TWT Travel Binder: Maryland

 

I lived in Maryland for high school, and my parents, brother and his family live there now.
It’s a small state, steeped in history, with lots of nature, culture and gajillions of small towns.

If we had a few days in Maryland, we’d:

Head to Baltimore, tour the mind-blowing Visionary Arts Museum, have an elegant lunch in the tiled inner courtyard of the Walters, then while away a couple of hours in the Baltimore Aquarium.
Then we’d drive out to the farmland around historic Chestertown, followed by a wander through
the small Chesapeake Bay town of St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore.
We’d look for eagles at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge,
then continue to quiet Assateague Island (near Ocean City) to see the salt marshes and wild horses.
Looping up, we’d end our last day with a sunset walk by the water in the U.S. Navy town of Annapolis.

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to Maryland.

 

MARYLAND – GENERAL
Guides
Maryland State Tourism Guide
National Geographic
Concierge.com
Frommers
Fodors

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BALTIMORE
Articles
NGT’s Intelligent Travel: I Heart My City: Baltimore
Cooking Light: Ashore in Baltimore
Washingtonian: Baltimore’s Tell-Tale Tour
Washingtonian: Great Stores in Baltimore
New York Times: Explore Experimental Music in Baltimore

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OTHER MD DESTINATIONS
Articles
Washingtonian: Biking Along the C & O Canal
Washingtonian: All Aboard: Fredericksburg
Washingtonian: Best Wineries in Maryland and Virginia
Travel + Leisure: An Ideal Summer Drive: The Delmarva Peninsula
Travel + Leisure: Annapolis
Budget Travel: Crabby in a Good Way: Maryland’s Eastern Shore
NGT’s Intelligent Travel: Horsing Around on Assateague

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Brampton Inn B & B – Chestertown, MD
Recommended by National Geographic Traveler (2008)

Annapolis, Maryland (13) by Ken Lund.

Annapolis, MD by Ken Lund

American Visionary Arts Museum Art Bus by cyanocorax.

American Visionary Arts Museum, Baltimore, MD by Cindy Sims Parr

Little Patuxent River by Jeff Kubina.

Little Patuxent River by Jeff Kubina

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