Baltimore: A Thriving Port City
With its red-brick row houses, cobblestone streets, modern waterfront and impressive Camden Yards ballpark, Baltimore’s intriguing mish-mash of old and new has helped create an American success story. With the resurgence of its downtown area and pleasant older neighborhoods, this thriving port city has become one of the country's most attractive towns, bustling with things to see and do.
The crown jewel of Baltimore is its scenic Inner Harbor, a popular waterfront district where some of the city’s best shopping, dining and entertainment can be found. From street entertainers and open-air concerts to intriguing specialty stores and sightseeing attractions, this bustling area has become the heartbeat of a vibrant, growing metropolis.
The city is made up of many unique neighborhoods that all come together to add to Baltimore’s overall appeal and give the city an air of cultural flair. The historic section of town known as the neighborhood of “Little Italy” is known by locals for its delectable cuisine and festivals steeped in Italian tradition. Fells Point, the oldest section of Baltimore still has the feel of an old English neighborhood with cobblestone streets and traditional pubs, while Federal Hill with its attractive row-style houses offers spectacular views of the waterfront. Mount Vernon, the cultural center of the city, was the address for the city’s wealthiest residents during the 18th and 19th centuries. Their legacies include the first monument to George Washington, the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Baltimore Basilica, the first Roman Catholic cathedral in the United States.
“Charm City” has welcomed visitors to the upper reaches of Chesapeake Bay since 1729. Today, while the city continues to grow and evolve, its welcome remains as warm as ever.
Baltimore Convention and Visitors Bureau
Get detailed information about Baltimore, its neighborhoods, history, attractions, entertainment, area maps and more.
Find out about the latest events and happenings in the Baltimore area, get the scoop on music, nightlife, restaurants, concerts and the city’s most popular attractions.
This handy guide is filled with everything you need to know about nursing in Maryland, including state nursing associations, CE requirements, salary information and more.
This daily newspaper features local, national and international news, business, sport and entertainment.
This weekly newspaper features community news and articles, classifieds and entertainment reports.
Baltimore’s vibrant Inner Harbor is at the epicenter of the city’s revitalization and boasts a huge variety of activities and attractions.
Showcasing more than 14,000 fish, marine mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, as well as coral reefs and a tropical rain forest, the National Aquarium is rated as one of the best in the country.
Maryland Science Center
From life-size dinosaur models and human skeletons to space exploration and optical illusions, the Maryland Science Center encourages people of all ages to embark on a scientific journey.
Oriel Park at Camden Yards
The stadium that started the trend of old-fashioned ballparks still remains one of the best in baseball, more than a decade after its 1992 debut.
The USS Constellation, said to be the last Civil War-era vessel still afloat, makes its home in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Step onboard and discover what life was like on this warship more than 100 years ago.
It was American forces' courageous defense of Fort McHenry— the guardian of Baltimore's harbor—during a British attack in September 1814 that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics to what would become this country's national anthem.
Six Flags America
Less than 30 miles from Baltimore, this park features roller coasters, water rides, stunt shows and many other hair-raising adventures for thrill-seekers of all ages.
With sprawling parks, preserves and greenbelts scattered throughout the city and further afield, there’s no shortage of places to hike, bike or jog in and around Baltimore.
The Baltimore Museum of Art
The BMA is famous for its Impressionist modern art, including paintings by Matisse, Gaugin, Van Gogh and Renoir.
The Walters Art Museum
This internationally renowned museum includes world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture, medieval ivories and Old Master paintings.
The Baltimore Maritime Museum
The ships of the Baltimore Maritime Museum tell an exciting story of American naval power and enterprise from 1930 to 1986.