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1 Day Trips Around Baltimore

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April 22, 2015

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Downtown Baltimore
The Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. areas have so many great things to do and see from beaches, museums, historical homes and battlefields to many of Mother Nature’s wonders. With lower gas prices, there’s no better time to head out on a day trip around Baltimore. There are many great one day trips you can take from Baltimore to discover the amazing sights and stories and learn about nature, history and culture in the process. We’ve created a one-day trip guide to provide you some ideas about places to explore virtually right in your backyard. The trips can range from a one hour to just over 3 hour drive from Baltimore.

Beaches and Trips to the Ocean

There are many great beach escapes from one to 3 hours away from Baltimore. You can travel south to Virginia or north to Cape May, New Jersey. You can escape for a day or spend a week exploring all the activities at these beaches and parks. One of the most popular beaches and vacation destinations on the east coast is Ocean City, Maryland. There are 10 miles of beaches, boardwalks, amusement parks and much more. If you are looking for more of a nature get away, then visit Assateague Island National Seashore for bird watching, hiking, camping, swimming and clamming.

The Great Outdoors

Just an hour trip out of Baltimore is a great outdoor adventure: a rafting trip on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. The course starts just one hour from Baltimore and is a perfect one-day excursion. The rafting trip is a 6 and half mile course traveling through 3 states, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. Take a drive on Scenic Drive through the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and explore all over 500 miles of trails, picnic areas, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Civil War Battlefields

Many Civil War battles took place just a few hours outside of Baltimore in Pennsylvania to Northern Virginia. Just over an hour outside of Baltimore are many pivital Civil War Battlefields. You can visit the first battle of the Civil War that took place in July 1861 in Manassas, Virginia. Just a bit over an hour northwest of Baltimore is the Gettysburg National Military Park, one of the most hallowed grounds in the United States. Take the day to take a tour of the most important 3 day battle in United States History or take a walk around the historic downtown of the city.

National Mall

Washington D.C. is only an hour from Baltimore and offers so many places with history, cultural and governmental importance. You can spend the day just walking along the National Mall and Tidal Basin to visit the monuments from The George Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial to the World War II Memorial. Explore everything from pop culture to classic artwork to dinosaurs at the many museums along the National Mall in Washington D.C..

ezStorage has created the “1 Day Trips from Baltimore Guide” sharing just a few of the great destinations that are up to 3 hours from Baltimore. Don’t just take our word for it, get out there and explore!

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