Stand at the water’s edge and lose yourself in the tranquil breezes. The Chesapeake Bay is not only the largest estuary in the United States but also a place of serene beauty. With a variety of natural environments, it’s home to diverse plants, animals, things to do and places to stay.
There’s no better place to see the sunrise than Ocean City. Enjoy a fishing adventure. Savor a romantic dinner. Meander the world-famous three-mile boardwalk. No matter what you do or where you stay, Ocean City is an authentic Maryland destination full of fun to be had by all.
This historic waterfront village boasts museums and boutiques, fabulous restaurants and crab houses, and lots of unique and inviting accommodations—all kissed with a hint of nautical charm. And don’t forget to visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to learn the backstory of this important seaport during the days of sail.
The state’s capital is home to charming bricked streets lined with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants and charming accommodations. It’s also known for the elite U.S. Naval Academy, the United States Sailboat Show, its historic Maryland State House, swimming at Sandy Point State Park and our state seafood festival.
With more than 3,100 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of places to sink your toes in the sand. From the beaches of Ocean City and Assateague on the Atlantic Coast to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s got sun, surf, waterfront accommodations and plenty of sand—all waiting and ready for you.
The state’s largest inland body of water covers 3,900 acres and is located just 179 miles from Baltimore. Fishing, canoeing, swimming, boating and waterskiing are popular at the lake, which is surrounded by a state park. There’s no shortage of things to do or places to stay in this year-round destination.