Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Baltimore Inner Harbor
Sunrise at City Dock, Annapolis, MD
Sunrise at City Dock in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland (Photo Credit: Bob Peterson)
Loys Station Covered Bridge, Maryland
Loys Station Covered Bridge (Photo credit: Clark Vandergrift)
Wild horses on Assateague Island off the coast of Maryland
Assateague Island National Seashore
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels (Photo credit: Aloft Aerial Photography)
Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Sunrise at City Dock, Annapolis, MD
Loys Station Covered Bridge, Maryland
Wild horses on Assateague Island off the coast of Maryland
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD

Maryland

A perfect blend of energetic cities and relaxing outdoor activities make Maryland ideal for exploration.

With the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coast beaches, Maryland boasts plenty of outdoor charms. From picturesque towns like St. Michaels to the gorgeous beaches and roaming wild horses of Assateague Island, Maryland’s Eastern Shore is full of surprises.

The big city of Baltimore and Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, are filled with restaurants, museums and even more opportunities for fun on the water. Key experiences here include sailing, boating and, of course, enjoying the Old Line State’s signature blue crabs.

Getting Around

Get a feel for Maryland by viewing the map below, and visit this interactive map for a look at attractions, restaurants and shops in specific cities and regions.

MARC trains provide commuter rail service via three lines and 42 stations, including new weekend service between Baltimore and Washington, DC on the Penn Line.

Annual Events

Billed as a festival of light, innovation and music, the springtime Light City in Baltimore shows off an array of displays and installations, video projections on buildings and interactive technology.

Crab-themed fun comes to Crisfield each Labor Day weekend in September with races, carnival rides, contests and other entertainment at the National Hard Crab Derby & Fair.

Experience classic American fun in Timonium each summer with rides, concessions and baby animals at the Maryland State Fair.

Monthly art walks and festivals in Bethesda and Annapolis, Hagerstown’s Maryland Symphony Orchestra and world-class museums in Baltimore are just a few of the myriad cultural offerings you’ll find throughout the state.

What’s New in Maryland

The National Road Museum on the Historic National Road byway in Boonsboro honours the nation’s first federal highway system, built to expand and populate America’s Wild West.

To explore the rest of the Capital Region, visit our Washington, DC and Virginia pages, or view our Holiday Guide online for more travel ideas.

map of CRUSA highlighting maryland