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.
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.
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.
Washington D.C. Capital KOA
Stay close to three bustling cities, Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington D.C. And once you?re tired of the urban, you can find rustic landscapes at this park. This quiet camp is nestled on 50 acres of rolling countryside. As with all KOA parks this one has all the family fun thing you should want for your RV rental trip.
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.
The National Zoo
The zoo is home to over 1,800 animals from 300 different species. The most famous residents are the giant pandas, but you can also visit the great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, amphibians, reptiles, birds and others. Make sure to visit the Think Tank exhibition, which educates visitors about animals? complex cognitive abilities, you can learn how orangutans think and how they use memory to make decisions. There are plenty of other exhibitions where you can get up close to the animal keepers and meet the residents of the zoo.
Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Silver Spring, MD
The Silver Spring Jazz Festival brings some of the best jazz performers around. This free annual event takes place outdoors, so prepare a picnic and bring a blanket. Or you could buy food at the festival there are a wide variety choices from local restaurants.
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.