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Maryland — This pint-sized state is much more than a sprawling collection of D.C. suburbs. The Chesapeake Bay, which roughly divides the state in two (east and west), provides ample sailing and water sport opportunities, not to mention the state’s ubiquitous - and delicious – blue crabs. Its banks host the region’s two largest cities, Baltimore and Annapolis, and dozens of quaint towns brimming with crab shacks and B&Bs. In the east, moving away from the shores, are beaches and marshlands, and in the far northwestern reaches of the state, mountains. Combine this compelling geography with the region’s nautical history and a friendly vibe that seems equal parts Southern charm and Yankee attitude, and you can see why Maryland is appealing to history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, and grid-skippers alike.

Why Go

For the bushels of blue crabs, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, and the secluded beaches and wild ponies in Assateague.

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What's New in Maryland


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Quick Escapes in Baltimore

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Obama Names Five New National Monuments

April 03, 2013 by Amanda Black

Last week, President Obama designated five new national monuments. The White House noted that the monuments "help tell the story ofsignificant people and ... Read More »


Foodie Friday: Bites in Baltimore

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Baltimore Hosts an Array of Events for Black History Month

February 01, 2013 by Maryrose Mullen

The city of Baltimore is buzzing with excitement as the Ravens prepare to square off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday. It’s the ... Read More »

Maryland Advice


“Visit amusement parks in autumn for reduced admission prices and smaller crowds.”

Jaymie DeGaetano Travel Deal Expert

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