States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Here's a list of Mid-Atlantic region state travel offices.

Alabama // Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; 800-252-2262; touralabama.org.

Alaska // Alaska Travel Industry Association, Visitor Information Center, 2600 Cordova St., Suite 201, Anchorage, AK 99503; 800-862-5275; travelalaska.com.

Arizona // Arizona Office of Tourism, 1110 W. Washington St., Suite 155, Phoenix, AZ 85007; 866-275-5816; arizonaguide.com.

Arkansas // Arkansas Tourism Office, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201; 800-628-8725; arkansas.com.

California // California Tourism, P.O. Box 1499, Sacramento, CA 95812; 800-862-2543; gocalif.ca.gov.

Colorado // Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700, Denver, CO 80202; 800-265-6723; colorado.com.

Connecticut // Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, 755 Main St., 1 Financial Plaza, Hartford CT 06103; 888-288-4748; ctvisit.com.

Delaware // Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901; 866-284-7483; visitdelaware.com.

Florida // Visit Florida, 661 E. Jefferson St., Suite 300, Tallahassee, FL 32301; 888-735-2872; visitflorida.com.

Georgia // Georgia Department of Economic Development, 75 Fifth St. N.W., Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30308; 800-847-4842; georgia.org/travel.

Hawaii // Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, 2270 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 801, Honolulu, HI 96815; 800-464-2924; gohawaii.com.

Idaho // Idaho Division of Tourism Development, 700 W. State St., P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720; 800-847-4843; visitid.org.

Illinois // Illinois Bureau of Tourism, 100 W. Randolph St., Suite 3-400, Chicago, IL 60601; 800-226-6632, enjoyillinois.com.

Indiana // Indiana Office of Tourism Development, 1 N. Capitol Ave., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204; 888-365-6946; enjoyindiana.com.

Iowa // Iowa Tourism Office, 200 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309; 800-345-4692; traveliowa.com.

Kansas // Kansas Travel & Tourism, 1000 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66612; 800-252-6727; travelks.com.

Kentucky // Kentucky Department of Tourism, Capital Plaza Tower, 22nd floor, 500 Mero St., Frankfort, KY 40601; 800-225-8747; kentuckytourism.com.

Louisiana // Louisiana Office of Tourism, Inquiry Department, P.O. Box 94291, Baton Rouge, LA 70804; 800-994-8626; louisianatravel.com.

Maine // Maine Office of Tourism, 59 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333; 888-624-6345; visitmaine.com.

Maryland // Maryland Office of Tourism Development, 217 E. Redwood St., 9th floor, Baltimore 21202; 866-639-3526 or 800-634-7386; mdisfun.org.

Massachusetts // Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4510, Boston, MA 02116; 800-227-6277 or 800-447-6277 (for brochures only); massvacation.com.

Michigan // Travel Michigan, 300 N. Washington Square, 2nd floor, Lansing, MI 48913; 888-784-7328; michigan.org.

Minnesota // Minnesota Office of Tourism, 121 Seventh Place E., Metro Square, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55101; 800-657-3700; exploreminnesota.com.

Mississippi // Division of Tourism Development, P.O. Box 849, Jackson, MS 39205; 866-733-6477; visitmississippi.org.

Missouri // Missouri Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 1055, Jefferson City, MO 65102; 800-519-2100; visitmo.com.

Montana // Travel Montana, 301 S. Park Ave., P.O. Box 200533, Helena, MT 59620; 800-847-4868; visitmt.com.

Nebraska // Nebraska Tourism Information Center, P.O. Box 98907, Lincoln, NE 68509; 800-228-4307; visitnebraska.org.

Nevada // Nevada Commission on Tourism, 401 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701; 800-237-0774; travelnevada.com.

New Hampshire // New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism Development, P.O. Box 1856, 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03302; 800-386-4664 or 603-271-2665, fax 603-271-6870, visitnh.gov.

New Jersey // New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission, P.O. Box 820, Trenton, NJ 08625; 800-847-4865; visitnj.org.

New Mexico // New Mexico Tourism Department, 491 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501; 800-545-2070; newmexico.org.

New York // New York State Division of Tourism, 30 S. Pearl St., Albany, NY 12245; 800-456-8369; iloveny.com.

North Carolina // North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27699; 800-847-4862; visitnc.com.

North Dakota // North Dakota Tourism, Century Center, 1600 E. Century Ave., Suite 2, P.O. Box 2057, Bismarck, ND 58502; 800-435-5663; ndtourism.com.

Ohio // Ohio Division of Travel & Tourism, P.O. Box 1001, Columbus, OH 43216; 800-282-5393; discoverohio.com.

Oklahoma // Oklahoma Tourism, 120 N. Robinson Ave., 6th floor, P.O. Box 52002, Oklahoma City, OK 73152; 800-652-6552; travelok.com.

Oregon // Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne Ave. S.E., Suite 240, Salem, OR 97301; 800-547-7842; traveloregon.com.

Pennsylvania // Pennsylvania Tourism Office, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 4th floor, 400 North St., Harrisburg, PA 17120; 800-847-4872; visitpa.com.

Puerto Rico // Puerto Rico Tourism Co., P.O. Box 902-3960, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902; 800-866-7827; gotopuertorico.com.

Rhode Island // Rhode Island Tourism Division, 1 W. Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903; 800-556-2484; visitrhodeisland.com.

South Carolina // South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, 1205 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29201; 888-727-6453; discoversouthcarolina.com.

South Dakota // South Dakota Office of Tourism, 711 E. Wells Ave., c/o 500 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501; 800-732-5682, travelsd.com.

Tennessee // Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 312 Eighth Ave. N., 25th floor, Nashville, TN 37243; 800-462-8366; tnvacation.com.

Texas // Department of Economic Development, Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, TX 78711; 800-888-8839; traveltex.com.

U.S. Virgin Islands // U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, 3460 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 412, Los Angeles, CA 90010; 800-372-8784; usvitourism.vi.

Utah // Utah Travel Council, Capitol Hill/Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420, Salt Lake City, UT 84114; 800-882-4386; utah.com.

Vermont // Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, National Life Building, 6th floor, Drawer 20, Montpelier, VT 05620; 800-837-6668; vermontvacation.com.

Virginia // Virginia Tourism Corp., 901 E. Byrd St., Richmond, VA 23219; 800-847-4882; virginia.org.

Washington // Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42525, Olympia, WA 98504; 800-544-1800; experiencewashington.com.

Washington, D.C. // Washington, D.C., Convention & Tourism Corp., 901 Seventh St. N.W., 4th floor, Washington, DC 20001; 800-422-8644; washington.org.

West Virginia // West Virginia Division of Tourism, 90 MacCorkle Ave. S.W., South Charleston, WV 25303; 800-225-5982; www.callwva.com.

Wisconsin // Wisconsin Department of Tourism, 201 W. Washington Ave., P.O. Box 8690, Madison, WI 53708; 800-432-8747; travelwisconsin.com.

Wyoming // Wyoming Travel & Tourism, Interstate 25 at College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82002; 800-225-5996; wyomingtourism.org.