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Maryland is a state located on the East Coast of the United States. It is nicknamed the Old Line State and the Free State
 
Regions in Maryland : Western Maryland, Southern Maryland, Eastern Shore Maryland, Baltimore-Washington Metro Area, Chesapeake and Delaware Valley
 
Cities and Towns in Maryland : Baltimore, Bowie, College Park, Cumberland, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt, Hagerstown, Hyattsville, Laurel, Rockville, Salisbury, Takoma Park, Westminster and more.

State Capital of Maryland : Annapolis.


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Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

Into camping, hiking and the Great Outdoors? Try the Western Region for Deep Creek Lake, waterfalls and a portion of the Appalachian Trail.

  Go Camping America
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals Maryland

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes Maryland / Apartments

  VRBO holiday home rentals
  GreatRentals.com    -   USA Vacation Rentals

Hotels in Maryland

  Booking.com   -   hHotel Guide Maryland
Most popular cities : Baltimore, Bethesda, College Park, Gaithersburg, Takoma Park, Potomac, New Carrollton, Linthicum Heights, Silver Spring, Annapolis, Rockville, Ocean City.

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

   -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

  Hotels.com   -   

  Annapolis Bed and Breakfast Association
A collection of fine, independently owned and operated inns located close to and throughout the Historic District.
Our superior inns are surrounded by over 35 restaurants, numerous shops, art galleries and water-oriented activities. Annapolis is steeped in history, is known as the Sailing Capital of America, and is one of the top visitor destinations in the world!

National Parks / State Parks

  Maryland State Parks, Forests, and WMAs
Maryland's diverse geography provides many different opportunities to enjoy its rich landscape. Listed are Maryland's natural resources organized by location.

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  -   Create your perfect trip to Maryland
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Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  Visit Maryland
Seize the opportunity for a complete vacation experience – one filled with hiking, history, kayaking, culture, big -city excitement and Main Street memories.
Enjoy an unforgettable journey through Maryland, from Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Eastern Shore hideaways to our historic state capital of Annapolis and the majestic Allegheny Mountains.
Drive along a network of Civil War Trails, explore the Historic National Road, pause in Baltimore at the birthplace of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and indulge in the state's rich, multicultural heritage. Maryland is also the home of the Preakness and other action-packed spectator sports, as well as four seasons of recreational pursuits like sailing, golfing and skiing.
Pack your days with tons of family fun and your nights with a variety of entertainment options. Along the way , the Old Line State invites you to enjoy the legendary taste of great local seafood before relaxing at friendly, convenient accommodations that range from quaint bed-and-breakfasts to luxurious hotels.
  Maryland Agri Tourism
Maryland farms offer a wide variety of "agritourism" attractions for all ages. Select from the types of acitvities at left to locate a site near you that offers a unique farm experience.

Travel Guides Maryland /  Travel Related Books

Travel Guides USA Travel Guides USA  [ amazon.co.uk ]

Transportation / How do I travel to Maryland

 
Baltimore-Washington Airport   -   Thurgood Marshall Airport   -   Maryland's main airport
  College Park Airport   -   see Airnav.com
College Park Airport was established in 1909 after Wilbur Wright came to the field to train two military officers to fly in the government's first aeroplane. The facility is now the world's oldest continuously operated airport, and is the site of many significant aviation firsts.
  Cumberland Regional Airport [ CBE ]
  Frederick Airport [ FDK ]   -   Frederick Municipal Airport
FDK is the business aircraft operator airport of choice. More than 350 businesses use FDK annually. Handicapped accessible.

  Washington National Airport   -   Reagan National Airport [ Northern Virginia ]
  Dulles International Airport [ Northern Virginia ]

   

 
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Whatever class you fly in with Virgin Atlantic, you'll always experience that little bit extra – a quality that sets Virgin Atlantic apart. Your journey begins as soon as you board your Virgin Atlantic flight – great entertainment, free drinks throughout the flight.

  Airline Tickets Maryland / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets Maryland.

