Maryland Top 10 Attractions

6: Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island National Seashore
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Lucie Mariage

Established in 1962 to protect the island's splendor, Assateague is currently one of Maryland's most favorite vacation destinations. There are a number of fun activities to do here such as sightseeing cruises, bird watching, fishing, hunting and kayaking. You can also just spend time at the beach, lounging around by the beautiful seashore.

Address: 7206 National Seashore Ln, Berlin, MD 21811
Website: www.nps.gov

7: Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Hillel Steinberg

This 50-acre award-winning public garden display features several gorgeous areas that are so picturesque you would want to take pictures in every corner. Check out the Butterfly garden, the Japanese style garden, and the Children's garden for the most exquisite display of flowers and plants. You can also visit their two conservatories, which are open all-year round for your enjoyment.

Address: 1800 Glenallan Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902

8: Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Ken Lund

Boasting a rich history and an unusual star shaped design, Fort McHenry is located in Baltimore and one of the things it has become best known for is its defense of the harbor in the War of 1812. This is the ideal attraction to visit if you are into wartime history, as there is plenty to explore and learn here. Many people visit this national monument and historic shrine during their time in Maryland. You can look forward to exploring the history, nature and enjoying a truly educational experience when you come here.

Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
Website: www.nps.gov

9: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Marty Bernard

The whole family can enjoy a magical and memorable experience with a visit to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum. You will be able to learn more about America’s most important railroad collection as well as enjoy a host of activities including a choice of train rides, which is something that the kids and train enthusiasts will be thrilled with. There is plenty here for children as well, with areas such as the Kids’ Zone and the Train Carousel. Taking a tour of this museum is a fascinating experience and there are some wonderful exhibitions to take in during your time here.

Address: 901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Website: www.borail.org

10: Strathmore Music Center

Strathmore Music Center
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/trent roche

Opened in February 2005, Strathmore Music Center offers audiences a wide array of musical shows that suits just about anybody's taste. If you are a music lover and you are looking for a night of entertainment, check out what Strathmore has in store for you. They have a full list of events at their website so you can check out which shows you are going to watch on your trip to Maryland.

Address: 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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