Frederick in Western Maryland has a population of about 65,000 people.
This city is located some 60 miles (97 kilometers) from the state capital of Maryland, Annapolis and about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Gettysburg.
Step back through the ages at Monocacy Battlefield and Monocacy National Battlefied, two of the important heritage sites around Frederick. Get an insight into how life was in the early days of Frederick before exploring the area's more contemporary places of interest.
To browse through stores or enjoy a light meal, browse Francis Scott Key Mall and Westview Promenade. These are two of the best destinations for fashionistas and food lovers who visit in the city.
One of the best ways to experience to great outdoors in Frederick is to grab your golf bag and head to the area’s best-loved courses. You’ll find great greens and friendly locals at Musket Ridge Golf Course and the well designed Whiskey Creek Golf Club.
One of the nicest ways to experience the countryside around Frederick is to head to Elk Run Vineyards, one of the area’s most acclaimed vineyards. See the varietals, chat with expert vintners, then, if the wine is to your liking, arrange to have a case shipped back home.
The Museum of Civil War Medicine is the perfect place to visit to learn about the city’s compelling history. Stroll through the center’s silent hallways and browse the artifacts on display.
Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the area also has some larger nature preserves where families can enjoy beautiful scenery and local plant and animal species. Take a long walk in Catoctin Mountain Park and savor an escape from the paved streets.