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Baltimore, MD
Travel Guide

Baltimore featuring modern architecture, a city and night scenes

Stroll along the Inner Harbor’s wide brick promenade and enjoy dining, shopping, museums and sports in this Atlantic Coast city.

Baltimore centers on the peaceful Inner Harbor, a lovely renovated neighborhood curving around the Patapsco River. Walk along the stretch or take a water taxi to pop into restaurants, shops and cultural attractions.

On the harbor’s eastern side, visit Fell’s Point, once a shipbuilding community. Frederick Douglass was enslaved here as a youth for over 10 years. The community now features restaurants, shopping and events such as the Privateer Festival celebrating the region’s pirating past. Head west to the National Aquarium with over 20,000 animals in habitats ranging from ocean to rainforest.

A bit north, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s exhibits display some of Maryland’s African-American heritage. Find hands-on fun and learning at the Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Continue north to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, America’s first cathedral, built in the early 1800s.

Return to the harbor’s wide brick promenade to see dinosaurs, space displays and amazing demos at the interactive Maryland Science Center on the western shore. Find more fun at the American Visionary Art Museum, where unique self-revelatory art includes giant whirligigs and a full-size dress for a full-size horse. On the southern peninsula, visit the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The fort’s 1814 battle inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.

Drive to Druid Hill Park, about 5 miles (kilometers) north of the harbor, where flowering trees border Druid Lake. Visit the park’s Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the City of Baltimore Conservancy, with beautiful plant specimens. Stroll through the forested Wyman Park next to the Johns Hopkins University campus and stop at the Baltimore Museum of Art, featuring a very large Matisse collection.

If you enjoy baseball or simply want to relax in this inspiring stadium, visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Notice how Baltimore’s purpose-built stadium incorporates a warehouse from the old B&O Railroad. Eat a hot dog with crab dip as you cheer on the hometown Orioles.

Where to stay in Baltimore

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
4 out of 5
202 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD
The price is $110 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Inner Harbor, this hotel is steps from Charm'tastic Mile and Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina. Baltimore Convention Center and National Aquarium in Baltimore ...
4.2/5Excellent! (898 reviews)
"Location is Great.. Wish the Bar was open"

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
3.5 out of 5
700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD
The price is $118 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Harbor East, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Baltimore Civil War Museum, National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Rams Head Live. Baltimore Inner ...
4.4/5Excellent! (920 reviews)
"quite"

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
4.5 out of 5
550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $159 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in Downtown Baltimore, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Maryland Science Center, Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina, and Baltimore Convention ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,118 reviews)
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Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
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.
Heaven on Baltimore Downtown Fully Furnished Apartments
Heaven on Baltimore Downtown Fully Furnished Apartments
3.5 out of 5
W Pratt St. & S. Greene St., Baltimore, MD
Located in Downtown Baltimore, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Charm'tastic Mile, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and Baltimore Convention Center. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (26 reviews)
"Fabulous views from a spacious and clean apartment."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

Heaven on Baltimore Downtown Fully Furnished Apartments
Baltimore Condo Downtown
Baltimore Condo Downtown
Baltimore, MD
Located in Downtown Baltimore, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Charm'tastic Mile and Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina. Baltimore Convention Center ...
Baltimore Condo Downtown
Welcome Home! Private Bedroom & Bathroom
Welcome Home! Private Bedroom & Bathroom
Owings Mills, MD
The price is $50 per night from May 13 to May 13
Situated in Owings Mills, this condo building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Under Armour Performance Center Baltimore Ravens, Northwest Regional Park, and Hubert ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Another awesome stay
"Very quiet, clean and comfortable. Property owner is very easy to communicate with and courteous. This is our second time staying here and are very glad we picked to stay at this property again. Thank you for a great stay."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Welcome Home! Private Bedroom & Bathroom
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.

Getting around Baltimore

It’s easy to get around Baltimore thanks to a wide-ranging public transit network. More than 60 bus routes connect the city and surrounding area, while a light rail system connects the center with Hunt Valley, BWI Airport, and other outlying destinations. There’s also a free bus service, the Charm City Circulator, connecting sites across downtown. Water taxis also operate from the harbor. Visit the Maryland Transit Administration website.Browse Baltimore rental cars.

Best time to visit

Baltimore sees its most pleasant weather in spring and fall, when temperatures hit an average high in the mid 70s F (mid 20s C); these are the best times to visit. The summer gets hot and humid, and also sees crowds of tourists and rising hotel prices, though you might enjoy the lively summer festival program. Winter can be cold, with temperatures below freezing; January sees average lows of 23 F (-5 C).

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Reviews of Baltimore

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 26.6340710241894%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 47.272259392691716%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 19.788986103962944%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 4.014410705095214%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 2.290272774060731%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

I live here but that hotel was for my daughter birthday that was ruinef

4/5 - Good

Michigangirl

May 27, 2020

Fells Point was within walking distance as well as downtown. Everything was shut down when we were there but we still had a great time in Washington DC

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

May 27, 2020

I won’t stay there again

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

Definitely coming back

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 1, 2020

Love Baltimore, just would pick a better hotel next time.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Apr 27, 2020

I would never stay at this facility ever again. The first time I stayed here, I enjoyed it. However, this second time was horrific.

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