5 Unique Ellicott City Attractions

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Located just a 30-minute drive from Baltimore, Ellicott City offers its own blend of enticing restaurants, shops, and attractions. Whether you call it home or are thinking of making a move, here are a few entertainment destinations to consider that are just minutes from our Ellicott City apartments.

1. Visit Centennial Park and Patapsco State Park

Both of Ellicott city’s parks offer different experiences for outdoor adventurers. Centennial Park provides more of a relaxing atmosphere, with a large lake that features a kayak and paddle boating rental. It is surrounded by a paved path visitors use to jog and walk. Families may spend time at the playground, tennis courts, and volleyball court. On the other hand, Patapsco State Park includes more advanced trails for experienced hikers. There are many entrances to both parks, so visitors should discern which area of each park they are most interested in before planning a trip.

2. Visit the Columbia Mall and AMC Theaters

The Columbia Mall, which was renovated to include an outdoor area with high-end restaurants and an indoor event center known as Main Event, is a perfect location to pass the time. Main Event Center provides guests with the opportunity to bowl, play video games, and play laser tag right within the mall. Furthermore, the movie theater beside the mall has been outfitted with reclining seats, so guests can enjoy a touch of luxury while watching exciting, new films.

3. Watch a Concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Many will argue that the appeal of Merriweather Post Pavilion is the option to bring a blanket and watch concerts from the grass. Concert-goers will find that sitting in the shaded pavilion simply does not compare to drinking, lounging in the sun, and absorbing the energy of fellow attendees.

4. Visit the Shrine of Saint Anthony

Visitors to the Shrine of Saint Anthony may describe it as the setting of a fairytale. The architecture of the church will take visitors back to an older time, regardless of their religious affiliation. The grounds have swings, a fire pit, and a few chairs that overlook a small windmill and a large stretch of green farmland that extends into the distance.

5. Visit Clark’s Elioak Farm

Clark’s Elioak Farm is a charming destination that allows visitors to feed and pet a number of farm animals. Clark’s Elioak Farm also features restored exhibits and sculptures from the Enchanted Forest, a failed amusement park in the Ellicott City area.

Overall, Ellicott City is a quieter and undoubtedly beautiful place to live when compared to its neighboring cities. Ellicott City has something to offer everyone, from outdoors enthusiasts who are looking for hiking spots to those who crave a little bit of luxury. Contact us today to learn all about our community and to schedule a tour.  

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