Known for its waterfront location, distinct neighborhoods and rich history, “Charm City” is one of the greatest examples of urban revitalization in the country.
The focal point of the city’s booming tourist industry is undoubtedly the Inner Harbor, a landmark in Baltimore, featuring upscale hotels, restaurants and attractions. The Maryland Science Center and National Aquarium, Maryland’s biggest tourist draw, are located here. Water taxis and harbor cruises encourage our Baltimore hotel’s guests to head for the water.
Beyond the Inner Harbor attractions and hotels, Baltimore visitors find state-of-the-art sports venues, including historic Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. During football season, cheer on the Ravens in neighboring M&T Bank Stadium.
Baltimore’s charm can be attributed in part to its delightful neighborhoods. At one of the oldest, Little Italy, many original restaurants still anchor the streets. The cobbled streets of Fell’s Point beckon travelers to explore this original seaport, while Mount Vernon and the American Visionary Art Museum appeal to art aficionados.
Not to be missed, Fort McHenry pays tribute to Baltimore’s significant contribution to America’s founding and commemorates the writing of the “Star Spangled Banner.” Consider taking a tour after sampling crab cakes from Lexington Market or one of the harbor’s chic restaurants.
I spent the past weekend at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. I had... --etharris