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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Baltimore For College Students

Baltimore is probably not the destination you think of for spring break, but flying to Cancun or Cozumel is pricey. Simply put, flying to a tropical resort is likely not in the budget for many college students. But college students don't want to stay home. They want to have fun over spring break. A number of destinations near Baltimore are perfect for nearby college students. For skiing, check out Wisp Resort and Liberty Mountain Resort. Great Wolf Lodge and the Hersheypark Resort offer water-filled fun for college students.
Wisp Resort
296 Marsh Hill Rd.
McHenry, MD 21541
(301) 859-3159
Since spring break 2015 falls in March for most college students, a ski trip is a perfect idea. Though Wisp Resort is known as a ski resort, there are plenty of things to do throughout the year, including golf, hiking and swimming. Wisp Resort is Maryland's only four-season ski, golf and recreational destination resort. Choose Wisp Resort as your spring break 2015 destination and enjoy the 172 acres of ski terrain for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts alike. Wisp Resort also offers the Mountain Coaster, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Dr.
Scotrun, PA 18355
(570) 688-9899
www.greatwolf.comWater parks are for kids, right? Wrong! Why should kids have all the fun? Think of the fun you can have at Great Wolf Lodge with your college student friends. Great Wolf Lodge, located in Pennsylvania's Poconos Mountains, is about a 3.5-hour from Baltimore. You will not have any problem finding stuff to do as Great Wolf Lodge is a full-service indoor water park with many, many hotel amenities. This destination is sure to please thrill seekers with exciting waters rides, like the Double Barrel Drop, Coyote Cannon and the hydro Plunge.

Hersheypark Resort
100 West Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033
(800) 437-7439

Hersheypark is more than just a theme park. Hersheypark is a resort featuring three types of lodging: the Hotel Hershey, the Hershey Lodge and the Hersheypark Camping Resort. Guests at the Hotel Hershey can choose from a variety of activities offered by the hotel, including swimming, golf, Segway tours, falconry and hiking. At the Hershey Lodge college students can "escape" from the hustle and bustle of college life in the "warm and gracious setting, relaxed environment, and sweet hospitality" of Hershey Lodge's staff.

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Liberty Mountain Resort
78 Country Club Trail
Carroll Valley, PA 17320
(717) 642-8282

Located about a 1.5-hour drive from Baltimore, Liberty Mountain Resort was named by The New York Times as "one of the most fantastic places in the nation at making skiing and boarding fun and successful for beginners." Perfect for beginner or experienced skiers and snowboarders, Liberty Mountain Resort won the 2010-2011 Conversion Cup, a ski resort industry award for the best program in the United States for "successfully introducing skiers and snowboarders to the sports." Liberty Mountain Resort has five terrain parks for skiers and snowboarders. The West Side Park is perfect for beginners ad intermediate users, while the Vertigo and Adventure Alley areas are designed for expert snowboarders.

Rocky Gap Resort
16701 Lakeview Rd.
Flintstone, MD 21530
(800) 724-0828

Rocky Gap Resort has an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, fitness center and five onsite restaurants and lounges. College students will find that Rocky Gap Resort is the perfect antidote to a the stress of college life. Check out the onsite spa for massages, soothing skin care facials, waxing, body treatment, manicures and pedicures. Dine at LB's place for burgers, steaks and more. A Little Munch will satisfy your craving for Starbucks coffee, pastries and sandwiches. For a more formal meal, try the Lakeside Restaurant and its menu of chicken, seafood and prime rib.

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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writesit depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she candinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, travelingyou name it she wants to do it.
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