hurtle toward laser-measured targets on Westminster Island Green’s lighted range, where players practice their drives from 50 hitting stations. Guests continue to enrich their golfing skills during lessons with PGA-certified golf instructors, summertime junior clinics (with 7:1 student-teacher ratios), and ladies or couples golf clinics held every other Thursday. Westminster Island Green also accommodates putters with a fully lit 18-hole miniature golf course, with island-themed landscaping and goldfish ponds. Alternatively, baseball buffs can watch their homers fly through an open-air batting park unobstructed by nets. There, pitching machines launch softballs at up to 60 mph and baseballs at up to 70 mph, while batters control the height of each pitch and the speed at which they spit out sunflower seeds.

1199 S Pleasant Valley Rd
Westminster,
MD
US

Sports International's football clinics make MVPs of 7- to 18-year-olds in an intensive, small-group setting with instruction from college and high school coaching staff. The Steve Slaton two-day camp, running July 10–11 in Sugar Land, gives potential pigskin purveyors a comprehensive crash course in offensive and defensive skills from renowned Texans running back Steve Slaton, talented high-school coaches, and a mob of disgruntled footballs. Working in groups no larger than 10, nascent Heisman candidates perform many of the same drills taught by the Texans' coaching staff. Attendees receive a free camp T-shirt and souvenir autograph football but must provide, rent, or manufacture their own playing gear.

2 College Hill
Westminster,
MD
US

Brummel Horse Farm’s warm and welcoming staff equips pupils of all ages and experience levels with riding skills through private lessons. Each knowledgeable instructor pairs the student with a horse before teaching them to trot, pirouette, or two-step through the well-lit indoor practice barn during a one-hour lesson. Games and activities keep pupils excited and engaged, while snacks and drinks refuel ravenous riders. Clients can schedule sessions Tuesday through Friday with flexible hours, as well as Saturdays between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

1901 Lang Rd
Hampstead,
MD
US

Though many vintners refer to their winemaking techniques as "old country," those of the Loews are older than most. The family's first forays into the drinkable craft began in the 19th century, in an area of the Austro-Hungarian Empire known as Galicia, now part of Ukraine. There, they brewed honey wines and distributed them throughout Europe. The Loews continued in the business well into the 20th century, but their enterprise was disrupted by the outbreak of World War II. The Loew name wouldn't appear on another bottle until nearly a half-century later, in a vineyard an ocean away.

The modern iteration of Loew Vineyards was established in 1982, and today stretches across 37 lush acres in Frederick County. Here, the gravelly soil nourishes flavorful grapes ideal for both red and white wines. The Loews tend to the vines throughout the year, harvesting the grapes in the fall and pruning them and fitting leaves with tiny mittens in the winter. Their crops are transformed into more than a dozen varieties of wine, ranging from the citrus-y, semi-sweet Serendipity to a balanced hearty red wine. The family even bottles honey wine (Mead) in a nod to their European past.

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14001 Liberty Rd
Mount Airy,
MD
US

Situated on a humble Hampstead farm, Happy on Hooves manufactures smiles while reintroducing guests to nature atop the gracious strides of its equine tenants. The horses, named Sadie, Marco, and Kat, among others, are the driving forces behind a variety of adventures, including trail rides and all-inclusive picnics set among the farm's stunning scenery. The good vibes that accompany every visit to the farm begin with the facility's newly built barn, outfitted with white pillars, brick walls, and open stalls, from which the ponies poke their heads and debate the American-ness of putting ketchup on barley. When they're not in their stalls or on trail rides, Happy on Hooves' horses are leading lessons that teach basic riding techniques.

5014 Mount Carmel Road
Hampstead,
MD
US