  Amtrak   -   American Railways
Amtrak trains serve Baltimore along the Northeast Corridor. In addition, train service is provided between Washington, D.C., Rockville, Maryland, and Cumberland, Maryland on the Amtrak Capitol Limited.

  MDOT - Maryland Department of Transportation
Relevant Transportation sites and more.
  Maryland Transit Administration
MARC trains, operated by the State's Transit Authority, connect nearby Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, and other towns.
  Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Montgomery County and Prince George's County are served by the Washington Metro subway and bus system.


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  Visit Maryland

  Maryland Office of Tourism
Seize the opportunity for a complete vacation experience – one filled with hiking, history, kayaking, culture, big-city excitement and Main Street memories.
Enjoy an unforgettable journey through Maryland, from Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Eastern Shore hideaways to our historic state capital of Annapolis and the majestic Allegheny Mountains.
Drive along a network of Civil War Trails, explore the Historic National Road, pause in Baltimore at the birthplace of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and indulge in the state's rich, multicultural heritage. Maryland is also the home of the Preakness and other action-packed spectator sports, as well as four seasons of recreational pursuits like sailing, golfing and skiing.

  State of Maryland [ Government ]

  City of Annapolis   -   State Capital Maryland
Stroll along the famed waterfront or sit at City Dock and imagine what Annapolis must have been during the 1700's, when the City was a bustling seaport with vessels sailing in to trade from all over the world. Or, watch sailboat races in the harbor and understand why Annapolis is Americas Sailing Capital. Enjoy the many shops, restaurants, activities and scenery Annapolis has to offer. Take a sightseeing cruise or walking tour and learn more about why Annapolis is a great place to visit...or to call home!
Annapolis is the home of the United States Naval Academy founded in 1845 and also the home of St. John's College, founded in 1696 as King William's School and the third oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.

  Baltimore-Washington Metro Area
  Capital region   -  Frederick , Montgomery and Prince George's counties
Maryland is a generous state; so generous, in fact, that in 1791 we donated the land that became Washington , D.C. We have benefited greatly from that action, and today the three Maryland counties that border the nation's capital are far more than "bedroom" communities. In fact, if you had to choose a room in your house that best represents this area, you'd have a tough time deciding whether it should be the study (this region is packed with history); the rec room (there are a surprising number of state and national parks that offer everything from hiking to biking); or the dining room (there's an astounding array of restaurants featuring everything from down-home cooking to cuisine from around the world).
  Central Maryland   -   Baltimore City and Annapolis
Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties
As home to both Maryland's capital, Annapolis, and to its most populated city, Baltimore, this region boasts an unbeatable combination of fun and culture. You can go out to a ball game, attend the symphony, shop 'til you drop and visit historic sites all in the same day – and still have time left to enjoy a great meal at one of the region's famous restaurants. Within minutes' drive of the big-city hustle and bustle, you'll find serene pastures that are home to Maryland's Thoroughbred horses, old mills and farms, and waterside villages that are havens for boaters and history buffs alike.
  Chesapeake   -   Chesapeake City
Located in Cecil County, Maryland just off State Route 213 along the historic Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. Easy driving distance from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Chesapeake City's historic area is on the National Historic Registry, as well as Maryland's Historic Registry. The town has many restored historic homes, shops and galleries, featuring hand-painted originals and prints, antiques, collectibles, clothing, gifts and crafts. Additional sights include the Canal Museum, art galleries, summer concerts, boat tours, and tours of the nearby horse country. There are also many fine restaurants and bed and breakfasts and transient and seasonal boat dockage availability. Chesapeake City's Victorian charm has been featured in several national magazines, including Travel & Liesure, Coastal Living and Southern Living.
  Delaware Valley
  Eastern Shore   -   The beach resort of Ocean City
Don't forget the Eastern Shore, with its abundance of creek to bay fishing, quiet country roads and beach-bumming pleasures.
Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties
They say that "Maryland is for crabs," and nowhere is that proven more true – or false – than on the Eastern Shore. It's true in terms of the quality and quantity of the beloved blue crab, whose succulent meat is the key ingredient in many a feast. But it's entirely false if you're referring to the attitude of the people you'll encounter along your journey; there's a level of hospitality here that makes it easy to understand why Maryland is considered a Southern state. Spend a day on the bay, sailing from point to point and discovering this region's history, or drive from one waterfront village to the next in search of the perfect crab cake.

