Maryland is one of the original 13 Colonies and the birthplace of the US national anthem. It is sometimes referred to as “America in miniature” because it has every kind of natural feature, except a desert, within its borders. Visitors to Maryland can explore its varied landscapes from the comfort of contemporary vacation homes, complete with open brick fireplaces and wood-paneled walls. Or, they can enjoy exclusive rooftop terraces and city view balconies a stone’s throw from Washington DC. Here’s our pick of the best, bookable on Culture Trip.