Explore the BWI Region by soaring to new heights with Monumental Helicopters. The custom rides provide a ski-high view of Annapolis and Baltimore. Choose the tour that includes both cities in a single flight. It highlights the Chesapeake Bay, waterfront mansions, Baltimore’s Fort McHenry, the Inner Harbor, and several historic neighborhoods. The grand finale is an exciting flight over the BWI Airport runway.
Some say all roads lead to the water in Annapolis, and that means endless on the water opportunities! Take a cruise of the Annapolis harbor or a public sail on the Chesapeake Bay. Book a private charter; rent an electric boat; canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard to your heart’s content. Ride the water taxi to get somewhere – or just because it’s fun! Learn to sail or captain your own powerboat – or just hang out at City Dock (aka Ego Alley) and watch the people. Whether you book a dinner cruise for a perfect date night, lock in on a narrated overview of the Annapolis Harbor and U.S. Naval Academy or cruise up Spa Creek for a peek at some of Annapolis’ most beautiful homes, the water’s a great way to get to know the people and the history of Annapolis.
Arundel Golf Park near BWI Airport offers outdoor fun for all ages. Its temperature-controlled driving range is a state-of-the-art practice facility that operates in all kinds of weather. Enjoy a relaxing day of mini-golf with friends, or host your private party or corporate event in the picnic area. Work up some no sweat adrenaline at Terrapin Adventures – on their ropes course, zip line and giant swing before getting a kayaking workout. The outdoor adventure park packs in a day of fun for everyone.
There’s no shortage of scenic parks in Anne Arundel County. Kinder Farm Park offers picnic tables and grills throughout the park, two large outdoor pavilions for rent and a large playground and tot-lot ideal for children of all ages. The park has a 2.8-mile paved perimeter trail and several miles of natural trails. The park’s farm animals are owned and cared for by the Kinder Farm Park 4-H Livestock Club. These include chickens, turkeys, geese, cows, pigs, goats, and sheep. From May through August, Downs Park, Hatton-Regester Green, Historic London Town & Gardens, and Quiet Waters Park host outdoor concerts for the whole family to enjoy.
A can’t miss is the BWI Trail. The 12-mile paved course circles BWI Airport starting at the Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area. Stop and take in the scenic views of BWI Airport found along the trail. Rent bicycles and ride the entire loop for a morning workout!