Come discover what a trip in the United States vacation is really about. It can be a a soothing sail on the Chesapeake Bay or a quiet cabin near mountain trails even a cozy clubhouse just beyond the 18th green … Maryland says “welcome” in many ways.
One of the world's great estuaries, Chesapeake Bay, divides Maryland into two parts. The bay is navigable, and offers a rich habitat for abundant populations of fish and wildlife. The bay and its harbors provide the right environment for migratory waterfowl, and for harvesting crabs, oysters, and clams.
During the War of 1812, Fort McHenry, sentinel of Baltimore's harbor, was bombarded with advanced weapons, including rockets, and on September 13, 1814. Francis Scott Key was so inspired as he watched the attack, that he wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner" in praise of the successful defense of the fort.
There is so much to do in Maryland that you can be assured we will pack your days with family fun– fill your nights with entertainment that will be unforgettable.
Maryland is located adjacent to our nations capitol making it a favorite place to stay during a visit to Washington, DC. A stay in Maryland is what vacations are meant to be. So what are you waiting for, come see for yourself.
Learn more about the writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key - and
the “perilous fight” that inspired him to write it View more!
Enduring heritage and our National Anthem!
Every season brings another reason to visit Maryland. Enjoy
Fall fairs and festivals that revel in Autumn glory, summer sun on the Maryland shore
and lakes, spring flowers and winter magic! View more!
Four Seasons of Great travel in Maryland!
With 65 miles of shoreline, Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County is Maryland’s largest
freshwater lake. Stay in a lakeside cabin or lodge. You’ll have plenty of choices
at this four-season resort area: fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, biking and golf,
among them. View more!
Spotlight - The Art of Chesapeake!
Maryland’s initiative to encourage more Marylanders and tourists to get out and
ride, and to make bicycling a true transportation alternative is working - enjoy
this cycling map! CyclingMap!
Cycling in Maryland - an amazing way to see the State!
Enjoy the beach and the courses year round. With close to twenty courses, Ocean City
has a course to please every player. View more!
Spectacular Maryland Golf in Ocean City!
Every November since 1971, the Eastern Shore town of Easton hosts the Waterfowl Festival,
a weekend celebration of wildlife art and Chesapeake Bay culture that benefits conservation
efforts across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This year's festival, Nov. 9-11, features
the work of more than 300 wildlife artists and artisans, specializing in painting,
sculpture, carving, photography, decoys and folk art.
The festival, says the Maryland Office of Tourism, is a signature event for the exhibition
of Maryland's "art of the Chesapeake" – one of the state's unique treasures.
"Chesapeake Bay art depicts the places and things that evoke the feeling of the bay
region, an area known for its natural splendor, maritime culture and recreational
choices," says Margot Amelia, executive director of the state tourism office.