Travel to the United States (Visit Maryland) – AMAC
It is the sole purpose of travel adventurers to visit all 50 US states. To boost this objective, each week we will explore a state. Alphabeticallythe 20e visit is none other than Maryland, abbreviated MD. Whichever order you visit, Maryland, the old line state, is well worth your time.
Visit State #20 – Maryland
|State motto||Fatti maschii, feminine word (strong acts, soft words)|
|state flower||black eyed susan|
|state bird||Baltimore Oriole|
|state gem||Patuxent River Stone|
|Famous foods||Steamed Crabs, Crab Cakes, Crab Chips, Old Bay, Thrashers Fries, Natty Boh, Pit Beef, Berger Cookies, Smith Island Cake, Fisher’s Popcorn and more.|
Maryland, named after English Queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Mary, is in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States. The state share borders with Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to the south and west, Pennsylvania to the north, and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Baltimore is the largest city in the state, but the more central city of Annapolis is the capital. Maryland has several nicknames. In addition to the Old Line State, there is the Chesapeake Bay State and the Free State. Admitted to the union in 1788 as 7e A state and one of the original Thirteen Colonies, Native Americans first inhabited the land, primarily the Algonquins and a few Iroquois and Sioux.
The state’s early economy was plantation-based and centered on tobacco growing. Although a slave state, Maryland remained in the Union during the American Civil War and played an important role in history. Maryland also played a vital role in the Industrial Revolution, and the state’s population has grown rapidly since the 1940s. In 2015, the state had the highest median household income of any state. Although one of the smallest states in the United States, its location along the tidal waters of the estuary and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay and its proximity to Washington D.C. have historically provided the state with a rich history, culture and an ability to thrive economically.
Maryland is home to a plethora of biotech companies and important facilities like Johns Hopkins University, Federal Food and Drug Administration, National Institute of Mental Health, and more. Additionally, the state prides itself on its variable climate, coastal locations, and abundant cities, which attract tourists year-round. Some favorite things to do with visitors include Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Sanctuary. This National Park Service unit is the site of the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write “The Star-Spangled Banner” in September 1814.
For those who love historic neighborhoods and sightseeing, Baltimore’s Fell’s Point is the place to go. Come explore on foot the charming National Historic District, whose history dates back to the 18e century. Stroll cobblestone streets, visit historic buildings, stop at craft and antique shops, visit art galleries and street fairs, and grab a hot coffee or refreshing drink in the one of the cozy cafes in town. And, if you’re hoping for a nice hike and a view of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, enjoy Federal Hill with its trendy shops, fashion, decor, and vibrant nightlife. Federal Hill is considered a defensive stronghold during the War of 1812 and replica cannons rest on the hill to honor its important role as a military outpost.
In addition, there are many other entertainments Things to do who to understand National Aquarium, Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Museum of Art, American Visionary Art Museum, Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, B&O Railroad Museum, George Peabody Library, Field national battlefield of Antietam and much more. The state is also home to excellent beach towns like Ocean City Beach and awesome parks like Seneca Creek State Park. Sports fans will enjoy a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and the Severn River is the US Naval Academy. Rich in history and beauty, this Annapolis facility with attractive buildings and grounds has been in operation since 1845. Today, it carries on its legacy and continues to prepare men and women for professional careers in the US. Navy and Marine Corps.
Maryland is a state rich in history, culture and intrigue. Whether you’re heading to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for shopping and dining or taking a cruise ship tour offering harbor tours, food, drink and fun nightlife, adventure and excitement await. For those looking for some nature time, visit Great Falls along the Maryland-Virginia border to see waterfalls and gushing rapids in a mountain atmosphere. There, the unparalleled beauty of the state comes alive for all to enjoy.
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