Also known as Charm City, Baltimore is a historically rich city that boasts a treasure trove of delectable restaurants, wonderful attractions, historical neighborhoods, and excellent accommodations. Whether you are traveling to Baltimore for business or pleasure, you’ll find these five tips helpful to enjoy some of the city’s many charms.
Take a Tour of Historical Fell’s Point Neighborhood
Steps away from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Fell’s Point neighborhood features 18th and 19th century homes, storefronts, and buildings and offers visitors a wealth of unique shops and eateries. Take a neighborhood ghost tour or dance the night away at The Get Down, a swanky tavern that turns into a fun dance party nightly. For history buffs, the Admiral Fell Inn is an excellent choice for lodging, and each room features authentic 18th century furnishings.
Explore Inner Harbor
You’d be hard-pressed to explore all the Inner Harbor has to offer in one afternoon. To explore the harbor from the water, visitors can choose to take a narrated harbor tour by boat. The Big Red Boat offers a romantic 60-minute City Lights Cruise every Saturday night. On Pratt Street, in the heart of the Inner Harbor area, visitors can also spend the day shopping at Harborplace and The Gallery, an entertainment and shopping hub of Baltimore. Featuring an excellent location and reasonable rates, the Days Inn on Inner Harbor is within five blocks of all of the areas’ attractions.
Take a Trip to Little Italy
Located between Inner Harbor and Fell’s Point neighborhood, Little Italy is a small but iconic area of Baltimore. Along with its authentic and delicious restaurants, Little Italy also holds Italian festivals throughout the year in its friendly, narrow streets, and millions of tourists visit this small neighborhood annually. For a truly authentic Italian meal with a family-owned atmosphere, Chiapparelli’s Restaurant has been a Little Italy institution since 1940.
Get Closer to Nature
If you’re staying near the Inner Harbor, there is no excuse not to visit the Maryland Science Center and the National Aquarium. The Maryland Science Center is located on the waterfront of Inner Harbor and features three levels of hands-on exhibits. Fun for the whole family, the center also features an IMAX theater and a planetarium. For nature lovers, the National Aquarium houses more than 17,000 creatures in its natural exhibits. It also offers visitors a live dolphin show, and the 4-D Immersion Theater is something not to be missed.
Root on the Orioles
Camden Yards is one of Major League Baseball’s most beautiful baseball fields, and an afternoon spent cheering on the Orioles is a must if you’re visiting during baseball season. Located only three blocks from Inner Harbor, the stadium’s location makes catching a game incredibly convenient. The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore is a four-star hotel that’s only a 10-minute walk from Camden Yards and features a roof-top sports center and spa.
From Little Italy to Camden Yards, Charm City offers visitors a lot to be charmed by.
A writing professional and traveling enthusiast for nearly a decade, Matt Berry is a writer, seasoned explorer, amateur foodie, and more amateurish folk singer. Well-traveled throughout the continental United States, Matt is now exploring internationally and documenting his travels abroad.