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Getaway Guide: Weekend Guide To Perry Hall

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If you need to get away but don't want to travel far, take the opportunity for a fun stay-cation in Perry Hall. Whether you're visiting a friend or want to learn more about the northeast area of Baltimore, venture out just a short ride away where there's plenty of fun for everyone.

Getting There

Depending on where in Baltimore you start out, take either Interstates 95 or 83 north to the Beltway. For those traveling on I-95, merge onto I-695 North toward Towson for three miles before taking exit 32B to follow Route 1 North/Bel Air Road. However, if I-83 is easier to get to, merge onto I-695 East for seven miles, and take exit 32B to follow Route 1 North. Four miles on Bel Air Road will take you to the heart of Perry Hall.

What To Do

Sully's Comedy Cellar
9306 Harford Road
Parkville, Md. 21234
(410) 665-8600

Price: $15 admission

Don't let the low-key appearance deceive you. Located just north of the Beltway, Sully's is an intimate comedy club with The Bowman Restaurant & Pub upstairs so you can get your laughs and crab cakes all under the same roof. It always offers a great time, from game day specials to karaoke. And with $20 covering Friday admission and drinks, the experience will never hurt your wallet. After the comedy show, stop by upstairs to enjoy live music in the newly-renovated bar.

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Brunswick Bowling
Perry Hall Square Shopping Center
4359 Ebenezer Road
Baltimore, Md. 21236
(410) 256-6300

Price: $3.49 to $3.99 per game/$3.75 shoe rental

A short detour off Bel Air Road leads you to a fun, smoke-free environment. Brunswick Bowling hosts 48 lanes, an arcade and a lounge. With affordable prices that can't be beat, save with special events and late-night weekends. Remember to grab a large pizza for only $10 on Fridays and Saturdays. If you don't like to borrow bowling equipment, buy your own from the pro shop.

Related: Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip To Annapolis

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Gunpowder Falls State Park
10500 Bel Air Road
Perry Hall, Md. 21128
(410) 592-2897

For the nature enthusiast who enjoys watching the leaves change color, the Big Gunpowder Falls section of this state park allows for a perfect weekend. Feel free to bring along your pet to go for a hike or even a horse to ride on the trails. Leave the crowded gym behind to bike on trails or engage in water recreation: Go fishing (with a Maryland license), tubing, canoeing or kayaking.

Related: Best Parks For Kids In Baltimore

Courtesy: The Go-Kart Track

The Go-Kart Track
10907 Pulaski Highway
White Marsh, Md. 21162
(410) 335-6393

Price: $6.50 to $7.50 per go-kart ride/$5 mini-golf ($2.50 Monday through Friday)

Before returning home, stop by White Marsh nearby to unleash your inner roadster. Three tracks-- the Junior, Family and Drift-- await for you to race one- and two-seater cars. As if go-kart racing isn't enough, there's also a miniature golf course to unwind before the ride home. Test out the track which is perfect for birthdays, special events and other parties.

Where To Stay
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Courtesy: Williamsburg Inn

Williamsburg Inn
11131 Pulaski Highway
White Marsh, Md. 21162
(410) 335-3172

Price: $62 per night

The colonial-themed inn with an expanding restaurant is the perfect option to keep your stay-cation inexpensive. Basic rooms allow for a restful night before heading out to have fun. Take a break at the nearby gazebo and, if you don't feel like going out to dinner, grab a bite to eat at the inn's restaurant, which offers upscale cuisine as well as light fare.

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Courtesy: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel

Sheraton Hotel
903 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, Md. 21204

Click here for rates and availability

The highly rated, pet-friendly Sheraton in Towson is still close to the activities in Perry Hall but offers ample amenities of its own. Enjoy free wireless Internet, complimentary shuttle services to nearby locations, a fitness center and even an indoor pool. When you've worked up an appetite, visit the Rain 903 restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Where To Eat
Courtesy: Liberatore's Ristorante & Catering

5005 Honeygo Center Drive
Perry Hall, Md. 21128
(410) 529-4567

Turning onto Honeygo Boulevard will take you to a fine Italian restaurant that participates in Baltimore County's Restaurant Week— a clear indicator it's one of the area's best. This family-owned establishment boasts a modern style combined with old-world cuisine. Stop by for lunch or dinner, or gather with friends at the lounge featuring six plasma-screen televisions. Keep Liberatore's in mind for parties, catering and its weekday lunch buffet.

Pam Smith graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in English and a passion for writing. Her adaptive nature led her to work in the scientific, energy supply, and business industries while writing on a multitude of topics for various online media. Pam currently resides in Baltimore County. Her work can be found at

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