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10 Great Day Trips to Make with your Kids this Summer

Now that the kids are wrapping up the school year, it is time to start planning fun things to do with them during summer break. Living in BeechTree gives you access to so many places in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. areas, without having to venture far to get there!


  1. Visit Luray Caverns. A natural wonder and a national treasure, Luray Caverns in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley are just a few hours from BeechTree. It’s a breathtaking experience, and you might even learn a little bit of history.
  2. Feel the rush at King’s Dominion. Everyone needs a little thrill in their life. Just north of Richmond, sits King’s Dominion. It’s a perfect place to bring out your adventurous side, whether by riding the Rebel Yell, or jumping behind the wheel of the bumper cars.
  3. Swing over to Six Flags. For a quicker trip, hit Six Flags America, just minutes from BeechTree. You’ll find some of the Warner Brother’s best characters and thrill rides that you’ve been craving all winter.
  4. Release your animal spirit at the Smithsonian Zoo. You can’t let a summer pass without visiting The Smithsonian Zoo. Your kids are going to want to see the pandas. And the lions and tigers and zebras.
  5. Learn Something Old. Visit the National History Museum in Washington, D.C. to learn a little more about America’s natural beauty. The best part? Admission is free!
  6. Teach your family about the Nation’s Capital. Experience the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. People come from around the world to visit, but living here we often take it for granted. Visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the Washington Monument. You’ll discover something new each time.
  7. Venture up to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Home to the Baltimore Aquarium and Maryland Science Center, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Maryland, and it’s just an hour from BeechTree! While you’re there, check out an Orioles game in beautiful Camden Yards.
  8. Enjoy beauty and history. Visit Annapolis, Maryland’s scenic capital, and experience some of Maryland’s most important history. Leave time for a fun boat ride on the Chesapeake or a day cruise to nearby St. Michaels.
  9. Enjoy the Great Outdoors. Visit Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland this summer. Now that the snow is gone and skiing is no longer an option, there is still plenty of outdoor recreation, including tubing, boating, jet skiing and fishing.
  10. Ride the Capital Wheel. Just minutes from BeechTree is the ever popular National Harbor. Take in the amazing views from 180 feet above the Potomac River, all while releasing your inner-child, but this time, with your kids!
School is only out for a few more months. Make the most of this time with your family, and start planning your day trips now!