Groups, Students & Sports
Ideally located between the Nation’s Capital and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Howard County is a convenient location offering memorable experiences!
Howard County – Experience IT!
Hands-on Hot Air Balloon Flights
Join the fellas at Friendship Hot Air Balloon Company at sunrise (sunset, or any time in between) and help unpack your balloon and basket. Learn the techniques of hot air ballooning as you ready your balloon for flight. Then, take to the air and your hard work will be rewarded with once in a lifetime views! Most like to return to the resort spa for pampering afterward.
Let Yourself Soar
Climb the Terrapin Tower, experience the giant swing, or glide through the forest canopy on a zip line. Custom tours, parties and team building events can be arranged – perfect for schools, youth groups and company retreats. Additional adventures such as kayaking, horseback riding and rock climbing can also be arranged off site by Terrapin Adventures.
Farm Fresh at its Best
Stroll through the farm fields and pick your own produce. The views are stunning and the fruit is farm ripe. Tasting is encouraged! After the farm, head over to the local vineyard for live music and libations. Order up grilled flat bread pizzas or Maryland’s famous crab dip served hot in a bread bowl.
Rails, Tales and Tastings
History and railroad buffs will enjoy touring the B&O Railroad Museum: Baltimore Station and Ellicott City Station (the oldest surviving railroad terminus in America). Travel the Historic National Road through Ellicott City, a charming town filled with antique and specialty shops. End your day in Historic Sykesville by dining at a historic railroad station just steps from passing trains.
Howard County is the perfect destination for group travel. Allow us to assist you in developing a successful group tour. Here’s an overview of the many services we offer:
- Research Group Room Availability
- Coordinate Rate Proposals
- Organize Site Inspections/Familiarization Tours
- Offer Suggestions for Group Activities
- Provide Step-On Guide Referrals
Whatever your group’s age or grade level, choose from a variety of activities and create your own curriculum. Explore our many historic locations or check out our recreational sites. We have the winning combination of education, entertainment and recreation to make Howard County an ideal destination for student groups.
The CVB / DMO is here to help make your tournament or event successful. Our services include:
- Site tour all sporting venues in Howard County to find the perfect match for your event
- Dine around coordination for your teams
- Suggested itineraries for attendees including our own attractions, shopping, and entertainment as well as the monuments and museums in Washington, D.C.
- Transportation Assistance
Please contact our tour professionals for assistance!
Taffy Rice, Director of Sales