Despite Maryland's small size, the state is one of the most densely populated in the United States. Visitors to Maryland can sample a wide variety of climates and topography, from the coastal regions of the Chesapeake Bay to the rolling mountains of the Appalachians. The major urban areas of the state give visitors a chance to experience Maryland's history and culture through museums, theater productions, art festivals and much more.
- The Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium 550 Taylor Avenue Annapolis, MD 21403 in Annapolis, MD.
For one day each September, beer and music lovers visit The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival. Visitors can enjoy many choices among dozens of local beers before attending a live concert. There will be a large variety of gourmet foods available such as Maryland crab cakes and oysters on the half shell.
- Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds 1450 Generals Hwy. Crownsville, MD 21032 in Crownsville, MD.
Every September, Crownsville hosts the Anne Arundel County Fair so that guests can step back in time to visit the county's agricultural past. Enjoy homemade baked goods and a variety of demonstrations. This has all the traditional fair activities and foods with a unique touch of this county's history.
- Inlet Lot Ocean City, MD 21842 in Ocean City, MD.
Each September, guests to the Ocean City Sunfest will find something for everyone in the whole family to do. There are two stages for live music that lasts all day long. After enjoying the live music, take some time out to eat a variety of international cuisines. For kids there are hayrides and pumpkin decorating.
For more than 35 years, guests have come to Crownsville to enjoy the Maryland Renaissance Festival at the end of summer and early fall. Here, they get the chance to step back in time when knights and ladies ruled the land. There are live performances, costumes, and jousting. After checking out the entertainment be sure to try some of the amazing food choices.
- Montgomery County Fairgrounds 16 Chestnut Street Gaithersburg, MD 20877 in GAITHERSBURG, MD.
Each spring and fall, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg features the work of over 250 artists. After viewing the artists' exquisite work, guest can enjoy a variety of live music. There will be plenty of food from gourmet to local favorites.
Each holiday season, Timonium hosts the Festival of Trees. Since 1990, guests have flocked to the Maryland State Fairgrounds to see an assortment of gorgeous decorated trees and gingerbread houses. After viewing the trees and wreathes decorated by local artist, enjoy a variety of craft vendors and live entertainment before visiting Santa.