While there are plenty of things to keep you busy at Jellystone Park™, from the Water Zone to the jumping pillow and gem mining to Lazer Tag, we understand the desire to get out and explore beautiful Maryland while you’re in the area! Luckily, our Camp-Resort is located near many unique and must-visit Maryland cities. Just 79 miles away, one can find the city of Baltimore, Maryland. And if you only have a day to spend in Baltimore, it’s sure to be a busy one spent exploring different must-see attractions. Keep reading to find out about some of our favorites!

NATIONAL AQUARIUM

With more than 2,200,000 gallons of water and more than 17,000 specimens representing over 750 species, the National Aquarium is a must-visit destination for under the sea fanatics. Spend the day checking out the Aquarium’s several exhibits including the Upland Tropical Rain Forest, a multiple-story Atlantic Coral Reef, an open ocean shark tank, and Australia: Wild Extremes! There’s also a 4D Immersion Theater and a marine mammal pavilion with seven bottlenose dolphins!

FORT MCHENRY

Calling all history buffs! Best known for its role in the War of 1812, Fort McHenry is a historical American coastal pentagonal fort that successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in 1814. It was first built in 1798 and was used continuously by the U.S. armed forces through World War I and by the Coast Guard in World War II. It was designated a national park in 1925, and in 1939 was redesignated a “National Monument and Historic Shrine”. Fun fact: the events at Fort McHenry inspired the “The Star-Spangled Banner” which is now our national anthem!

PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK

Discover this public recreation area, Patapsco Valley State Park, which extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River south and west of Baltimore. The state park encompasses multiple developed areas on over 14,000 acres of land—offering the ideal destination for a day hike!

LEXINGTON MARKET

Perfect for the foodie, this huge indoor market established in 1782 offers a large variety of food stands & produce, meat & seafood purveyors. Grab lunch, dinner, groceries, or just check out the scene!

PORT DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Located in the historic Fish Market building in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Port Discovery is a 80,000 square foot children’s museum. There are three floors of exhibits and programs designed to be interactive and hands on and kids can learn through play!

Since you’re only spending a day in Baltimore, we think that these attractions are a good place to start your adventure. See one, or see them all, either way you’re sure to leave with a smile! And the best part is, you’ll be heading back to your favorite Jellystone Park™ to get some much needed rest after a busy day of exploring!