Who doesn’t love to spend a day at an amusement park? Maryland is home to several exciting and fun-filled amusement parks that are sure to delight the whole family. Whether people are looking for roller coasters, Ferris wheels, thrill rides, or kiddie rides, there is something for everyone at these theme parks. Some even include waterparks for guests to cool down in the summer sun. Nothing says summer like hurling down an adrenaline-pumping roller coaster or flying down a water slide. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Adventure Park USA

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Adventure Park USA is a Wild West-themed amusement park and is the largest family entertainment center in the state of Maryland. Located around 40 miles from Washington, D.C., the theme park features the Blazing Trails Go-Karts, Desert Oasis Miniature Golf, Crater Lake Bumper Boats, and kiddie rides. The indoor attractions of the park are open year round, such as the West World Laser Tag, Rustler’s Ridge Rock Wall, Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Gold Rush Playground, a high ropes course, the Stampede Arcade, and a cafe. Other rides include the Tilt-A-Whirl, Teacups, Frog Hopper, Wild Express Roller Coaster, Wildcat Roller Coaster, and the Tumbleweed Coaster.

11113 W Baldwin Rd, Monrovia, MD 21770, Phone: 301-865-6800

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2.Baja Amusements

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Since the first race at the park in 1981, Baja Amusements has been a tradition in Ocean City. The amusement park features 10 acres of fun attractions, including eight tracks for go-karts. The park also includes a 19-hole miniature golf course, bumper boats, two climbing walls, and three rides for younger children, which are the carousel, the Frog Hoppers, and the Wacky Worm Roller Coaster. Baja Amusements offers a go-kart track for all ages with its variety of eight tracks with different features. There are three family tracks offering single-seat go-karts and double-seat go-karts, in which the passenger rides for free.

12639 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842, Phone: 410-213-2252

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3.Jolly Roger Amusement Park

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Jolly Roger Amusement Park offers plenty of wet and wild fun for the entire family. The 30th Street location of Jolly Roger is a carnival-type theme park with a variety of rides and attractions, including two miniature golf courses featuring 18 holes. Rides at the amusement park include roller coasters, thrill rides, a large Ferris wheel, and ten go-kart tracks. Visitors can also cool off at Splash Mountain, Jolly Roger’s full-service waterpark, which is home to several slides and pools. Souvenirs can be found at one of the several colorful shops, and the park offers an array of delicious carnival-style food.

2901 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842, Phone: 410-289-3477

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4.Jolly Roger at the Pier

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The famous pier of Ocean City, found at the boardwalk’s southern end, has long been an icon of the city. Rooted in the history of Ocean City, the pier is a home for amusement park-type rides, games, entertainment, and the first miniature golf course in the city. It is now home to Jolly Roger at the Pier. The amusement park features many games and rides for the entire family to enjoy, including a two-level carousel, the iconic Ferris wheel, and the thrilling Slingshot. Visitors can pay for just the rides they want to go on or use the Unlimited Rides Pass.

401 S. Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842, Phone: 410-289-3031

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5.Six Flags America

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Six Flag America is situated only 15 minutes away from Washington, D.C. The large theme park is home to over 100 rides, attractions, and shows, along with the largest waterpark in the state of Maryland, Hurricane Harbor. Boasting ten adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, the park has plenty of thrills for visitors, including the Superman hyper-coaster at 200 feet, the Batwing flying roller coaster, and the Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth extreme swing ride. Along with the thrill rides, there are areas designed for younger children with kiddie rides, such as the Looney Tunes Town, as well as a variety of shows.

13710 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20721, Phone: 301-249-1500

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6.Trimper’s Rides

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Visitors at Trimper’s Rides can smell the cotton candy and popcorn and watch dazzlingly lit rides rush by as they walk through the amusement park. The exciting park has been a tradition of Ocean City for quite some time. Located at the boardwalk, it consists of an indoor park, which is open year round, as well as three areas outdoors that are home to the park’s major attractions, including a number of thrill rides. Most of the indoor facility is home to rides designed for younger children, such as the carousel, along with a shooting gallery, bumper cars, and the Haunted House dark ride.

