We’re Ready For You When You Are
As the official destination marketing organization for Howard County, Visit Howard County's utmost priority is the safety and comfort of our visitors and residents. We’re ready for you, when you are. As of June 5, 2020, Howard County is in Phase 2 of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery Reopening Plan. There are state guidelines in place for attractions, restaurants, and retail, while our hotels are making every effort to follow high standards for cleaning and safety. Right now we have great offerings for visitors and residents. Visit our homepage to find lodging, dining, and things to do. For more inspiration, view our Visitors Guide online.
Click Here to see all that's open in Howard County
Guidance for Travelers:
In guidance with The Maryland Office of Tourism, Visit Howard County wants every visitor experience in Maryland to be exceptional. Travelers are encouraged to contact businesses before visiting as many business operations have changed. During this time our Calendar of Events and will be down as the safety of our visitors is our highest priority. In the meantime, visitors and residents can show their support and engage with local businesses through our Calender of Virtual Events.
Howard County Welcome Center:
In compliance with state and county actions, the Howard County Welcome Center is CLOSED. During this time, the Visit Howard County staff is telecommuting. Visit Howard County staff members available via email and phone, please see https://www.visithowardcounty.com/about/tourism-council/meet-the-team/ for up to date contact information.
Travel Updates: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
For an up to date list of what's open and not open in Howard County go to https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Portals/0/ReOpen_WhatsOpenandClosed_Rework_Update_3tiers_FinalWeb.jpg?ver=2020-06-10-185054-590
For the latest information on the respiratory illness COVID-19, including links to key resources go to The Maryland Department of Health / COVID-19
For the latest information on Howard County Government, COVID-19 actions go to https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Home
For the latest information on Maryland, COVID-19 actions go to https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/
Ways to Help:
There are many ways to help including purchasing gift cards, direct gifts and donations to individuals and businesses. No act is too small. Here are a few links to help get started:
- Arc of Howard County is accepting donations of food and supplies and also monetary donations
- Food It Forward (a platform to buy restaurant meals for those in need)
- Howard County Community Relief Fund
- Howard County Food Bank
- Maryland Government Ways to Help
- Howard County General Hospital Foundation's Caring for the Caregivers supports caregivers and local restaurants!
- Maryland Arts Council, Ways to help the Arts Community