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With a lengthy coastline and eclectic, cosmopolitan cities, Maryland offers great cultural attractions, beautiful beaches, water sports, fabulous seafood and waterfront restaurants.

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Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore skyline
Kayaking Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (photo credit: Stephen Bland)
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
A celebration complete with cocktails
Crab feast in St. Michaels (photo credit: Richard Norwitz)
Power Plant Live, Baltimore
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway on Maryland's scenic Eastern Shore
Sailing the Chesapeake Bay
Rocky Gap State Park near Cumberland, Maryland offers more than 3,200 acres of woodlands to explore.
Cumberland, Maryland has a picturesque downtown with a thriving arts and entertainment scene.

With the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and blissful Atlantic Coast beaches, Maryland has plenty of outdoor charms. Major cosmopolitan cities like Baltimore and delightful towns like the state's capital, Annapolis, are filled with museums, restaurants, parks and many opportunities for fun on the water.

Secret Garden Tour

Enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to explore a selection of handpicked private gardens in Annapolis. Hidden away from public view, the gardens provide helpful insights to gardeners of all skill levels and to individuals who appreciate the simple, elegant beauties of nature. 

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Riverfest

Discover the roots and tides of Southern Anne Arundel County at this agro/eco/heritage celebration. Touch the water, paddle in the creek, listen to live music, watch the waterfowl, savor the flavor of the Bay with crab cakes and an old-fashioned fish fry, feel the sunshine, and learn to love this magical place. Includes a blessing of the fleet, kayak rides, boat tours, food and drink. 

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Western Maryland Blues Festival

Held annually on the first weekend following Memorial Day, this four-day celebration of the Blues welcomes big names and local crooners alike to City Center and City Park. Past performers have included Buckwheat Zydeco, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, and The Lee Boys. Young festival-goers can enjoy a special children's area offering activities ranging from a harmonica workshop to entertainment and crafts, or the whole family can take in Sunday's "Family Blues Picnic." 

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National Hard Crab Derby

National Hard Crab Derby & Fair includes crab races and crab picking contests, a parade, boat docking, a carnival, arts and crafts, seafood, entertainment and fireworks.The festival kicks-off on Thursday evening with a carnival, runs through the weekend ending Sunday night with a Gospel concert and fireworks. 

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Fourth of July Celebration

Watch the majestic fireworks display choreographed to live music over Baltiomore's scenic Inner Harbor. The city boasts a day filled with activities including the annual dog show at the American Visionary Art Museum, games in West Shore Park, and Picnic at the Top, a family-friendly event hosted at the Top of the World Observation Level at the World Trade Center. 

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National Harbor

Just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, National Harbor is home to 150 stores, 30 restaurants and the Capital Wheel, the tallest observation wheel in the eastern US.
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Comcast Outdoor Film Festival

The Comcast Outdoor Film Festival transports moviegoers to an icon of American social life, the drive-in theater. Films begin at dusk but the action begins three hours before the feature presentation. Dance to the music, join in the fun with carnival games, and visit the festival food trucks before the films begin for a full evening of family fun.  

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