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BaltimoreUnited States of America

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

Baltimore showing interior views and art

Inner Harbor

The captivating waterfront views and popular shops are just a few highlights of Inner Harbor. Make a stop by National Aquarium in Baltimore or Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina while you're exploring the area.

Inner Harbor
Downtown Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Downtown Baltimore

4/5Very Good!(24 area reviews)

A bustling port beloved sports teams and top sights from National Aquarium in Baltimore to Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina – discover Downtown Baltimore, a destination also famous for its historic sites.

Downtown Baltimore
Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Fells Point

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

The ample dining options and captivating waterfront views are top of the list for many visitors to Fells Point. A stop by Vagabond Players or Baltimore Tattoo Museum might round out your trip.

Fells Point
Harbor East, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Harbor East

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

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

Harbor East
Mount Vernon, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Mount Vernon

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

Mount Vernon
Canton, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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

Top hotels in Baltimore

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
4 out of 5
300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
The price is £98 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Located in Inner Harbor, this hotel is steps away from Charm'tastic Mile, Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina and Baltimore Convention Center. National Aquarium in ...

4.3/5Excellent! (903 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel wonderful view to harbor close to all my favorite restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2020

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor
Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor
3 out of 5
511 S Central Ave, Baltimore, MD
The price is £94 per night from 5 Nov to 6 Nov

Located in Little Italy, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Aquarium in Baltimore, Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina and Baltimore Convention Center. Johns ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,054 reviews)

"The check in and valet was quick easy and friendly.Room was clean. The shower would hold a lot of water in the bottom when showering."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor
Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center
Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center
2.5 out of 5
550 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD
The price is £77 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov

This family-friendly Baltimore hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Charm'tastic Mile, Baltimore Convention Center and M&T Bank Stadium. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (969 reviews)

"It was mediocre, no hotel info pamphlets or info for surrounding dining & drapes would not close. Continental breakfast was not inviting. Otherwise rooms were clean. ***"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Baltimore

Staybridge Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor
Staybridge Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor
3 out of 5
17 Commerce Street, Baltimore, MD
The price is £76 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov

Located in Downtown Baltimore, this historic aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Power Plant Live and Port Discovery. National Aquarium in Baltimore and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (231 reviews)

"Probably the best hotel I’ve stayed in and I’m from Baltimore."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Staybridge Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor
Houseboat Scorpius by SleepAfloat
Houseboat Scorpius by SleepAfloat
2.5 out of 5
2001 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD

Located in Fells Point, this houseboat is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vagabond Players and Johns Hopkins Hospital. National Aquarium in Baltimore and Baltimore Inner ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great alt way to travel off the VERY beaten path.

"unreal! In the heart of Fells Point section - great restaurants, bars and so easy to get to the convention center. I had cocktails on the top deck every night when I came back from my meetings. I saved $300 a night staying here with $12 in Uber every day - even took the water taxi just to add a bit ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2016

Houseboat Scorpius by SleepAfloat
Staybridge Suites Baltimore BWI Airport
Staybridge Suites Baltimore BWI Airport
3 out of 5
1301 Winterson Road, Linthicum Heights, MD
The price is £77 per night from 28 Nov to 29 Nov

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House and within 9 miles (15 km) of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore ...

4.3/5Excellent! (447 reviews)

"Stayed in a two bedroom suite. It was nice having a full size fridge. Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

Staybridge Suites Baltimore BWI Airport
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.

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Reviews of Baltimore

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4/5 - Good

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6 Nov 2019

Very nice and beautiful

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Oct 2019

Take a tour on one of the boats around the marina lots of interesting local information

5/5 - Excellent

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18 Aug 2019

We visited the Inner Harbour area and were impressed by the amount to do there and how well everything was kept.

5/5 - Excellent

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7 Aug 2019

I felt the main area to go to was the Inner Harbor area which was a 20-30 minute walk. The kids sometimes found it hard to do in the heat.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

23 Jun 2019

Baltimore is OK. Harbour area is great. Tainted by a lot of homeless people and a general feeling that it is unsafe.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Jun 2019

Enjoyed exploring Fells Point and Inner Harbour area, buzzy and fun. Easy to explore by walking or if not fit other options of water taxi, free buses.

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