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.
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.
Lake Fairfax Campgrounds
A very popular community park book your site early for your RV rental trip. Lots of fun for the family this park has all the fun you need in an affordable package. Most of the RV sites are in the open and easy to access in your RV rental
Glen Echo Park
There are always special events and activities happening year round at Echo Park. Enjoy quality theater, visual arts performances and environmental education. Take a ride on an antique carousel, have a picnic, put on your dancing shoes and learn a new dance at the Spanish Ballroom.
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.
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.
Cherry Hill RV Park
College Park, MD
Easy access for novice RV rental drivers and tons of fun for the family this is the go to RV park within easy reach of Annapolis. Book a shaded site for the summer months and expect the crowds because this park is popular.
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.