Maryland

Maryland Travel Guide

One of the newest additions to the Inner Harbor’s waterfront Harborplace, this 3,800-square-foot shop from the Maryland-based company is about more than spices.

Cruise the harbor affordably (you can get a map of landing points at the tourist center in the Inner Harbor) on one of these open-air, blue-and-white motorboats.

Why Go: This peaceful beach on the Chesapeake Bay attracts avid fossil hunters and shell lovers from all over the East Coast—the soft, sandy cliffs between the bay and the woods occasionally calve like glaciers and deposit fresh Miocene-era shark teeth and snail fossils on the be

Grab a beer and crab soup at this well-loved neighborhood joint.

The organization creates textile tours around the world, including in India.

Stroll up to the covered 18th-century Lexington Market for picnic fixings and free Friday and Saturday lunchtime jazz and blues concerts.

Mules stopped pulling coal barges in 1924; now bikers pass locks, lockhouses, and aqueducts while looking for bald eagles.

The Vibe: Old-school disco, R&B, and hip-hop augment 1970s funk at this four-wheeled roller-dancing mecca.

This prestigious school was founded in 1845. See what they mean by military precision at the noon meal formation.

This energetic space dedicated to visionary art (which is, simply put, created by self-taught artists who play by their own rules) is more fun house than museum. Vollis Simpson’s giant WhirliGig—a 55-foot-tall, wind-powered sculpture made of found objects—welcomes visitors outside.