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With a lengthy coastline and eclectic, cosmopolitan cities, Maryland offers great cultural attractions, beautiful beaches, water sports, fabulous seafood and waterfront restaurants.

Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore skyline
Kayaking Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (photo credit: Stephen Bland)
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
A celebration complete with cocktails
Crab feast in St. Michaels (photo credit: Richard Norwitz)
Power Plant Live, Baltimore
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway on Maryland's scenic Eastern Shore
Sailing the Chesapeake Bay
Rocky Gap State Park near Cumberland, Maryland offers more than 3,200 acres of woodlands to explore.
Cumberland, Maryland has a picturesque downtown with a thriving arts and entertainment scene.

With the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and blissful Atlantic Coast beaches, Maryland has plenty of outdoor charms. Major cosmopolitan cities like Baltimore and delightful towns like the state's capital, Annapolis, are filled with museums, restaurants, parks and many opportunities for fun on the water.


View and vote for your favourites from 200 marshmallow masterpieces, including sculptures, dioramas, mosaics and even videos, all crafted from or inspired by sugary sweet Peeps ®. 


Great Scale Model Train Show

Take a magical excursion into miniature worlds which show life as it was, as it is, or as it could be. Fantastical, exquisite layouts built by skilled modelers will transport you to times and places you'll enjoy and remember. An ideal outing for families, individuals or couples looking for a unique and memorable diversion. Bring your camera.


Preakness Stakes

Historic Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore is the second oldest racetrack in the US and has been host to the Preakness Stakes since its inception over 140 years ago. Legendary horses such as Man O’ War, Sea Biscuit, War Admiral and Secretariat have all run this course in their race for the Triple Crown. Preakness Celebration features a series of events scheduled throughout the week leading up to race day including jockey autograph sessions, morning tours of the course and Infield Fest, a day-long race day party featuring live performances by international superstars.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade celebrates the life of one of America's most influential civil rights, political and social icons.The celebration  features entertaining high school and community marching bands, decorative floats, civic organizations, high stepping fraternities, honor and colour guards, lively cheerleading squads and equestrian units. 


New Year's Eve Spectacular

Ring in the New Year with friends and family, live music by area bands and a grand fireworks display. Start the evening with the sweet sounds of live music at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater during Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular. Then turn your head to the heavens at the stroke of midnight for the region’s largest fireworks display! 


Maryland Seafood Festival

Now in its 48th year, the Maryland Seafood Festival features Maryland’s top chefs and restaurateurs showcasing the state’s seafood. Event highlights include the Capital Crab Soup Cook-off, live music, craft booths and family activities. 



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