Baltimore is just a stone’s throw from several major cities in the northeast. It will take you less than 45 minutes to get to D.C. by train, and just over an hour to get to Philadelphia. If you’ve never been to the nation’s capital, it’s full of national monuments and museums that tourists can visit for free. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is also home to a number of infamous sites such as Independence Hall, where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed, and the Liberty Bell. If you want to check out Maryland’s capital city, Annapolis is just half an hour south of Baltimore by car. There’s plenty to do near or in the water, but there’s also a thriving community theater scene in the historic district for those who prefer dry land. For history buffs, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the site of the costliest battle in the American Civil War, is around 57 miles away. You’ll find more than 40 miles of scenic roads and 1,400 monuments and memorials commemorating the battle at Gettysburg National Military Park. For families with children or chocoholics, Hersheypark is a 90-mile drive from Baltimore. Hersheypark has an amusement park section with rides and attractions, ZOOAMERICA with animals from North America, and Chocolate World where visitors can see how chocolate is made. If you're eager for a lakeside getaway, there's no better place to go than Deep Creek Lake
in Maryland, a mere three hours and fifteen minutes away by car. You'll feel like you've really escaped when you set foot in rustic cabins in a gorgeous waterfront setting.