With every imaginable treasure and adventure for every age group and interest, Maryland is truly the place to be this summer — Maryland Tourism
Stroll the Ocean City boardwalk. Hear the seagulls. Smell the aroma of Atlantic salt and Thrasher’s French Fries in the air. Or spend the day with wild horses a few miles away on Assateague Island.
Having lasting memories from your vacation makes all the planning so worth it. Maryland is home to a variety of sights and adventures. You’ll find amazing waterscapes, from mountain streams to rivers, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic. Here, you’re never far from an adrenaline rush or a relaxing walk.
And come hungry, because seafood is the star of our culinary scene, with crabs, oysters, rockfish and more. For an extraordinary dining experience, explore our crab and oyster trail, where you’ll get a true sense of Maryland’s stunning landscapes and delicious seafood.
You’ll be inspired by the rich history in destinations including Fort McHenry, Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center & Byway. You’ll be romanced by the beautiful scenery found in Deep Creek Lake, Brookside Gardens, Historic St. Mary’s City, the Ocean City boardwalk and Assateague Island. You’ll be entertained by the fun and excitement of Wisp Resort, Six Flags America, National Aquarium, Delmarva Discovery Center, National Harbor, National Aquarium and a wide array of attractions in the Baltimore area. And it doesn’t end there.
Maryland is full of unique experiences that lead to incredible memories. You just have to be open for it. Travel through Chesapeake Country, where idyllic towns form a web of authenticity around our treasured bay. Whether you’re attending the National Folk Festival, riding the historic Oxford-Bellevue Ferry or enjoying a dockside feast, Maryland’s Eastern Shore is where the truly incredible memories are made.
And on the Western Shore, you can paddle through famed ship graveyards on the Potomac, see the Capital Wheel soaring high above National Harbor or experience colonial living at Port Tobacco.
For a taste of true American history, walk in the footsteps of those who came before us at the Antietam and Monocacy national battlefields, where so many brave soldiers gave their lives. And on your trek west, experience Deep Creek Lake in the summer or rock and roll through our white-water rapids. And in the winter, soar down the mountain at Wisp Resort.
To experience true folklore, you can follow the Patapsco River or the Barn Quilt Trail, visit the Carroll County Farm Museum, sample Flying Dog’s beers or dine with celebrity chefs.
If city culture is what you’re looking for, Annapolis and Baltimore each share their own unique history and experiences. Visit the Naval Academy in Annapolis and the Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, American Visionary Art Museum and Fells Point nightlife in Baltimore. And if history is what you’re open to, visit Fort McHenry, the birthplace of our national anthem.
We’re proud of our great state. And we’re proud to offer a true melting pot of authentic experiences. Whatever your adventure, whatever your joy, we’re open for you. As long as you’re open for it.