Escape from Baltimore: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Looking to get out of the city, but don’t want to deal with the crowds and traffic at the beach this Memorial Day weekend? Me too!

As much as I love Baltimore, sometimes it’s nice to leave the city—even if it’s only for a few hours. Here are a few fun ways to spend your Memorial Day weekend outside of the city (and away from the crowds).

Strawberry Picking at Weber Farms
May is prime time for strawberries. And with all the rain we’ve experienced they should be bigger and juicier than ever. It looks like the rain is actually supposed to let-up this Memorial Day weekend, so head out to Weber Farms in Parkville to pick your own strawberries. The farm is open Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more details, click here.

Take a hike
Baltimore Magazine published an awesome guide to hiking and biking in the surrounding areas this week. With sunshine in the forecast, take the opportunity to get out of the city and experience nature at one of the dozens of locations in their guide. 

Practice your balance
Stand up paddle boards have become quite the hit with fitness instructors and beach-goers. You can get in on the trend just outside the city at dozens of locations. Consider renting your stand-up paddle board from Ultimate Watersports at their Sunset Cove location, and then hitting the Sunset Cove tiki bar for a quick drink and bite to eat after your workout (believe me, it’s a workout!).  Click here for details on rental hours and locations.

Tube down the Gunpowder River
The water may still be pretty chilly, but it’s supposed to be in the 80’s this weekend. Kick off the unofficial start of summer by tubing down the Gunpowder River. Monkton Bike offers tube rentals from $15 – 30 (depending on tube size). You can even rent a GoPro camera to capture your experience! For more information, click here

Celebrate the Good Life at Boordy
Boordy Vineyards is hosting the Good Life Feast-ival May 28 & 29 from noon – 5 p.m to kick off their farmer’s market season. For $10 adults (over 21) will receive a winetasting and wineglass, as well as access to the celebration (guests 16 and under are free). The Good Life Feastival features live music, hayrides and lots of local farmers market vendors. Visit Boordy Vineyards’ website for tickets.