Although it is one of the smallest states in America, Maryland has a lot to offer from its friendly and welcoming people to the diverse splendors including hotels and resorts, a beautiful coastline, breathtaking terrains, dining experiences and theme parks. Baltimore, which is its largest city is an interesting seaport and amazingly, the national anthem originated from this state. Here are some of the things you can do when in Maryland.
Explore the Museums
If you love artifacts and discovering new things, head over to the Walters Art Museum. The museum was opened in the 19th century with the intent to showcase artifacts and collections that Walters family got from all over the world. The ancient museum has grown and continue to broaden its collections to include Egyptian statues, ivory works, Greek sculptures, and world-famous paintings. Other museums of interest include the Carroll County Farm Museum built in 1852. It is filled with 19th-century farmhouse artifacts. Every year in September, wine lovers visit the museum for the annual Maryland Wine Festival.
The National Harbor
The harbor most spectacular attraction is the 180-foot Capital Wheel, which has gondolas that sit 8 people each. The wheel offers riders a spectacular view of Maryland including the Whitehouse, the National Mall, Potomac River and the Capitol Building. The 300-acre development is also home to shops, restaurants, and recreation areas. It is a chance not just to ride the wheel but sample Maryland’s best dishes and gift items.
Other than being a popular seaport, Baltimore has a lot to offer to history enthusiast. It is not only the birthplace of Babe Ruth and museum but the National Aquarium, Art Museum, and the American Visionary. Another point of interest is the Fell’s Point, which is the oldest street with ancient clubs, restaurant, and taxis to move you about.
The Naval Academy
All US Marine and Navy Corps get their training at the Naval Academy. The institute offers guided tours to all its visitors and a chance to view, ‘The Call to Serve’, a film about life as an undergraduate in the college. The tour lets you understand in depth what entails in the 4 years a student is in the college. The proceeds from the tour and items bought in the gift shop boost the efforts of the Brigade of Midshipmen. Visitors who are over eighteen years old must have a photo identification and are not allowed to park within the academy unless accompanied by Department of Defense personnel.
If you love fast cars, the International Raceway is the place to be. There are over 100 events that take place annually when the weather permits. The course way has an 11000 sitting capacity.
All year round skiing and buggies are also some of the things to try in Maryland. Also, don’t forget to spare some time on the beautiful beaches and check out the wild horses roaming freely at the Assateague Island National Seashore. As you will find out, there is more than enough to keep you captivated on a visit to the State of Maryland.