Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor2 North Charles Street, Baltimore 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel Monaco Baltimore is within a 10-minute walk of Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor, and it's just a couple of minutes more to the National Aquarium. Oriole ...
Embassy Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor222 Saint Paul Pl, Baltimore 3.5 out of 5.0
Embassy Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor is less than a mile from the Inner Harbor and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The boutique shopping and fine dining of Mount ...
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel202 E Pratt St, Baltimore 4.0 out of 5.0
Adjacent to the Gallery mall, this Baltimore hotel is across from Harborplace, 3 blocks from the National Aquarium, and 1 mile from Oriole Park at Camden ...
Brookshire Suites Baltimore's Inner Harbor120 E Lombard St, Baltimore 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Baltimore, this hotel is within walking distance of The Gallery and USS Constellation. Also nearby are National Aquarium in Baltimore ...
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor300 Light Street, Baltimore 4.0 out of 5.0
Skywalks link this gleaming 14-story hotel to the Baltimore Convention Center on one side and the Inner Harbor on the other; all major attractions, including ...
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore550 Light Street, Baltimore 4.0 out of 5.0
This hotel is across the street from the Inner Harbor, 4 blocks from the convention center, 3 blocks from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and within a mile of the ...
Hampton Inn Baltimore-Washington International Airport829 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights 2.5 out of 5.0
Located 8 miles from downtown Baltimore, this hotel is less than 2 miles from the airport. Self parking during guest's stay and a 24-hour airport shuttle are ...
Days Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor100 Hopkins Place, Baltimore 3.0 out of 5.0
3 blocks from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, this Days Inn is across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center. Dining, galleries, shopping, and a picturesque ...
Say ahoy to Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland, has strong nautical ties since being founded as a port town in 1729. Now a vibrant metropolis full of charming neighborhoods and landmarks of historical significance, its museums are first-rate, and the Orioles and the Ravens bring pride and excitement to the city's many sports fans. With a whole harbor playing host to many attractions, Baltimore is a place ready to enlighten guests on its rich history, rapid development and maritime culture.
Things to see
In September 1814, Fort McHenry stood in the way of British troops trying to conquer Baltimore Harbor. At last, the Americans repelled the British after a two-day battle, which inspired eyewitness Francis Scott Key to compose the poem that would lend "The Star-Spangled Banner" its lyrics. Nowadays, when you visit Fort McHenry, which also served as a prison during the Civil War, you can watch a brief introductory film, view military artifacts and take a self-guided tour.
Baltimore National Heritage Area Trails and Tours
If you'd like to stroll through some of the oldest and most beautiful parts of Baltimore, you might let a guide from the Baltimore National Heritage Area lead the way. Several tour options are available, with one of them winding its way through Jonestown, Little Italy and the Inner Harbor, and another taking you to Pennsylvania Avenue. All of these tours start at the Baltimore Visitor Center, available between April and the beginning of November.
Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards
The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, a separate facility, operates this haven of local sports memorabilia. It's located inside the grand building that was once Camden Station, and comprises 22,000-square-feet in size. The museum includes exhibits dedicated to such subjects as Johnny Unitas, college sports and amateur Maryland baseball. Visitors can even attempt virtual soccer during a visit.
A beacon of the sciences
Once a center of manufacturing, Baltimore has transformed itself into a powerhouse of engineering and technology. Contributing to its scientific pedigree are the distinguished Johns Hopkins University and the equally revered Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Best time to stay
You could make a convincing case that there's no single best time to visit Baltimore. Certainly, every season has its rewards. Spring days often bring ideal weather and lively outdoor concerts. During the winter, the sparkling, snow-covered streets are dreamy and uncrowded, and the fall foliage is gorgeous at the many area farms. Despite the heat and humidity, summer in Baltimore is thrilling. Many parks screen movies for guests free of charge. Families go rafting and tubing in local streams, the Orioles play some serious baseball, and warm nights are simply perfect for stargazing with friends and loved ones.
Where to stayBaltimore hotels range from the comfortable to the sophisticated, harbor-side to inner-city. The European inspired Royal Sonesta sits on the Inner Harbor and exudes timeless glamor, complete with a rooftop health club. Renaissance Baltimore Harborside Hotel offers its four diamond services for a more modest budget, with the Harborplace Mall adjacent to your lodgings.
Yearly events of note
Wedding on Ice
Every Valentine's Day at noon, married couples on skates gather at the Inner Harbor Ice Rink to renew their vows in an official ceremony, and a reception follows. It turns out that romance and figure eights make a winning combination.
Lunch with the Elephants
In March, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus comes to town. To celebrate, circus officials march a group of elephants from the Baltimore Arena to Lexington Market. In one of the parking lots, these massive pachyderms are treated to fruits and vegetables galore. Meanwhile, bands play, and clowns caper and dance.
The Preakness Stakes is one of the most famous thoroughbred races on Earth. In the United States, the only horse race to attract more spectators is the Kentucky Derby. The second of the American Triple Crown competitions, the Preakness takes place at Pimlico Race Course on the third Saturday of May. Potential visitors should bear in mind that, during race weekend, many Baltimore hotels are filled to capacity.
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