Discover the waterways of Maryland, including the Chesapeake Bay, North America’s largest estuary. The bay and all the tributaries and rivers form 7,000 miles of coastline.
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the U.S. Naval Academy are just a few of the popular attractions in the state. In one day, you could see where Francis Scott Key wrote the National Anthem at Fort McHenry, visit the National Aquarium, have a terrific seafood lunch, or travel to Annapolis for a boat cruise.
Farther south, Southern Maryland is a tidewater wonderland. Gaze out at noble lighthouses, search for fossils along quiet beaches or stroll through waterfront villages. If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll be overwhelmed with the number of options. The story of Maryland begins at Historic St. Mary’s City.
Venture across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the Eastern Shore. Small and quaint waterfront towns offer a blend of history, culture and maritime flavor. Maryland is known for crabs and they are often at the center of traditional get-togethers. Discover this region’s allure while feasting on the tasty crustaceans or searching for the perfect crab cake.
Along the Atlantic coast is Ocean City, a 10-mile stretch of white sandy beaches, with a boardwalk, amusement parks, hotels and eateries. Assateague, home to wild ponies, is a wild and beautiful barrier island with miles of beach, sand dunes and marsh to explore.
To plan an exciting group getaway and to help with developing a group itinerary, check out www.visitmaryland.org or 800-247-9966.