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There really is something for everyone in Maryland. The Old Line State has beaches, mountains, lakes, and raging rapids for lovers of the outdoors, as well as a long history going back to the Civil War and the War of 1812. Whether you're looking for a place to take in beautiful scenery, want to spoil yourself with upscale dining and shopping on the Chesapeake Bay, or are interested in seeing where one of America's most famous authors lived, Maryland has just what you're looking for, and then some.

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1. Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City is located just south of the Delaware border, and the boardwalk takes a day at the beach and turns it into something extraordinary. It dates all the way back to the early 1900s, when it was only five blocks long. Today, this iconic boardwalk stretches for 2.5 miles. There's always something to do along the way, and a lot of it is free. Enjoy an afternoon of people-watching while listening to buskers play, or peruse the many shops for the perfect souvenir. There are also fun attractions for the whole family, including a carousel, looping roller coaster, Ferris wheel, bumper cars, and much more.

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