Maryland is situated in the Mid-Atlantic area of the United States, bordered to the south by Virginia, while West Virginia and Washington D.C are to the south and west. Pennsylvania lies to the north. The biggest city in the state is Baltimore but the actual capital of Maryland is Annapolis. The state is known by its three nicknames: the Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. With a series of well-connected highways which lead from the states largest airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, travelling through the state can be done seamlessly if you rent a car in Maryland.