Maryland

Maryland Travel Guide

If you’re looking to take a local vacation this year, look no further than Maryland. Between its small scale, rich history and well-regarded seafood scene, the Old Line state is the perfect place to take a brief vacation. Reference our Maryland travel guide for a quick look at the Free State and see for yourself why it’s become such a popular place to live. If you’re planning to travel to Maryland refer to this guide for a look at the best of what the state has to offer.

Things Not to Miss in Maryland

• Drop by the crab shacks that dot the Chesapeake Bay and have come to define Maryland travel
 • Go on a fishing expedition and catch your own marlin, tuna, or shark offshore
 • Tour the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis or Johns Hopkins in Baltimore
 • Visit Maryland for the many museums and historical sites in Baltimore
 • Charter a helicopter and fly over Oriole Park at Camden Yards or visit the park to catch and Orioles game

 • Take part in the skiing scene of the hilly Piedmont region

When to Go to Maryland

Due to variances in its geography, weather varies across the state of Maryland. Cities in the eastern region like Baltimore and Annapolis tend to experience hot, humid summers with mild winters while the mountainous western region sees more precipitation and many inches of powdery snow in the winter. In all, Maryland travel is best in the spring and fall when crowds are less likely.

Articles about Maryland

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