- Our list of the best things to do in Essex, Maryland, features the top 314 nearby activities — including 112 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Essex, MD has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sights & Landmarks, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 6 things to do within the city of Essex, MD , followed by 308 popular activities in nearby cities, including Baltimore, Annapolis, Columbia, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Glen Burnie, Bel Air, Severna Park, Cockeysville, Laurel, Stevensville, Towson, Odenton, Severn, Rock Hall, Elkridge, Dundalk, Chestertown, Edgewater, Catonsville, Hanover, Crofton, Parkville, Pikesville, Owings Mills, Timonium, Savage, Perry Hall, Lutherville and Monkton
94% 47 votes
Rocky Ridge County Park, 400 Deininger R, York, PA 17406 MoreLess Info
The 750-acre Rocky Ridge Park is mostly mature oak forest filled with multi-use trails and several observation decks. Other amenities include a softball field, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, natural playground and pavilions.
66% 67 votes
5308 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 MoreLess Info
Sportrock Climbing Center features 18,000 square feet of climbing walls as well as a gym with free weights and machines and a dedicated yoga studio. They offer climbing classes and camps to accommodate all skill levels.
Loehmann's Twin Cinemas showcases movies from India in a two-theater complex that seats 900 people in total. Films are shown on extra large screens in Dolby sound and there are accommodations for the hearing-impaired.
97% 701 votes
Route 741 east of Strasburg, Strasburg, PA 17579 MoreLess Info
Strasburg's Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is a large museum and locomotive restoration center. Its huge indoor exhibit space is temperature- and humidity- controlled. There are also several outdoor exhibits best visited in clement weather.
Golfing activities allow Jefferson District Park to stand out among the area's community centers. Visitors can enjoy a landscaped, 9-hole, executive golf course or mini-golf in addition to standard activities such as basketball or tennis.
True to its name, the National Toy Train Museum in Strasburg, Pennsylvania is packed with trains, layouts, accessories and ephemera related to toy and model trains. It is a must-see attraction for railfans and is open throughout the year.
Built of brick and covered in ivy is Columbia's beautiful Wright's Ferry Mansion. The mansion stands as a reminder of the settlement in the area by the English Quakers and houses the sophisticated and delicate 1738 artifacts and items of the original owner, Susanna Wright.
61% 33 votes
211 S. Donnerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603 MoreLess Info
Locally grown produce and greenery are available at the Country Barn Farm Market which also features local meats and fresh baked goods made from scratch. During certain times in the year, the market even features Pick Your Own Pumpkin and Cut Your Own Christmas Tree events.