Featured Destination: Maryland

Re-Discover “Little America”

Founded in the 17th century and forged by American patriotism in the 18th, Maryland was a pivotal state during the Civil War and instrumental in the revitalization of baseball parks in the 20th century. All that history makes it a truly all-American destination. And because of its diverse landscape—from seacoast to mountaintops—it’s often called “America in miniature.” Whether you’re visiting for business or vacation, take time to enjoy the snapshot of an entire nation in the singular state of Maryland.

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The Pride of America

From Babe Ruth to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” this charming city is where the country’s past meets its present.

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College Park:
Cool and Convenient

Ten miles from Washington, D.C. and home to the University of Maryland, this place is more than a college town.

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Ocean City:
Fun Coastal Getaway

From a boardwalk full of happy tourists to wild beach ponies, you’ll get your fill of unique experiences here.

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Things to do in Maryland

Where the Best are Born

In Baltimore, the largest city—and cultural heart—of the state, you can visit top Maryland attractions, like Fort McHenry, where a fiery battle during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the “the Star-Spangled Banner.” Baltimore is also Babe Ruth’s birthplace and home to Camden Yards, the 1992 stadium that launched the retro-look ballpark designs now featured in many major U.S. cities.

Sail the Seas

Maryland’s capital city, Annapolis, was once the U.S. seat of government. Today, this port city is also known as “America’s Sailing Capital.” Located on Chesapeake Bay, the city draws thousands of boating enthusiasts each October for boat shows. Follow the historic footsteps of sailors and soldiers here, and along the four Civil War Trails found throughout the state.

Beach Bums and Boardwalks

Across the Chesapeake, Ocean City welcomes visitors to the Atlantic coast with its sand, sea, sun—and three miles of boardwalk sights and scents. Extending below Ocean City, the long, skinny barrier island of Assateague Island National Seashore is famous for its wild ponies running along the beach.

Maryland Hotels

When you’re craving a slice of America, visit Maryland for a taste of history, arts, sights, geography and seasons that represents much of what this country has to offer. Wherever your interests take you, check out Choice Hotels in Maryland for great rates, rewards and travel-essential amenities.