Top Ten Reasons to Visit Baltimore From the beautiful waterfront that showcases our fabulous downtown attractions, to world-class museums and historic sites, to our delightful neighborhoods and authentic Chesapeake Bay cuisine, Baltimore is a city you won’t soon forget. These are the hottest reasons to love our city, but once you visit, we know you’ll find a whole lot more! Easily Accessible H Planes,Trains and Automobiles! Baltimore is located at the crossroads of the Northeast and MidAtlantic states and a region of 50 million people. Baltimore/ Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport allows travelers to fly directly into Baltimore and take an airport shuttle, taxi cab or sedan service into the heart of downtown Baltimore in just 15 short minutes. Baltimore is also a convenient stop on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and for those who drive, it is conveniently located off I-95. Easy and Fun to Get Around H By Land or By Sea!
You’ll be just two feet from everything in Baltimore! The city is easy to get to and easy to get around; most of its first-class hotels, restaurants, attractions and sports venues are steps from the famed Inner Harbor. Explore the one-of-a-kind neighborhoods and attractions via the fast, free and green Charm City Circulator hybrid buses. The Baltimore Water Taxi allows visitors to sightsee on the water and the Seadog tours offer a unique way to see the sights on water at top speed.
Arts and Culture H Plays, Paparazzi and Picasso!
The arts and culture scene is diverse in Baltimore. Don’t miss the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art, which now feature free admission all year long. With cultural backdrops such as The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall – Home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome and CENTERSTAGE, finding an experience that is right for you is easy.
Family Fun H All for One and One for All!
Attractions such as the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Urban Pirates and Port Discovery Children’s Museum leave no stone unturned when it comes to fun for the entire family. Enjoy interactive, hands on, mind stimulating fun for everyone!
African American Heritage H Legends are Made and Legacies are Born!
Being the birthplace of such African American greats as Billie Holiday and Thurgood Marshall gives way to the African American Heritage that makes Baltimore so proud of its history. Baltimore showcases African American history and celebrates African American accomplishments in many of our museums including the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture and the Frederick Douglas – Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum.
Unique Experiences H Just the Way You Like It!
With more than 130 attractions, museums, historic sites and performing arts groups, Baltimore promises something for everyone. From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to African American history and pop culture to sharks and dinosaurs, there is something exciting around every corner.
World-Renowned Cuisine H Check Please!
From fine dining in restaurants that have drawn rave reviews to a traditional crab feast, Baltimore’s restaurants present a varied menu of culinary delights. Many Baltimore chefs have been touted in culinary publications and major newspapers, as well as featured on network television.
Extraordinary Neighborhoods H Home Sweet Home!
Baltimore is a city of quaint neighborhoods that give this big city the small town feel. While visiting take a walk beyond the harbor thru Fell’s Point, Canton, Mount Vernon, Harbor East, Hampden, Federal Hill, Little Italy and Locust Point and find out why so many visitors stay more than one day and come back often.
The Inner Harbor H What a Waterfront!
From breath-taking panoramic views of the skyline atop Federal Hill Park, to the up-close and personal experiences of street performances happening spontaneously at the waterfront, Baltimore’s crown jewel the Inner Harbor offers more to see and do than one might imagine.
Wide Range of Accommodations H Stay for a while!
There are more than 8,500 hotel rooms in downtown Baltimore and thousands more only a short ride away. From family friendly, corporate and even pet friendly, there are accommodations in Baltimore for everyone. From the beautiful waterfront that showcases our fabulous downtown attractions, to world-class museums and historic sites, to our delightful neighborhoods and authentic Chesapeake Bay cuisine, Baltimore is a city you won’t soon forget. These are the hottest reasons to love our city, but once you visit, we know you’ll find a whole lot more!
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