Laurel is very easy to get to by car, as US-1 passes directly through its center, and to the east and west are I-95 and MD-295 (the Baltimore-Washington Pkwy). From either highway, take MD-198 (exit 33 off I-95) to go east-west into Laurel.
Fairland Regional Park, 13950 Old Gunpowder Road, ☎ 301-699-CALL, . Sports complex, tennis bubble and skating rink. If that's not enough, they have a "stormwater management demonstration project area". Bring the kids!edit
National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., ☎ 301-725-7975, . W, F 10AM-2PM, Su 1-4PM. free. edit
Pasta Plus, 209 Gorman Ave, 301-498-7878. Near downtown Laurel on the main road between DC and Baltimore. Without question the best authentic Italian food at a decent price in the DC area. Like eating at the owner's kitchen table in Valle San Giovanni Italy. Don't miss.
Red Hot & Blue, 677 Main St., ☎ (301) 953-1943, . M-Th 11AM-10PM, Sa Noon-11PM, Su Noon-9PM. edit
Toucan Taco, 315 Gorman Ave, ☎ 301-498-9833, . Tu-Th 11AM-9PM, F-Sa 11AM-10PM. The sign outside might say "Toucan Taco", but locals will refer to this as "Tippy's", the name from when it opened in 1972 until 1992. The Chili Con Queso and Sunken Burrito are particular favorites.edit
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