Welcome to the Great State of Maryland, your exceptional year-round vacation destination. Once described by National Geographic as “America in Miniature,” Maryland boasts a wealth of historical, cultural and tourist attractions for day-trippers and vacationers alike. As you will discover, Maryland’s mid-Atlantic location and agreeable climate offer visitors the best of all four seasons and a host of year-round outdoor activities.
In our State, where General George Washington resigned his command of the Continental Army at our historic State House, we have always been united by our belief in the dignity of every individual and our responsibility to advance the common good. Today, families and friends can feel the pull of history looking out over the Civil War battlefields of Antietam, walking the storied docks of Annapolis, or touring the birthplace of our nation’s “Star-Spangled Banner” at Fort McHenry. No matter where you begin, you’ll quickly discover that Maryland is home to an amazing range of arts and cultural offerings. You can sail the waters of our Chesapeake Bay, first charted by legendary explorer Captain John Smith, or try your hand surfing, fishing or boating on some of the more than 4,000 miles of Maryland coastline.
I invite you to discover the warm hospitality of our unique state on the scenic roads and the quaint, waterfront villages we are blessed to enjoy. You could also experience the breathtaking views that the Allegheny Mountains and the waters of Deep Creek Lake provide our visitors year after year. In Maryland, the possibilities for exploration and discovery may well be limitless.
Our Destination Maryland travel guide is designed to give travelers and vacation planners a glimpse of what Maryland has to offer. It is filled with countless historic sites, tourist attractions and year-round events to help you plan your trip. We hope it leads you and your family to those Maryland memories that last a lifetime.