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Small in size but not in reputation, Maryland is famous for many things. The Chesapeake Bay, blue crabs, and the city of Baltimore are all well known. It is also the birthplace of the National Anthem. Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" after watching the flag flying over Fort McHenry during the war of 1812. With such a historical connection, it's no wonder that Maryland remains close to the hearts of the American people and is a popular spot for tourists to visit.
Maryland is also well known for its diverse natural landscape. A trip to Maryland is a chance to explore mountains, ski resorts, countryside, and beaches. Visitors can see the wild horses and pristine beaches of Assateague Island. Or tour the Chesapeake Bay loop visiting the quirky towns and villages dotted along the coastline.
It's not just natural splendor though, the city of Baltimore is a massive draw for visitors too. The state's quirky capital city has a reputation for producing creative souls such as Hairspray creator John Waters. The city has a thriving arts and culture scene with impressive theatres, museums, and art galleries alongside a public art trail just waiting to be explored.
Maryland is all about the crabs. Blue crabs, so named for their blue claws, are caught in the Chesapeake Bay and renowned as a delicacy all over the US. Enjoy them whole in the soft shell or just the crab meat added to other dishes; either way, it's a taste of Maryland visitors won't soon forget.