Maryland Office of Tourism Publishes 2024 Destination Maryland Magazine

The Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism has published its 2024 edition ofDestination Maryland Magazine, helping travelers discover the state’s many attractions, scenic byways, outdoor recreational opportunities, and more.

“Maryland leads the way as one of America’s most diverse and welcoming destinations, creating authentic experiences for visitors to enjoy while simultaneously contributing billions of dollars to our state’s economy,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kevin Anderson. “With spring break coming soon, I encourage everyone to make lasting memories by making Maryland their vacation destination.”

Destination Maryland Magazine is a 120-page full-color magazine with national scenic byway themed suggestions, as well as regional listings of museums, attractions, history and heritage sites, arts and culture, parks, and outdoor recreation. Features in this year’s issue include a six-step tutorial on crab picking (pg. 56), a three-page feature on our Chesapeake Bay Storytellers (pgs. 41-43), and a spread highlighting our hike, bike and paddle trails that comprise Maryland’s Trail System Second-to-None (pgs. 67-70). The free guide can be ordered online or by calling 1-800-719-5900.

“Consumer research drives the content of the Destination Maryland Magazine which includes The Most Powerful Underground Railroad Storytelling Destination in the World; The Great Chesapeake Bay Loop and Chesapeake Bay Storytellers program; our Trail System Second-to-None; the Open Roads Scenic Byways program; and Fish and Hunt Maryland,” said Liz Fitsimmons, managing director of the Maryland Office of Tourism. “We encourage travelers to read the guide and browse our Visit Maryland website to book their multi-night trips to Maryland.”

Those planning their vacation in Maryland can also visit Maryland Welcome Centers, which are conveniently located along major highways throughout each region of the state. The eight centers offer a wide array of additional printed brochures and guides produced by the state, county and city tourism offices, and local tourism business. Knowledgeable travel counselors are available at each location to provide personalized assistance.

Maryland’s social media platforms are also a timely way for visitors to learn about unique destinations, anniversaries, special events, and local culinary specialties and craft spirits, while connecting users with other Maryland travel fans. Find travel suggestions on Facebook, X, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Users are encouraged to share their images using #MDinFocus for an opportunity to be featured in the 2025 edition of Destination Maryland Magazine.

About Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism

The Maryland Office of Tourism is an agency within the Maryland Department of Commerce. Visitors to the state spent $19.4 billion on travel-related expenses in 2022. The Maryland tourism industry also generated $2.3 billion in state and local taxes, essentially saving each Maryland household $1,000 in annual taxes, and directly supported Marylanders with nearly 124,000 jobs. For more information, go to

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