What to do in Maryland

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Maryland Attractions

Explore the sights of Maryland with some unique tours & day trips, or check out our list of {504 fun activities in Maryland fun activities in Maryland}. We have no booking fees and free cancellation, so you can rest easy and put your energy into planning the perfect vacation.

Maryland must see attractions

1. Ocean City Boardwalk

Whether you’re beginning your day with a scenic bike ride or ending it with a whirl on the pretty Ferris wheel, the Ocean City Boardwalk is the perfect place to experience the city’s magnificent waterfront. Stretching for 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) across Ocean City’s Atlantic foreshore, the Ocean City Boardwalk offers old-fashioned amusements and delights alongside modern restaurants and bars.
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Ocean City Boardwalk featuring rides

2. Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina

At the scenic Inner Harbor, you’ll find some of the most popular tourist attractions that Baltimore has to offer. The former major national port is now a community gathering place with panoramic views, a huge aquarium, waterfront restaurants, boat rides and museums.
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Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina

3. Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Oriole Park at Camden Yards is one of a select few sports stadiums that have become iconic in America. Watch a game and admire the stadium’s designs at this gorgeous venue, which is home to the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.
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Oriole Park at Camden Yards

4. Ocean City Beach

Ocean City Beach is a long stretch of coast on the Ocean City barrier spit, where you can make the most of the gorgeous Atlantic coastline. Choose one or more ways to enjoy this lifeguard-patrolled, family-friendly beach in the heart of Ocean City. Swim, sunbathe, check out local events and explore the boardwalk. Surf the breaks that roll in from the ocean, ride a horse, surf fish and kayak.
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Ocean City Beach which includes rides and a sandy beach as well as a small group of people

5. National Aquarium in Baltimore

Journey deep into the ocean, walk through the bottom of a rocky river gorge and travel through a rainforest at one of biggest aquariums in the country. The popular National Aquarium in Baltimore also displays terrestrial animals and flying species.
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National Aquarium in Baltimore

What to do in Maryland

Free Things to Do in Maryland

Traveling to Maryland on a budget? The following can be experienced for zip.

Joyces Marina - See for yourself why visitors and locals alike love the atmosphere of this place.

B&A Trail - Bring along your camera and let Mother Nature awaken a sense of wonder in you.

Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden - Grab your rug, pack some nibbles and find a cozy area to be at one with nature.

Things to Do in Maryland with Kids

There's fun for the entire family no matter where you wander in Maryland. Here are some family friendly experiences you can do together that will make your getaway memorable:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Maryland on a sunny day?
What to do in Maryland on a rainy day?
What is Maryland famous for?
Pose for a family happy snap at National Aquarium in Baltimore — it’s an iconic local attraction.
What should I not miss in Maryland?
If you’d like to explore the best of this place, find time for these attractions in your schedule:

  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • M&T Bank Stadium
  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards
  • U.S. Naval Academy

Are there cheap things to do in Maryland?
What can you do in Maryland for free?
Your trip to Maryland needn’t blow the budget with free things like these to keep you on the go:

  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • Washington Monument
  • Maryland State House
  • Ocean City Boardwalk

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