- Our list of the best things to do in Columbia, Maryland, features the top 518 nearby activities — including 184 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Columbia, MD has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 22 things to do within the city of Columbia, MD , followed by 495 popular activities in nearby cities, including Baltimore, Washington, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Bowie, Laurel, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Pasadena, Potomac, Ellicott City, Glen Burnie, College Park, Severna Park, Mount Airy, Cockeysville, Greenbelt, Germantown, Towson, Annapolis, Edgewater, Olney, Odenton, Arlington, Severn, Crofton, Catonsville, Elkridge, Dundalk, McLean, Essex, Hanover, Parkville, Pikesville, Owings Mills, Timonium, Wheaton, Glen Echo, Lutherville, Savage, Westminster, Davidsonville, Eldersburg and Sandy Spring
52% 89 votes
43 Old Taylor Ln, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
Built by relatives of John Wilkes Booth, he stayed in this home when witnessing the execution of John Brown, and historians believe he was headed to this house after shooting Abraham Lincoln. Guests can attend ghost tours of the home, séances, and the home is used for paranormal research.
Opened in 2010, The Haunted Cottage is a local haunted attraction commonly visited by those fascinated by the paranormal. Ghost tours, paranormal research training, and unexplained events are among the many reasons that attract visitors to the cottage.
90% 10 votes
Calvert County Ct, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 MoreLess Info
Both fun and educational, Flag Ponds Nature Park offers many outdoor activities for the entire family to enjoy. In addition to hunting for fossils, you can also fish on the bay or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach.
92% 49 votes
408 Alstadis Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV MoreLess Info
For 2.5 to 3 hours, visitors to Harpers Ferry Zip Line Canopy Tour can zip across eight ziplines reaching heights up to 800 feet. Guests can see the area's wildlife from the same height as most of the trees.
81% 48 votes
18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD MoreLess Info
Pry House Field Hospital Museum is a two-story building which served as the headquarters of the Union Army before. It has exhibits showing the items and methods used to treat wounded soldiers during the Battle of Antietam.
94% 18 votes
408 Alstadts Hill Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
Offering above ground experiences, Aerial Forest Adventure Park at Harpers Ferry has 72 challenge elements spread across six courses to choose from. Activities include rope and log bridges, zip lines, and rock walls.
White water rafting adventures, tubing adventures, Zip Line Canopy Tours, kayaking and canoeing tours, stand up paddle boards rides, mountain bike, and fishing adventures are all available from River Riders. Additionally, the company operates the Aerial Forest Adventure Park where visitors can experience zip li…
Providing both thrill and adventure, Biplane Air Tours offers a unique flying experience over picturesque Southern Maryland. With a seasoned pilot, participants will enjoy flying in a vintage, open cockpit aircraft.