The Best Day Trips From Baltimore

Victorian houses on Gurney Street in Cape May, NJ
Victorian houses on Gurney Street in Cape May, NJ | © Mira / Alamy Stock Photo
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While there are few things better than spending a day in the wonderfully thriving city of Baltimore, a day out of the intensity of the metropolis can be an amazing experience. Maryland and its surrounding states contain natural beauty spots for you to escape to and there are more offbeat things out there to choose from as well. Whether it be a trip to the surprisingly timeless shores of New Jersey, the thrills of a famous American theme park or throwing caution to the wind with some indoor skydiving lessons, here are some options for great day trips from Baltimore.

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Solomons Island

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iFLY Baltimore Indoor Skydiving

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Drive 30 minutes northeast of Baltimore to experience free falling without the flying. The indoor vertical wind tunnel allows you to attain all the sensations of skydiving without jumping out of a plane. The outstanding instructors are always on hand to offer guidance and support as you live the g-force dream. Adrenaline pumping, you will be filled with laughter in no time.

Cape May

If you’re after less action and more relaxation, Cape May is only three hours from Baltimore and is a perfect spot to enjoy the unspoiled New Jersey coastline. Rent a bicycle and take to the charming promenade that runs along the soft-sand shore. This is a quaint Victorian beach town caught in time that feels a very long way away from the real world. If you’re lucky you will spot dolphins frolicking as your ice cream cone melts in the sun.

Utz Potato Chip Factory Tour

Ever wandered how your nibbles get made? After touring the factory an hour’s drive away in Hanover, Pennsylvania you will have seen the whole process from beginning to end. From within the special glass-enclosed gallery you will observe the production process from potato to chip and then the bagging process. This free and informative tour will have snack fans watering at the mouth.

Six Flags America

Six Flags, near Upper Marlboro and Washington DC is no less than a national institution of thrills. In every sense it is the classic theme park. For those not familiar with the mania of a modern parks, the standout 100-year-old wooden roller coaster, water rides and pink hot dogs firmly press that Americana button.

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