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5 Winter Day Trips Near Baltimore to Put On Your Schedule

Winter is officially here, but that doesn’t mean you have to remain inside all season. In fact, there are many winter day trips perfect for winter weather in and around the Baltimore area. There’s no reason why you can’t enjoy time outside all season long.

So what are some of the best spots to visit in the Baltimore area? Here are five winter day trips you need to check out.

1. Washington, D.C.

As the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. offers the perfect mix of history and beauty. There are many outstanding attractions – everything from the Washington Monument to the Smithsonian museums and zoo – that provide fun, educational, and often free experiences for visitors of all ages.

Washington, D.C. is only a hop, skip and leap away from Baltimore too. It’s only about an hour southwest of Charm City, making it a great day trip destination.

2. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Ever heard of the Battle of Gettysburg? It’s only perhaps the most important battle of the Civil War. Those who want to learn more about the Civil War, the Gettysburg Address, and all things Gettysburg can take a trip to this one-of-a-kind site.

However, Gettysburg serves as more than just the site of a major Civil War battle. This borough is home to numerous museums, theaters and much more – all of which are located just 90 minutes northwest of Baltimore.

3. Liberty Mountain Resort

Regardless of whether you’re an expert skier, a rookie snowboarder, or somewhere in-between, guests of all skill levels are sure to enjoy Liberty Mountain Resort in Fairfield, Pennsylvania. With skiing, snowboarding, and even snow tubing options, this resort offers a fun-filled destination for kids and adults alike.

Liberty Mountain Resort provides guests with freshly groomed trails that are perfect for novices or experts. Plus, the resort is easy to reach, as it is only 90 minutes northwest of Baltimore.

4. Dogfish Head Brewery & Distillery

A microbrewery located in Milton, Delaware, the Dogfish Head Brewery offers distinct beers that are sure to leave a long-lasting impression. A trip to the brewery provides an ideal break from the winter weather. Tour the brewery, sample myriad beer varieties, and even try beer-centric foods. In addition, the brewery is about 2 hours southeast of Baltimore and offers a memorable day trip destination that any beer lover is sure to enjoy.

5. Herr’s Snack Factory Tour

The Herr’s snack factory has produced potato chips and other tasty snacks from its home in Nottingham, Pennsylvania since 1946. And now, visitors can enjoy exciting tours of the factory any time they choose.

Herr’s hosts hourly tours, enabling guests to explore the factory’s history and learn how it produces its snacks day after day. The factory is approximately 1 hour northeast of Baltimore, ensuring visitors can travel to the facility quickly and easily.

Book Deluxe Ground Transportation for Your Winter Day Trip

Driving can be exhausting, particularly for those who will be on the road for several hours at a time. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to get where you need to go without having to worry about driving: booking exceptional ground transportation with ZBest Worldwide.

At ZBest, you’re guaranteed to enjoy safe, comfortable ground transportation any time you need it. And during winter, this car service streamlines travel for its customers, guaranteeing they can go from Point A to Point B without delay or interference.

Among ground transportation providers, ZBest stands in a class all its own, and perhaps it’s easy to understand why. Unlike Lyft, Uber, and other ridesharing services, ZBest offers proven ground transportation services. The ZBest team also prioritizes customer satisfaction and will do whatever it can to ensure its clients get the support they deserve at all times.

When it comes to planning a winter day trip from Baltimore, why leave your ground transportation to chance? Instead, you can make travel reservations with ZBest to ensure you can reap the benefits of world-class ground transportation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Simplify ground transportation for any winter day trip with ZBest. This top-notch car service is prepared to assist customers with all of their travel needs, ensuring they can enjoy reliable ground transportation consistently.

*Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in December 2015. However, it has since been updated to reflect the most accurate information.

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George Rains
Executive Vice President of Global Operations at ZBest Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation Services.