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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.

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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.

Bethesda Row Arts Festival

The Bethesda Row Arts Festival is one of the leading fine art and craft festivals in the mid-Atlantic featuring 190 juried museum quality artists. The streets of Bethesda Row are transformed over the weekend into an outdoor gallery featuring a variety of art in different mediums including ceramics, fiber, decorative, glass, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more.

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Maryland Seafood Festival

Now in its 47th 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. New for 2014, the EVP Beach Volleyball Tour will hold their Eastern competition at the festival and is expanding to ten courts of competition on the festival beaches and grounds while the Maryland Watermen Association will be racing Chesapeake Crab Skiffs on the Bay.

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In the Street Festival

For over 25 years the In The Street festival has been held in downtown Frederick. The all day festival brings food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. Today, In The Street attracts crowds of over 70,000 people, all celebrating the historic district and the best of what Frederick has to offer.

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Maryland Renaissance Festival

The Maryland Renaissance Festival is the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country with more than 1,300 participants and 280,000 guests per season. The festival's 25 acre English village offers 140 craft and specialty shops, 42 food and beverage emporiums, games, attractions, displays, 11 stages of ever changing entertainment with shows repeated throughout the day, and a 3,000 seat jousting arena.
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