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You may not want to leave the beautiful scenery and fairways of the Turf Valley Resort, but if you feel like exploring we are surrounded by historic sites and the charming towns of Central Maryland. Our resort is a short drive from the shops and restaurants in Old Ellicott City, Turf Valley Towne Square, and Main Street in Sykesville. Enjoy fun outdoor recreation at local parks and Terrapin Adventures, which offers a zip line and high ropes course. What's more, it won't take very long to discover the museums, aquariums, zoos, theaters, monuments, and attractions of Baltimore and Washington, DC, less than an hour away.

Historic Ellicott City

Explore the quaint streets of Historic Ellicott City as you enjoy the local shops, restaurants and historic attractions.
Category: Attractions
8334 Main St, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Merriweather Post Pavilion

Catch your favorite rock, country, jazz or hip hop group at Merriweather Post Pavilion, located on 40 acres of pristine forest just fifteen minutes from Turf Valley Resort.
Category: Attractions
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044

Turf Valley Towne Square

Located just less than a mile from Turf Valley Resort, this shopping center features four delicious restaurants, Harris Teeter grocery store, and local shops for your everyday needs.
Category: Shopping & Nightlife
11075 Resort Road, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

Terrapin Adventures

You’ll have a blast challenging yourself on the zip line, high ropes course, 43-foot climbing tower, and giant swing. There are also exciting biking and hiking tours.
Category: Activities, Attractions, Family / Kids
8600 Foundry St #50, Savage, Maryland 20763

Local Parks

Explore one of Howard County's 40 parks for running, boating, fishing, and hiking.
Category: Activities
10000 MD-108, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

Columbia Lakefront and Mall

Visit downtown Columbia and enjoy the day shopping at The Mall in Columbia, or take a walk around Lake Kittamaqundi's 2-mile loop.
Category: Shopping & Nightlife
10275 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, Maryland 21044

Sykesville Main Street

An Historic Preservation District, Sykesville Main Street is home to antique shops, eclectic restaurants, and family-friendly attractions like a kiddie railway park.
Category: Attractions
Main St, Sykesville, Maryland 21784

Local Breweries and Wineries

Discover truly unique beers and wines at a plethora of breweries and vineyards in and around Baltimore. You’ll be able to taste and tour till your heart’s content.
Category: Activities
8308 Main Street, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043


From the museums and nightlife in the historic Inner Harbor to the Zoo, Baltimore is a vibrant destination. See the Orioles play at Camden Yards.
Category: Attractions
250 City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Washington, DC

America’s capital city will most definitely astound you with its landmark monuments and memorials along with its world-class museums, galleries, and theaters.
Category: Attractions
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia 20500

Downtown Frederick

Main Street in this historic downtown is a top-notch arts and entertainment district. You'll encounter over 200 specialty stores, restaurants, and art galleries.
Category: Attractions
19 E Church St, Frederick, Maryland 21701

Robinson Nature Center

The James and Anne Robinson Nature Center features an array of exhibits on local wildlife and their habitats. You can also walk along paths dotted with native plants.
Category: Attractions
6692 Cedar Ln, Columbia, Maryland 21044

Howard County Fairgrounds

Among the annual events at this venerable venue are the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and the Howard County Fair, which highlights dairy cattle, goats, lambs, and rabbits.
Category: Attractions
2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, Maryland 21794

Maryland Live! Casino

Non-stop gaming action abounds at this Las Vegas-style casino. Try your luck at the slot machines and table games and in one of the largest poker rooms in the U.S.
Category: Attractions
7002 Arundel Miss Cir #7777, Hanover, Maryland 21076
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