Its convenient central East Coast location and proximity to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport makes the BWI Region a perfect place for hosting a family reunion or large group gathering. After checking into your hotel, head to Arundel Mills Mall and experience the new show with Her Majesty, The Queen at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Dine like royalty as you watch jousting, sword fighting, medieval games and more. Test your prize-winning skills at Dave and Busters! Try your luck at Live! Casino & Hotel with over 300,000 square feet of slot machines and table games. When you’re all gamed out, you and the kids may well enjoy the nearby National Cryptologic Museum, where games of international espionage are recounted and retold from the National Security Agency’s perspective.
Next, head to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to visit the National Aquarium. If there’s a dinosaur-lover in your crew, be sure to trek on for interactive exhibits at the Maryland Science Center. For a different perspective on Charm City – and a little history to boot – take a Watermark or Spirit cruise. While you’re at it, don’t forget to book your Maryland staple, a crab feast! With so many restaurants and catering services available, hosting a crab feast in a park pavilion or a restaurant is infinitely doable. Want to be a hero? Consider bumping the crab feast to the top of your family reunion list! Looking for the perfect location for a farewell reception? Consider a county park. There are more than ten options to choose from within five miles of the BWI region.
No stay in the region is complete without a visit to Annapolis! Maryland’s capital city is just a short drive from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, but it’s a world away from the everyday. Sip a craft-made cocktail while enjoying a beautiful sunset on the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Schooner Woodwind. Cruise the Annapolis Harbor aboard the Harbor Queen, tour the U.S. Naval Academy or book a historic walking tour or ghost tour and bond over more than 300 years of history.