A travel guide to Maryland, United States of America providing Maryland tourism and travel information.
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Overview

Maryland tourism features an incredibly bountiful array of travel opportunities. The magnificent coastal state is surrounded by beautiful shoreline that entices visitors looking for leisurely recreation outdoors and on the water, and also provides a steady livelihood for many Maryland residents. Crabs, oysters and clams are all found in abundance here along with various exotic ocean catches.  Annapolis, the state’s dazzling capitol, is also known as the sailing capital of America. Annapolis is also home the U.S. Naval Academy training the finest naval officers in the world. Maryland boasts an intriguing maritime history, which is best experienced through the many engaging state museums scattered about including Baltimore’s Maritime Museum in the largest city in the state. Baltimore has been revitalized and renovated, and is currently a vibrant and sophisticated city. In the south of Maryland, history buffs will enjoy the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. Don’t miss Ocean City located along the state’s eastern shore... this is Maryland’s most popular seaside resort city.

Southern Maryland travel features a variety of exciting activities. In Annapolis, visit the Annapolis Maritime Museum or enjoy an exhilarating fishing excursion... Chesapeake Beach also offers plenty of fishing tours, and the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the country and is always stocked with crab. The southern part of the state is the perfect jumping-off point for a stimulating journey into the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Sports fans will want to make a trip to Bowie’s Prince George Stadium for a thrilling game of minor-league baseball. The town of Bethesda is known for a variety of cultural activities, including the Bethesda Literary Festival in the spring.

North Maryland is a diverse and interesting region, stretching from the Chesapeake Bay area along the border with Pennsylvania to West Virginia.  Frederick is home to a number of historical sites and museums and is the perfect place to immerse yourself in an exploration of Civil War history. Hike over 40 rugged miles of the world-famous Appalachian Trail, roam around the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and get lost in the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum and the Hager House in Hagerstown. State parks offer fabulous recreation and modern amenities. Savage River State Forest is the largest state forest in Maine, and lures visitors craving exciting outdoor adventures. The area is well-known for its extensive hiking paths, which are perfect for cross-country skiing during the snowy winter months. 

Maryland borders with Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Atlantic Ocean, and District of Columbia.


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