It is no small wonder that Maryland has been dubbed America in Miniature. Although a
relatively small state, Maryland
is extremely diverse ethnically, culturally, historically and geographically.
The culture is of particular interest as the southern, western and eastern
borders are traditionally bound to southern charm, while the central and more
heavily populated region tends to be more strongly tied to northern traditions.
really does have it all; ocean views and beaches, mountain ranges and lush
forests, small towns with historic relevance and large, trendy cities. Visitors
who travel from all over the world to the state will find little time to stop
exploring as Maryland
offers the very best in entertainment, fishing, shopping, and education. Anyone
wishing to stay the night (or many) simply needs to choose between brand name lodging
to historic bed and breakfasts; Maryland
offers a wide selection of accommodations.
the most enriching aspects of Maryland is the
coastline, primarily along the Chesapeake Bay.
The world's largest estuary, the bay has abundant sea life, provides fantastic
boating opportunities and its waves quietly lap upon the shoreline supporting
harbor towns like
is a large city and tourists are most likely to be drawn to Inner Harbor
where there is a profusion of shops, theaters, hotels, inns and museums.
is scenic day and night and like any large city, it provides both residents and
visitors alike with a booming nightlife.
also located along the bay's shores, is a mecca for theater arts and historic
landmarks. The city's rich history dates back to old naval and maritime days. Visitors
here will enjoy a cuisine of fresh seafood and striking waterfront views.
If central Maryland is a metropolis bustling with
trendy news and ideas, the eastern coast and western most regions of the state
are quiet, leisure destinations.
neighbors the Atlantic Ocean and provides the
residents and tourists of the state opportunities to relax and have some fun.
The boardwalk of Ocean city is filled with theme park rides, food, fishing,
entertainment and waterfront hotels and resorts. Cobb Island,
further inland, offers the same retreat type feeling, but with the added feel
of small town friendliness. Here boating is the main activity and tourists may
find lodging in nearby small towns, although rental homes offer great accommodations
during the summer months. Take some time to travel to western Maryland and the scenery is dramatically
the mountains add mystique and wonder as the
river cuts into the landscape.
has history and shopping as well as tourist accommodations at any number of hotels
and inns. Close by other small towns such as
offer pedestrian only downtown areas, adding to the charm of the area. The
reasons for visiting Maryland
range from business and politics, to leisure and adventure, and one thing is
certain; for each reason there is comfortable lodging to make each trip worth
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