Maryland isn’t a large state, but its array of attractions is incredibly impressive. The state is overflowing with historical significance, from colonial architecture, to the battlefields at Antietam, to the Capitol of the United States in the nearby District of Columbia. The opportunities for outdoor activity are equally numerous. Visitors to the west part of the state can hike, bike, camp and raft the Potomac River. In the East the fishing and sailing at Chesapeake Bay and the maritime center at Annapolis are lovely.