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Top Ten Things to Do In Maryland

Maryland may be small, but it is packed with coastal beauty and plenty of attractions.

Welcome to the coastal state of Maryland. Enjoy all of the outdoor activities the state has to offer, from fishing to skiing to shopping. If the city is more your thing, check out all the great attractions of Baltimore and Annapolis. We've put together a list of the top 10 things to do in Maryland.


1. Art Museums

Art lovers have plenty of places to get their fix when they visit Maryland. With art museums and galleries all around there are plenty of masterpieces to see at museums like the Baltimore Museum of Art, the American Visionary Art Museum and the Walters Art Museum.

2. Embrace Your Dark Side

Delve into the life of one of the masters of horror with a visit to the Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum. Walk the dark and twisting halls of Poe’s 1833 home and learn about his life and death, and his descent into madness.

3. Deep Creek Lake

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city with a trip out to Deep Creek Lake. There’s plenty of wildlife to see at the lake and it’s a great place for boaters, fishing enthusiasts, and other outdoor enthusiasts all year long.

4. Taste the State

If you like seafood, then Maryland is the place to be. Check out Edgewater Restaurant and get a taste of the freshest ocean to table food around when you sit down to the table. And don’t forget to try one of Maryland’s famous crabcakes. Yum!

5. Fort McHenry

Be amazed by the place that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the star-spangled banner. Fort McHenry played a pivotal role in the battle of Baltimore and you can tour the star-shaped stronghold, and learn about its history as you tour the stone walls.

6. Home Run

Catch the sports action with tickets to a baseball game! Run down to Oriole Park at Camden Yards to watch the Orioles get up to bat. Grab a hotdog, peanuts and crackerjacks, and grab your seat to watch them play ball.

7. Brookside Gardens

Immerse yourself in 50 acres of award-winning colorful landscape at Maryland’s Brookside Gardens. There are gardens of all varieties to explore, as well as two conservatories for year-round enjoyment. Admission is free so you can enjoy the gardens as long as you like.

8. Shopping

Go to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and embrace your inner shopaholic. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has plenty of unique specialty stores as well as some of your chain favorites. It’s the perfect place to go for gifts, dining or window shopping!

9. Strathmore Music Center

Treat your ears to some sweet music with tickets to the next event at the Strathmore Music Center. Strathmore celebrates all kinds of music, from classical songs to Latin dance to classic rock. See what’s playing this week and get your tickets to the show.

10. Catoctin Wildlife Preserve

Hang with the animals when you visit Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo. With animals from every corner of the earth, ranging from the scaly, to the furry, to everything in between, there’s something for everyone. Take a safari ride and see the animals up close!


Pennsylvania: Philadelphia

Other States: Washington DC

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