A “staycation” is a short vacation that is close to home. If you live in Elkton, Maryland, the surrounding areas have a lot of places to take a short winter break. These places will help ease the stress of the winter season so that you can enjoy them more. Take a night or two and just enjoy your family in these great spots.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania– Lancaster, Pennsylvania has a lot to offer and it isn’t far from the Elkton area. A forty-five minute drive will take you through some of the most beautiful roads in the State of Pennsylvania. You will likely see the Amish people out and about, either in carriages or walking along the roadside. Christmas time is a great time to visit Lancaster, PA because of the many shopping outlets there. Tanger Outlet is one of the main reasons that people shop in Lancaster. There are over 50 stores to choose from. Dutch Wonderland offers a lot of activities for families during the winter as well. It’s a great way to enjoy a little “staycation” in Lancaster. It costs $11.95 ages three years old and up. Under three enters free. Check out their calendar for dates and times. There are several nearby hotels that will suit every family need and plenty of restaurants to choose from.
Baltimore, Maryland- Baltimore, Maryland is only about a forty-five minute drive from Elkton, Maryland as well and they have a ton of things to do for families during the winter holiday months. For instance, visit the Inner Harbor. The Inner Harbor has a lot of different activities. Some are free and others have a small entry fee to pay. Visit the National Aquarium while you are there. There are several different shows offered and you will get to view some of the world’s most amazing sea creatures. You can shop, eat and even take a cruise around the harbor. There are hotels in the area for every income level so pack up the family for a weekend of winter fun in Baltimore, Maryland.
Chesapeake City, Maryland- Chesapeake City, MD is about 15 minutes from Elkton, MD and it is packed full of fun things for the family to do. It is a small town on the C & D Canal. You can stay at the Sinking Springs Farm and Retreat, which is a nice bed and breakfast in town. You can also enjoy some paintball wars or go on a cruise of the canal. This will be a very relaxing visit that will make you feel refreshed when your “staycation” is over with.
All of these places are great little get-a-ways for people who are feeling a bit stressed from the winter holiday activities. You can spend hours doing the many activities in these locations. It is hard to narrow down just one spot that would be the best, so choose one this time and make it a point to visit the others in the future.