Destination Maryland

From the peaks of the Allegheny Mountains in the west, to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, to the beaches of the Atlantic, Maryland is ready to welcome you. Hike along our stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Bike through nature at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Cast a line into one of the many nooks and crannies of the mighty Chesapeake. Visit charming, historic Annapolis—the Sailing Capital of the U.S. Or come to Baltimore's renowned Inner Harbor and tour the famous National Aquarium and Fort McHenry, home of the Star-Spangled Banner. In Maryland, there's always so much more to do.

Drive one of our 18 Scenic Byways, including the Historic National Road. Explore the Crossroads of the Civil War and walk the grass of the battlefields at Antietam and Monocacy, then follow one of our five unique Civil War trails. In Maryland you'll swear you can feel the history.

Make sure to indulge in some of our famous Chesapeake culinary favorites. Enjoy fresh, local oysters, succulent rockfish, and don't leave without trying an authentic Maryland crab cake or cracking a freshly steamed crab. Then wash it down with one of our 90+ locally crafted beers. Get a taste of Maryland and you'll understand why Maryland has something to appeal to all five of your senses. 

Top 5:

Maryland's crabcakes and steamed crabs, craft breweries, and renowned wineries.

Birthplace of American abolitionist icons Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman.

Ocean City for its wide, sandy beaches and traditional boardwalk.

Mid-Atlantic location provides easy access to our nation's capital.

Maryland has something to please all five of your senses.