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Old 11-22-2011, 11:52 AM
 
Location: NC
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I like MD a lot. I used to hate Baltimore for some reason but when I finally visited it I changed my mind. The Eastern Shore is pretty fascinating and the panhandle has some neat towns and beautiful scenery. There's this colonial vibe to the state that is very cool.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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If I ever make a list of top 10 incredibly cute US towns Havre de grace will be right up there.

I haven't been to western MD but look forward to a visit.

Baltimore is very cool and I much prefer it to DC.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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Does anyone not from MD acutally like it? For someone who visits I mean. No one ever seems to say anything positive about it. its always negative. Does anyone actually like it?
Annapolis rocks.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Annapolis rocks.
Yup, not only is it the state capital. But it's also a walkable marine town that dates back to 1649. And it's within the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, making it that much more accessible.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I like Maryland pretty well. Downtown Baltimore has some fun touristy stuff (Inner Harbor, Camden Yards, Aquarium) and there are also neat neighborhoods like Little Italy, Fells Point, Federal Hill, etc.

Annapolis is a great little town for a long weekend. Very scenic and walkable with some good restaurants and bars.

I've also done some boating on the Chesapeake Bay and that has always been fun.

In general I like the fact that the water plays such a large part in the culture of much in Maryland. I also tend to enjoy the general mid-atlantic vibe of the state which is a real transition between the south and the northeast. And of course the crab-cakes! :-)
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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I've never heard of anyone hating Maryland.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I've never heard of anyone hating Maryland.
It seems to me that some people have viewed pictures of run-down ghettos in Baltimore and now think that the whole state of Maryland looks like that.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:34 PM
 
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It seems to me that some people have viewed pictures of run-down ghettos in Baltimore and now think that the whole state of Maryland looks like that.
Ah, I see what you mean now. I get judged all the time because of that beautiful 2 mile stretch of the NJ turnpike between Newark Airport and those factories/refineries that you have to drive through on the way to NYC.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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I like Maryland pretty well. Downtown Baltimore has some fun touristy stuff (Inner Harbor, Camden Yards, Aquarium) and there are also neat neighborhoods like Little Italy, Fells Point, Federal Hill, etc.

Annapolis is a great little town for a long weekend. Very scenic and walkable with some good restaurants and bars.

I've also done some boating on the Chesapeake Bay and that has always been fun.

In general I like the fact that the water plays such a large part in the culture of much in Maryland. I also tend to enjoy the general mid-atlantic vibe of the state which is a real transition between the south and the northeast. And of course the crab-cakes! :-)
The vibe I've always picked up there, at least starting at Washington and heading northward, was that that was where the Northeast started. I pretty much felt like driving along I-81 that the south ended as soon I reached Northern Virginia (roughly where I-66 branched off I-81).
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:23 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I like Maryland. I wouldn't live there but certainly enjoy visiting the state well enough. I was really impressed with the beauty of the far western part fo the state around Deep Creek Lake and even driving on I-66 through the Apalachians was really beautiful. The Eastern Shore is nice, Assateague Island is a scenic and tranquil barrier island. I can enjoy visiting Baltimore and DC but only for a few days as the ratrace around there rubs me the wrong way. Baltimore has some very interesting neighborhoods but walking around the city, even on Charles Street in downtown I got a sketchy vibe. Away from I-95 though in the eastern and western ends of the state are some very beautiful places and Ocean city is pretty fun.
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