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Visiting Maryland

Put a little wind in your sails at the Chesapeake Bay and Annapolis, but don’t miss the urban landscape of Baltimore; you’re going to love it there, hon. In addition to a lively Inner Harbor packed with family-friendly attractions like National Aquarium Baltimore and the Maryland Science Center -- not to mention fantastic restaurants serving up heaps of seasoned crabs -- the harbor’s also in close proximity to the legendary Camden Yards, if you’re in the mood for an Orioles game. Other state highlights like the Old State House and the Antietam National Battlefield cater to history buffs, while the scenic Assateague Island National Seashore will keep the outdoorsy types smiling.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and ... Read More
Put a little wind in your sails at the Chesapeake Bay and Annapolis, but don’t miss the urban landscape of Baltimore; you’re going to love it there, hon. In addition to a lively Inner Harbor packed with family-friendly attractions like National Aquarium Baltimore and the Maryland Science Center -- not to mention fantastic restaurants serving up heaps of seasoned crabs -- the harbor’s also in close proximity to the legendary Camden Yards, if you’re in the mood for an Orioles game. Other state highlights like the Old State House and the Antietam National Battlefield cater to history buffs, while the scenic Assateague Island National Seashore will keep the outdoorsy types smiling.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Maryland

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Scattering of Ashes in the Armpit of America

Written by mattygroves on 06 Feb, 2011

My father died of lung cancer in 1996 - I still miss him, every day. Still, life goes on, and many situations, including loss, have their more surreal, if not funny side.You see, my father asked to be cremated, and have his ashes scattered through…Read More


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Interactive Fountains and More

Written by weeblewobble46 on 27 Jun, 2010

Sunset Island has more than just places to stay. There is an interactive fountain in the center of the island. The water attracts children of all ages and invites them to splash and dance around. They are turned off each day from…Read More


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A Great Taste of Ocean City

Written by delsin on 16 Feb, 2009

As all of us know that everyone in this world likes those places where they can enjoy their life with fun, enjoy, and adventures. I also like those places where I can enjoy my life and can get the best life experiences. Last holidays, I…Read More


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The Monocacy River Water Trail

Written by Idler on 24 Jul, 2006

Maryland is blessed with an abundance of rivers and streams suitable for canoeing and kayaking. We’re fortunate to live just a few miles from the confluence of the Monocacy and Potomac Rivers and have spent countless hours boating, fishing, and walking along these lovely,…Read More


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Great Time in Solomons, Maryland

Written by MonnieR on 18 May, 2005

Toward the end of a gloomy, frigid northeast Ohio winter, nothing boosts the spirits more than a vacation to anyplace the sun is shining and trees are green. Each year, my husband Jack and I try to do just that, if only for a few…Read More


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Long Live the Squid! The Great Halloween Lantern Parade

Written by Idler on 11 Mar, 2003

The way of life is wonderful; it is by abandonment. – Emerson The restoration of once-neglected Patterson Park is one of the most successful of Baltimore’s urban renewal projects. Now dubbed "Baltimore’s Best Backyard," the park hums with recreational sports leagues, community gardens, karate classes, art…Read More


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4 out of 5 voices in my head said Go For It

Written by Idler on 11 Feb, 2003

As you may have already guessed, there’s nothing that I find quite so captivating as the offbeat or downright bizarre. Anything that gives rise to the question, "Why on earth would anyone do that? “ makes my pulse race. So, naturally, when I…Read More


Neighborhood Markets: A Real Taste of Baltimore

Written by annekmadison on 05 May, 2002

Visitors to Baltimore are fortunate to have not one, but four traditional markets in close proximity to many of the important sites and attractions. Each market provides space for many vendors, and most (if not all) of the market stalls deal in food or drink. Maintained and…Read More


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Crab lore, Bay Lore

Written by annekmadison on 15 Jul, 2001

This little free-form essay is a glossary of the crab knowledge I’ve gained from 25 years of living next-door to the Chesapeake. Watermen: I suppose in any other part of the world, they’d be referred to as "fishermen." In Maryland, men who make their living…Read More


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Maryland Historical Society Honors Everyday Working People

Written by Eve Carr on 19 Feb, 2002

Just a few blocks away from Baltimore’s busy Inner Harbor, at the Maryland Historical Society, you can relive many important events and the people who helped shape the state’s dramatic history. Throughout history, of course, it has been the "important people" who have been remembered…Read More


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