About the size of Belgium, the state of Maryland is a hidden gem within the USA. It is located in mid-Atlantic region of the country and shares its borders with Virginia; West Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania; and Delaware. Some of Maryland’s most notable cities include Baltimore, Annapolis, Silver Spring, Frederick, Gaithersburg, and Rockville.
There are several cheap accommodation options available here, including a limited selection of Maryland hostels. Hostels in Maryland aren’t as widespread as they are in other parts of the country that are more stereotypically touristy. If you’re hoping to book a Maryland hostel during your stay, Baltimore is the city where a Maryland hostel is most likely to have rooms available.
Maryland is drenched in history, so for those hoping to travel back in time, visiting this state is one way to get pretty close to stories of the past. Among the sites worth taking a look at are the Historic National Road (which is a picturesque journey through the mountains) and the Maryland Museum of Military History in Baltimore. For those who want a dose of exercise with their history fix, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad is must-see. You can go hiking through this complex network of trails and learn a little about the area’s history while doing so.
Plenty of pristine natural sites fill Maryland. To see what nature has to offer, be sure to check out one of the many state parks like Swallow Falls State Park, Assateague State Park, Patapsco Valley State Park, or Catocin Mountain Park. Alternatively, get down and dirty at one the many farms like Milburn Orchards, Butler’s Orchard, Firefly Farms, or Clark’s Elioak’s Farm.
Foodies are in for a real treat in Maryland as there is much delicious food on offer at many of the state’s impressive restaurants and eateries. The tourism bodies have cottoned on to this, and lots of great food tours are available. For example, there are dinner cruises with buffets in Baltimore, a seafood crawl in Annapolis, and chocolate and wine tours in the wineries and cider mills in Maryland’s Patapsco Valley region. Or just try the fresh, local cuisine at one of the many restaurants -- you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re hoping to relax in the sunshine, Ocean City is the Maryland city for you. It’s a popular summer destination, with beaches that are perfect for hanging out and not doing much at all!
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