BALTIMORE (April 3, 2014) – The Maryland Office of Tourism has released its 2014 edition of Destination Maryland: The Official Guide to Maryland State Travel. This magazine includes listings for attractions, destinations, events, parks, places to stay and travel services.
The guide highlights information based on travel themes and regions. Travel tips are offered throughout the guide including Memorable Miles, which spotlights Maryland’s unique role in the story of America including the Underground Railroad, Civil War, National Road and the War of 1812. The guide also features Maryland notables Bucky Lasek, Jacoby Jones, Nora Roberts and Bryan Voltaggio for insight into what they love about Maryland.
The guide includes a Calendar of Events, which in addition to annual favorites, also features commemoration events in 2014 that include Star-Spangled Spectacular, a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the writing of the National Anthem in September. Both the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle at Monocacy, known as “The Battle That Saved Washington, DC” and the adoption of Maryland’s new constitution abolishing slavery will also be remembered.
Destination Maryland also includes a free “Maryland Welcome! Passport,” a discount card good for up to $2,500 in savings at participating attractions, retailers, restaurants and accommodations throughout the state.
Copies of Destination Maryland are available at Maryland welcome centers, or by calling 800-719-5900. Orders can also be placed on the Office of Tourism’s web site: VisitMaryland.org, where the guide is also available in a flip-book version.
About Maryland Tourism
The Maryland Office of Tourism is an agency of the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts within the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Visitors to the state spent more than $14.9 billion on travel-related expenses in 2012, generating close to $2 billion in state and local taxes, and supporting more than 135,000 jobs for Maryland residents.