Whatever you think you know about Maryland and its major city of Baltimore, forget. This whole state deserves a second chance, a second look, and a real introduction. Cross Country TravCorps knows just how you can come to your own conclusions on this amazing travel destination — fill one of our urgent travel assignment!
Come to the Charm City and you’ll never go hungry
- Maryland crab cakes: Savor the deliciousness that is REAL Maryland Crab Cakes. Made from their famous Chesapeake blue crabs, if you love seafood, you’ll swear you died and went to heaven. They are simply awesome no matter what meal you eat them at!
- Berger cookies: Soft, fudgy, gooey treats that melt in your mouth and warm your heart.
History that shaped our Nation
- Star-Spangled city: Baltimore is the birthplace of our national anthem. Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” based on the Battle of Baltimore when American soldiers at Fort McHenry held off a British attack.
- Washington’s first Monument: The nation’s first civic memorial to George Washington and built more than 25 years before the D.C. version, this 178-foot neoclassical style monument is located at Mount Vernon Place.
Mountains, Beaches and Countryside
- Oh say can you sea: Love the ocean, the sand and the waves? Then you’re all set with nearly 8,000 miles of shoreline on Maryland’s east coast.
- Mountain high: Western Maryland offers up beautiful rolling mountains to hike up for spectacular views and ski down for a bit of a rush.
- A horse of a different color: Don’t forget the unique locale of Assateague Island where wild horses foam free and you can pitch a tent and get comfortable.
City Living? We got that too!
- Ready for its close up: Baltimore has its culture and fame too. From the Hippodrome theatre to Artscape to Honfest… they’re all different and they’re all fantastic.
- Read this: Influential writers like Edgar Allan Poe, H.L. Mencken, Gertrude Stein, Ogden Nash and Frederick Douglass all called Baltimore home.