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Baltimore Day Trips Ideal for Enjoying by Car Service

Do you currently live in or are visiting Baltimore and want to explore the surrounding areas without the hassle of driving? We recommend the joy and convenience of car service Baltimore day trips! All you do is pick a place, book the car, and off you go! No fighting traffic, dealing with other drivers or getting lost. Instead, you get to travel with style and ease. We’ve done some research on the top places to go for a  day trip by car service, and here they are: 

Annapolis, MD

Time: 40 minutes

Often overlooked by its larger neighbors, Annapolis is a gem worth exploring. Perfect for a day of solo travel, bonding with your partner, or hanging with family or friends, there is plenty to discover and enjoy. To get the most out of your day, we suggest visiting the William Paca House, shopping on Main Street, and seeing the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial. Before heading home, we recommend getting a beer flight at Forward Brewing or a tasting at Great Frogs Winery…or trying both of them! Since you aren’t driving, you can enjoy yourself without worrying!

Alexandria, VA

Time: 1 hour

Not to be confused with the ancient city in Egypt, our Alexandria of the USA provides a surplus of historical landmarks. We recommend starting off at the tavern! Wait, what? You heard us! The Gadsby Tavern opened in 1785 and was frequented by historical figures of our country; just imagine the conversations they had. While it is a museum now, it is most definitely worth starting the day. Other fun sites include the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, the Alexandria Farmers Market, and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Plus, make sure to save an hour or two to stroll down King Street Mile for local shopping, picture taking, and a quick coffee break!

Harrisburg, PA

Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

As the capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg is rich in local and national history, in addition to art, food, and other terrific attractions. When taking a day trip to Harrisburg, we suggest you start with the past by visiting the National Civil War Museum, the Pennsylvania State Capital, and the National Fire Museum. Afterward, head to the oldest continuously operating farmers’ market, Broad Street Market, for shopping and lunch. At the end of the day, especially if you are traveling as a couple, we suggest taking the famous riverboat cruise on the Susquehanna River. 

Philadelphia, PA

Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Known as the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia is the perfect day trip for history buffs and parents looking to teach their children about the birthplace of America. In just one day, you and your group will be able to visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Independence National Historical Park, Congress Hall, and more. We also recommend checking out the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Christ Church, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Don’t forget to try a Philly’s Cheesesteak, a local craft beer, and other local culinary delights. 

Keep on Traveling! 

Want even more day trips that clock in at less than three hours away? Here are a few sites that are excellent for outdoor lovers:

  • Michaux State Forest in Pennsylvania
  • Rehoboth Beach in Delaware
  • Gunpowder Falls State Park in Maryland
  • Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
  • Chesapeake Beach in Maryland
  • Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland