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Beautiful Maryland Maryland has been called "America in Miniature" because so much is packed into its 10,460 square miles of land and water. You can find just about any kind of natural feature here, except a desert. That's because water is almost everywhere in Maryland. The "America In Miniature" title also applies to the role Maryland has played in our nation's history, from the founding of the United States to the present. And like our country, Maryland is home to ethnic groups of every origin. Famous Marylanders include politicians, lawyers, painters, craftspeople, writers, health professionals and religious leaders. Maryland was home to the first railroad, the first dental school and the first umbrella factory. And Maryland inventors gave us the gas light, the linotype machine and the refrigerator. Quick facts about Maryland - just click on the map

Maryland is Fun/Calendar of Events

Into camping, hiking and the Great Outdoors? Try the Western Region for Deep Creek Lake, waterfalls and a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Maybe you'd prefer a more patriotic experience in the Capital Region, where you can explore Washington, D.C. and learn about space travel at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Maryland's Southern Region boasts historical sites dating back to prehistoric times. Take a whirl through the expansive Central Region with a mix of intimate vineyards, immaculate public gardens and the bustling nightlife of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. And don't forget the Eastern Shore, with its abundance of creek to bay fishing, quiet country roads and beach-bumming pleasures Baltimore Subway Map and check the Commuter Railway Map for Maryland, DC and Virginia and this is a great Map of Maryland

Visit Baltimore - Charm City*

Baltimore, also known as Charm City, is excited to have you visit us! We know that you, your friends and family will have a wonderful time exploring everything that Baltimore has to offer. We have something for everyone, from history and culture to some of the greatest sports teams playing in the most breathtaking stadiums in the world. After spending time here, you are sure to fall in love with Charm City.

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Baltimore's Inner Harbor is one of America's oldest seaports - and one of the world's newest travel destinations. Since the 1600's, the Baltimore Harbor has been welcoming people, ships and goods from all over the world. Join us for a day trip or plan your vacation to center around our world-famous seaport - stay in a Baltimore hotel, on or near the water - and save money with our online, discount hotel reservations. Bring the family on and enjoy the fun and educational attractions abound in Downtown Baltimore.

Harbor Place in Baltimore

Harborplace and The Gallery is the central point for citywide celebrations such as New Year's Eve, the 4th of July and the Waterfront Festival. Harborplace has a 12-month street performer program and a 14-week free Summer Concert Series. 
Click Events Calendar to view Upcoming Events. 


Area Restaurants

If food is what you are looking for, The Baltimore Area is your place. Baltimore features everything from Chesapeake Bay cuisine to Italian delights to many traditional fares and everything in between, so be sure to try as many of our fantastic restaurants as you can. Click here for Downtown Baltimore Restaurants plus You also have to try this site

Columbia Association

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, a bold idea that developed into a vibrant, wonderful community in which to live and work. Conveniently located within commuting distance to Baltimore or Washington, DC, Columbia real estate is attractive to families and singles. Many folks want to buy a home in Columbia because it is also their employment location. Columbia, a great place to live and work and raise a family.

Top Ten Malls 

If you like to shop you’ll like it here. There are plenty of opportunities for oohing and ahhing. The big national names you know and trust. Plus local shops and artisans that just don’t exist anywhere but here.Everywhere you go you will find places to shop. If you're looking for mall shopping, excellent bookstores, thrift stores or indoor and outdoor farmers markets, Baltimore and environs have everything you could possibly want.

Baltimore Aquarium

Anybody like fish? Well this world-famous attraction features plenty of them. Over 10,000 creatures dwell in naturalistic exhibits. There’s even a walk-through living rain forest. It’s a great place for meetings, events and groups. Call for hours of operation and information.

Maryland Science Center and Imax Theater

This is a science-lover’s dream come true — three floors of hands-on exhibits, plus a five-story IMAX theatre, the Davis Planetarium, live demonstrations and more. rates. The Maryland Science Center, now in its fourth century, continues its mission to stimulate and cultivate awareness, interest, and understanding of science for all Maryland residents and visitors through dynamic educational exhibits and programs. The vision for the organization is to jump-start interest of young people in science by engaging and entertaining them.

Baltimore Zoo

Visit the Zoo, and meet more than 2,200 animals - including chimpanzees, warthogs, elephants, leopards, and more! Take a safari through Africa. Discover hands-on adventures in our #1-rated Children's Zoo. And explore the winding path through the Lyn P. Meyerhoff Maryland Wilderness

Washington DC

From its celebrated symbols of patriotism to its undiscovered neighborhoods, the sites and sounds of the nation's capital inspire millions of visitors every year. Packed with famous sights, free attractions, and an endless calendar of special events, Washington, DC offers year-round inspiring experiences. This is a wonderful map of Washington and Here is the official site for Washington DC with great info for visitors 

Beyond Washington DC's most familiar vistas, the capital city unwinds into a lively urban center. Casual cafes and upscale bistros line the trendy streets of Georgetown, while the downtown district sizzles with a host of new restaurants. Spontaneous Jazz notes tumble out the windows of U Street's nightclubs, while world-class performers take the stage at the highly acclaimed Kennedy Center. Kayakers tackle the Potomac River as it winds past the elegant marble tributes to America's great leaders. Want to use the Metro?


Smithsonian- Museum & Research Centers

Everything under the Sun The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization. Composed of sixteen museums and galleries, as well as the National Zoo, the Smithsonian's exhibitions offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection numbering over 142 million objects. 

Visit the Smithsonian and you will see why it represents for so many the treasured icons of our past, the vibrant art of the present and the scientific promise of the future. Metro Map and Map-Location of Smithonian


Kennedy Center

Nation's performing arts center, presenting the best music, dance,theatre, international, and childrens programs in six theatres. Hours/prices vary. Free performances 6 p.m. daily. Group discounts, accessibility programs, free tours. Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU, free shuttle

Local Motor Cycle Trips

The great thing about motorcycling is that you do not need fantastic places to go to have really awesome rides. In fact, much of Maryland appears ideal for motorcycling

Paddling the Chesapeake

Paddling is a great way to enjoy the Chesapeake Bay. There are many things to see and experience on the Chesapeake that can be difficult to see any other way. From tranquil inlets to American Bald Eagles, the nature and wildlife can easily be reached on a kayak. After some classes and practice, many paddlers can participate in this wonderful activity. These web pages describe many of my great trips on the Chesapeake Bay and other nearby areas. 

National Zoo

Giant pandas are black and white bears that live in temperate-zone bamboo forests in central China. Among the best recognized—but rarest—animals in the world, they have come to symbolize endangered species and conservation efforts. Only about 1,000 giant pandas survive in the mountain forests of central China. Another 120 are in Chinese breeding facilities and zoos, and about 20 live in zoos outside China. See the Giant Pandas Life on WebCam

Merriweather Post Pavilion

There is nothing quite like the electricity you feel in being part of a live theatre or concert event. Merryweather Post Pavilion in Howard County offers a rainbow of opportunities to put you in the middle of a lasting memory.

Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap presents a broad spectrum of performing arts programs, including pop, classical, country, dance, jazz and blues, year-round at both its beautiful national park setting and it's smaller, more intimate indoor venue.

Annapolis Dock Life Web Cam

A walkers guide to Annapolis City Dock is the heart of the historic district and of the colonial seaport that has been the capital of Maryland since 1695. From here you can see across the Severn River to Greenbury Point, site of the first English settlement in Anne Arundel County; across the Chesapeake Bay to Kent Island, the first English settlement in Maryland; and across Spa Creek to the “Maritime Republic of Eastport,” an area annexed to Annapolis in 1951.

Ocean City

Ocean City, Maryland! What a great, unique vacation beach resort! The weather is warm and inviting, the ocean and white sand beaches sparkling. The famous Boardwalk buzzes with activity and the entertainment is unsurpassed. Come to Ocean City, Maryland and see why it has long been called "The East Coast's Number One Family Resort."

