Once summer hits, thrill-seekers start dreaming of the excitement of an amusement park, with the hair-raising rides and sugar-packed treats that come along with the adventure. Luckily for visitors and residents, Prince George’s has one of the best.

At Six Flags America, you can fly across the sky on the BATWING coaster, cool off at Buccaneer Beach, and test your bravery on Maryland’s only floorless roller coaster. Plus, if you want to extend your amusement park fun, you can easily turn the heart-racing event into a weekend.

Pack in tons of excitement with this Six Flags itinerary:

Get your tickets. Buy your passes for Six Flags America ahead of time so you’ll be ready to go as soon as you get to park. This will ensure you spend as much time as possible enjoying the rides, games, and food.

Spend the night. There are lots of hotels close to Six Flags America, and many are in Largo or Bowie. Book the TownePlace Suites in Bowie Town Center, the Courtyard Bowie, or the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Largo. Each one will be convenient for your weekend of thrills.

Find a meal outside the park. Stop by Blessed Hands Cuisine for African and American food. At the Bowie restaurant, you’ll find grilled pompano, fried plantains, and bowls of chinchin — a popular Nigerian snack.

Add to your thrills. Book a session at Central Avenue Paintball in Bowie, where you can participate in traditional paintball, low-impact paintball, and GellyBall. There’s an impact level for nearly every type of participant and a friendly environment for players.

Order a pizza. After long days of adventure, you might not want a big meal at a restaurant. Get a pizza delivered from BurnBox in Kettering, and you’ll enjoy freshly baked pies with fresh ingredients and unique topping combinations.

Jump it out. End your weekend of excitement with even more laughter at Sky Zone in Bowie. There, you can bounce on trampolines, play SkySlam, climb the SkyLadder, and attempt the WarpWall. There’s even a zone for the smallest of your crew.


If you don’t have an entire weekend available, plan a day trip to Prince George’s.