Baltimore Travel Guide

David Davies

Baltimore has proven itself to be a city of resilience having raised itself out of the ashes of fire, politically-charged riots, crime, and deindustrialization. An hour from Washington D.C. and 90 minutes from Philadelphia, B-more as it's affectionately called by locals, is one of America's most revered cities. Initially intended by Lord Baltimore to be a replica of England, the city has undergone several identity crises ranging from playground of landed British gentry to industrial haven to revitalized metropolis by way of capital improvements and gentrification.

Baltimore, like other major port cities in America, began its population with droves of African slaves and European immigrants, many of whose descendants still reside here and make up its present day communities. Culturally rich, Baltimore has no shortage of ethnic restaurants and entertainment. The Inner Harbor houses Maryland's most popular destination, the Baltimore Aquarium, along with historic attractions such as the U.S.S. Constellation and the Maryland Science Center.

Visitors to Baltimore have a hearty list of activities and neighborhoods to choose from. Neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Little Italy, and Greek Town are among a few worthy of a day of exploration. Some of the city's best kept secrets can be found in the less picturesque walkways of Lexington Market where arguably the city's tastiest crab cakes can be found at Faidley's Seafood. Travelers interested in the arts have several museums to choose from including, but not limited to, the B&O Railroad Museum, the Washington Monument & Museum, the Lyric Opera House, and the Hipperdrome Theater. Sports enthusiasts can take a break at ESPN Zone right in the Inner Harbor or catch a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards or M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Orioles and the Ravens, respectively.



Where to Go in Baltimore

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Gramercy Mansion Bed & Breakfast

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1400 Greenspring Valley Road

Secluded, romantic getaway from the city's hustle and bustle.

Maryland Science Center

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601 Light St
South side of the Inner Harbor

Not your ordinary science museum; very interactive for the children.

Holy Frijoles

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908 West 36th Street

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Miss Shirley's Cafe & Bakery

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410 West Cold Spring Lane

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UPDATES FROM OUR TRAVEL TEAM

Sweet Dreams Coming to Harborplace This Spring
Travelers to the Inner Harbor will have the pleasure of enjoying three new retailers offering treats for their sweet tooth. Marble Slab Creamery, Great American Cookies, and Paciugo Gelato & Caffè are all slated to open at the Pratt Street Pavilion in Harborplace this Spring.  Read more

The Circus is in town
Performing at the 1st Mariner Arena for a two week engagement from March 21st until April 1st, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Fully Charged is promoted as being a “new high-wattage, electrifying, contemporary circus production that ignites excitement in all.” Read more

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Returns to Baltimore
After watching Water for Elephants, a love story featuring Robert Pattinson and Reece Witherspoon about a young man who falls in love with a married circus performer, and wondering if many people cared as much about the circus today as they did in years past, I had to laugh when I saw that the circus... Read more


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