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Time To Plan That Maryland Vacation. View the video for some great ideas.
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Sailing Through Winter Solstice
Through February 8
HoCo Open 2020
Through February 21
Ellicott City
Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show
January 23-26
"Grease" Sing-a-long
January 24
Lone Star Championship Rodeo
January 24-25
Polar Bear Plunge 2020
January 25
Sandy Point State Park
Army-Navy Basketball Double Header
January 25
Dance Your Way into 2020
January 25 & February 29
No Limits Monster Trucks & Supercross
January 31 - February 1
Black Xcellence: An All Black Baltimore Production
February 1
Maple Sugaring Days at Brookside Nature Center
February 1-27
Silver Spring
Baltimore’s Timonium International Motorcycle Show
February 7-9
"Measure for Measure" at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
February 7-23
28th Annual Antiques Show & Sale
February 8-9
La Plata
Walkersville Southern Railroad Sweetheart Dinner Train
February 8-16

Make Your Maryland Travel Resolution on National Plan For Vacation Day

January 28 is National Plan For Vacation Day, and it’s the perfect time to make a resolution that’s easy to stick with, a Maryland getaway! Whether it’s a journey around the Great Chesapeake Bay Loop, a culinary adventure on the Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail, an urban experience at Maryland Fleet Week 2020 in Baltimore, or a music-filled journey during the 2020 Maryland Summer of Music, there’s always more in Maryland! Get a jump on your planning with 25 great ideas from our Maryland Travel Bucket List.

Plan for Black History Month

This year, Black History Month also marks the winding down of the “Year of Frederick Douglass,” an American hero and Maryland icon. Home to civil rights pioneers and freedom fighters such as Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Justice Thurgood Marshall, and more-- there is so much to see, do, and learn in Maryland all month long. Look for events at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center on the Eastern Shore, the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis, and Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Great Blacks in Wax Museum, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, the newly relocated Doleman Black Heritage Museum in Hagerstown, and the Maryland State House as new statues of Tubman and Douglass are unveiled, with more events across the state. Find out where and when on our Black History Month page.

Taste the Season During Winter Restaurant Weeks

Sample the best from Maryland chefs across the state and explore new options with great winter restaurant weeks going on in Harford, Baltimore and Howard counties, and Annapolis Restaurant Week coming up next month, plus food festivals, beer and food pairings and more. For all the info, head to our Restaurant Weeks and Food Festivals page.

photo courtesy of C. Kurt Holter

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Maryland Escape!

The temperatures may be dropping, but we’ve got the perfect Valentine’s Day suggestions to heat things up. Celebrate that special spark with a romantic cosmopolitan getaway to Baltimore, Annapolis, or National Harbor. Or sneak off for a lovers’ retreat in the rolling Maryland mountains. Revisit that favorite restaurant, or get out and catch a show. There’s so much to love in Maryland this Valentine’s Day.

Put a Thrill in the Chill with a Winter Adventure

As the mercury drops, things heat up in Maryland’s part of the great outdoors. Whether it’s hitting the slopes at Wisp Resort, snowshoeing in your favorite state park, ice fishing on Deep Creek Lake, or living your own Olympics dreams, wintertime is the perfect time to get outside in Maryland. For more awesome ideas, visit our Winter Experiences Page.

Enter to Win on Maryland Monday

Enter to Win on Maryland Mondays!

Don’t miss your chance at free tickets for amazing events across the state. Every Monday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, the Maryland Office of Tourism is joining with our sponsors to give away great Maryland travel experiences. We call them Maryland Mondays, but you can enter all week. This week's contest is for a pair of tickets to the Great American Outdoor Show, Feb. 1-9. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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Baltimore, MD 21202


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