Local places, attractions to visit this spring


Why be bored this spring when there are so many places to visit nearby? Since last year’s spring season didn’t go as expected, this year offers some great opportunities to have fun while  still being COVID safe. Maryland and D.C. have so many beautiful and interesting attractions. Being behind a screen all day has been a struggle for so many people, so here are a couple places you can visit to just relax and hopefully forget about school for a little! 

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Location: 1275 K Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005

The festival in Washington D.C. will run from March 20 – April 11, 2021. There will be both virtual and in-person events. The blooming of the cherry blossoms are a great way to celebrate the arrival of spring! There are over 3,000 trees to admire.

Six Flags America

Location: 13710 Central Ave, Bowie, MD,20721

“School’s out and it’s time to celebrate with a visit to Six Flags America.” During spring break, the park will be open from March 31 through April 5. 


The Capital Wheel

Location: ADDRESS: 141 American Way, National Harbor, MD, 20745

This spring, you can ride the Capital Wheel at the National Harbor. The wheel soars 180 feet above the Potomac River! You can see the National Harbor, the Washington Monument, Georgetown, and other regions from the Capital Wheel.

The Wheel is located at the National Harbor and is surrounded by other attractions and restaurants like the Crab Cake Cafe and the Redstone American Grill.

The National Aquarium

Location: 501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD, 21202

Unfortunately, the National Zoo is closed, but you can still have fun visiting the National Aquarium in Baltimore. It is the largest tourist attraction in Maryland. The aquarium has more than 17,000 specimens representing over 750 species. The cost per ticket is $39.95 for adults. They have limited their capacity to 25%. 

Ocean City Boardwalk

Location:  698 N Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842

The boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland is about 3 miles, and it’s open 24 hours! There are many restaurants and many attractions to visit, such as Harrison’s Harbor Watch, Thrasher’s French Fries, and Jolly Roger at the Pier . It is easy to find free things to do on the boardwalk. There is always something going on along the boardwalk, such as street performers.

Sherwood Gardens

This is a beautiful garden in Baltimore with thousands of multi-colored tulips. You can have a picnic in the garden or just walk around enjoying the view. The tulips range from white to red and oranges. There are also pink and purple tulips. Admission is free, but they do accept donations for the park.

Brookside Gardens

Another beautiful garden in Maryland. There’s a variety of gorgeous flowers, sculptures and ponds. There are thousands of brightly colored blooms! During the spring, tulips bloom and make the area look bold and whimsical. Also, the admission is free!