Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 12:00pm
Host: 
University of Maryland Alumni Association
Venue: 
Various Locations

 

It’s time to reset and recharge, and it’s also time to have some good, quality fun. We know the outside world seems off-limits, but it’s not! There are plenty of ways to enjoy the fresh air and reinvigorate your senses, and you can start right in your own backyard (sort of). 

Welcome to Terp Trips, on-your-own day trips to tour and support your local area and communities in Baltimore, D.C. and Frederick. Have you ever wanted to explore your town? Find those special spots for the best coffee or dining? Visit those cool iconic landmarks? From historic routes to family-friendly trails and Instagrammable-itineraries, Terp Trips has safe and COVID-mindful activities for everyone. You’ll also learn new trivia-worthy facts about your alma mater’s rich history and influence in the DMV area. 

Don’t want to go outside, or not in the DMV area? No problem - we have options for a snug little staycation, too. (But stay tuned - we’ll be adding more cities in the future!)

Each trip comes with a pack to help you make the most of your day, including goodies like a cozy blanket, Terp swag and coupons to local restaurants and drinkeries. And don’t forget to let us and your fellow Terps know what you’re up to - snap a photo with your portable-Testudo (included in your pack) at your favorite spots, and use #TerpTrips to be featured on your Alumni Association’s Instagram (@maryland_alumni).

 

What do you say, Terps? Let’s get adventuring! #TerpTrips

 

Individual Trips

Baltimore

Welcome to Terp Trips, Baltimore edition. Explore the famous Maryland city through two itineraries:

  • The Outdoor Enthusiast - You’ll be blown away by the beauty of these parks, located right in the city of Baltimore. Whether you're looking for a picnic spot, a short day hike or just a place to relax and enjoy a good book, these locations are not to be missed. Add some stops for yummy food and cold drinks, and you've got a great day ahead.

  • The History Buff - Baltimore is one of the most culturally and history-rich cities in the country. Enjoy a few of these hidden gems and gain a renewed appreciation for the significance of Baltimore in the history of our nation. Numerous stellar Terp-owned restaurants and drinkeries await you on this tour, so make sure you come hungry.

Each Terp Trip comes with a Terp Trips box, which includes a Maryland travel bag, Maryland sunglasses, a set of three special UMD pins, a portable Testudo, a cozy Maryland sweatshirt blanket and coupons to local restaurants and drinkeries. We’re also including hand sanitizer so you can stay safe on your adventures.

Want extra supplies? You can add on extra goodies like additional Maryland blankets at checkout.

Don’t forget to take your portable Testudo along with you during your trips. Snap a photo with the Maryland mascot at your favorite spots, and tag your posts on Instagram with #TerpTrips. We’ll share your best memories on our feed.

So how about it, Terps? Let’s get adventuring.

 

D.C.

Welcome to Terp Trips, D.C. edition. Explore the nation’s capital through three itineraries:

  • No Filters Needed - This tour is intended for the wannabe Instagram influencer and amateur photographer with a propensity for exploring!

  • Tried and True - Red, White and Blue - This adventure is for the day tripper looking to get outdoors and explore the most classic route in the heart of our nation’s capital. Use Lyft scooters to make your way down the National Mall, starting at the station closest to the U.S. Capitol Building at 81 C Street NW. There are docking stations all the way down to the Lincoln Memorial.

  • Mix It Up - Food and Drink Terp Tours - A mashup of Terp-related food, drink, and outdoor options.

Each Terp Trip comes with a Terp Trips box, including such items (based on availability) as a Maryland travel bag, Maryland sunglasses, a set of three special UMD pins, a portable Testudo, a cozy Maryland sweatshirt blanket and coupons to local restaurants and drinkeries. We’re also including hand sanitizer so you can stay safe on your adventures.

Want extra supplies? You can add on extra goodies like additional Maryland blankets at checkout.

Don’t forget to take your portable Testudo along with you during your trips. Snap a photo with the Maryland mascot at your favorite spots, and tag your posts on Instagram with #TerpTrips. We’ll share your best memories on our feed.

