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Laurel is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

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.

By plane[edit]

Laurel is quite close to Baltimore-Washington International Airport—just about a 25 minute drive along the B-W Pkwy.

By train[edit]

Laurel has its own stops on the Marc Light Commuter Rail Camden Line at Laurel and Laurel Racetrack Marc [10].

By bus[edit]

From Washington, D.C., you can take the Metro [11] to Greenbelt, and then transfer to Metrobus 89 [12] or Connect-A-Ride H [13], which both lead straight into Laurel on US-1.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Fairland Regional Park, 13950 Old Gunpowder Road, 301-699-CALL, [1]. Sports complex, tennis bubble and skating rink. If that's not enough, they have a "stormwater management demonstration project area". Bring the kids!
  • Montpelier Mansion
  • National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
  • Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., 301-725-7975, [2]. W, F 10AM-2PM, Su 1-4PM. free.
Laurel Museum

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • 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, [3]. M-Th 11AM-10PM, Sa Noon-11PM, Su Noon-9PM.
  • Toucan Taco, 315 Gorman Ave, 301-498-9833, [4]. 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.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Greene Turtle, 14150 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, 301-317-6650 (), [5].
  • Remingtons, 3340 Fort Meade Road, Laurel, 301-490-7000. This dive is located on MD Route 198 east of the Baltimore Washington Parkway and has karaoke.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Ramada Laurel, 3400 Fort Meade Road, +1 301-498-0900, [14].
  • Quality Inn and Suites, 1 Second Street, (301) 725-8800 (fax: (301) 725-7874), [6].
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott - Laurel, 13700 Baltimore Avenue, 301-498-8900, [7].
  • Hampton Inn Laurel (Fort Meade Area), 7900 Braygreen Road, Laurel, Maryland, 20708, USA, 1-240-456-0234, [8]. checkin: 3:00 pm; checkout: 12:00 pm. Free breakfast and WiFi.
  • DoubleTree Laurel, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, Maryland 20707, 301-776-5300, [9]. Free WiFi, pet-friendly, business center, event space.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Laurel
Washington, D.C.College Park  S noframe N  ColumbiaBaltimore
Washington, D.C.College Park  S noframe N  ArbutusBaltimore
Washington, D.C.Greenbelt  S noframe N  LinthicumBaltimore

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