Baltimore

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Explore the birthplace of the national anthem, ride one of the nation’s first trains and visit a harbor full of historic ships, marine life and interactive museums.

Baltimore is located in Chesapeake Bay, near the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded in 1729 as a port and shipbuilding town and soon became a major manufacturing and trade center. The Maryland metropolis has undergone a process of urban renewal since the 1970s to change its industrial persona. The Inner Harbor is now a lively cultural hub and a picturesque setting for photography. The friendly locals earned Baltimore the nickname “Charm City.”

Today, sleek office buildings, smart hotels, prestigious museums and family-friendly visitor attractions make up the landscape of central Baltimore. Start at the Visitor Center at Inner Harbor to pick up a three-day pass that gives you discounts to some major attractions and transport.

Explore the compact waterfront hub of museums, eateries and children’s attractions at your leisure. A highlight for many is the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Step aboard historic warships, such as the USS Constellation, at the Maritime Museum. For more wartime sagas, explore Fort McHenry, where the victory flag inspired the national anthem over 200 years ago.

Venture outside of Inner Harbor to see some of the city’s other famous attractions. View work by Matisse at the Walters Art Museum, visit the Nashville Zoo, taste wine at Boordy Vineyards or take a ride on one of the country’s first public tracks at the B&O Railroad Museum.

Getting around is easy in the compact Inner Harbor and there are many public transport options. Check out the free shuttle bus service called Charm City Circulator. It runs every 10 minutes. Water taxis are a scenic way to visit harbor-side museums.

Due to the city’s sheltered location, the climate in spring and autumn is pleasant and the winters are mild for a northern city. Summers tend to be humid and hot.

Baltimore may lack the style and urban pulse of its East Coast neighbors Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia, but its museums, historical sights, and friendly locals make it a worthwhile destination.

Where to stay in Baltimore

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
3.5 out of 5
110 S Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD
The price is CA $148 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Located in Downtown Baltimore, this hotel is steps from Charm'tastic Mile and University of Maryland - Baltimore. Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Hippodrome ...
4/5Very Good! (933 reviews)
"The room, elevator and lobby were clean. I did not get a chance to eat in the restaurant but bar staff and front fest were friendly and helpful. The location was great with easy walking distance to the ball field, harbor and the aquarium."

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
4 out of 5
300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $203 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Inner Harbor, this hotel is steps from Charm'tastic Mile and Baltimore Convention Center. USS Constellation and Maryland Science Center are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,126 reviews)
"Our time at this hotel was good. Good and professional service. Room was clean and great as expected. No issues, it was a wonderful experience for us."

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2021

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
4 out of 5
202 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $184 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Inner Harbor, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Charm'tastic Mile, National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Power Plant Live. Oriole Park at Camden ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,025 reviews)
"Staff was friendly and the room was very clean. Great view of harbor!"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2021

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore Downtown, MD
Home2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore Downtown, MD
3 out of 5
8 E Pleasant Street, Baltimore, MD
The price is CA $121 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Cathedral Hill Historic District, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Baltimore Convention Center and Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina. National ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,005 reviews)
"The staff were wonderful! The hotel was walking distance to everything we wanted to see around the harbor."

Reviewed on Jul. 6, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore Downtown, MD
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hanover Arundel Mills
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hanover Arundel Mills
3 out of 5
7491-B New Ridge Road, Hanover, MD
The price is CA $162 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Arundel Mills Mall and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Maryland Live Casino. National Electronics Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (457 reviews)
"I had two suites. The two bedroom suite was large and very clean. The living room space was great for hosting company. Love it! Unfortunately our one bedroom was horrible. The couch was broken and very dirty. When we called the front desk they responded promptly, however they said they could not ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hanover Arundel Mills
Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
3 out of 5
625 S President St, Baltimore, MD
The price is CA $173 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Harbor East, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Baltimore Civil War Museum, National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Baltimore Inner Harbor ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Cut, copy, and paste your manager Ivan along with the front desk staff then spread that business midel out over your chain. #winner"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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