Quinalt River Inn
Beautiful views of the serene lower Quinalt River grace every location at the Inn. A perfect place to relax after a long day adventuring, Quinalt River Inn is located within walking distance of two charming cafes and a delightful old time general store. If you're more in the mood for a romantic evening, two fine-dining restaurants are a quick five minute drive away.
If you have ever dreamed of learning everything about anything, check out the Smithsonian in Washington, District of Columbia. The Smithsonian is the epicenter of art, science, historical artifacts, and American ingenuity and you will get to experience it all when you visit. There are 19 museum buildings and 9 research centers that make up the Smithsonian, and all of them will welcome you like an honored guest.
At the Smithsonian, kids can participate in hands on science and activities while parents learn about the more complex systems of America. You will get to learn about history and explore famous Apollo space stations. You can even walk around the comprehensive zoo and learn about the exotic animals of the world. Everyone should experience the Smithsonian at least once in their life and you will have an amazing time while you are there. There are so many things to see and do that it will probably take you a couple of days to experience it all.
There are over 174 sites set in a peaceful environment in the suburbs, just 13 miles away from D.C., and 7 miles from Silver Springs. Hike 9 miles of trails and enjoy the great outdoors. Check out nearby attractions such as the Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA), Patuxent Wildlife Visitor Center, and much more.
Stay in a National Park campground between Annapolis and Washington DC. Tucked into a pine forest this campground is best suited to smaller RV rentals like a Class C or travel trailer rental. Have fun hiking the trails in the park and then drive 5 minutes to shopping and dining.
Wheaton Regional Park
Silver Spring, MD
Within its 536 acres, you can jog, bike, go horseback riding, have a picnic, fish, ice- skate, play ball or check out the Botanical Garden, at the Brookside Gardens' grounds and conservatory. You could also participate in a nature program and learn about the surroundings.
Patapsco Valley State Park
Ellicott City, MD
Only 15 miles from Baltimore you'll find a beautiful state park where you can be secluded in the woods. A walk down the Patapsco River is worthwhile especially during the fall. Sites have picnic tables and fire pits. There are three trails to choose from. A fun family escape in the RV rental.
Washington DC/ Capitol KOA
Whether you're looking for a peaceful weekend in the country or an action-packed visit to Washington D.C., this KOA is the perfect choice. Take the daily shuttle from the campground to the U.S. Capitol. Visit the historic landmarks of our nation's capital on your own or continue with the group on a sightseeing tour. Set on 50 acres of rolling countryside, this KOA offers a variety of RV Sites, shaded Tent Sites, Camping Cabins, Deluxe Cabins, group areas and a Kamp K9. Enjoy the outdoor pool with a lifeguard, outdoor billiards, Ping-Pong, basketball and a Jumping Pillow. They also offer fun and exciting weekend activities planned throughout the entire camping season. You can enjoy free outdoor movies (weather permitting), ice cream socials, s'mores, games and crafts. When you arrive be sure to check out this weekend's lineup posted at the front desk. Capitol KOA has horseshoe pits, outdoor billiards, ping pong, badminton, a basketball court, giant chess set and the very popular jumping pillow. Ask at the front desk for any equipment needed.
The largest and most well-known multi-disciplinary arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region. Professional shows are offered year round and summer camps for ages 1-18 will engage your children to develop their inner artist.
Earth Treks Climbing Center
If visiting all those historic buildings in Washington has worn you out, then it can be refreshing to spend a day doing something totally different and new. Earth Treks Climbing Center in Rockville is an exciting destination if you are a daredevil at heart and relish the idea of climbing sheer rock faces for fun.
There is a variety of activities on offer here, so there should be something to suit different ages and ability levels. You can come along to open climb (age 5+) and see how you get on, although the center highly recommends receiving some instruction before you tackle any of the climbing walls.
Earth Treks Climbing Center offers introductory programs for adults, youth, or families, and these highlight many of the crucial safety points of which you need to be aware. It is a good idea to check out their website in advance to see everything that is on offer, and to understand what paperwork will be required before you climb.