  Western Maryland   -   Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties
If there's a touch of Indiana Jones in you, this is the perfect place for your next adventure. Western Maryland is where you'll find picturesque mountains that are perfect for hiking and white-water rapids just waiting to be tackled by daring rafters. Deep Creek Lake, the state's biggest manmade body of water, welcomes boaters and water skiers in warm weather; Wisp, Maryland's ski resort, welcomes skiers and tubers in the winter months. If you prefer to step back in time rather than taking a walk on the wild side, explore such sites as the C&O Canal and Antietam National Battlefield.
  Southern Maryland   -   Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties
This is where it all began way back in 1634, when 140 Europeans arrived to settle the colony that would be named Maryland. The state's original capital, now called Historic St. Mary's City, is preserved as a living history museum, but don't think for a minute that this area's appeal is limited to those who enjoying delving into the past. You'll be hard-pressed to find better bass fishing anywhere on the East Coast, and the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent and Potomac rivers are a hit with boaters, too. If you prefer to just sit back and take it easy, you can do that here, as well. It's where you'll find a number of tiny waterside resorts that beckon to travelers eager to abandon their cares.

  Allegany County
  Anne Arundel County
  Baltimore County
  Calvert County
  Caroline County
  Carroll County
  Cecil County
  Charles County
  Dorchester County
  Frederick County Tourism
Discover the many attractions, historic sites, and Civil War heritage the county has to offer. Frederick County, Maryland is less than one hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and near Gettysburg, Antietam Battlefield, and Harpers Ferry.
  Garrett County
  Harford County
  Howard County
  Kent County
  Montgomery County
  Prince George's County
  Queen Anne's County
  St. Mary's County
  Somerset County
  Talbot County
  Washington County
  Wicomico County
  Worcester County

