Most Beautiful Towns in Maryland, USA 

Berlin, MDMaryland is a small east coast state known for its natural beauty and numerous scenic landscapes. It’s also full of picturesque charm. If you are looking for a location that is full of natural attractions then this is the place for you. Be sure to carry your camera as you are definitely going to need one unless you don’t want to keep the amazing natural beauty of Maryland as part of your memory. Towing service is also available so you don’t have to worry about the minor accidents that happen on the road.

Plenty of people get to know about Maryland because of Baltimore, the biggest city in Maryland. However, the charming parts of Maryland are actually the small towns. There are plenty of choices in terms of activities; from coffee shops for coffee lovers, boutique shopping for the shopaholics and also the historic buildings for those who love to go site seeing. Read on to find out which towns are considered most beautiful in Maryland. Continue reading

Interesting Facts You Need to Know About Maryland

Culinary institute of AmericaDid you know that Maryland State, one of the states that makes up the United States of America was actually named after Queen Henrietta Maria of France? Maryland is a state known for many things including the Ravens and Redskins, the two main teams in Maryland. You may get to know about Maryland because of Baltimore, one of the towns in Maryland which is very famous even though it is not the capital city of Maryland. Annapolis is the capital city of Maryland.

It does not matter whether you have spent all your life in Maryland, just a few years or you have just relocated here, the following are some of the interesting things about Maryland that you should know about.

Bipolar weather

The weather here can change from extremely hot to extremely cold on the following day. The weather in Maryland is very unpredictable such that residents here can even experience snow during the last days of March.

Rainfall tax

Speaking of weather, in the year 2012, a tax related tax was introduced in Maryland. The citizens here are charge every year for the sidewalks, roofs and other surfaces found on their property. This is done so as to cater for the environment and make it better. So, if you live in Maryland, you not only have to worry about the cold during stormy weather but also you have to be ready to be taxed for it.

Athens of America

Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, was once referred to as the ‘Athens of America’. This was during the 17th century. Annapolis has also once served as the capital of the United States. It was regarded as the ‘Athens of America because Annapolis had a variety of cultural activities and it was known for gracious hospitality, an amazing social season and was a great place for those seeking mental stimulation. Due to this, this small seaport attracted visitors from all over the world.

Law on labor

The state of Maryland was the first state in the United States to pass laws regarding worker’s compensation in the year 1902. This law guaranteed compensation to workers who got into accidents ta the workplace regardless of whose fault it was.

Old generation

The oldest living people in the world are found in Maryland. There are about 48 people who are 114 years or older living in Maryland. This is claimed by the State Board of Elections.

So there you have it, the interesting facts about Maryland. This information will help you while interacting with the residents here if you decide to visit Maryland. Besides, it is always good to know about the place where you are living or where you plan to live.

 

 

 

Top Things to Do in Maryland, USA

marylandAlthough 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

National HarborThe 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.

Explore Baltimore

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.

Car Race

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.