It doesn’t matter if you’re a local entrepreneur enjoying the remote lifestyle or traveling on business: Baltimore is an awesome place to work and play.
But what makes Baltimore so great, anyway? Consider the following perks of Maryland’s largest city including…
- Plenty of spots to get down to the grind downtown, including beautiful coffee shops and remote work hubs along the harbor
- A bustling community of like-minded, young professionals hungry to collaborate
- Amazing accommodations and a city that’s easy to navigate on foot and via public transit
Oh, and that’s not to mention the attractions and history that Baltimore such a busy hub in the first place.
Of course, there’s more to the Old Line State than the big city. If you haven’t explored Maryland for all its worth, consider taking the time to explore the rest of the state during your next business trip.
This is especially important for remote workers looking for a change of scenery. For example, you can rent an RV in Maryland to go beyond your backyard to mix both business and pleasure. Regardless of your reasons for traveling or getting down to business, keep these ideas in mind.
#1. The Eastern Shore
The Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s Eastern Shore are home to an endless slew of attractions, sights to see and opportunities to experience Maryland like a true local. Landmark sites which honor and document the journey of Harriet Tubman are prominent in the area; meanwhile, Historic High Street offers a blast from the past experience as well.
The region is likewise brimming with breweries and area restaurants for you to sample some legit Maryland fare. From blue crab to oysters and Smith Island cake, there’s arguably no better place to grab a bite and watch the water.
Speaking of which, there’s also majesty of the Bay itself. Watch the boats, enjoy the sunset and unwind at your own pace after a hard day’s work.
Annapolis cites itself as “America’s Sailing Capital” but is perhaps best known for its storied place in history. In particular, Annapolis is famed as the spot where George Washington resigned as Commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
Today the city home to the United States Naval Academy and is otherwise a hub of museums, monuments and an all-around good time for history buffs. Between the city’s historic district, the Maryland State House and the Banneker-Douglass Museum, you can spend hours taking in some local culture while learning a thing or two.
#3. Deep Creek Lake
With nearly 70 miles of shoreline to its name, Deep Creek Lake is a treat for those checking out the western part of the state. If you’re looking for a place to unwind and fish, look no further: largemouth bass and walleye are aplenty for those ready to cast their lines.
You can likewise enjoy some of the best state parks and outdoor spots in the region while you’re in the area, including Swallow Falls State Park and the lovely Firefly Farm. The former offers a gorgeous camping view of the lake while the latter offers delicious cheese and wine pairings for those interested in a sip-and-stroll experience.
#4. Ocean City
Just about as northeast as you can get in Maryland, Ocean City lives up to its namesake as a brilliant place to see the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean City Beach is a favorite of locals and tourists alike, coupled with a boardwalk area to keep you busy between soaking up the sun. If you’re looking for that aforementioned “Maryland experience” minus the bustle of Baltimore, you can find it here.
#5. Downtown Baltimore
Of course, let’s not discount what the city proper has to offer as well. Baltimore might get a bad rep from people who aren’t familiar with the city, but there’s plenty to do and see that can be fun for the whole family.
Sites such as Oriole Park and the harbor are always a good time, as are museums such as the Baltimore and Walters Art Museums. With plenty of shopping and downtown events popping up day after day, Baltimore offers everything you’d want and more from a big city.
Rich with history and so much beauty, Maryland’s has so much to explore that often flies under the radar. No matter how much of the state you’re able to see, make these spots your top priorities along the way.