|Destination Airport IATA Code||BWI|
|Destination City Name||Baltimore|
An incredibly diverse city, Baltimore is famous for everything from seafood and sports to art and design. With so much to explore, you’re guaranteed to find something in this coastal metropolis to keep you busy.
Outside of the summer months, the weather in Baltimore can be unpredictable. So if you want to see the city in the sunshine, book your flights to Baltimore in July or August. Although not the cheapest time to fly to Baltimore, the high summer offers a great choice of free events and activities for you to enjoy.
If you’re traveling on a budget, the late spring or early fall could offer you the perfect combination of good weather and affordability. Temperatures should begin to climb in May and the weather should stay warm until the end of September. With fewer people traveling to the city, these shoulder seasons can be a great time to find cheap flights to Baltimore.
The more flexible you can be when booking your flights to Baltimore, the better. Sometimes, you’ll find that traveling a little further to an alternative departure airport can make a big difference to your airfare. You can find out which airports are within easy reach by clicking the ‘Nearby airports’ link on the Orbitz results page. If there are any suitable departure points, search for flights using Orbitz to see if you can find a cheaper deal.
The day you travel can influence the cost of your flights to Baltimore. Some days of the week are more expensive than others, so you may find that moving your trip forward or back by a day or two can make a big difference. Click the ‘Show flexible dates’ link on the results page to see prices for flights on alternative days.
Optimal departures to Baltimore from around the US include:
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is located around nine miles from the center of the city. The busiest airport in Maryland, BWI is a focus city for Southwest Airlines, giving passengers a great choice of direct destinations. As well as nonstop flights to cities across the US, BWI also offers services to Central America, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe. Trains, buses, taxis and private shuttle services are all available at the airport.
An excellent choice of low cost carriers and premium airlines offer direct services to Baltimore.
Baltimore has a good public transport network with most areas of the city accessible if you don’t have a car. The Metro SubwayLink system connects 14 stations in the center of Baltimore and runs seven days a week. A light rail network connects outlying suburbs with downtown Baltimore.
An extensive bus network links parts of the city not on the light rail or metro and taxis are available in most parts of Baltimore.
If you’re traveling further afield, regional train services connect Baltimore with Washington DC and other destinations in Maryland.
Energetic visitors to Baltimore will find cycling is a great way to explore the city. Baltimore has invested in cycling infrastructure in recent years and there is now a good choice of bike routes available. Rent a bike from one of the many hire companies in the city.
The most tourist friendly part of Baltimore is the Inner Harbor. Once an industrial wasteland, the district is now home to many of the city’s best museums. Visit the American Visionary Art Museum, The Maryland Science Center, the Baltimore Civil War museum and the Historic Ships in Baltimore. If you’re traveling with kids, or if you just love the natural world, a visit to the National Aquarium is an absolute must.
Another must-see attraction in Baltimore is The Walters Art Museum. Located in the Mount Vernon Cultural District, it offers a comprehensive history of art from the third millennium BC to the 20th century.
Once you’ve had your fill of museums, you can have a stroll along the Baltimore Heritage Walk. This self-guided tour begins at the city’s Visitor Center and takes you through downtown Baltimore as well as to the historic neighborhoods of Jonestown, Little Italy and Fells Point.
If you want to get a real feel for the city, a visit to a local sports match is a must. The Baltimore Orioles, the city’s baseball team, play their home games at Camden Yards. The Baltimore Ravens, the local NFL side, play at the M&T Bank Stadium.
If you plan to use public transport to navigate the city, invest in a travel card to make your journeys cheaper and more convenient. Baltimore operates on Eastern Time.
Like the rest of its neighbors along the Eastern Seaboard, Baltimore sees all four seasons. The heat and humidity of July and August can make you melt, but the breezes off the Chesapeake are that much more welcome. This is high season, when you can catch an Orioles baseball game at vibrant Camden Yards, or take a boat tour of the Inner Harbor.
Spring is a great time to visit. In May you can party with the locals when the Preakness Stakes, the second stop of horse racing’s Triple Crown, hits Pimlico track north of the city. The long Memorial Day weekend brings Baltimore to life with music, festivals, and a long list of outdoor activities.
The beginning of autumn also offers agreeable weather. Watch the leaves on the trees begin to change as you stroll along the Inner Harbor and taste the salty air from the Chesapeake Bay. Or take in a Ravens football game at M&T Bank Stadium. Free Fall Baltimore, a festival of hundreds of free live art and cultural performances, runs the month of October.
Winter is cold here, with nights sometimes in the single digits. Snows come occasionally, especially for inland suburbs.
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