Maryland

Maryland Maryland, located in the northeastern part of the United States, is a small yet highly historic state that borders Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, making it a great vacation state or a fantastic state to break on the way to another destination.

It is a hub for life sciences with over 350 technology firms, so science lovers will be greatly pleased. Maryland is nicknamed “America in Miniature” because of its diverse topography from wetlands to forests to sand dunes to rolling hills and much more! Maryland contains no natural lakes but man-made lakes dot the state for a great water getaway.

Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland, is full of great fun for the kids and adults who are kids at heart. Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is the perfect first stop. Each person enters the museum a regular person but leaves with the heart of a superhero after getting an up close look at Superman, Spider-Man, Mickey Mouse, and Barbie. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The Port Discovery Children’s Museum showcases a three-story museum with a wonderful tree house stretching throughout making the museum a huge playground. The American Visionary Art Museum holds eclectic exhibits that actually move around the museum. There’s Fifi, a pedal powered poodle, a three-story tall whirligig, and a school bus completely covered in mosaic tiles.


Attractions throughout the state include the Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely on the eastern shore, featuring a 400 acre native garden and preserve with four miles of meadows and wooded paths. The Annapolis Maritime Museum in the capital city is a fun museum located inside of a lighthouse and showcasing seaside treasures. Baseball lovers, especially New York Yankees fans, should visit Babe Ruth’s birthplace and museum showcasing a legendary portion of baseball history.

Other fun destinations include the Chesapeake Bay, the capital of Annapolis, and outdoor opportunities throughout the different landscapes.

Helpful links:

http://www.visitmaryland.org/

http://www.maryland.com/

http://www.avam.org/