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.

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.

Upscale upstairs haven. Two vintage Waterford crystal chandeliers and a 30-foot-long marble bar, built in the late 1800s for a private men's club in Alabama, adorn this lounge at the Brass Elephant restaurant.

Daylong chartered fishing trips on a 42-foot fiberglass motorboat. Almost anything reeled in can be taken home. Six-hundred dollars for up to six people.

Excited about: A lack of infrastructure had slowed travel to Diqing, in Yunnan province, but a road completed last spring is already creating a spike in tourism to its newly unesco-designated Three Rivers region. Years as agent: 12.

Hail down a red, green, or blue-topped water taxi for a ride to lunch, or just around the harbor.

In May, fans gathered in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Waldorf to see the debut of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at their intimate new 4,200-seat stadium.

The stadium is largely credited with starting the league-wide trend toward serving regional cuisine in ballparks when it opened in 1992.

Rent a motorboat to explore the Chesapeake’s open waters and hidden inlets.

The museum’s updated Contemporary Wing reopened in November 2012, just the first phase of a $24.5 million renovation to be completed in 2014. A new family audio tour (narrated by Matisse’s schnauzer Raoudi) highlights 20 works of art.