So how about it, Terps? Let’s get adventuring.

Frederick

Welcome to Terp Trips, Frederick edition. Explore the Maryland city city through four itineraries:

  • For the Instagrammer - Do you love looking at and capturing photos of outdoor art? Do you enjoy wandering through historic and charming locations with a camera in hand? Do you like discovering hidden gems and quirky spots? Then this is the tour for you!

  • For the History Buff - The Frederick area was the location of some of the most consequential battles during the Civil War and there’s nothing quite like having the opportunity to walk on the very ground that bore witness to the conflict.

  • For the Outdoor Enthusiast - Whether you’re looking for an afternoon stroll, a strenuous hike, an outdoor family adventure, or a picnic spot, you’ll be amazed at the natural beauty of the Frederick region. Explore all the area has to offer.

  • For the Hungry Turtle - Without a doubt, Frederick is a food and drink connoisseur’s paradise! Numerous Terp-owned wineries, breweries and restaurants await you. Find your new favorite from our lists below.

Each Terp Trip comes with a Terp Trips box, including such items (based on availability) as a Maryland travel bag, Maryland sunglasses, a set of three special UMD pins, a portable Testudo, a cozy Maryland sweatshirt blanket and coupons to local restaurants and drinkeries. We’re also including hand sanitizer so you can stay safe on your adventures.

Want extra supplies? You can add on extra goodies like additional Maryland blankets at checkout.

Don’t forget to take your portable Testudo along with you during your trips. Snap a photo with the Maryland mascot at your favorite spots, and tag your posts on Instagram with #TerpTrips. We’ll share your best memories on our feed.

So how about it, Terps? Let’s get adventuring.

Staycation

Don’t want to go outside, or not in the DMV area? We’ve got you covered with a cozy little staycation. Relax and have fun at home with these itineraries: 

  • Entertain the Turtle - Are you still using your college ex's Hulu login? We won't judge. Check out these streaming shows and movies featuring Terp alumni. We think they're "pretty, pretty, pretty good."

  • Feed the Turtle - You’ve mastered banana bread and failed miserably at your sourdough attempt. You’ve used spices you never knew existed and even bought an airfryer. Now it’s time to leave the cooking to someone else. How about take-out from one of these Terp-owned restaurants, wineries and breweries? Even if you’re not in Maryland, many offer shipping. Search #TerpBusiness on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to find more options.

  • Spook the Turtle - Does this crisp weather have you feeling all cozy-sweater and pumpkin spiced latte? Pick up your favorite produce and flowers from one of these Terp-owned farms or markets. Don’t forget the perfect pumpkin to carve using our templates to help round out the spooky fall mood!

  • Explore with the Turtle - Did you know that there are over 200 Terp alumni working at museums across the country? You can now explore these exhibitions from the comfort of your own home.

  • Read with the Turtle - Experiencing “Zoom fatigue”? Need to rest your eyes from looking at screens all day? Grab a book written by a Terp author and let your mind explore the pages.

  • Have Fun with the Turtle - Who says a staycation has to be boring? Have some Terp-inspired fun with these suggested activities.

Each Terp Trip comes with a Terp Trips box, including such items (based on availability) as a Maryland travel bag, Maryland sunglasses, a set of three special UMD pins, a portable Testudo, hand sanitizer, a cozy Maryland sweatshirt blanket and coupons to local restaurants and drinkeries.

Want extra supplies? You can add on extra goodies like additional Maryland blankets at checkout.

Don’t forget to snap a photo with your portable Testudo during your favorite activities, and tag your posts on Instagram with #TerpTrips. We’ll share your best memories on our feed.

 

 

 

Cost: 
Early bird (November 1):
$25 plus free shipping for members
$25 plus $7.95 for shipping for non members  

$35 and free shipping for members
Additional itinerary $10
Additional blanket  $20  

 

Contact: 

For Questions:
Angela Dimopoulos
adimop@umd.edu

 

No refunds are offered for Terp Trips