Ocean City Boardwalk web Cam

Rehoboth Beach Web Cam
Bethany Beach Life - Web Cam

Visit St Michaels

Saint Michaels offers a quiet charm and a safe, peaceful haven for a day, weekend or vacation. Stroll the historic streets with homes lovingly restored, welcoming you to take a step back in time. Just a leisurely drive from Baltimore and Washington Saint Michaels offers a quiet escape, but don't be surprised if we keep you busy (if you want to be)

Solomons Island

Discover Solomons Island, a quiet waterfront fishing village located just 55 minutes south of the Washington beltway where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. Stroll the Riverwalk, sail to a sandy beach for your own private picnic, catch a Rockfish or hop a jetski, explore fossils from millions of years ago at the Calvert Marine Museum and tour the Drum Point Lighthouse, enjoy fine waterfront dining, unique shops, quaint bed and breakfasts and fine hotels. Come to a land of uncommon adventure and unspoiled beauty - Solomons Island, the jewel of Southern Maryland!

Maryland Parks

Maryland's State Forests and Parks offer outdoor recreational opportunities that entice the novice and challenge the experienced. From paddling down a tranquil river, to experiencing the exhilaration of whitewater rafting, to biking, hiking and horseback riding on Maryland's mountainous terrain – there's an outdoor adventure for everyone on our public lands. Campsites, for families and youth groups, include such amenities as nature centers, museums and campfire programs. Novice anglers and experienced fishermen can enjoy a favorite regional pastime throughout the state Also try this site - It shows most parks in Maryland

Eastern Shore

Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore possesses an extensive variety of environments, including barrier islands, coastal bays, tidal wetlands, cypress swamp, upland fields, and old growth forests. Located in the geographic province known as the "Embayed Coastal Plain," Worcester, Somerset and Wicomico counties link the fragile barrier island system on the east with the Chesapeake Bay and islands on the west.

Deep Creek Lake

Enjoy the Summer months at Deep Creek Lakeboating, water skiing, swimming, scuba diving and fishing in one of Maryland's most pristine lakes. For the thrill-seeker, Deep Creek Lake offers the challenge of white water rafting, kayaking or canoeing on the Youghiogheny River. 

Winter months at Deep Creek Lake are filled with activities for skiers and non-skiers alike. Wisp Ski Resort offers some of the best downhill skiing around. Or if cross-county skiing is your pleasure, enjoy the spectacular groomed trails and scenic beauty in our State Parks Check out Deep Creek Web Cam

Western Maryland

The American Adventure is more than a distant memory in Allegany County. The Mountain Side of Maryland offers visitors wonderful variety in a breathtaking natural setting. Spectacular vistas and overlooks, the striking beauty of pristine forests, and cool, clear mountain streams abound in our vast ridge and valley terrain. The vivid colors of fall in the mountains rival New England's finest! Hunting, fishing, canoeing, biking, hiking, camping... Allegany County is the place for outdoor adventure.

Mountains of Maryland

The grand forested peaks and valleys of Maryland's Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains form an ancient and rugged wonderland. With more than 120,000 acres of parks, forests, lakes and rivers, this is Maryland's last frontier. Here visitors can enjoy downhill or cross country skiing in the winter and water skiing and wind surfing in the summer. Relax in a canoe gliding on a golden pond. Bound a raft through some of the finest whitewater in the east. Hunting, fishing, and hiking are enjoyed year-round

Garrett County

Western Maryland Tucked in the mountains of western Maryland, the Deep Creek Lake Area is a true four-season resort. There are many nature-oriented activities in every season and the scenic mountains and vistas are almost endless. There are only nine full-functioning traffic lights (13 if you include the blinkers) in our entire county. Our population is just over 29,000 people on 657 square miles or about 14 acres per capita, yet full resort amenities are available. We’re only a three-hour interstate drive from Baltimore/Washington and just two hours south of Pittsburgh. Your senses will escape urban life and begin communicating with nature.

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Bed and Breakfast

Maryland has been called "America in Miniature"...from mountains to seashores and everything in between. We invite you to see why our tourism slogan is "So Many Fun Things To Do, So Close Together." 
For ease of locating our B&B's, our state is divided into 5 regions, each rich with beauty, fun and excitement. Visit one, visit them all and experience what makes Maryland so special.

Skiing in Maryland

There's something for every type of skier and snowboarder. Winter activities for the entire family to enjoy again and again There are well-stocked rental centers which carry hundreds of sets of quality ski, snowboard, and other snow play rental equipment. More ski areas

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