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Drivable Weekend Getaways From Baltimore, MD

Mark Novak
Jan 29 2 minutes read

Grab your snacks and get your playlists ready, we’re going on a road trip!

Whether you've got a three-day weekend coming up that you want to take advantage of or you're looking for a getaway from Baltimore, we have some suggestions to make the most of your weekend trip.

1. Thurmont, MD

Distance from Baltimore: 1 hour 10 minutes

The small town of Thurmont, located in the Catoctin Mountains, is a great weekend getaway spot, especially if you’re traveling with children. First, there’s plenty of natural beauty to enjoy at Catoctin Mountain State Park and Cunningham Falls State Park. But, there’s also the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, where you can check out the animals up close on a safari ride.

2. Harpers Ferry, WV

Distance from Baltimore: 1 hour 15 minutes

Situated in the Shenandoah Valley, Harpers Ferry is located where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers meet and is a popular spot for all kinds of watersports including kayaking, canoeing and whitewater rafting.

3. Deep Creek Lake, MD

Distance from Baltimore: 3 hours

This popular destination is a great choice no matter what time of year you’re visiting, thanks to a wide variety of activities.

4. Bethany Beach, DE

Distance from Baltimore: 2 hours 40 min

There’s plenty to do here stroll through the shops along the boardwalk, play miniature golf, go to the spa, visit Fenwick Island State Park or, of course, go sunbathing and swimming at the beach.

5. Williamsburg, VA

Distance from Baltimore: 4 hours

If you are a big fan of history, you’ll definitely want to take a weekend trip to Colonial Williamsburg where you’ll see history come alive all around you. In fact, it’s considered the largest living history museum in the country.

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