BaltimoreUnited States of America

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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

Downtown Baltimore

Downtown Baltimore

4/5Very Good!(4,073 area reviews)

Enjoy the captivating waterfront views in Downtown Baltimore. Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Johns Hopkins Hospital Station or Shot Tower-Market Place Station to see more of Baltimore.

Downtown Baltimore
The clouds painting the city sky
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Fells Point

4.5/5Wonderful!(169 area reviews)

The abundant dining options and waterfront views are top of the list for many visitors to Fells Point. A stop by Inner Harbor or Vagabond Players might round out your trip.

Fells Point
Great traffic circle, artwork, water fall and view of the Inner Harbor!
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Harbor East

4.5/5Wonderful!(250 area reviews)

Harbor East is known for its captivating waterfront views, and with sights like Inner Harbor and Baltimore Civil War Museum, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Baltimore.

Harbor East
Washington Monument which includes a monument, autumn leaves and a sunset

Mount Vernon

The ample dining options and captivating waterfront views are just a few popular features of the neighborhood. Make a stop by Walters Art Museum or Washington Monument while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Centre Street Station to get around town.

Mount Vernon
Beautiful day on the Harbor in Baltimore Maryland.
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Canton

Canton is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Canton Waterfront Park and Korean War Memorial.

Canton
American Visionary Art Museum which includes art and a city

Federal Hill

4.5/5Wonderful!(30 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in Federal Hill. You might want to make time for a stop at Inner Harbor or Maryland Science Center.

Federal Hill

Top Hotels in Baltimore

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
4.5 out of 5
550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
$159
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Downtown Baltimore, this luxury hotel is steps from Maryland Science Center and Inner Harbor. Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina and Baltimore Convention ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,585 reviews)

"The staff & room was amazing. I would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor
3.5 out of 5
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore, MD
$80
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Downtown Baltimore, this hotel is steps from Battle Monument and Inner Harbor. Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina and Baltimore Convention Center are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,006 reviews)

"i liked the location of the hotel, it was walking distance to the harbor. The room was nice (floor and window), however the water in the shower was almost impossible to regulate at a "normal" temperature in order to shower. Because the hotel uses appeTV, the channels kept coming in and out randomly. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor
Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor
Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor
3 out of 5
511 S Central Ave, Baltimore, MD
$107
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Little Italy, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Inner Harbor and National Aquarium in Baltimore. Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina and Baltimore ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,655 reviews)

"Friendly staff, clean room and centrally located."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor

Popular things to do in Baltimore

Inner Harbor
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Inner Harbor

4.5/5(2,125 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Baltimore with a trip to Inner Harbor. Check out the must-see aquarium and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

National Aquarium in Baltimore
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National Aquarium in Baltimore

4.5/5(1,006 reviews)

Inner Harbor’s biggest attraction recreates the marine and terrestrial habitats of thousands of animals from many parts of the globe.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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Oriole Park at Camden Yards

4.5/5(471 reviews)

Watch Baltimore’s beloved baseball team play on their home field, located inside a groundbreaking stadium famous for blending classic and modern design elements.

Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina
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Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina

4.5/5(981 reviews)

The transformed former seaport is packed with museums, shops and family attractions and is one of the city’s most photographed areas.

M&T Bank Stadium
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M&T Bank Stadium

4.5/5(225 reviews)

Catch an event at M&T Bank Stadium during your trip to Stadium Area. Amble around this vibrant area's waterfront or experience its lively festivals.

Power Plant Live
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Power Plant Live

4/5(105 reviews)

With a visit to Power Plant Live, a favorite shopping spot in Baltimore, you can enjoy some retail therapy. Experience the acclaimed art scene and lively festivals in this vibrant area.

Top activities in Baltimore

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

$55
Per adult
Wine Tasting Tour of the Patapsco Wine Region
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Wine Tasting Tour of the Patapsco Wine Region

$87
Per adult
Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise
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Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise

$113
Per adult
Fell's Point Food Tour
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Fell's Point Food Tour

$71
Per adult
Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Indoor Skydiving Experience

$72
Per adult
Self-Guided Baltimore Scavenger Hunt
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Self-Guided Baltimore Scavenger Hunt

$11
Per adult

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