Baltimore

49°
44° - January
47° - February
57° - March
68° - April
77° - May
86° - June
91° - July
88° - August
81° - September
70° - October
59° - November
49° - December
Dec avg
$121
Avg Hotel
$349
Est. Airfare

Best Known For

Description

Baltimore is a top vacation spot thanks to its historical charm and family friendly sites. Exhibits include everything from Babe Ruth's birthplace to African American history to one of the top aquariums in the country. This coast city is home to an abundance of tasty restaurants, specializing in (you guessed it) sea food! The live entertainment at local pubs and taverns keeps the nightlife interesting. Baltimore may just be the friendliest place in the US--boasting that the city is multicultural, family-friendly, pet-friendly, and gay-friendly. One thing is for sure--charm abounds in this old-fashioned meets metropolis east coast city.

Baltimore - a 2 day visit

10/03/13
The first and really only thing you must do in Baltimore (at least near the harbor) is eat crab cakes. As many as you can. Picking the best crab cake is probably like picking the best cup of coffee in Seattle (apologies to Starbucks), best burrito in San Diego (It's from Rico's FYI), or best steak in Dallas. Well the Crackpot is that place in Baltimore. It's off the charts.

The rest of Baltimore is pretty great too - especially the waterfront. For historical purposes, Federal Hill cannot be missed. For west coasters like myself, the furthest back we go in history is maaaaaybe the gold rush days. On the east coast, there's actually wars to cover. Federal Hill is that place. History at a glance.

Here in San Diego we have ships in the harbor from World War II. Pretty incredible. Until in Baltimore you realize there's ships like the USS Constellation, a smoothe 100 years earlier. Quite a difference and quite worth it.

If all this ship talk is getting you fired up about ships and water then check out pier 3 where you can rent paddle boats and see all of the harbor life, including the ships up close. It's just a short walk past the World Trade Center. If you make this walk and while I dont think its possible given the size and color, make sure you don't miss the Chesapeake ship. It's bright red. And yes another ship, another landmark.

Baltimore is full of harbor, ship, sea and marine life but for you sports fans its also home to notable professional franchises, the Orioles (baseball) and Ravens (NFL) making Baltimore a family friendly getaway.
Ryan

Baltimore

09/21/13
60 minute drive from the nation's capital you can visit the National Aquarium, walk along the harbor, enjoy great shopping at one of the outlets, fine dining, an eclectic nightlife to name a few of the things to do while there.
Ana
The water front is great to walk around and take in the breeze coming off the water. You can use the water taxi to take you to various points in the harbor. If you have kids, take them to Port Discovery which is not far from the water front.
Jade
The inner harbor of Baltimore is great. So many things to do, especially if you have children. The aquarium is nice too.
Samantha
If you're not afraid of some true local flavor, check out Lexington Market. From freshly made berger cookies and utz chips to fish, it's a fun addition to the harbor!
Karen
you need to see harbour and definitely national aquarium
sami
Historic waterfront is a must see
Kristin

Play Ball!

In summer and early fall, take in an Orioles game at this converted railroad center only 2 blocks from Babe Ruth's birthplace.
Cost: From $9
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The Walters Art Museum

Take in works of art from some of the greatest masters like El Greco, Michelangelo, Monet, Durer, Caravaggio and more!
Cost: Free
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Fort McHenry

Take in some history at the site of the 1814 Battle of Baltimore which lead Francis Scott Key to write the words to the U.S. National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner.
Cost: $7 Per Person
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Port of Departure

Large cruise lines use this as a "Port of Departure" or beginning of itineraries.

Language

English

Currency

[USD] American Dollars

Airports

Balt./Wash. International Airport [BWI]
Ronald Reagan National Airport [DCA]