700 S. Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD 20721, Phone: 410-289-8617

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More Ideas in MD: Great Oak Manor

Nestled on the outskirts of Chestertown in Maryland, Great Oak Manor is a magnificent 18th-century country-style estate that overlooks the Chesapeake Bay. Offering a relaxing getaway for travelers, the elegant manor house features beautifully appointed guest rooms with private bathrooms, inviting common rooms for relaxing, mouthwatering breakfasts every morning, and warm and welcoming hospitality. Ideally situated for a relaxing getaway or exploring the quaint streets of historic Chestertown, Great Oak Manor promises an idyllic escape from the city.

Great Oak Manor features 12 well-appointed and individually decorated guest rooms with unique country-style furnishings and lovely views. Each room has a distinct character and ambiance with queen or king size beds with pillowtop mattresses, high-quality linens and comforters and comfy pillows. En-suite bathrooms have skylights that flood them with natural light, shower/bath combinations, beautiful vanities with make mirrors, plush towels and bathrobes and luxe bath products. Spacious sitting areas have comfortable seating and sofas, cozy fireplaces, thick carpeting and beautiful French doors leading out the garden. Amenities in every room includes flat-screen HD televisions with HBO channels, hairdryers, bathrobes and complimentary wireless Internet.

A complimentary breakfast is served every morning in the elegant dining room that overlooks the Chesapeake Bay and includes seasonal fresh fruit, a variety of cereals, homemade baked goods, and a hot entrée, such as French toast, egg strata or quiche. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the dining room or on the lovely terrace in warmer weather, with stunning views of the Eastern Shore.

Great Oak Manor offers a range of luxury amenities and guest services, including a complimentary breakfast served very morning, hot and cold beverages and snacks available throughout the day, as well as sweet and savory afternoon snacks, and a fully-stocked library from which guests may borrow reading material. Nightcaps and drinks are served in the elegant Music Room in the evenings, there is a waterside fire pit for relaxing under the stars, and guests have access to kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and cruiser bicycles to enjoy. The marina next to the Manor offers a variety of facilities and services to which guests have access, including a swimming pool, a fitness room, a 9-hole golf course and tennis courts.

Great Oak Manor provides a beautiful waterfront setting for destination weddings, as well as a range of wedding packages to suit every taste and budget. From quiet elopement ceremonies for two to larger event outdoors surrounded by family and friends, Great Oak Manor can custom design a wedding package to suit every need and they are available throughout the year.

Great Oak Manor also offers exclusive packages for special occasions from birthdays to anniversaries, which include dining at excellent local restaurants and exploring the surrounding area. The Anniversary Package includes sparkling wine, a beautiful floral arrangement, and chocolate-covered strawberries, while the Romantic Package features chilled sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, fresh flowers, and two keepsakes Great Oak Manor bathrobes. The Birthday Package offers a fresh baked small cake or cupcakes for two, and a bottle of white, red, or sparkling wine, and the Blue Crab Chesapeake Charters Package features a pre-made reservation for a chartered sail from the Rock Hall Harbor out into the Bay.

The historic town of Chestertown and the surrounding Chesapeake Bay offer a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy from relaxing sojourns to outdoor adventures. The Chesapeake Bay offers sunset cruises, fishing, boating, canoeing, and kayaking, while the historic downtown district of Chestertown is home to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings in Fountain Park in Chestertown, several excellent antique shops, museums, galleries, and boutiques. Attractions in the town and surrounding area include the historic Washington College, the Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge, the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theater, the Mainstay, and the Church Hill Theater and Music in the Park, which is held every other Saturday in Chestertown’s Fountain Park during the summer. Driving tours and trails include the National Scenic Byway and the Chesapeake Wine Trail, as well several wineries and estates that produce fines wines and luxe food. Local annual events in the area range from the Chestertown Tea Party Festival and the National Music Festival to the Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend and the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival.

