As the next summer season is upon us and the world around us continues to transition into more normalcy day-by-day, calendars are filling up, invites are coming in and plans for summer fun are in the making!

Interested in visiting somewhere new this summer? In need of some new at-home fun that you didn’t try last year? Take a peek at ideas from Port Discovery Children’s Museum that both kiddos and parents will love!

1. A Trip to Port Discovery!

First things first – make a day trip to Port Discovery Children’s Museum! Enjoy exploring three floors of educational and interactive exhibits that kiddos (and kids at heart!) will love, unique programs created by Port Discovery Educators, and more!

Plus, here for a limited-time only, families can immerse themselves into the colorful world of Animationland, locally sponsored by M&T Bank! Animationland is a temporary exhibit currently at Port Discovery that empowers visitors of all ages to experiment, learn and tell their own stories through animation by using a Foley Studio, Storyboarding, creating stop-motion movies, and more!

2. Check Out A New Trail or Playground @BaltimoreFamilyFun Recommends!

Local mom & blogger, Rachel Zillig (@baltimorefamilyfun), created an exclusive blog for local families that will help with planning new outdoor adventures!

Make plans to visit Double Rock Park, Fort Howard Park, Lake Roland – and more of Rachel’s favorite spots to visit with her family and kids. Not kidding on the parent-approved!

Check out the full blog for 5 Family-Friendly Outdoor Adventures from @baltimorefamilyfun!

3. Plan A Weekend Trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

A mini-vacation or a stay-cation – Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is waiting for you!

With hotels a-plenty located around the Inner Harbor, and places to explore within walking distance like the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, Historic Ships in Baltimore, and Port Discovery – plus yummy food from places like Phillips Seafood & McCormick & Schmick’s – the Inner Harbor is the perfect place to plan a fun weekend getaway as a family!

Check out Visit Baltimore for all the tips, tricks and info you’ll need on visiting!

4. Check Out 100 Days of Kid-Friendly Summer Fun via Kid Friendly Maryland

From berry picking, hiking, animal encounters, festivals, carnivals and more – summertime has so many possibilities for fun!

You know your family best – and this massive list from Kid Friendly Maryland features 100 activities and places to enjoy that every family will love! Whether you prefer outdoor, active adventures or indoor day-trips, Kid Friendly Maryland has all the ideas for you!

5. Plan a Restful, Screen-free, Relaxing Summer!

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to spend more time together and even outside, allowing the constant need for screens to slowly slip away. Take advantage of the free time and replace it with time spent outside! From hiking, playground hunting, bike-riding and other kid-favorites, the screen-free possibilities are endless!

No matter how or where you choose to spend this summer – we hope everyone has a wonderful summer season with family and friends!

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