ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced a new initiative focused on promoting Maryland’s outstanding seafood to domestic and international travelers. The Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail, which kicks off this month in celebration of National Seafood Month, features a virtual tour highlighting more than 100 of the state’s seafood restaurants, as well as seafood festivals held throughout the [...]
BALTIMORE (September 15, 2017) – Now is the perfect time to explore Maryland’s Civil War Trails as the National Park Service commemorates the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam and the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Antietam National Cemetery, both on September 17. The driving trails, which mark their 15th anniversary this year, include: Antietam Campaign: Lee Invades [...]
The 28th Chesapeake Celtic Festival will be October 7 & 8 at Furnace Town Living Heritage Village. Named a beloved Eastern Shore tradition by the Salisbury Daily Times, the Chesapeake Celtic Festival has become a favorite with local residents and also a draw for tourists. Festival founder and producer, Jeanne du Nord, says, “There is entertainment for all ages. There [...]
The phenomenon that is Extreme Boat Dockin’ is back for Salisbury’s 10th Annual Boat Dockin’ Competition. The competition has established itself as the premier event in Salisbury held at The Port of Salisbury Marina and Brew River Restaurant & Bar. Boat Dockin’ can be best explained as a “Rodeo on the water” is considered a water sport in which work [...]
B.B. Shamp, a local author, recently received the first place award from the National Federation of Press Women for her novel Third Haven, A Novel of Deceit. It previously earned the first place award from the Delaware Press Association. (It is available on Amazon, Kindle, and at local bookstores.) Third Haven is a riveting suspense tale of divergent souls searching [...]
Explore the Free State
From the mountain resorts of Deep Creek Lake to the rolling waves of Ocean City, there are few vacation experiences you can’t find in The Free State. Enjoy a metropolitan night out in Baltimore or take in America’s colonial and maritime history in beautiful Annapolis. Visit the farmlands of Southern Maryland and experience the quiet, rural side of the Chesapeake Bay.
Best Maryland Hotels
Wherever you’re coming from or wherever you’re going to Maryland.com is your source for where to stay and what to do when you’re staying there. Whether you’re planning a vacation in Ocean City, or looking for an exciting weekend gambling and relaxing at Maryland Live! Casino, there are superior places to make a temporary home while you get out and explore all the state has to offer.
Finding a great place to stay begins with deciding what you want to do. Maybe you would like to visit the reconstructed colonial tall ship Dove at St. Mary’s City and spend the rest of the day at some of the more than two dozen museums in St. Mary’s.
Best Maryland Day Trips
Once you have chosen your destination, it is critical to find things to do while you are there. In addition to providing tips on which destinations offer the most intriguing diversions, we try to give travelers a sense of how to enjoy themselves off the beaten track. Spend a day (or a week) taking one of the Shore Craft Beer Challenges. You can play along on Social Media or download the app, drink beer and win prizes. Alternatively, spend the day in Annapolis exploring the downtown or visiting the US Naval Academy. Or pop across the Bay Bridge and spend the day in historic St. Michaels and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
This Downtown hotel is less than one mile from the Naval Academy and just a mile from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The rooms are staid and modern and include free WiFi, armchairs and desks with ergonomic chairs, as well as 47-inch flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffeemakers. Some suites include living rooms and pull-out sofas, others include dining areas. Room service is available from the on-premise restaurant and bar. Amenities include a 24/7 business center and the 24/7 gym.
Summer and baseball, Wicomico’s 150th birthday and Civil War era history – we have paired them all! On July 9, beginning at 11 am (or thereabouts) you can enjoy it all at Pemberton Historical Park. [...]
76 State Agencies Account for $286 Million in Small Purchase Buys ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 20, 2017) -- Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that the State of Maryland has received a $5.7 million rebate from U.S. [...]
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 8, 2017) – Maryland: An idyllic land of mountains, beaches, large cities and small towns. It’s the natural habitat of orioles, ravens and terrapins. It’s a state where children can enjoy life [...]
On May 13 the folks from Westside Historical Society will open their 29th annual Heritage Festival, and this year there are two reasons to celebrate! Not only is this a chance to once again honor [...]
Salisbury – Mayor Jake Day is excited to announce that the City will host the first SBY Marathon on Saturday, April 28, 2018. In an effort to encourage healthy lifestyles in the community and showcase [...]