It doesn’t always take a week-long adventure to experience the essence of a space. These Prince George’s cities or regions have a ton to offer in just a day, from magical moments in nature, to enjoying ancient libations. Get your friends together and take on the county together.
Try one of these four day trips in Prince George’s for a day to remember:
Hyattsville: A Day with the Arts
Get local in the best way possible with a day in Hyattsville. From art exhibits to vintage shopping, the city offers opportunities to connect with locals. Take the time to experience its charm and delight.
Eat: There’s something for everyone at Busboys and Poets. Order florentine benedict, vegan nachos, or a chicken panini, and peruse the books from the bookstore, where social justice reigns supreme.
Shop: Find one-of-a-kind gems at the Suffragette City Vintage boutique. You’ll find vintage clothing and accessories from 1900–1980, along with handmade goods from local artists. Browse the clothing while you take in the work of the month’s featured artist on display.
See: Take in an exhibit at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, where printmaking, papermaking, and book arts take center stage. Artists from the studios in the center and beyond showcase their pieces in the space.
Drink: Try an ancient libation with a modern twist at Maryland Meadworks. Most weekend evenings the space hosts music and events, so plan your trip for a date with a performance for extra enjoyment.
Brandywine: A Day of Decadence
Explore the lush land in Prince George’s and experience the bounty it brings. Organize your own wine tour — with a designated driver or a car booked, of course — to take the region at your own pace.
Drink: Visit one of the many wineries and vineyards in the area, all of which offer tastings to the public. Try Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards, which has been family-farmed for tobacco, hogs, pumpkins, and more since 1955. Stop at Romano Vineyard & Winery, which produces small lots of handcrafted wines with its own or carefully selected grapes.
Stroll: Step into 200 acres of abundant fields and woods in the heart of Maryland farmland when you visit Gemeny Winery and Vineyards. Try the tasting menus and walk the grounds for a calm and quiet experience.
Eat: Continue the fun at the Piano Keys Restaurant & Lounge for dinner. Order shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken, and bread pudding as you listen to live jazz entertainment.
Lake Artemesia: A Day in Nature
Grab your hiking gear and head to this 38-acre lake for a day of flora, fauna, and fun. The accessible trail at Lake Artemesia Natural Area is a great starting point for budding outdoor enthusiasts, bird lovers, and anyone who wants to spend a day under the treetops.
Eat: Stop by Bagels ‘n Grinds in College Park to fuel up with their “Eggstreme” breakfast sandwiches, authentic New York bagels, and fresh-brewed coffee. Just minutes from the lake, this stop makes for the perfect start to your adventure. If you didn’t pack a picnic for your trip, grab extra provisions to bring with you on your hike.
Hike: The 2.4-mile loop trail around the lake is an easy route that’s popular with runners, birders, and fishers. It’s popular with hikers of varying levels, so your whole crew — including your dog — can join you for this outdoor adventure.
Relax: Sit back and wait at one of the many benches or picnic tables available on the path and you’ll be rewarded with sightings of plenty of local birds. Finches, orioles, and ibis are likely to show their feathers if you’re patient enough along the shoreline of the tranquil lake.
National Harbor: A Day in the High Life
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of regular life to satiate your need for extravagance and excess. Spend the day at National Harbor where you can eat, drink, and rejuvenate with only the best.
Shop: Find everything you could want in a day of shopping at National Harbor. Look for natural skin care products at Brookie Bath + Body Care, southern confections from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, luxury eyewear at Specs, and so much more.
Recharge: Spoil yourself and your friends with a spa treatment at The Spa & Salon at MGM National Harbor. Book a custom facial, hydration wrap, or scalp treatment to boost and renew your skin, body, and spirit.
Eat: Make a reservation at Osteria Costa to indulge in handmade pasta, fresh seafood, and perfectly paired wines. Enjoy a specialty cocktail, like a house-infused pineapple vodka martini, along with a traditional linguine and clams dish or the salmon piccata.