This historic stone-arched Casselman River Bridge in Grantsville once carried horse-drawn carriages and wagons headed westward on the Historic National Road.
This historic stone-arched Casselman River Bridge in Grantsville once carried horse-drawn carriages and wagons headed westward on the Historic National Road.
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Red train in Cumberland

1 Western Maryland

Home to history, innovation, beauty and adventure, Western Maryland is unique in its wealth of opportunities for enjoying outdoor activities, exploring U.S. history and architecture and more. In Western Maryland, getting away feels like coming home. Find out more about things to see and do in Western Maryland.

Main Street Ellicott City Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

2 Central Maryland

From Annapolis—Maryland’s capital city and the Sailing Capital of the World—to the bustling metropolis of Baltimore, to the Piedmont forests and the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the Central Region offers thriving cultural destinations, history, music and more. With so much to do, where do you start? Find our more.... 

Strathmore Music Center

3 Capital Region

Just outside Washington, D.C., unforgettable adventures await. Delight your senses, satisfy your cultural and culinary cravings, and explore history throughout Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Find our about things to see and do in the Capital Region

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard Photo By: From book "In Full Glory Reflected"

4 Southern Maryland

In Southern Maryland, history and culture mingle on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.  St. Mary's County is home to Historic St. Mary's City, a living museum on the site of Maryland's first capital. Calvert Marine Museum reveals a 35-foot-long Megalodon Shark skeleton. Port Tobacco features a reconstructed 1819 courthouse, now museum with tobacco and Civil War exhibits. Find out more about Southern Maryland's many places to see and things to do.

Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Art Festival Photo By: Jess Newell, Jewell Photography

5 Eastern Shore

Maryland’s Eastern Shore is home to spectacular sunsets, world-class seafood and produce, nature, history and so much more. Take the trip of a lifetime to Maryland’s Eastern Shore and find yourself in a world of gorgeous views, beaches, nature and entertainment.  There is more to find out about Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Head to the harbor for family-friendly museums, great shopping and fun dining options.

6 Baltimore

One of America’s Quirkiest Cities, according to Travel & Leisure magazine, Baltimore is also one of America’s most welcoming. Come for the spectacular seafood; the cultural extravaganza that is ArtScape; to visit Fort McHenry, home of the Star Spangled Banner, or to walk along the famous Inner Harbor—but there’s so much more in B-More!

Frederick goes to the dogs every year with this event featuring a doggy costume contest. Photo By: DowntownFrederick.org

7 Frederick

At once hip and historic, the city of Frederick charms visitors with award-winning restaurants, cool art galleries and cultural happenings, and craft beers loved by locals. No wonder the National Trust of Historic Preservation recognized Frederick as one of “America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations.” Learn more about this fun city.

family on pedal surrey on Ocean City Boardwalk Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

8 Ocean City

Take a ride back to your childhood on the historic Trimper’s carousel, while away a perfect sunny day on the white, sandy beach, or enjoy a perfect meal with that special someone in one of OC’s sublime eateries. There’s something for everyone in Maryland’s Atlantic jewel, Ocean City.  Learn more.

Kayakers at Deep Creek Lake Photo By: Maryland Office of Tourism

9 Deep Creek

Whether you’re looking for summer fun in the pristine waters of Deep Creek Lake, are seeking the perfect spot to contemplate the fall colors at the Autumn Glory Festival, or want to wait for winter and take a powder at Wisp Resort, the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere ski resort, Deep Creek is a true, year round destination. Learn to fly-fish at Streams and Dreams, dip a paddle at Adventure Sports Center International or on the Youghiogheny, or marvel at the craftsmanship of master artisans at the Simon Pearce Glass Blowing Workshop. Visit Deep Creek for cannot miss sights and activities.

The Annapolis Sailboat Show is the largest and oldest in-water sailboat show on earth.

10 Annapolis

This “Sailing Capital of the World” is truly the crown jewel of the Chesapeake Bay. Known for the elite U.S. Naval Academy, the United States Sailboat Show, and its historic Maryland State House, Annapolis is also home to charming, bricked streets lined with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. The state's Capital is one of the most walkable cities in the country and consistently named one of the top ten places in America to live. Come visit and see why.

Thomas Point Shoal Light Station

11 Chesapeake Bay

Play, sightsee, eat, socialize, collect and explore along Maryland’s famous estuary. Find more ideas for things to see and do along the many places touched by Maryland's Chesapeake Bay.

Glen Echo Park Carousel in Glen Echo, Maryland

12 DC Suburbs

Whether you want to get back to nature with an outdoor adventure, explore the arts and theater, shop ‘til you drop, or paint the town red with a fantastic night out, Maryland’s D.C. Suburbs have got it all.  Find out more.

Capital Wheel Photo By: Courtesy of National Harbor

13 National Harbor

Dine with celebrity chefs, shop ‘til you drop, stroll the boardwalk along the beautiful Potomac River, take your vacation to new heights on the spectacular Capital Wheel—and that’s just your first day! There’s always something new, and so much to do in National Harbor.

 

Places to Go Photos & Videos

Cumberland is an historic town that has evolved into a vibrant arts community.
Red train in Cumberland
National Harbor Wheel in National Harbor, Maryland
Soar above the Potomac on the Capital Wheel in National Harbor.
Photo By: National Harbor
The Ocean City Ferris Wheel
Head to the O.C. Boardwalk for family fun rides like the Ferris Wheel.
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift
Biking the Bridge at Patapsco Valley State Park
Central Maryland is filled with opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy biking, hiking and watersports.
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift
Historic St. Mary's City Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation Garden
See how settlers worked on a colonial farm in Historic St. Mary's City.
Photo By: St. Mary's City

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