Month: January 2018

Spend the Day at the College Park Aviation Museum

College Park Aviation Museum is a unique, family-friendly museum, filled with historic airplanes, flight simulators, aviation-oriented video games, and even a pilot-focused costume lab, where you can have your photo taken in a pilot's uniform. Sound fun? Then head on over to this College Park favorite.

In addition to touring the museum itself, you'll also be able to head out to the building's patio, where you can observe a number of small planes and helicopters taking off on the neighboring airport's runway. You can even bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while you watch. The museum also hosts regularly scheduled interactive events, ranging from arts and crafts for kids to expert-led tours for adults, so be sure to check the website for a current schedule of events before you visit. Finally, Yelp reviewers note that the museum itself is modestly sized, and can be a good choice if you've got limited time.

Treat Yourself to a De-Stressing Session at Body and Brain Yoga

People of all ages and ability levels are welcome to practice at Body and Brain Yoga. Whether you're looking for a way to heal after an injury, alleviate chronic pain, or simply get a good workout, you'll find it at this established local yoga studio. For the past 15 years, owner Kim and yoga teacher Alan have worked together to create a warm and welcoming space at this yoga studio.

Come to the signature Body and Brain Yoga class if you want to ease the stress that comes with daily life. The instructor will bring elements of stretching, meditation, and focused breathing into the practice, all designed to help release tension and assuage aches and pains. Build a healthier core and gut when you come to the Core Strengthening class, which homes in specifically on your abs. The Energy Movement and Ki-Gong classes may improve your ability to concentrate through movement and meditation.

Find a Fresh, Healthy Lunch at Maryland Food Collective

Maryland Food Collective is located on the University of Maryland's College Park campus, but its appeal extends far beyond the student crowd. The food here is famously fresh, and the staff makes sandwiches and wraps that are among the most sought after in the city.

If it's your first visit, regulars recommend that you consider the falafel sandwich topped with hummus, lemon-tahini tzatziki, cucumbers, and roasted red peppers. Regulars note that it's a tasty sandwich for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, thanks to the filling, hearty falafel balls. Other popular sandwiches here include classic egg salad, the tofurky club, and the spinach pesto wraps, just to name a few. Although this place is perhaps best known as a deli, you should remember that it's also a functioning grocery, which makes it easy to pick up a few essentials to stock your pantry while you're out having lunch.