Planning Your Visit
The University of Maryland is located in College Park, MD, which lies within Prince George’s County. Within the county confines lie many fine restaurants, retail shopping areas, the university, the College Park Airport (the world’s oldest continuously operating airport), the National Archives II (the world’s largest archival facility), NASA (Goddard Space Flight Center), and the National Wildlife Visitor Center. For more information on all that College Park has to offer, see here.
Washington, DC, is a metropolitan city with historic attractions, museums, monuments, hotels, restaurants, free annual events, and visitor services unrivaled by any other American city. Since the capital is only nine miles from the university, and accessible by Metrorail from College Park, a visit to the city is convenient and recommended. For more information, see here.
Annapolis boasts historic charm with its beautifully preserved and restored buildings and brick downtown streets. A boater’s paradise, the city ranks as the Sailing Capital of America and hosts the country’s largest in-water boat show every October. For more information, contact the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau, 26 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410.268.TOUR or here.
Only 30 miles from the university, Baltimore has something for everyone. Built around the inner harbor, the city is a walker’s delight, with a lineup of attractions within three or four blocks of one other. For more information, contact the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association, USF & G Tower, 100 Light Street, 12th Floor, Baltimore, MD, 21202, call 800.343.3468 or here.