Considered one of the pearls of the Mid-Atlantic region in the United States, Maryland is known for its waterways and abundant coastlines in Chesapeake Bay. Although it is not a usual destination, its main cities, Annapolis and Baltimore promise to surprise anyone who chooses to visit their tourist spots.
This is the perfect destination for those who love to take the road and explore the culture and nationalism of the region. By renting your car with Happy Tours USA it is possible to leave Baltimore Airport and walk along the main military trails that were used in the American Civil War, one of the most important historical points in the state.
The state also offers colonial architecture and a wide range of museums that portray its history in an incredible way. Come and see our main tips for tours and cities so as not to be left out of this tour surprise that Maryland is able to offer. This Happy Tours tip you can't miss!
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Located 40 minutes from Washington DC, Annapolis is the friendly capital of the state of Maryland. The city has just over 38,000 inhabitants and, although it is considered small compared to others in the state, it is part of one of the regions with the most historical importance for the country.
The city is a perfect tour option for those who will stay a larger number of days in the U.S. capital and intend to explore its surrounding cities by car. Are you a fan of architecture? Know that Annapolis has the largest concentration of historic buildings of the 17th century!
Maritime issues are also an attraction in the peaceful Annapolis, which is bathed by the Severn River and the gigantic Chesapeake Bay. The fleet of boats in the city is incredible, and the central pier where they are located is the perfect tour for a relaxing afternoon with the whole family.
Typical shops full of souvenirs await you there, as well as the traditional antique stalls, spices, works of art, flowers all the wonders of local productions. There, it is also possible to take boat trips and visit the Kunta Kinte memorial, which had its history portrayed by Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley.
The last tour you can't miss when you visit Annapolis, is the tour held at the USNA Naval Military College, one of the most important military institutions in the USA. Besides its incredible architecture, the site also holds documents and articles related to North American naval history.
Baltimore's cultural content also deserves your attention!
Baltimore can't go unnoticed in Maryland. Although it is not the state's capital, as many think, it is considered to be one of the largest and most important cities in the region. Being the perfect representation of the "typical North American citizen", it is full of contrasts and a cultural journey.
With eccentric neighborhoods and a growing success in the local gastronomic scene, this is the perfect place to spend an exploratory day full of new experiences. To start the adventure, there are two locations that can take you to the extremes of the city.
In Fells Point you can enjoy the best that a bohemian neighborhood can offer, with the bonus of the sea view. The area was founded in 1763, but its antique shops, restaurants, cafes, and pubs still please tourists today. Don't miss the commercial district while enjoying the Jones River breeze.
Another essential point to get to know in Baltimore, and one that talks to the other cultural extreme of the city is Fort McHenry. The coastal fort was used in the 1812 War and is part of the selection of national monuments and historical shrines. The July 4th celebrations there are famous, so if you are visiting the United States at that time, don't miss out.
Maryland may not even be on your list of places to go on your next vacation, but with so many tips, it's impossible to resist a few days in this colonial state full of incredible peculiarities. Rent your car with Happy Tours USA and explore the best that the region can offer!