1 Baltimore's Inner Harbor
2 Ocean City
On the hunt for the most prized Pokemon? Ocean City's famous boardwalk is a 2.5 mile Squirtle sanctuary with more Pokemon per square inch than t-shirt shops. The beach is always a great way to beat the heat, but skip digging for sand-crabs and see what kind of Pokemon you can find.
Hit the rides at Jolly Rogers and Trimper's to see what digital creatures are hiding along the rollercoaster tracks. More daring go-getters should try parasailing for a bird's-eye view of this legendary Pokemon preserve or rent a jetski to scour the bay for aquatic critters. And locals tell of a story of a unique Pokemon that can be found near the Ripley's Museum: Believe it, or not....
3 Garrett County
Ask any knowledgeable Pokemon naturalist and they will tell you that Garrett County is home to some of the finest Snorlax habitats on Earth.
From the manicured lawns of Wisp resort to the lush, forested banks for the Savage River, these wily powerhouses love the country living. Locals report a powerful Dragonite has displaced the trolls that once dwelt under picturesque Casselman Bridge and a tribe of Exeggutor, apparently drawn by the sweet treats at the Lakeside Creamery, have overrun the streets of McHenry.
And while Deep Creek Lake has long been known as one of the best water-ski destinations on the coast, its deep clear waters have been colonized by a veritable armada of Blastoise and Vaporeon, Rent a boat at the Deep Creek Marina for a traditional Garrett Aquatic Pokemon Safari to fill in your collection's G.A.P.S.
4 Harford County
5 Frederick (Frederick County)
Do you like farm-to-table restaurants, world-renowned artisanal breweries, rich history and a thriving bluegrass and alt music scene? Well, judging by the number of Blastoise, Haunter and Rapidash, wandering the streets of downtown Frederick, Pokemon sure do. Stroll the gorgeous downtown Riverwalk and bag some Golduck in absolute safety, since the bricked fences will keep you from walking into the river while you stare at your smartphone. And after a long day of Pokemoning, grab a pint and a sammich and share your catch at Café Nola, open late, it’s a favorite for local Go-getters. And check out Frederick’s list of all the best Pokestops for more ideas.
6 Annapolis (Anne Arundel County)
Fact: Annapolis is an ancient Algonquin word meaning, “Thar be Pokemons!” and to this day, the bricked streets of Maryland’s capital support a Pokemon population nearly three times that of the humans. Some say, that is why the founding fathers put the Naval Academy here — to keep an eye on the Psyduck and Wigglytuff populations.* But even if it weren’t for the thriving Pokemon population, a day spent in Annapolis ogling the mega-yachts moored on Ego Alley, grabbing an overstuffed sandwich and a malted at Chick & Ruth’s Delly, and catching a concert at the original Ram’s Head, is always a good one. But man, all those Pokemon sure make it even better!
*Again, not actual facts...
7 St. Mary's County
Maryland's first colonial settlement and Capital, St. Mary's City, was founded when early colonists discovered a Dragonite spawning point almost immediately upon arriving in the Americas. A few hundred years later - this city is a celebrated national treasure that still recognizes its initial roots and invites trainers from around the world to thrive with the ever spawning mythical creatures.
Historic St. Mary's City will be hosting Pokemon Go! tours beginning in September 2016. The dates for the programs are:
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 || Saturday, September 17, 2016 || Saturday, October 8, 2016 || Friday, October 14, 2016
All tours will depart outside the Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary at 5:30 p.m. The hour long tour will be donation only, registration recommended.
8 Queen Anne's County
9 Calvert County
10 Baltimore County
11 Wicomico County
*The above, like much of the rest of this article, is not actually historically accurate nor an actual quote.