There are many attractions outside of Charm City, and some are accessible via public transportation.
Experience Maryland's colonial capital, home to the United States Naval Academy, St. John's College — the third oldest college in the United States, all four Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the location where the Treaty of Paris was signed. It is a popular port of call for international sailors, and Olympic sailors consider it "America's Sailing Capital."
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Located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Columbia is the perfect place to rent a canoe in the summer, see a movie, go to an outdoor concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion or shop at the mall.
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Ellicott City, MD
This historic city consists of a variety of specialty shops, restaurants, cafes and exquisite wine boutiques. The city is also known for the beginning of the railroad in 1830.
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Located between the Civil War battlegrounds of Monocacy, Antietam and Gettysburg, Frederick grew from a hospital town for wounded soldiers to an industrial city for canning, tanning and knitting. It is now a celebration of the arts, full of impressive architecture, fine arts centers and private galleries.
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Havre de Grace, MD
Situated at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of Chesapeake Bay, Havre de Grace is a popular area for recreation and tourism. The restored promenade and boardwalk that runs along the shore is a favorite walk for locals and tourists to enjoy views of the bay.
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Gettysburg is centrally located in Southern PA about one hour north of Baltimore. It's a common attraction for the avid history buff and nature lover. Take the opportunity to experience a unique tour of the Gettysburg National Military Park on horseback or Segway as you learn the events of the Battle of Gettysburg. The town offers a variety of unique shops, museums, fine dining and the ever-famous Gettysburg ghost tours.
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Spend a day touring some of the most spectacular (and free) museums this country has to offer at the Smithsonian Institution. See the Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring, visit the White House, and eat at world-renowned restaurants that are scattered throughout the city. Avoid the drive and parking by taking the MARC train.
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Harpers Ferry, WV
Harpers Ferry witnessed the arrival of the first successful American railroad, John Brown's attack on slavery, the largest surrender of federal troops during the Civil War, and the education of former slaves in one of the earliest integrated schools in the United States. The area offers tours, hikes, museums, and restaurants and shops. Learn more about Harpers Ferry, WV.
The independent city of Williamsburg was founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation and served as the capital of the Colony of Virginia from 1688 to 1780. Williamsburg forms part of the Historic Triangle with nearby towns Jamestown and Yorktown and is known for its restored historic area of the city, Colonial Williamsburg. Learn more about Williamsburg, VA.
Whether you go for the outlet shopping, restaurants or the beaches, Maryland and Delaware have beautiful shores. Ocean City, MD as well as Rehoboth, Bethany, and Dewey Beaches in Delaware, make for a great day trip or week-long vacation.