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Best Maryland Package Vacations

With the vast Chesapeake Bay stretching all the way to the Appalachian Mountains, and Deep Creek Lake providing the very best in outdoor adventures, vacations in Maryland have something for the whole family. Discover Baltimore’s food scene, learn to sail in the bay or try an adventure sport for some serious family fun. Read our travel guide to discover the best places for Maryland vacations.

Why Vacation in Maryland?

Vacations in Maryland will make you fall in love with the eastern shore way of life. Hang out at an Inner Harbor crab shack in Baltimore or explore the region’s historical legacy in Annapolis.

Must-See Maryland Attractions

Inner Harbor, Baltimore

Maryland vacations should always include a trip to Inner Harbor, the best place for sightseeing in Baltimore. This historic port offers vacationers divine seafood, century-old naval ships at the National Aquarium, and spectacular views on the 27th floor of the Baltimore World Trade Center.

Fort McHenry, Baltimore

The inspiration for the Star-Spangled Banner, this pentagonal fort played a notable role in the war of 1812. Now a national park, Fort McHenry is the ideal place to explore Maryland’s wavering past.

Rocky Gap State Park

Right on the border with Pennsylvania, Rocky Gap offers Maryland package vacations for those who love the great outdoors. From hiking to canoeing, families will find undulating and intriguing landscapes to explore at their own pace.

Top Vacation Destinations in Maryland

1. Columbia - Voted one of the best places to live in the US, Columbia has lots of vacation spots to enjoy. Boasting play parks and family-friendly hikes, the surrounding area is built for family fun. With good shopping and excellent restaurants, everything you need for your vacation in Maryland is right here.

2. Ocean City - One of the top Maryland destinations, Ocean City is the ultimate seaside vacation. Relax on sandy beaches or try your hand at kayaking. Kids will love the amusement parks and boardwalk entertainment, and there are plenty of vacation rentals to make the most of.

3. Baltimore - A city that perfectly blends history with modernity, Baltimore strikes a great balance for vacationers. Couples will love Fells Point with its taverns and seafood eateries, while families should make a beeline for the Port Discovery Children’s Museum and the Maryland Zoo.

4. Berlin - A little outside Ocean City, Berlin is a wonderful place for a day trip or a whole vacation. Filled with independent shops and a friendly community vibe, visitors are welcomed with open arms. Visit the nearby Frontier Town amusement park if you’re traveling with children.

5. Deep Creek Lake - A perfect place for a family vacation, Deep Creek Lake is Maryland’s largest lake and has everything from fishing and bird-watching to boating and rafting. Here you can see some more of Maryland’s spectacular scenery at Swallow Falls State Park.

Best Time To Visit Maryland

With so much to do, Maryland vacations can be enjoyed any time of year. Ocean City and the Chesapeake Bay are best visited in the warm summer months, while National Harbor is best enjoyed in winter. Wisp Resort in Garrett County is excellent for skiing, making Maryland a great choice for adrenaline-junkies and families alike.

Getting Around Maryland

Maryland is well connected by air and road. Fly into Baltimore, Washington, VA or Philadelphia and hire a car to continue your Maryland vacation. With plenty of major roads and highways, it’s fast and easy to get around Maryland.

Top Rated Hotels for your Maryland Vacation

Grand Hotel & Spa
Grand Hotel & Spa
3.0 out of 5.0 2100 N Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (91 reviews)

Location is good. Ocean view great. Don’t like no privacy between balconies. Went during pandemic so didn’t get full feel but was nice having stores on ground floor. Didn’t make to pools bc closed so don’t know. Generally cleaned and maintained. Elevators were fast loved that. But could use an upgrade. ...

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020
Guests of Grand Hotel & Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front ...
Dunes Manor Hotel and Dunes Suites
Dunes Manor Hotel and Dunes Suites
3.0 out of 5.0 2800 Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (63 reviews)

Parking was difficult at times. Great location and perfect view of the ocean in the Dune Suites.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020
Dunes Manor Hotel and Dunes Suites features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. If you plan to drive, free offsite parking is available. Multilingual ...
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocean City
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocean City
2.5 out of 5.0 12536 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (34 reviews)

The room was nice and clean front desk was nice and friendly

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020
Built in 2016, the brand new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocean City features a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking ...

Things To Do during your Maryland Vacation

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