Thrill Seekers: Maryland Adventure Holidays

Fly through the sky on a roller coaster, windsurf on the Chesapeake Bay or kayak along quiet shores – choose your adventure, then brace yourself for unforgettable Maryland experiences.

Kayaking on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Kayaking on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Sailboats in Annapolis, MD
Wednesday night sailboat races in Annapolis
Mind Eraser roller coaster, Six Flags America
Mind Eraser roller coaster at Six Flags America
Hurricane Harbor water park in Maryland
Hurricane Harbor water park at Six Flags America
Tall Ships in Baltimore Inner Harbor, Maryland
Tall Ships in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
National Aquarium in Baltimore
At the National Aquarium in Baltimore, see sharks, dolphins, alligators and more.
Kayaking on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Sailboats in Annapolis, MD
Mind Eraser roller coaster, Six Flags America
Hurricane Harbor water park in Maryland
Tall Ships in Baltimore Inner Harbor, Maryland
National Aquarium in Baltimore

Chesapeake Bay & Beyond

With its seemingly endless supply of waterways, Maryland is the perfect destination for all sorts of aquatic adventures.

Go speed boating, jet-skiing, waterskiing or windsurfing on the Chesapeake Bay or one of the state’s scenic lakes. Enjoy a canoe or kayak eco-tour along secluded coastal inlets, staying on the lookout for local wildlife such as otter, deer and turtles.

The Chesapeake region is also excellent for bird watching and serves as a breeding ground for the rare bald eagle, America’s national bird since 1782.

Maryland Theme Parks & Attractions

For land-based thrills, visit Six Flags America, featuring more than 100 rides, shows and attractions. The new Galactic Attack combines a roller coaster with virtual reality for a first-of-its-kind experience, and Hurricane Harbor water park is included with admission.

In Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center offer endless wonders for kids and adults alike. Charm City is also home to Port Discovery, an interactive children’s museum that shows how fascinating the world around us is.

See more of Capital Region USA’s wild side. Explore attractions and the great outdoors throughout the region, or view our latest Holiday Guide.

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