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 AroundGet 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 EventsBilled as the largest free arts festival in the US, July’s Artscape in Baltimore shows off an array of visual and performing arts — outdoor sculptures, art cars, dance, opera and more. Classic American fun comes to 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 MarylandThe grand opening for the 17-acre Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center in Dorchester County is slated for March 2017. Interpretive exhibits will focus on the heroic abolitionist and the Underground Railroad resistance movement from the Maryland perspective.To explore the rest of the Capital Region, visit our Washington, DC and Virginia pages.