Maryland offers travelers great natural beauty, world-class sporting events, and important historical attractions. An RV rental from Cruise America is a great way to discover all that The Old Line State has to offer. A motorhome rental will give you the freedom to attend a night baseball game in Baltimore before feasting on crab cakes in the Chesapeake Bay or touring a sacred site in American history. Here`s a list of things to do when you set out to RV in Maryland.
U.S. Naval Academy - A great place to start your Maryland journey is in the state capital, Annapolis, which is home to the U.S. Naval Academy. Established in 1845, the Academy has educated generations of midshipmen at the 200-acre site along the Severn River. There`s a lot to see in Annapolis, so park your RV rental and head out for a tour of the historic state capital or visit The Annapolis Bookstore on Maryland Avenue for a good read and a strong cup of coffee.
Baltimore`s Inner Harbor - Maryland`s largest city is just a short drive north from Annapolis. The heart of Charm City is the Inner Harbor. Take a boat tour of the harbor before visiting attractions like the National Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center. If it`s baseball season, you won`t want to miss an Orioles night game at Camden Yards, but the harbor offers trendy seafood restaurants and high-end shopping all-year round.
Fort McHenry - Another worthwhile Inner Harbor attraction is historic Fort McHenry. A British bombardment of the fort during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." Literature buffs will enjoy a visit to the 19th-century home of writer Edgar Allan Poe on North Amity Street. Poe is famed for his macabre works like "The Raven."
Antietam - After Baltimore`s urban excitement, it`s time to relax in the state`s rural heartland. Drive your motorhome rental west to the town of Sharpsburg, where you`ll find the beautifully preserved Civil War battlefield of Antietam. History buffs can also visit the nearby town of Frederick where you`ll learn about a little-known slice of American history at the Barbara Fritchie House.
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo - A must-stop for motorhome travelers with families, this wildlife preserve north of Frederick allows visitors to feed an astonishing variety of animals in a safari setting.
Solomon`s Island - No visit to Maryland would be complete without time spent in the Chesapeake Bay, so head your RV south to the picturesque town of Solomon`s Island. There you`ll be able to rub shoulders with local fishermen at the town`s working harbor, sample freshly caught seafood at dockside restaurants, and learn about the bay`s unique biology and history at the Calvert Marine Museum. Foodies will want to stop at the Lotus Kitchen to sample the famous key lime pies.
Ocean City - Next, point your RV east and head to lively Ocean City along the Atlantic Coast. This seaside resort is a great destination for both couples and families who are renting an RV in Maryland. The best time to visit is between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the historic boardwalk is ablaze with lights and carnival rides and the many local outlets have super summer deals.
Assateague Island - Complete your RV journey through Maryland at this legendary barrier island famed for its wild horses. Assateague State Park, which is 9 miles south of Ocean City, offers visitors up-close views of the horses and other native wildlife. Beach lovers can take advantage of the park`s pristine environment to sunbathe, swim, and collect seashells.
There`s a lot more of Maryland to see between Annapolis and Assateague Island, so reserve your RV rental from Cruise America and enjoy the state`s rich history, fresh seafood, and unique natural wonders.
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