Maryland on the Mid-Atlantic, nicknamed America in Miniature, has a little bit of everything: both sea and mountain, urban and rural, historic and modern. It ranges from some of the nation's most densely populated areas around Washington, D.C, to bucolic rural areas in the east around the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore, and in the Appalachian Mountains in the west.
Popular destinations: Baltimore, Assateague Island and Hagerstown
The Capital Region of Maryland consists of the counties near Washington, D.C, which contain sprawling and densely populated suburbs, as well as numerous satellite cities.
Popular destinations: Greenbelt, Takoma Park and Bethesda
Western Maryland traditionally consists of Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties, but often includes Frederick County and rarely, Carroll County.
Popular destinations: Hagerstown, Deep Creek Lake and Frostburg