Comfort Inn Capital Beltway/I-95 North
4050 Powder Mill Rd.
Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: (301) 572-7100
Fax: (301) 931-6407
The Maryland Terrapins touch base here at the foothills of the University campus. The stadium was named after Dr. H.C. Byrd, a multi-sport athlete, football coach, and university president. Since 1950, these Maryland sports grounds have undergone multiple renovations, largely to accommodate more spectators.
Located to the north of the University of Maryland and spread over 150 acres of greenery, the University of Maryland Golf Course is often frequented by amateurs, university students, teachers, working professionals and the locals of the city of College Park. Open 365 days a year, this course offers top notch amenities like a clubhouse, banquet rooms for conferences, chipping & putting areas to practice in and training courses for learners. Check the website for more details on prices, timings, directions.
Shipley Field is a fantastic baseball park located at the University Of Maryland in College Park. Right in the heart of the campus, this magnificent ballpark has a capacity of around 2500 and the pitch has a fabulous surface. The atmosphere at the stadium can get electric when cheering fans peg their favorite college teams on. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, night games can be played here as well with the installment of flood lights at the ground.
Ludwig Field in University of Maryland is home to the Terrapin men's and women's soccer teams. The state of the art facility has been attracting more and more fans as soccer's popularity increases. The field is a venue for important events like graduations, commencement addresses, etc. and is surrounded by the Kehoe Track and athletic facilities.
Spanning 1176 acres (476 hectares), Greenbelt Park offers a refreshing escape from the urban grind. From hiking and bicycling to horse-riding, there's lots to do for outdoor enthusiasts within the park's sylvan landscapes. Excellent camping facilities throughout the park make it an excellent place for spending the entire day in the company of nature. There's picnic areas as well. Check website for more.
This museum is housed at the world's oldest continuously operating airport. Its fun, interactive exhibits will captivate visitors of all ages. The gallery itself is a one-eighth scale replica of the Wright brothers' hangar, where they built their first military airplane. It was here, in 1909, that Wilbur Wright trained military officers to fly. The museum's many artifacts include the Wright brothers' 1911 Wright B, a 1918 'Jenny' airplane that was once used for airmail, and a 1932 Monocoupe aircraft.
The prominent 19th-century architect John Russell Pope, responsible for many notable homes and memorials in Washington, also designed Woodend, the Georgian mansion that currently houses the Audubon Society. Visitors may tour the home, visit its extensive exhibit of North American birds and browse its well-stocked bookstore. Outside, explore the 40 acres of wooded grounds, including a pond, meadows and a well-marked nature trail. Call to get information on the special events and activities sponsored here. Environmental education programs are available for all ages.
This old-fashioned but challenging course has been around since 1898. The 1921 U.S. Open, won by Jim Barnes, was held here. In its 100-plus years, the club has had only three head professionals, the latest named just recently. The terrain is challenging. The fairways are rough and narrow, and the grounds are generally hilly. The most challenging, not to mention difficult, hole, though, is the 18th hole - par 4, 433 yards uphill to a four-tier green.
Exhibitions featuring works of prominent local artists and those from around the world are held all year around. Galleries are located on the first and second floors. Impressive collections of other well-known museums are made available for viewing as a result of its association with them. Interesting educational programs are conducted for both children and adults. An on-site cafe is open during summer afternoons on weekdays.
Early morning is the time to catch the blooming water-bound plants of this park. Run by the National Park Service, the 12-acre marshland park is often overlooked by visitors who head for better-known Washington sites. As a result, the park is an uncrowded getaway. Nature-lovers and children especially will enjoy more than 100,000 flowering plants and fauna sightings.
Best known for its vast collection of azaleas, (Washington's favorite porch-flower), this 444-acre (180-hectare) garden park has much else to offer. Fountains, pools and open space separate a series of focused gardens at United States National Arboretum. The National Bonsai Collection, a gift from Japan, is a fascinating exhibit of tiny trees. Other notable sections are the aquatic garden (filled with lotuses of many varieties) and the National Herb Garden.
Whether you are a novice or a pro, the SPE Scuba Dive School is the place for anyone seeking underwater pleasures. For many years, this establishment has been providing SCUBA instruction to Washingtonians. Busy folks will find a flexible course schedule designed so students can start and stop lessons without missing a stroke. Lessons are held in heated pools at facilities in metropolitan Washington. These locations offer free parking or Metro accessibility. Fees vary. Caribbean dive trips are offered each month.