Maryland is a U.S. state, located in the Mid-Atlantic region; bordering Virginia and West Virginia on the south and the District of Columbia on the west. Pennsylvania borders it to the north and Delaware on the east. Maryland was part of the Chesapeake Colonies that cultivated tobacco as a cash crop. Washington DC is only a few miles away from Maryland.
Did You Know?The famous medical and research institutes such as John Hopkins University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Celera Genomics, Human Genome Sciences (HGS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are located in Maryland.
There are over 350 biotechnology firms in Maryland making it a hub for life sciences. Apart from that, it is a delight for tourist of all ages and there are many fun things to do in Maryland. One of the smallest states in the country, it also happens to be one of the most densely populated. We'll now take a look at some of the best places to visit while vacationing here.
Each and every city of Maryland has something or the other to offer to tourists from around the world. Baltimore and Annapolis cater to maximum number of tourists.
Fort Washington Park
Fort Washington was built on a high ground overlooking the River Potomac. This fort gives a mesmerizing and grand view of the shorelines of Virginia and Washington. Fort Washington is one of the oldest seacoast forts that are still intact. Along with the Fort, there is a park with many historical monuments and structures that imprint the presence of a rich history of the bygone days. Fort Washington Park occupies an area of 341 acres and offers an assortment of recreational opportunities to the tourists. There are areas reserved for picnics; hiking and biking trails are also popular.
One of the tourist spots worth visiting when you are in Baltimore is Ocean City. This spot is a weekend getaway for nature and beach lovers. A few fun things to do in Baltimore's Ocean City are deep-sea fishing, sailing, cruising, and windsurfing. Many tourists just lounge on the beach.
Washington Temple is worth a visit as it is the largest Mormon temple in the world. This temple is situated on 57 acres of land in Kensington.
The Brunswick Railroad Museum
The exhibits in this museum take you back to the 19th century. The museum exhibits railroad tools and artifacts. It also tells you about the life of the people who were railroad workers residing in Baltimore. One of the attractions for children in Brunswick Railroad Museum is 'Hands on History', an educational playroom.
Baltimore National Aquarium
This aquarium is located in Baltimore and hosts many events and programs for toddlers and children. There are many activities such as music and dance, education on aquatic animals, etc. On certain days, an animal encounter event is also held. Children have great fun participating in these activities.
The nightlife in Maryland is also great. There are many entertainment complexes with live music, bars, and pubs.