Sunrise over Annapolis, Maryland
Sunrise at City Dock in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland
Brewer's Alley, Frederick, Maryland, restaurant, brewery, downtown, rooftop, bar
Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery in Frederick, Maryland
Tall Ships in Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore Inner Harbor
The Crab Claw Restaurant in St. Michaels, Maryland
A traditional crab feast at Crab Claw Restaurant in St. Michael's
Wild horses on Assateague Island off the coast of Maryland
Assateague Island National Seashore
Ocean City Beach, Maryland
Fun on the beach in Ocean City
Sunrise over Annapolis, Maryland
Brewer's Alley, Frederick, Maryland, restaurant, brewery, downtown, rooftop, bar
Tall Ships in Baltimore Inner Harbor
The Crab Claw Restaurant in St. Michaels, Maryland
Wild horses on Assateague Island off the coast of Maryland
Ocean City Beach, Maryland

Maryland

A perfect blend of energetic cities and relaxing outdoor activities make Maryland ideal for exploration.

With the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coast beaches, Maryland boasts plenty of outdoor charms. From picturesque towns like St. Michaels to the gorgeous beaches and roaming wild horses of Assateague Island, Maryland’s Eastern Shore is full of surprises.

The big city of Baltimore and Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, are filled with restaurants, museums and even more opportunities for fun on the water. Key experiences here include sailing, boating and, of course, enjoying the Old Line State’s signature blue crabs.

Getting Around

Get a feel for Maryland by viewing the map below, and visit this interactive map for a look at attractions, restaurants and shops in specific cities and regions.

MARC trains provide commuter rail service via three lines and 42 stations, including new weekend service between Baltimore and Washington, DC on the Penn Line.

Annual Events

Billed as a festival of light, innovation and music, Light City in Baltimore shows off an array of displays and installations, video projections on buildings and interactive technology.

For two days, a variety of aircraft — including the US Navy’s elite jet demonstration team, the Blue Angels — rumble over Ocean City, performing thrilling aerial feats during the OC Air Show.

Classic American fun comes to Timonium each summer with rides, concessions (think peach sundaes and crab patties) and baby animals at the Maryland State Fair.

Downtown Salisbury is home to the National Folk Festival, the country’s oldest multicultural traditional arts celebration. Enjoy continuous music on seven stages, crafts, parades and folk-life demonstrations, all for no admission cost.

What’s New in Maryland

The National Road Museum on the Historic National Road byway in Boonsboro honours the nation’s first federal highway system, built to expand and populate America’s Wild West. 

The Maryland Crab and Oyster Trail highlights more than 100 seafood restaurants and festivals across the state where you can enjoy freshly harvested steamed crabs, soft-shell crabs and local oysters. 

2018 saw the debut of Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House in Halethorpe, the first Guinness presence on US soil since 1954. In addition to a taproom, restaurant and retail store, the operation is crafting small-batch brews you can’t find anywhere else. 

Dedicated to the ideals of religious freedom and tolerance, Hagerstown’s Thomas Kennedy Center will memorialise the eponymous state legislator and his legacy of advancing inclusiveness in the 19th century.

To explore the rest of the Capital Region, visit our Washington, DC and Virginia pages, or view our Holiday Guide online for more travel ideas.

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