Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The state got its name after the English queen Henrietta Maria of France. It is bordered by Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. in the southwest, by Pennsylvania in the north and by Delaware in the east. It is also partly washed by the Atlantic Ocean in the east.
Maryland was one of the 13 original states and the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. It also played a very important part in establishing Washington D.C., as the future capital of the United States was found on the land, donated by the state of Maryland. Now it is one of the smallest states in the USA, but one of the most densely populated. The state capital is Annapolis, but the largest city is Baltimore.
Things to do in Maryland
Maryland is a fabulous cultured pearl of the Mid-Atlantic region. Amazing festivals are held here, such as the legendary DelFest bluegrass gathering, Easton’s Waterfowl Festival, Baltimore’s Artscape, the largest festival of free arts in America, and many others. Grand concert venues, such as Rams Head, the Strathmore, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Ottobar and the Fillmore host the best bands from all around the world while they help the local stars to rise as well.
Maryland is a place where history becomes alive. You can visit many historical sites, connected with important events in US history and even follow the Civil War Trail to see everything with your own eyes.
As for outdoor activities, Maryland offers you surfing on the beaches of the Ocean City, hiking in the mountains, climbing the rocks, horseback riding, fishing, birding, hunting – anything you’d like!
In Maryland, you have a unique opportunity to look into the Hubble Space Telescope or get a picture at a prehistoric megalodon shark. You can do it in The National Aquarium, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Calvert Marine Museum.
In other words – Maryland has all you need for a great vacation! Enjoy your trip!
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