Maryland is often called ‘America in miniature’ for its varied landscape, from mountains to its winding Atlantic coastline. The state was a centre of military activity during the Civil War, and visitors can follow four Civil War Trails that follow the footsteps of soldiers from that era. Annapolis, the port city that was once the capital of the U.S., is home to colonial buildings, as well as the United States Naval Academy. From there, you can set sail on a schooner in the Chesapeake Bay. In Baltimore, you can visit the birthplace of Babe Ruth or the National Aquarium.