Comptroller to Promote Summer Tourism in Visits Across Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 21, 2018) - With summer fast approaching and vacation plans being made, Comptroller Peter Franchot will travel across the state this week ahead of Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer – to promote Maryland tourism and highlight some of the family-friendly destinations from the mountains to the ocean and everything in between.

“As the state’s chief fiscal officer, I see the incredible impact that the tourism industry has on our economy and our revenues,” said Comptroller Franchot. “Maryland has so much to offer this summer, regardless of where you live. Families can visit the beach and charming bayside towns on the Eastern Shore, the idyllic mountains of Western Maryland and the historic museums and terrific attractions in Baltimore City – just to name a few destinations across our great state.”

The Comptroller will make the following visits this week:

Tuesday, May 22:

  • Salisbury Zoo: 755 South Park Drive, Salisbury, MD
  • Fish Tales: 2207 Herring Way, Ocean City, MD

Wednesday, May 23:

  • Simon Pearce Factory Store and Glassblowing Workshop: 265 Glass Drive, Oakland, MD
  • Lakeside Creamery: 20282 Garrett Highway, Oakland, MD

Thursday, May 24:

  • B&O Railroad Museum: 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
  • Baltimore Museum of Art: 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD
  • Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture: 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
  • National Aquarium: 501 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
  • Sandlot: 1000 Wills Street, Baltimore, MD

Times and additional details about each visit will be released via media advisories as the week progresses.

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Joseph Shapiro -  jshapiro@comp.state.md.us
                                        410-260-7305 (office); 443-871-2244 (mobile)

Alan Brody –  abrody@comp.state.md.us
                                        410-260-6346 (office); 443-924-1473 (mobile)