  Aberdeen   -   Aberdeen
  Annapolis   -   Annapolis   -   Visit Annapolis   -   Annapolis & Anne Arundel County CVB
Come Sail Away to a place where history lives in a museum without walls. Lose yourself in our quaint seaport village steeped in hundreds of years of maritime heritage. The vibe is laid-back, the scenery is awe -inspiring and the local fare is seasoned with the flavors of the Chesapeake Bay. You'll want to come back again and again.
  Baltimore   -   Baltimore [ Government ]   -   Visiting Baltimore [ Tourism ]
  Baltimore Area Convention and Visitor's Association [ BACVA ]
At BACVA you will find information on the best that Baltimore has to offer. With something around every corner to either see or do, Baltimore is certainly an exciting place to visit. While here you may want to explore a few of our famous Baltimore Museums such as the Baltimore Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center or the The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum. Baltimore also has a very rich, cultural history and by touring a historic site like Fort McHenry - home of the National Anthem - you will gain a new perspective of Baltimore. Celebrate black history by picking up a copy of our African American Heritage and Attractions Guide and we'll introduce you to places that you may not have heard of and others that you've wanted to see. See also Baltimore City.
  Bowie   -  City of Bowie
  Cambridge
  Chesapeake City
  Chestertown
  College Park   -   City of College Park   -   D.C. suburb
Home to the University of Maryland, College Park and College Park Airport, the oldest continuously operated airport in the United States
  Columbia
  Cumberland   -   City of Cumberland   -   Tourism   -   Downtown Cumberland
Nestled charmingly in the cradle of the valley of the Potomac River in Western Maryland, in the lush landscape of the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, is the Victorian town of Cumberland.
Perched gently in the city's mainstream, is historic downtown. Dozens of shops catering to every whim and fancy, from boutiques to art galleries, restaurants and sidewalk cafes, line the century old streets. Here and there, dotting the commercial district are historical sites and buildings for those who appreciate a bit of history while they're browsing.
Mere footsteps from the shops and bustle is the Western Maryland Railway Station stylizing the epitome of steam locomotive travel. The station is the starting point of a three hour round trip tour of the countryside on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad and its 1916 Baldwin Steam Locomotive. The Western Maryland Railway Station is part of the Canal Place Heritage Area, the first in the State of Maryland.
Canal Place is located at the western terminus of the C&O Canal. Celebrating Cumberland's canal heritage and rich transportation history, Canal Place offers a wealth of activities for visitors and residents alike.
  District Heights
  Easton
  Ellicott City
  Frederick   -   City of Frederick   -   Maryland's second largest city
Come explore all that the City of Frederick has to offer. The downtown historic district has over 100 specialty shops, 40 eateries, and museums for everyone in the family to enjoy. If you're a history buff, the City of Frederick is thriving with times gone by. Our history boasts of many turning points in this nation's history, such as the meeting between George Washington and Benjamin Franklin to embark on a major military journey. Lush mountains and parks surround the City of Frederick, including Baker Park, which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.
Western gateway to Appalachian Mountains.
  Frostburg
  Fruitland
  Gaithersburg   -   Gaithersburg   -   City of Gaithersburg ??
The City of Gaithersburg occupies 10 square miles in the heart of Montgomery County. The southeastern border of the City lies just 13 miles from the northwestern border of Washington, D.C., and 18.5 miles northwest of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Gaithersburg is named after Benjamin Gaither who built a house in 1802 on the property where the famous Forest Oak tree once grew. The Forest Oak, a very large oak tree, grew at the site for nearly 300 years before it was felled during a storm in the summer of 1997.
  Grantsville
  Greenbelt   -   Greenbelt   -   Greenbelt CityLink ??
Greenbelt, a planned city located in Prince George's County, was settled in 1937 as a public cooperative community [ 'an experiment in American socialism' ] in the New Deal Era. Two other green towns are Greendale, Wisconsin [ near Milwaukee ] and Greenhills, Ohio [ near Cincinnati ].
The Goddard Space Flight Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is located there, as is Greenbelt Park.
  Hagerstown   -   City of Hagerstown
Founded in 1762 by Jonathan Hager, Hagerstown has evolved into a modern city that maintains an outstanding transportation and communication network, a strong and loyal workforce and enviable tourism statistics. Hagerstown boasts many recreational amenities, cultural opportunities, and special activities for people of all ages.
  Hancock
  Havre De Grace   -   Havre de Grace ??
  Hyattsville   -   City of Hyattsville
The city was named for its founder, Christopher Clark Hyatt. He purchased his first parcel of land in the area in March 1845. He thought the proximity to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tracks and the telegraph lines made the area a good site for a town.
  Laurel   -   City of Laurel
Laurel is a city about 14 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., located in Prince George's County.
  Montgomery County
Make the most of your National Capital Region visit, when you base your stay with us in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County borders Washington, DC and offers a wide range of affordable lodging, dining and entertainment choices that the entire family will enjoy. Like Washington, DC, we are a quick shuttle or METRO ride from Reagan National, BWI, Dulles, or Union Station. And once here, you can Red Line It To DC from our 13 METRO stations located throughout the County.
  New Carrollton
  New Market
  North Beach
  Oakland   -   The City of Oakland
  Ocean City   -   Town of Ocean City   -   very popular beach resort on Atlantic coastline
  Perryville
  Rock Hall
  Rockville   -   Rockville   -  City of Rockville ??
Rockville is the county seat of Montgomery County.
  Salisbury   -   City of Salisbury   -   largest city and business center of Delmarva peninsula
Salisbury Maryland, founded in 1732 and incorporated in 1854, is the largest city on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the county seat of Wicomico County. Salisbury is located at the head of the Wicomico River, the navigable waterway that leads to the Chesapeake Bay.
It is a central spot on the lower Eastern Shore just a half hour west of Ocean City and two hours south of Baltimore in the heart of the Delmarva Peninsula.
  Silver Spring   -   see Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
Home to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the headquarters of the Discovery Channel.
  Solomons
  St. Mary's City   -   Historic St. Mary's City
  St. Michaels
  Takoma Park   -   Takoma Park   -   City of Takoma Park ??
  Taneytown
  Tilghman Island
  Upper Marlboro   -   City of Upper Marlboro
  Westminster   -   City of Westminster   -   see also Maryland's Carroll County