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10568 Cliff Road, Chestertown, MD 21620-4115, Phone: 410-778-5943

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More Ideas in MD: Laurel Grove Inn

Situated on three peaceful wooded acres overlooking the South River, Laurel Grove Inn is a beautiful cedar and stone contemporary home that offers deluxe accommodations and a welcoming home-away-from-home ambiance. The award-winning bed and breakfast boast five beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, two of which have private entrances, delicious homemade breakfasts, upscale amenities and facilities, and gracious, welcoming hospitality. Located just a few minutes’ drive downtown Annapolis and the United States Naval Academy, Laurel Grove Inn is ideally placed for exploring the wonderful city and all its attractions.

Laurel Grove Inn features five beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with stylish décor and elegant furnishings, queen or king-size beds with luxury linens, and en-suite bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, thick towels, and bathrobes, and luxe bath products. Spacious sitting areas have comfy seating, private porches boast beautiful views of the river, and modern amenities include cable television and complimentary wireless Internet access.

The Arundel Arbor Suite is located on the first floor and features a king-size bed with luxury linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, dressing room, thick towels and bathrobes, and luxe bath products. The comfortable suite has a spacious sitting room with a queen-size sleeper sofa for additional guests, doors that can be closed off to create two rooms and a private porch that overlooks the river.

Named after the founding father of the Navy, the John Barry Suite is a nautically-themed two-bedroom suite with two queen-size beds in luxury linens, and one en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, thick towels and bathrobes, and luxe bath products. The ground-level suite has a private entrance, a den with a comfortable leather sofa, chair, and cable television and a private porch with lovely views.

The River Hill Suite has a private entrance on the ground floor and features a king-size bed with luxury linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, thick towels and bathrobes, and luxe bath products. An expansive wall of windows floods the room with natural light, and a plush sofa is a perfect place to relax with a book.

The Harlequin Room is on the main level of the Inn and features a single queen-size bed with luxury linens, and an en-suite bathroom with an extra-length bathtub and over-bath shower, thick towels and bathrobes, and luxe bath products.

The Waterman Room is a cozy, quiet room with a single queen-size suite overlooking the river and features and an en-suite bathroom with an extra-length bathtub and over-bath shower, thick towels and bathrobes, and luxe bath products. The room is decorated with motifs of watermen's lives with the boat and shell-themed décor and furnishings.

A gourmet continental breakfast is served every morning during the weekday and includes seasonal fresh fruit plates, a variety of cereals, homemade baked goods, a variety of hot entrées, and coffee, tea, and fresh fruit juice. On the weekends, a full hot breakfast is offered with a buffet-style brunch offered on Sunday.

Laurel Grove Inn offers an array of amenities to enhance every stay, ranging from delicious homemade breakfasts served every morning, a lovely riverside picnic area which is perfect for special events, and a back porch for sipping coffee over sunrise and drinks over sunset. A private dock is available for boaters who want to explore the Chesapeake Bays waterways or visit Annapolis.

Laurel Grove Inn is the perfect location for a romantic wedding, family reunion, and other celebrations with beautiful scenery, excellent facilities, and outstanding personal service.

Plan this Vacation

Annapolis offers a variety of attractions and activities to enjoy throughout the year, ranging from walking tours of the city and its magnificent historic homes and museums in the spring and summer to attending lectures, exploring art galleries or taking in musical and theatrical performances in the autumn and winter. The Annapolis Yacht Club hosts sailboat races every Wednesday evening and offers sailing and power boat classes while the Naval Academy puts on sporting events throughout the year. Don’t miss the famous annual croquet match between St. John’s College and the Naval Academy, which is a tradition as old as the city itself. During the cooler autumn and winter months, there are Navy football games, candlelight and haunted house tours, Halloween concerts and other musical and theatrical performances to enjoy in and around the city.

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2881 Southaven Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: 443-370-2394

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More Ideas in MD: Gramercy Mansion

Just minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the Gramercy Mansion is a charming bed and breakfast that offers a relaxing escape from the city. Situated within walking distance from many of Baltimore’s attractions, restaurants and other forms of entertainment, the elegant inn offers stylish guest rooms and suites with comfortable décor, antiques and artwork, fireplaces, and private bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. Guests enjoy a sumptuous breakfast prepared every morning with locally sourced organic ingredients and beautifully landscaped gardens set the scene for a relaxing afternoon or stunning private event.

