Best Maryland Vacations
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Maryland is an exciting place to visit, filled with fun, style, and quiet evenings on the shore. In Maryland things to do abound, but visits to Baltimore and Annapolis are sure to keep you busy. See for yourself.
Rated the third best place to shop in the U.S. by Forbe,s and known as a "city of neighborhoods" (it has 72 historic districts), Baltimore is a big, beautiful city with lots to do.
- The Baltimore Basilica is the oldest Catholic Cathedral in the United States. Designed by Benjamin Latrobe, who also did the United States Capital, the Baltimore Basilica recently underwent a $34 million restoration project. You can get a close up look at this beautiful edifice with or without a guided tour.
- The National Aquarium hosts hundreds of diverse exhibits ranging from the nearby Chesapeake to the exotic Amazon. Families will love the fish, mammals, birds, and amphibians. Watch a performance at the dolphin show and get a thrill from the 4-D Immersion Theater.
- The Baltimore Museum of Art houses an internationally renowned collection of over 90,000 works of art from masters such as Matisse, van Gogh, Degas, and Manet. The museum is free, and hosts special exhibitions and events year round. The sculpture gardens are a wonderful way to enjoy art and the beautiful weather.
- The Neighborhoods of Baltimore are fabulous forays into culture and history. Inner Harbor is a gorgeous port-side spot to enjoy restaurants and shopping, Little Italy is home to a bustling restaurant scene and hosts free outdoor movies, and Fells Point is a beautiful waterfront community you may recognize from the film Sleepless in Seattle.
AnnapolisLocated about 30 miles from Washington, D.C, Annapolis is the striking capital city housing a bevy of fabulous things to do in Maryland.
- The US Naval Academy is a prestigious Navy undergraduate college and a great way to experience the thrills of a day in the life as a Naval Academy student. Tours and interactive exhibits provide a fascinating peek into Navy history, and the thrilling Midshipman formation on the school's gorgeous grounds is quite a display.
- The Three Centuries Walking Tour is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the tale of Annapolis. A knowledgeable docent will lead you on a fascinating walk that showcases Annapolis' colonial history, renowned architecture, and significant African Americans.
- A Pirates of the Chesapeake Cruise is a theatrical adventure that will thrill the young and old. It all starts with the commandeering of a tour boat and takes off, literally, from there. The cruise is perfect for families with pirates of all ages.
- The Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial is a beautiful and sobering work sharing the history of the arrival of enslaved Africans to America. Author Alex Haley told the story of his ancestor Kunta Kinte in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Roots, and this dockside memorial is the spot where Kunte Kinte arrived bound in chains from Africa, visited by over one-million people every year.
Fun in the Great OutdoorsMaryland vacations are home to a lot of natural beauty. From boating on Chesapeake Bay to hanging out on the Ocean City Boardwalk to fishing off a private dock in Deep Creek Lake, the water is never too far away. As a bonus, Maryland's beach and lake towns offer up loads of historical sites and family-friendly attractions that keep people visiting year-round.
There's a wealth of things to do in Maryland, hidden along its historic streets, beautiful shores, and sparkling cityscapes. What grand things will you do in lovely, diminutive Maryland?