Greenbelt, MD, USA

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Greenbelt, MD, USA

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Camping trips and city life

Greenbelt is a photographer's dream with its broad tree-lined streets, Art Deco buildings, and pristine wilderness landscapes. Greenbelt vacation rentals provide a comfortable home base for excursions to spot local wildlife, fish crystal-clear rivers and lakes, or join a wild turkey hunt. You can experience more of the great outdoors with a camping trip, or take a day trip to DC to see stately presidential monuments and the mind-expanding Smithsonian museums, or mingle with politicos in an opulent steakhouse. In winter, you can embrace the snow season with a trek to the woods for cross-country skiing or the mountains for snowboarding.

Riveting history in Greenbelt

You can celebrate the heritage of Greenbelt with a visit to the Greenbelt Historic District, where you can hobnob with locals at the Roosevelt Center, and catch a flick in the quaint, Art Deco Old Greenbelt Theatre. The Montpelier Mansion, a stately Georgian home, gives a glimpse of life in the 18th century, while the NASA Goddard Visitor Center offers visitors the chance to explore the universe without ever leaving Earth. Greenbelt vacation rentals are close to these sites as well as the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, where visitors can learn about the man who escaped slavery to become an eloquent voice for the oppressed in America. Don't miss the tiny Growlery, where he went to write and think.

Swimming and skiing in Greenbelt

Nestled in the heart of Maryland, Greenbelt enjoys distinct seasons with above average rainfall that keeps the area green and lush. Summer in Greenbelt is hot and humid with temperatures hovering in the high 80s. It's a good time to head to one of the cool, clear, forest-lined lakes for a day of swimming and canoeing. Greenbelt winters are cold and snowy, with daytime temperatures in the mid 20s. There are numerous ski resorts within a 4-hour drive of Greenbelt, where you can bundle up in warm snow gear and hit the slopes for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and sledding.

Watching wildlife near Greenbelt

Only 30 minutes northeast of the heart of American politics, Greenbelt is a serene, tree-lined city close to Baltimore and Columbia. Surrounded by lush woodlands and close to serene Greenbelt Park and the Patuxent Research Refuge, it's a place that oozes small town charm with pretty gardens, award-winning trees, and a commitment to preserve the environment and share its abundant natural beauties. You'll also see a diverse landscape of upland and floodplain forests, and coastal plain river and stream habitats where you'll find Easter red bats, scarlet tanger birds, and over 155 species of bees.