The Gramercy Mansion features 11 beautifully appointed guest rooms with elegant, country-style décor and antique furnishings, original artworks, queen or king-size beds with deluxe linens, en-suite bathrooms with showers and whirlpool tubs, luxurious bath products, and modern amenities.

The Ambassador’s Room is on the second floor and features gorgeous furnishings, an ornate fireplace, and beautiful views over the Mansion’s beautifully landscaped center-circle garden. The Ambassador’s Room features a comfortable king-size bed with a hand-carved headboard and luxury linens, elegant burgundy draperies and an en-suite bathroom with a whirlpool tub, separate shower, thick towels and luxe bath products.

Aphrodite’s Retreat is a sun-filled room with French antiques and oriental carpets on the third floor that boasts panoramic valley views over the landscaped gardens and outdoor swimming pool. Aphrodite’s Retreat features a king-sized bed with hand-carved headboard and luxury linens and an en-suite bathroom with a modern shower, thick towels and luxe bath products.

The Bar Harbor Room is an inviting garden view room on the second floor with lovely views of the back gardens, the ancient Magnolia tree, and outdoor swimming pool. This charming guest room features a comfortable queen-size sleigh bed with luxury linens, a cozy fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower combination, thick towels and quality bath products.

The Blue Garden Suite is a spacious three-room guest suite located in the Mansion were the second floor and decorated with French antiques. The suite features a king-sized bed with hand-carved headboard and luxury linens and an en-suite bathroom with a modern shower and double whirlpool tub, thick towels and luxe bath products and boasts beautiful views of the gardens and outdoor swimming pool.

A suite fits for royalty; the Camelot Room is a second-floor guest room with a private sitting room with marble fireplace. The suite features a king-sized bed with hand-carved headboard and luxury linens, an en-suite bathroom with a modern shower and double whirlpool tub, and a private Juliet balcony overlooking the valley and landscaped gardens.

The Cassatt Suite is a beautifully appointed Renaissance-style retreat decorated in gold and blue. Located on the private lower level, the Suite features a canopied king-sized bed with luxury linens, an en-suite bathroom with heated floors, double whirlpool tub, double vanity sinks and a separate two-person shower. This suite also offers a large private outdoor terrace with a patio bar and pretty water feature, which is ideal for entertaining.

Ideal for couples or solo travelers, the Country Room is located on the second floor and decorated with Edwardian flair. The room features a double bed with luxury linens, an ornate gas fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with a whirlpool tub, thick towels and luxe bath products.

The Hunt Room offers elegant gentleman’s quarters on the third floor with a king-size four-poster bed with luxury linens, and an en-suite marble bathroom with double whirlpool tub, separate walk-in shower, thick towels and luxe bath products. Decorated in 19th century décor, the guest room also features a double daybed with trundle for additional guests.

Other guest rooms include the Magnolia Room, the Tower Room, and the Tudor Room.

Guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast freshly prepared, made to order and served at individual tables in the dining room on the first floor or the covered terrace. Guests can also enjoy breakfast in the privacy of the guest rooms. Breakfast includes fresh seasonal fruit and home-baked bread, Italian bread French toast, buttermilk pancakes with blueberries, house omelet with Shitake mushrooms, and hot coffee, specialty teas, and a variety of fruit juices. There are also vegan, gluten-free and children’s menus available upon request.

Amenities, facilities and guest services at the Gramercy Mansion B&B and the Carriage House range from a delicious complimentary breakfast prepared with the organic ingredient, beautifully-landscaped gardens for romantic wedding ceremonies and receptions, and elegant communal spaces in which to relax to an on-site electric vehicle charging station, tea parties and house and garden tours.

The Gramercy Mansion is the perfect location for a romantic wedding, family reunion, and other celebrations, as well as corporate retreats, meetings, and seminars for groups up to 150 guests. The Mansion and Carriage House offer beautiful scenery, excellent facilities, and outstanding personal service.

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1400 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153, Phone: 410-486-2405

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