Maryland, the Free State, one of the original 13 colonies in 1632, became the 7th American state on April 28, 1788. Maryland is packed with history, arts, science, sports, leisure, nature trails and waterways. Visiting Maryland is tourist friendly with special Maryland hotel deals that include top discount rates at many of the popular events and locations.
The downtown Baltimore area houses an array of international attractions. Inner Harbor is home to the National Aquarium of Baltimore where the dolphins perform several times a day. Docked at Inner Harbor is the USS Constellation, an 1854 naval ship in service during the Civil War. Reservations are recommended for the ship tour where you can walk the deck and feel the ship move under your feet. Inner Harbor is encircled by Maryland hotels and gift shops where participating merchants honor discounts contained in many cheap hotel deals in Maryland.
One connecting neighborhood is home to a popular dining area, Little Italy. The restaurants, cafés and bakeries are still owned and operated by the founding families, serving special delicacies made from old family recipes that have their patrons returning time and again.
For sports fans, the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. For enthusiastic music lovers, there’s the Peabody Institute for Preparatory and Conservative education for the training of musicians of all ages. Their students are among the world’s top talented composers and musicians. For railroad lovers, there’s the B&O Railroad Museum that honors the first operational train in America that opened for business in 1830 in Baltimore.
For military and history buffs, there’s Fort McHenry where Francis Scott Key wrote the National Anthem while the fort was bombarded during the War of 1812. The fort’s staff wears authentic uniforms and the quarters have original materials. There’s the home and museum of the great 19th century author, Edgar Allen Poe.
Another well-toured area is the capital, Annapolis. When visiting the Naval Academy, it’s easy to book a great cheap Maryland hotel deal that will include local eating and shopping discounts. Maryland hotel packages help you find the best local restaurants for enjoying a Maryland crab cake, the state’s official sandwich.
No matter where you want to visit throughout the state, there will be hotels in Maryland to fit smoothly into your touring interests and plans, all with great rooms at accommodating prices on Expedia.