  Museum   -   College Park Aviation Museum
  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  News from Maryland   -   Frederick News Post
  Radio in Maryland   -   WYPR
  United States Naval Academy
The Naval Academy was founded in 1845 by the Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, in what is now historic Annapolis, MD. The history of the Academy has often reflected the history of the United States itself. As the U.S. Navy has moved from a fleet of sail and steam-powered ships to a high tech fleet of nuclear -powered submarines and surface ships as well as supersonic aircraft, the Academy has changed also. The Naval Academy gives young men and women the up-to-date academic and professional training needed to be effective naval and marine officers in their assignments after graduation.
  TV in Maryland   -   Maryland Public Television

Cuisine  -  Maryland Recipes

  Maryland Seafood & Aquaculture   -  Recipe Brochures [ pdf / mail order ], Cookbooks
But also Festivals & Fee Fishing : Enjoy a bounty of seafood festivals scattered throughout the state, on both the eastern and western shores. From crabs to oysters, there is a festival for all tastes and ages. Visit a fee fishing pond. Take the family to catch fish and have your own fish fry!
  Maryland Delivered   -   see ' Recipes & Links '
Here you will also find Maryland Cookbooks, Chesapeake Bay Cookbooks, Eastern Shore Cookbooks, Crab Cookbooks and more! Whether you like seafood, gourmet dishes or just plain home cooking, these wonderful cookbooks have the just the right recipes that you can use for any occasion. Some cookbooks are autographed.
  Maryland Apples Promotion Board   -   see Recipes
Appetizers / Snacks & Spreads, Salads, Main Dishes & Side Dishes, Breads / Buns / Muffins / Rolls & Pancakes, Bars / Cookies / Tarts & Sundaes, Cakes / Pies & Cobblers, Beverages, Apple Recipes for Kids
  My Favorite Maryland Recipes   -   by Helen Avalynne Tawes
From the wife of a former Maryland Governor, this book first published in 1964 features traditional Maryland favorites along with elegant dishes that were served to guests at the Governor's mansion.
With over 250 recipes, Mrs. Tawes says "the glory of Maryland food is that it contains an extraordinary number of flavors that are exquisite and individual".
Long praised for its elegant yet simple recipes, this book features dishes such as Old Maryland Fried Chicken, Sweet Pickle Watermelon, Lady Baltimore Cake, Snow Pudding and menus of meals served at the executive mansion.
Soft cover 192 pages
  Carroll County Recipes

  Maryland Department of Agriculture
  Maryland Restaurants

History Maryland

Maryland's Southern Region boasts historical sites dating back to prehistoric times.

  History of Maryland [ Wikipedia ]
Pre-Columbian history, Early European exploration, Colonial Maryland, The Revolutionary Period, Maryland, 1789-1849 [ Early days under the U.S. Constitution, Maryland in the War of 1812 ], Maryland in the Civil War [ Maryland's sympathies, Baltimore Riot of 1861 and aftermath and The war on Maryland soil ], Reconstruction through WWI [ Post-Civil War political developments, Progressive era reforms, Great Baltimore Fire and During the Great War ], Maryland in the 20th Century [ The Ritchie administration and The Great Depression and World War II ] and more.
  Historic Annapolis Foundation
Since 1952, Historic Annapolis Foundation has educated the public about the history of Annapolis and advocated the preservation of the city's architectural integrity.
  Peerless Rockville

Music, Art & Culture

  Maryland Authors and Books
Though on the margins of the American South, Maryland has a role in its literary tradition.


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