Cheap Flights to Maryland

Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and surrounding Chesapeake Bay, Maryland is often described as America in miniature. Abutting the famous Mason-Dixon Line, this small state features sandy beaches and verdant mountains as well as a Northern big-city vibe tempered with Southern small-town charm. Maryland includes the avant-garde cuisine and entertainment of the D.C. suburbs and the quaint antique shops of the Eastern Shore. A wide range of attractions awaits visitors who book cheap flights to Maryland.

Flights to Maryland

The main aviation gateway into Maryland is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) located approximately 10 miles south of Baltimore and 25 miles north of Annapolis, the state capital. You can schedule flights to Maryland on a variety of major international and low-cost carriers. The airport has one large terminal with domestic and international concourses, and it's connected to downtown Baltimore by a light rail system. Taxi fare to Baltimore and Annapolis is approximately $30 and $65 respectively. If you plan to travel around the rest of Maryland, your best option will be a GPS-equipped rental car. This will make it easier to reach popular attractions like the Inner Harbor, the cobblestone streets of the Annapolis historic district and the Antietam National Battlefield outside of Frederick.

Attractions in Maryland

The largest city in the state, Baltimore is home to numerous cultural attractions, including Fort McHenry. The bombardment of this installation during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to pen "The Star Spangled Banner." The city is also the setting for a science museum and the National Aquarium. Take one of the many cheap flights to Maryland and hang with the locals as they cheer on the Orioles and Ravens.

Annapolis features colonial architecture, brick row houses reminiscent of a Dickens novel and the U.S. Naval Academy. It is also the hub for excursions on the Chesapeake Bay. Located on the Atlantic Coast across the Bay Bridge, Ocean City is the quintessential seaside resort town. There is a surfside boardwalk lined with shops and arcades as well as a small theme park. Situated in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Western Maryland is the setting for scenic locales, such as Deep Lake, a year-round recreational playground, and the forested land of Rocky Gap State Park.

Travel Tips for Maryland

Travelers taking flights to Maryland during the sultry summers will see highs in the 90s, but the cool winters can bring snow and freezing temperatures. Dress accordingly when planning to attend outdoor events like the Maryland State Fair. Other annual cultural events include Honfest, which celebrates beehive hairdos and everything else Bawlmerese that was showcased in the hit musical "Hairspray." Maryland hosts the Preakness, which is the second leg of thoroughbred racing's famed Triple Crown. Whether at the beach or state fair, be sure to sample Maryland’s popular blue crabs. You can eat them boiled or as fried cakes. Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant costs approximately $60.

Flights to Maryland

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