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

See traditional artists at work at Spruce Forest Artisan Village, walk the Casselman Bridge, and try your hand at fly fishing in the Casselman River.

Top Places to Go in Maryland

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

See traditional artists at work at Spruce Forest Artisan Village, walk the Casselman Bridge, and try your hand at fly fishing in the Casselman River.

National Harbor
Capital Wheel
Courtesy of National Harbor

National Harbor makes a perfect weekend getaway.

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.

Western Maryland
Red train in Cumberland

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.

Central Maryland
Cruise up in your boat to Ego Alley, or come on foot and marvel at the beautiful boats.

From Annapolis—Maryland’s capital city and the Sailing Capital of the World—to the eclectic fun 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 out more.... 

Capital Region
Bethesda Row
Eh Pien

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

Southern Maryland
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard
From book "In Full Glory Reflected"

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

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.

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.

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.

Ocean City
Surrey on Ocean City Boardwalk

Ride down the Ocean City Boardwalk in style on a pedal surrey.

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.

Deep Creek
Kayakers at Deep Creek Lake
Maryland Office of Tourism

Deep Creek Lake State Park in Western Maryland is a killer spot for kayaking.

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.
Annapolis Tourism

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.

Chesapeake Bay
Thomas Point Shoal Light Station

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.

DC Suburbs
Glen Echo Park Carousel in Glen Echo, Maryland
Once a popular amusement park founded in 1911, Glen Echo is now a unique, national treasure. Offering classes, workshops, and performances of nearly every kind, every trip is an adventure. And don’t miss the historic carousel, a 1921 Dentezel Menagerie with horses, chariots, giant rabbits, ostriches, lions, tigers, giraffes and more.

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.