Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis.
Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State.
It is named after the English queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary.
Sixteen of Maryland's twenty-three counties border the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay, totally more than 4,000 miles of shoreline.
Maryland has been ranked as one of the best governed states in the country.
Maryland's Eastern Shore and Western Shore embrace the Chesapeake Bay, and the many estuaries and rivers create one of the longest waterfronts of any state.
Important agricultural products from Maryland are greenhouse and nursery products, chickens, dairy products, eggs, and soybeans.
Stone, coal, sand, gravel, cement, and clay are among their chief mineral products.
Baltimore is Maryland's largest city, and home of the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.
Annapolis is Maryland's capital and the site of the United States Naval Academy.
Assateague Island National Park Seashore; is currently one of Maryland's most favorite vacation destinations.
Known for its sightseeing cruises, bird watching, fishing, hunting, swimming, sunbathing and kayaking.
Fort McHenry is located in Baltimore and one of the things it has become best known for is its defense of the harbor in the War of 1812.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum has one of the most important railroad collection in the United States.
The Strathmore Music Center offers audiences a wide variety of musical shows that suits just about anybody's taste.
In 1902, Maryland opened the Ocean City Boardwalk is recognized as one of the best boardwalks in America.
It’s filled with novelty shops, and restaurants. It’s nightlife is full of music and dancing.
Maryland is also known for it's Six Flags America theme park located in Woodmore CDP, Prince George's County, Maryland, near Upper Marlboro.
Six Flags America is divided into six themed areas inspired by the different extremes of the United States
Main Street 1776, Chesapeake, Looney Tunes Movie Town, Mardi Gras, Gotham City, and Coyote Creek
Main Street 1776, also known as Liberty Street, is inspired by Colonial America set during the American Revolution
Chesapeake embodies life on the water. This area was split into two sections, Skull Island, and Olde Boston.
Skull Island, focused heavily on the inclusion of pirates. Olde Boston focused on the colonial era.
Looney Tunes Movie Town is inspired by the Looney Tunes cartoons of the 1930s and 1940s.
Mardi Gras is an all year Mardi Gras celebration.
Gotham City is a land that allows guests the experience Comics Strips most notorious city.
Ride The Joker’s carnival coaster, or soar to the skies with Superman, on the Ride of Steel.
Or take an unforgettable trip down the river with the Penguin, you decide.
Coyote Creek includes Renegade Rapids - a white water rafting ride down the river - inspired by the Colorado River.
Coyote Creek is home to the Crazy Horse Saloon, were cowboys use to drink and relax.
Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in Maryland.
The park offers activities like fishing, hiking, swimming, water skiing and wakeboarding.
During the winter, it becomes a great place for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Among other popular Maryland attractions are the following:
National Aquarium, USS Constellation, and Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor; Historic St. Mary's City; Jefferson Patterson Historical Park and Museum at St. Leonard; Goddard Space Flight Center at Greenbelt; Assateague Island National Park Seashore; Ocean City beach resort; and Catoctin Mountain, Fort Frederick, and Piscataway parks.
Baltimore is the most popular tourist destination in Maryland.
Baltimore is known as the city where Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the Star Spangled Banner in 1812.
Local highlights include excellent seafood crabs, oysters, crab cakes, and crab soup.
Baltimore lies on the juncture of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Inner Harbour is one of Baltimore's most upscale neighborhoods known for its museums, hotels and magnificent National Aquarium.
Midtown is home to the performing arts district, Penn Station, Walters Art Museum, Charles St restaurants, and the University of Baltimore.
South Baltimore is home to Federal Hill, Locust Point, Pigtown, and Fort McHenry.
North Baltimore is home to Charles Village, Station North Arts District, Hampden, Loyola, Johns Hopkins, and Mount Washington.
Southeast Baltimore is home to Canton, Patterson Park, Highlandtown, and Greektown.
West Baltimore is home to Druid Hill Park, Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, Pimlico, Maryland Zoo in druid Hill ParK, Pimlico Race course, and Edgar Allen Poe's house.
East Baltimore is home to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Clifton Park Golf Course, and Herring Run Park.
Maryland is a seasonal wonderland, so full of activities. Did you know that in the winter you can go skiing there.
WISP Resort is one of Maryland's top ski and snowboarding location.
The area provides a winter playground for snow sports with 172 acres of skiing, over 100 inches of annual natural snow plus snowmaking.
Situated in the mountains of Western Maryland, Wisp Resort is Maryland's only 4-season ski, golf and recreational destination resort.
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall Maryland is the place to go, book your trip now and have a great time there.
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