Maryland is home to several universities located across the state from Baltimore to the suburbs of D.C. and the Eastern Shore. Depending on where you go to school, your experiences and the activities that you have access to could be entirely different. After all, the relaxed pace of life in Salisbury is significantly different from the hustle and bustle of downtown Baltimore. Still, regardless of where you go to school, some of these activities remain the favorite of college students throughout the state.
Cheer on our favorite teams in Camden Yards or M&T Stadium. Bustling with activity and the charm of a historic ballpark with modern amenities, of age college students can grab a drink at a pub in the park or catch the action from any of the excellent seats in the stadium.
Who doesn’t love a good scare? Combine a ghost tour with a pub crawl and you have something uniquely Annapolis and perfect for college students. Many have been known to dress up while drinking their way through town so watch out for the random banana costume.
If you go to school on the Eastern Shore or just want to get away for the weekend, you can’t beat a trip to Ocean City. This is a favorite of college students and pretty much everyone else. Maryland’s equivalent of the Jersey Shore, there is something for everyone to do here so catch some waves, meet new friends, and have an incredible weekend.
We love museums in this part of the world and many of them are free, or discounted, for college students. One of my favorites is the NSA’s Cryptology Museum which is completely free to visit.
Six Flags offers year-round fun with Halloween and Christmas events but, more importantly, you can buy an annual pass for a reasonable price. For less than $100, you can go to Six Flags as many times as you want and if you buy a season pass now, you even get free parking. This means you can get out of class and head straight for your favorite roller-coaster.
You can get in for half off on Fridays after 5 p.m., making it affordable for college students or anyone on a budget. Plus, they are always looking for volunteers so if you love nature or animals, you can become a regular at the aquarium after your classes are out of the day.
With launch spots all over the state, kayaking is a pastime that people of all ages enjoy doing, especially when those first warm rays of spring chase away the winter cold.
Hikers looking for adventure or to become part of our nation’s history should hike the Appalachian Trail. You can stay in Maryland or hike your way to Pennsylvania or West Virginia over the weekend.
If you go to college at St. John’s or Anne Arundel Community College, you are only minutes from Annapolis Bowl. If you bowl after nine, the black lights will be out and the spots rockin’ with the latest Top 40 tunes.
Students in Salisbury can unwind by golfing at this local staple. Well-manicured grounds with a casual vibe, make Nutters Crossing ideal for novice and experienced players alike.
Since many students choose to go to school in Maryland to be an hour from D.C., this list would be incomplete without a trip to the Smithsonian or the National Mall. Free activities, year-round make it impossible to be bored on the weekends. In fact, you will probably have too much to choose from.
Current students and alumni pack out the Terrapins games so buy your tickets and go watch the hockey, football, soccer team, etc. beat our favorite rivals.
There are microbreweries springing up all over Maryland. In Salisbury alone you have Rubber Soul Brewing Company and 3rd Wave Brewing Company. Try them all.
Have a pirate party or join one on Annapolis’ pirate sailboat. You can grab your friends, dress up and party like Johnny Depp in the Maryland sunshine.