As voted by Trekaroo families, here are the Reviews of the Day from back in the day to today.
Moonstone Beach is one of our favorite spots to take the family because not only do the kids love it but it so beautful that we love it too! My 3.5 year old enjoys taking a bucket to collect "treasures" and my son (7 months) simply enjoys the fresh air. When my daughter was just learning to walk, she loved the board walk because it provided an even surface to walk on. It can be breezy and cold so be sure to bring a jacket. There is so much to see in Cambria that this makes for a great spot to stop along the way (before enjoying the rest of the town).
We spent a few hours one Sunday morning in April visiting this scenic museum and the Glen Burnie House located on its property with our three kids, ages 9, 12 and 15. We enjoyed perusing the artwork, touring the historic house, and exploring the picturesque gardens. The exhibits change regularly, so check out the website for the most recent information.
The Glen Burnie House was owned by the Wood and Glass families since the 1700s, and it's furnished with a remarkable private collection of decorative arts. We enjoyed exploring these collections, and I appreciated how they encouraged us to touch and enjoy the pieces. It felt more like we were visiting a home than touring a museum.
While we could only tour the first floor of the house, we enjoyed studying the fully furnished miniature model of the Glen Burnie house that is on display in the dining room, providing visitors with an exact look at how the house was furnished as a private residence.
Beyond the house, six acres of formal gardens beckon, including the Pink Pavilion and Fountain Courtyard that are frequently used for entertaining. The tour is self guided, and my kids enjoyed carrying their walkie-talkies and listening to the commentary along the way. The property is currently undergoing renovations, so it wasn't the ideal time to tour the grounds, but we enjoyed our visit and would definitely recommend visiting if you are ever in the area, especially if you enjoy touring historic homes.
Disclosure: We were given complimentary press passes to facilitate this review.
This was a great hike, we took a big group of kids, ours are 20 months, 3, 6 and 8. We had the baby in a backpack, and the other kids walked. They didn't complain the entire time which blew me away! It was a beautiful hike, gorgeous trees and scenery, and you can hear the falls before you see it. We hiked in June. We saw a mama bear and two cubs towards the end.
The end of the hike had some rocks to climb on, but I didn't feel it was too hard for our 3 year old without a little assistance. I thought it was on the long end for little kids. We were so tired afterwards, but the pictures at the end and scenery were amazing it was well worth it!
Rock Ranch is one of our favorite places to visit. It's owned by Truitt Cathy of Chick-fil-a fame and there is so much to offer. It's a working cattle ranch and you can purchase grass fed beef in the farm stand.
Each Fall Saturday has a different theme. We enjoy the cowboy weekend and the Saturday after Halloween where pumpkins are demolished. Other Saturdays include a hot air balloon race, and a costume contest.
There is so much to do, from the corn maze, pole fishing, the train ride, petting zoo, musical entertainment, large tricycle course, gators, corn crib, a slide that goes underground, and a small town, just to name a few of the activities available. There is also a zip line that is an extra charge.
There is food to purchase and plenty of restrooms. Get a coupon at a local Chick-fil-a and if they are out of coupons ask for a managers card and it will work just like the coupon.
The drive through lights are free and fun. A donation can be made at the end of your journey. We also enjoy the nights when the barn is open and the kids can participate in crafts and other seasonal activities.
Spring finds the farm stand open and picking for strawberries and other fruits grown right on the ranch. The strawberry ice cream is the best!
The Ranch is open certain Saturdays in the summer and has a fireworks display for the Fourth of July.
We're wanting to camp out in the conastoga wagons. We've watched scouting groups get ready for their camp outs, but haven't had a chance to participate yet. We're waiting for our son to get older.
Our favorite part of visiting Rock Ranch are the employees. Even when those gators have crashed for the hundred and tenth time, the employs have a smile and are happy to help the kids get going again around the circle. I can't say enough good things about Rock Ranch. It's a favorite place to go in our family and one where we always have a blast and our son (as well as ourselves) go home tired in a good way from being out and about.
What better place to watch America's pastime but in our Nation's capital?! The baseball stadium is located close to the Metro and that is probably the easiest way to go if your home base is near the metro. Put enough money on your pass to at least get back on the metro because after the game the crowds are atrocious. When we went, I had to hold my 3yo for 30m while we were pushed around waiting to buy metro passes. If you buy a round trip ticket then you won't have to wait in those lines. We have seen several games and the best spot for kids is the top level as close to the front row as possible. These spots don't always fill up so your kids can mill around a little bit. The worst seats are the first level in the back rows. You are seated under an overhang and the game is difficult to watch. Plus you have the added bonus of being packed in like sardines so your kids can't go anywhere. If you will be in town on a Sunday, plan to attend the game then because it is Family FunDays. The kids can run the bases if you stick around after the game, before the game they can get player signatures and they have special ticket options. If you want to purchase a hat, etc. wait until after the game and buy one from the booths outside of the stadium...they get super cheap after the game!