Baltimore is the capital of Maryland and one of the most historic cities in the Northeast United States. Located on Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore has traditionally been a port town but is now a thriving metropolis boasting historical monuments and internationally-acclaimed cultural institutions. So, what can you expect during your Baltimore vacation? Let’s have a look….
If you visit Baltimore through Baltimore-Washington International Airport, you have several options for getting to downtown: the Light Rail, the MARC trains which head to Penn Station, and several local bus lines. Once in the city, you can move around via bus and subway, or hop on the MARC train to visit neighboring areas.
The top names in Baltimore tourism are found in the Inner Harbor, a historic seaport that’s home to the National Aquarium, the American Visionary Art Museum, Camden Yards (home of the Orioles and Ravens), and the Baltimore Maritime Museum whose collection includes several historic ships like the USS Constellation, one of two Civil War-era ships still afloat.
Other top activities when you travel to Baltimore include seeing the world-renowned Symphony Orchestra at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall or paying a visit to Fort McHenry, inspiration for the United States’ National Anthem. Many opt for taking a day-trip to see George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon during their holiday in Baltimore, or marveling at the nearby Walters Art Museum. Now that you know a bit more this most historic and charming of American cities, let’s get started planning your vacation in Baltimore.