You probably already know the best things to do and see in Maryland if you’re planning a vacation there.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, a game by the Baltimore Orioles or Baltimore Ravens, the Ocean City Beach and Boardwalk, and a host of other attractions are all within easy driving distance.
However, if you’re planning a trip to Maryland, you should put these hidden gems at the top of your list. If you have the time, you should check out these lesser-known spots in Maryland in addition to the state’s more popular tourist destinations.
The Center for Games
The CFG Arena in Baltimore is one of the oldest American arenas still in service today. It hosts public events such as concerts and sporting competitions. The former NBA team, the Baltimore Bullets, now play there, but the building is owned by the Washington Wizards.
In related news, in the state of Maryland, sports betting became legal in the month of November of last year. Caesars sportsbook offers a bonus wager of up to $1,250 in addition to 1,000 in reward and tier credits if you use a unique Maryland promo code.
On July 3rd, WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” will air. The rapper LL Cool J will be performing here on August 11; 50 Cent will be here on September 19; and the Jonas Brothers will be here on September 22.
Recreation Area at Cunningham Falls
Located in Thurmont, the Cunningham Falls State Park provides visitors with a wide variety of fun things to do. The outdoor enthusiast visiting Maryland should prioritize this destination.
Camping at Cunningham Falls, site of a stunning waterfall plunging from a height of 78 feet, is a convenient option for those planning to spend multiple days in the area. Recreational opportunities abound in and around the park, including swimming, hiking, boating, and fishing, to name just a few.
Museum and House of Birth of Babe Ruth
This stadium in Baltimore is a must for every baseball enthusiast.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles play their home games, is in close proximity to the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum. George Herman “Babe” Ruth is widely considered the greatest baseball player of all time, and this memorial is dedicated to his life and legacy.
The home where the New York Yankees’ most famous player was born is now a museum. The address is 216 Emory Street. Time zone-appropriate opening hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum features several exhibits, including “The Ruthian Record,” which examines some of Ruth’s records, “The Historic House,” which showcases the room where Ruth was born, and “Playing The Babe,” which examines the actors who have portrayed Ruth on film and television.
Baseball lovers should definitely make a stop here while in Maryland.
Museum of Art at the Walters
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore will have been operating for 90 years in 2024.
The museum houses around 36,000 items, including many exquisite works of art. It was the passion and dedication of art collectors William Thompson Walters and his son Henry Walters that inspired the creation of this museum.
Remember that the museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but open on Wednesdays through Sundays.
Ripken Stadium’s Leidos Field
Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium is the home field for the Aberdeen IronBirds. This High-A team is owned by Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and is the Orioles’ minor league affiliate.
The nickname “The Iron Man” that Ripken Jr. of the Orioles earned for playing in a Major League Baseball record 2,632 consecutive games inspired the team’s name, “IronBirds.”
In 2002, Aberdeen began playing at Leidos Field in Ripken Stadium. Through September 10 of 2023, the team will compete in the regular season.
The Inn at Black Walnut Point
Black Walnut Point Inn is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax in style on the river.
Located roughly two hours south of Baltimore, on Tilghman Island, this inn bills itself as “A Secret Place of Peace.” Several species of birds, such as eagles and osprey, make their home on the private island where the Black Walnut Point Inn is located.
Park of Assateague
Those who appreciate the great outdoors and natural beauty should make the trip to this Worcester County gem.
Assateague Island is home to the park that first opened to the public in 1956. There’s a beach where you can go for a swim and relax, and you can even set up camp if you want to stay for a while. The neighborhood is also home to numerous highly regarded dining establishments like the Ruth’s Chris Steak House and the Assateague Crab House.