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June 25, 2018

Harpers Ferry National Historical ParkThese kid-friendly destinations are less than a day away from apartments in Laurel, MD

School just got out and the kids are already getting antsy! If you’re in need of ideas on how to keep them occupied this summer, read on. These delightful destinations near ROSS’ apartments in Laurel, MD, offer entertainment and education for kids of every age. You can satisfy their sweet tooth (and teach them a little history) at Harpers Ferry. Or, you can bring out their inner detective at the International Spy Museum. Go on an outdoor adventure or take them out on the water, the choice is yours…


The Patuxent Research Refuge is the perfect outdoor retreat for families. It’s just a short 10-minute drive from the Crestleigh apartments in Laurel, MD, and it offers a wide range of activities. The park has over 25 miles of trails, which visitors can use to hike, bike and even ride horses! The wetland area is a dream for the amateur bird watcher, while the exhibits at the National Wildlife Visitor Center can educate your child on animal migration patterns, different types of habitat, endangered species and global environmental issues. Once your tots are tuckered out (or during the heat of the day), try a summer tram tour.

Chesapeake Bay

Annapolis is a city full of history. Add some excitement to a full day of touring with this pirate adventure! The Chesapeake Pirates offer a delightful, on-the-water experience for children of all ages. Face painting, a search for buried treasure and a full crew of rough and tumble “pirates” complete the effect. Just a 40-minute drive from the Horizon Square apartments in Laurel, MD.


The National Aquarium is a weekend destination for adults up and down the East Coast, but it’s particularly well-loved by children. Permanent exhibits highlight aquatic animals and plants from nearly every ocean, from the Atlantic Puffin to the Zebra Sharks of the Pacific. Kids love the touch pools at the Living Seashore exhibit and watching Jade and Foster learn brand new tricks at the Dolphin Discovery pool. Check out the Animal Index (which sorts the aquarium’s residents by color, location, type and more) and the Activity Calendar before you visit, so you can be sure to see your child’s absolute favorite things. Baltimore is just a 45-minute drive from these apartments in Laurel, MD, as is the next destination on our list…

Washington, DC

Although DC has perhaps the most destinations per acre of any American city, there are a few standouts when it comes to entertaining the kids. The International Spy Museum is at the top of that list, along with the National Museum of Natural History and the National Zoo. The International Spy Museum has a host of fascinating exhibits, as well as two interactive missions for your amateur sleuth, a one-hour mystery within the museum and an all-day hunt all over the city. For a blast of nostalgia, check out the exhibit on “50 years of Bond villains.”

Harpers Ferry

This small but historically pivotal town is a just over an hour from the Crestleigh apartments in Laurel, MD. A live reenactment village, antique train tracks, the rushing Potomac River (and a few well-placed candy shops), make Harpers Ferry a great kid-friendly destination. Check out the local gift shop and take advantage of some of the C&O’s best trails.

These destinations and many more are what you’ll have access to when you choose from these apartments in Laurel, MD. Take a tour today and see all the other nearby amenities they have to offer.