While many know it as the home of the University of Maryland, there is much more to College Park than first meets the eye. The area features attractions ranging from historical landmarks to amusement parks, and Washington D.C. is just a Metro ride away. Staying at one of hotels in College Park is your ticket to a great vacation or weekend getaway to Maryland.
Choice Hotels in College Park make it easy to access these local landmarks:
Since 1865, the University of Maryland has been Maryland’s main public university. Take a walk around campus to enjoy its blend of classic and modern architecture or take in a show at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Football and lacrosse fans should make a pilgrimage to Byrd stadium, home field for the University of Maryland Terrapins. The state of Maryland is a lacrosse hotbed and the Terps have made the NCAA division I tournament every year since 2000, making this a great place to see the sport played firsthand.
The 17,950-seat Comcast Center is a great place to watch college basketball. Dubbed “The House Gary Built” after coach Gary Williams (who led the men’s team to the 2002 National Championship), this is one of the best places in the region to see collegiate hoops.
History buffs should make sure to see the National Archives and Records Administration. The Archives houses important legal and historical documents available for the public to view. Whether you are looking for information about your family’s history, a veteran’s military service or just want to learn more about a historical topic, you can find the primary source documents you need here. Behind the scenes guided tours are available every Monday through Friday.
Thoroughbred racetrack Laurel Park has been a regional landmark since 1911. Be sure to take in the luxurious surroundings of the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park, home to a great selection of restaurants, cocktail lounges, cigar bars and various areas to pick your ponies and watch the races.
Lake Artemesia Natural Area is the perfect place for some outdoor activities. The area features a 38-acre lake, a fishing pier, aquatic garden and more than two miles of trails for jogging, hiking and biking. Some of these winding trails lead to the nearby Calvert Road Park as well as the grounds of the College Park Airport and Aviation Museum. Pack a picnic and enjoy the day with family and friends amidst the area’s beautiful scenery.
Thrill seekers of all ages will have a blast at Six Flags America amusement park. Younger kids can enjoy Looney Tunes MovieTown, featuring child-friendly rides and attractions. Those looking for heart-pounding thrill rides can get their fix aboard the Batwing, a flying roller coaster that gives riders the amazing sensation of free flight.
With so much to see and do in College Park, it is important to have a hotel room near all of the local attractions. Book now with Choice Hotels and save on your next trip to Maryland!
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