Maryland, USA

Maryland, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 5,726 vacation rentals near Maryland. From 2,353 condos to 1,797 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Maryland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Maryland is "America in Miniature"

There couldn't be a better nickname for Maryland than "America in Miniature". Other than lacking a desert, the state has a slice of pretty much everything the U.S. has to offer – East Coast beaches, sections of the Appalachian Mountains, buzzy cities and rural retreats. It's a progressive state and was instrumental in shaping the country as we know it today. The gorgeous waterside capital, Annapolis, is well worth visiting, but for the perfect introduction to the state, nab a Maryland vacation rental in the largest city, Baltimore.

Bike, hike, climb and paddle in Maryland

Maryland's diverse landscape lends itself to countless outdoor activities. Up in Patapsco Valley State Park, one of the oldest in Maryland, you can ride across the hilly terrain on mountain bikes, passing waterfalls and streams. Alternatively, you can powder up to scale the cliffs at Rocks State Park. If you've booked one of the Maryland vacation rentals that line the pretty coastline, you can hop on kayaks to paddle around James Island State Park, or rent a yacht and skipper to spend a day out on the water, casting your line in to hook a big one.

Maryland is a kid-friendly state

Out of all the states, Maryland is one of the most kid-friendly. If you're bringing the family to stay at a Maryland vacation rental, be sure to take them for ice cream and amusement rides along Ocean City Boardwalk. If you drop by the NASA Goddard Visitor Center, the staff and exhibits make rocket science and the solar systems easy and fun for the little ones to understand. If all that fails, you can drive down to the Six Flags America, a park that's packed to the rafters with adrenaline-inducing coasters and water rides.

Hot Maryland summers cooled by ocean breezes

Maryland is arguably best enjoyed at the height of summer, when the ocean breeze cools the bright skies and hot midday sun. This is family vacation season, so get in quick if you plan to visit between July and August. That said, if you don't mind slightly milder weather, try to visit in the shoulder months, when the prices of rentals have dipped. The spring brings with it a landscape carpeted in wildflowers, whereas watching the changing of the leaves in fall couldn't be more scenic. Winters are cold, but the snowy wonderland has many outdoor activities to offer.

See Maryland's wild horses on Assateague

If you've booked up a Maryland vacation rental along Ocean City, be sure to spend some time on Assateague Island. Away from the bustle of the boardwalk, this scenic little spot is known for its herd of wild horses which roam freely. Watch as they gallop across the beach and water's edge, or find them grazing inland. The rest of the state would surely get a nod of approval from any wildlife enthusiast. Almost 100 mammals roam the mountains and shoreline, as do the dozens of reptiles and amphibians. Arguably the best wildlife encounters come from the 400 species of bird found in the state.