Baltimore Gay and Lesbian Vacations
Your gay Baltimore vacation
It was queer filmmaker John Water who put Baltimore (aka “Charm City”) firmly on the gay map through the numerous films he shot here that gloriously celebrated the city’s quirks. Overshadowed by nearby sibling Washington D.C., Baltimore does indeed have many charms of its own – least of all which are the city’s signature redbrick row houses. Baltimore is home to the largest LGBT scene in Maryland, and you can soak up the city’s unique character include the narrow streets of Little Italy, home to Italian immigrants since the mid-1800s, and Federal Hill, once a decrepit, historic part of town and now thriving with young families.
LGBT-welcoming Baltimore hotels
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Just two blocks from Oriole Park, the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards makes an excellent base camp for baseball fans. It works well for football enthusiasts, too: M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, is a half-mile walk. The Inner Harbor is a few blocks to the east and is teeming with shops,... More
The AAA 4-diamond Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel ranks among Baltimore's finest. Located just off the waterfront, it places guests within steps of Inner Harbor's shops, restaurants and attractions. The National Aquarium is just across the street and the Harborplace Mall is adjacent to the hotel. All 586 guest... More
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Everything about the Hyatt Regency Baltimore's design -- from its soaring, sunlit atrium lobby to the spectacular skyline deck -- emphasizes the grandeur of this hotel's Inner Harbor setting. Downtown's bustling waterfront is steps away and guests walk to everything: the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center and... More
Housed in the former headquarters of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (constructed in 1906), the iconic Hotel Monaco Baltimore hotel immerses guests in the splendors of a bygone, Beaux-Arts era. Its sweeping, three-story lobby showcases original marble floors and Tiffany-stained windows, and eight-foot windows adorn each of... More
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The Harbor East neighborhood of Baltimore has a real gem – the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. This hotel is suited for both business and leisure travelers, and offers a variety of amenities to meet the needs of any guest. Spectacular views of the Inner Harbor welcome guests as they explore the city in its full glory. The... More
Those coming to town for a baseball game, business or both cannot go wrong with the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Located just west of the waterfront, the 337-room retreat is an easy stroll from Oriole Park at Camden Yards and even closer to the Baltimore Convention Center: Just head to the second floor and follow the... More
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The BWI Airport Marriott welcomes you to the Baltimore area with an easily accessible hotel location and fantastic amenities for your visit. Whether you're here for business or for a relaxing getaway, you'll feel right at home the moment you walk into our bright and inviting lobby. Our modern and well-appointed guest... More
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The wide boulevards of the artsy, historic Mount Vernon area is considered the gay district, with several GLBT-popular bars and restaurants within a short walk of the dramatic 178-foot obelisk of the Washington Monument. You’ll also find a gay and lesbian presence amid the cobblestones and pubs of Fells Point, once Baltimore’s original seaport and now party central with a plethora of nightlife venues.
Seeing the sights
The largest city in Maryland has an impressively renovated Inner Harbor waterfront filled with attractions like the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, Camden Yards Stadium Complex (where the Orioles play), and the Baltimore Maritime Museum, as well as the Harborplace & the Gallery with its 40-plus restaurants and 100-plus shops. There’s a 20-foot statue of Divine (John Water’s 300-pound drag queen muse) at the idiosyncratic American Visionary Art Museum in Federal Hill, featuring folk artists and those with mental disabilities and illnesses. Divine's gravesite at Prospect Hill Cemetery in the suburban town of Towson.
Baltimore Gay Pride takes place in mid-June, with Mount Vernon hosting the beginning of the parade and as well as the Baltimore Gay Pride Block Party. The popular Baltimore Black Gay Pride happens in early October.
Take water taxis
Two different companies run frequent water shuttles from April through September, between Inner Harbor locations including Harborplace, Fells Point, Little Italy, Canton, and Fort McHenry. It’s a great way to scenically take in the city while getting around.
Explore the fun foodie scene
Baltimore’s seven indoor food markets (all of them at least 100 years old) are the perfect place to sample Chesapeake Bay seafood at stand-up counters - including the blue crabs the city is famous for. As for sit-down restaurants, ask a local to recommend their favorite “crab house,” where tables are covered in brown paper and mallets are handed out to open up the shells, making for a fun, messy night out.
Don’t be put off by the casualness of the city folk
Everyone will great you with a “Hi, hon!” in a sometimes indecipherable Bawlamer accent, just like in a Waters movie. Baltimore’s down-to-earth residents have little time for pretense or attitude.