The state of Maryland is one of the original 13 colonies and actually boasts one of the nation’s former capitals, the city of Annapolis, which is now the state capital.
Annapolis is also the home of the US Naval Academy, and is a popular tourist destination because it is a sailing Mecca and because of its history.
On the campus of the US Naval Academy, be sure to view the Tomb of John Paul Jones, the nation’s first naval hero.
The Maryland State Capitol sits on a hill above the pleasantly walkable dowtown.
But the major attraction in Maryland is the city of Baltimore, which has transformed itself through the development of the Inner Harbor..