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For over two decades, Howard County Recreation and Parks has offered a highly successful Recreational Travel Program. Trips vary from affordable day trips to weekly excursions. Whether you set your sights near or far, there’s bound to be a trip on the itinerary that interests you. Enjoy sightseeing, shopping, dining and entertainment with us. Transportation and accommodation fees are included in the trip cost. Bring friends, family, or just explore on your own and make new friends!

All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Tracy Adkins, 410-313-7279 or tadkins@howardcountymd.gov. To register, call 410 313-7275 or click here

*Trips pick up from either the Bain Center or Long Gate Park and Ride, unless otherwise noted.*
Trips by Month

November

Library of Congress Tour

Visit the largest library in the world (and the research library that officially serves the U.S. Congress and is the country’s de facto national library). It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the U.S. This docent-guided tour is an enjoyable, educational event for all ages. Lunch on your own onsite.

 

Yuletide at Winterthur Museum Estate

Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with a magnificent holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s mansion as well as breathtaking trees, dazzling room displays, a magical dollhouse, and the opportunity to shop, dine, and create new memories. Enjoy a one-hour Yuletide house tour, access to the garden, a garden tram tour (weather-permitting), the Galleries and special exhibitions, including Costuming The Crown. Lunch is on your own at the onsite cafe.

December

A Beautiful Holiday at Longwood Gardens

Poinsettias, magnificent trees, and fragrant flowers transform the Conservatory into a holiday wonderland. Outside, colorful fountains dance to festive music, strolling carolers herald the season with song, and a half-million twinkling lights await. No holiday is complete without a visit to “A Longwood Christmas” at Longwood Gardens. Enjoy strolling the grounds while viewing special exhibits and seasonal plants. The property is wheelchair accessible. Lunch is on your own onsite. 

Cape May Seaside Holiday

Come enjoy three days, two nights in the Victorian grandeur of Cape May, one of the most popular seaside resorts in America. Ride through gas-lit streets twinkling with sparkling lights and decorations. Shop in the heart of the Historic District. Enjoy a sensational musical and savor a taste-tempting dinner at Elaine’s Victorian Dinner Theatre.

All ages Dec 11-13 8am-6pm W-F RP4510.510 Double occupancy $475 RP4510.511 Single occupancy $539

 

The Kennedy Center: Holiday Pops

Leslie Odom Jr. (the original Aaron Burr in Hamilton) will be singing! Warm your musical holiday spirit with fresh takes on comforting classics in this singalong tradition with the NSO and The Washington Chorus, a perfect holiday treat for the entire family! Join us in the festively decorated Concert Hall for this year’s program.

Photos from our Trips

Click below to see photos from our recent trip the National Cathedral's Flower Mart!

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Featured Trip

 

 

The Kennedy Center: Holiday Pops

Join us for a wonderful Holiday Pops Tradition! Warm your musical holiday spirit with fresh takes on comforting classics in this sing along tradition with the NSO and The Washington Chorus, a perfect holiday treat for the entire family! Join us in the festively decorated Concert Hall for this year's program.

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Spotlight

Trip Leader : Marlene Weinberg (pictured left)
Marlene has been volunteering for many years with our Trips and Tours Program.
Enjoys museums and sightseeing!

Encore Programs

Looking for more Encore (55+) programs? Visit our website to see a full list of programs!