Summer Staycation Spots
Summer vacation looks a bit different this year so we're helping you embrace the STAY-cation!
We're all trying to stay closer to home this year and while that might mean your typical summer vacation was canceled, it doesn't mean there's no way to enjoy the summer. So, we've compiled a list of staycation spots within driving distance of Bethesda. Stay safe and enjoy!
1. Maritime Museum
This 18-acre interactive museum was founded in 1965 on Navy Point, once a site of seafood packing houses, docks, and workboats.
Today, this harbor area offers shops, upscale crab shacks, and attractions like the Civil War-era warship the USS Constellation and the National Aquarium, showcasing thousands of marine creatures.
3. Kent Island
Kent Island is the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay and a historic spot in the whole of Maryland.
4. Shenandoah National Park
Mostly forested, the park features wetlands, waterfalls, and rocky peaks like Hawksbill and Old Rag mountains. Shenandoah is home to many bird species, plus deer, squirrels, and the elusive black bear.
Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is among America’s oldest major cities. If you're looking for history, Richmond has a ton!