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Baltimore and Annapolis embody America’s greatness

Between the cultural allure of Baltimore and the historical charm of Annapolis, Maryland's capital, you'll have plenty of choices.

Since its refurbishment, the Inner Harbor has become an all-in-one-destination with waterside shopping, dining and entertainment. Here you’ll find the Maryland Science Center and National Aquarium, a five-level exhibit of mammals, fish, rare birds, reptiles and amphibians.

Learn of the life and times of George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Baltimore’s native son at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Take in a ballgame at Camden Yards. Once a railroad station and warehouse, Camden Yards is now home to the Baltimore Orioles.

Take time to see the paintings of Great Masters at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum.

Maryland’s oldest thoroughbred track, Pimlico Race Course, is the site of the annual Preakness Stakes, known as the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

Fort McHenry, just beyond Federal Hill, is where Francis Scott Key wrote the national anthem. At the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, visitors can learn how railroads advanced America’s westward expansion.

Stroll cobblestone streets of Annapolis, where a walking tour is like visiting a museum without walls. The U.S. Naval Academy offers daily tours of the grounds, chapel and Bancroft Hall. Visit the State House and many of the city’s historic homes.

Just minutes from the city, you'll find Maryland’s thoroughbred horse farms, old mills and wide expanses of rolling landscape.

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