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Baltimore
Since the redevelopment of the Inner Harbor in the late 1970s, Baltimore has set the standard for urban renewal. While a good part of the city's action centres around the fun and festive Harbor area, where street entertainers, open-air concerts, fireworks and parades abound, the surrounding neighbourhoods offer all sorts of interesting landmarks, unique shops and delicious restaurants. Wander around Fells Point, the oldest part of Baltimore, reminiscent of an old English village, complete with pubs and cobbled streets. Take the kids to the aquarium and check out the imaginative creations at the American Visionary Art Museum. Or visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum for an in-depth look at the Great Bambino's... more Since the redevelopment of the Inner Harbor in the late 1970s, Baltimore has set the standard for urban renewal. While a good part of the city's action centres around the fun and festive Harbor area, where street entertainers, open-air concerts, fireworks and parades abound, the surrounding neighbourhoods offer all sorts of interesting landmarks, unique shops and delicious restaurants. Wander around Fells Point, the oldest part of Baltimore, reminiscent of an old English village, complete with pubs and cobbled streets. Take the kids to the aquarium and check out the imaginative creations at the American Visionary Art Museum. Or visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum for an in-depth look at the Great Bambino's life. Baltimore is also renowned for its African-American heritage sites, plus festivals and cultural events that take place throughout the year. From historic places and harbour cruises to family-friendly attractions and fabulous neighbourhoods, Charm City is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States. less

All things to do » Things to do

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
One of major league baseball's newest stadiums, the Orioles' home field has the intimate feel and charm of an old-fashioned park.
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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The Walters Art Museum
The Walters Art Museum
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Fort McHenry National Monument
Fort McHenry National Monument
Historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Monuments & Statues; National Parks; Missions
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National Aquarium, Baltimore
National Aquarium, Baltimore
Owner description: Considered one of the world's best aquariums, the National Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. It champions environmental initiatives... more Owner description: Considered one of the world's best aquariums, the National Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. It champions environmental initiatives by engaging with visitors, volunteers, education groups and schools to actively participate in the preservation of the world's natural resources and living systems. The National Aquarium delivers meaningful experiences through its living collection of more than 17,000 animals from more than 750 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, marine mammals and sharks, as well as through exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences like sleepovers and tours, science-based education programs and hands-on experiences in the field. less
Attraction type: Aquariums
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Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Owner description: The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA... more Owner description: The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art-including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.* The museum is currently undergoing an unprecedented $28 million renovation to provide visitors with a more welcoming environment and more imaginative and inspiring encounters with art. The BMA is remaining open throughout the multi-year project so that visitors can enjoy its outstanding selection of European and American painting and sculpture from the 17th through 20th centuries and the newly reinstalled Contemporary Wing with 14 galleries showcasing the art of our time. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city. The museum's 100th anniversary will be celebrated in November 2014 with the reopening of the grand historic entrance designed by John Russell Pope and a beautiful new presentation of the museum's distinguished collection of American art. Subsequent reopenings include expanded galleries for the African and Asian art collections and a new learning and creativity center that will open in 2015. Since 2006, the BMA has eliminated general admission fees so that everyone can enjoy the power of art. * Many of the BMA's works by Matisse are part of a special exhibition traveling to museums in Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and San Antonio in 2013 and 2014. If you are visiting to see a specific artwork, please call the BMA Box Office to make sure it will be on view. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Di Pasquale's Italian Marketplace & Deli
Di Pasquale's Italian Marketplace & Deli
Ranked #1 of 1,948 Restaurants in Baltimore
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Charleston Restaurant
Charleston Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,948 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price: US$ 50 - US$ 150
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Thames Street Oyster House
Thames Street Oyster House
Ranked #3 of 1,948 Restaurants in Baltimore
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
The Helmand
The Helmand
Ranked #4 of 1,948 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price:
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghani, Balti, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Scala
La Scala
Ranked #5 of 1,948 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hostelling International - Baltimore
2.0 of 5
Hostelling International - Baltimore
US$ 32 - US$ 68
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Biddle Street Inn
3.0 of 5
Biddle Street Inn
US$ 88 - US$ 155
Ranked #12 of 16 Baltimore B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center
US$ 144 - US$ 297
Ranked #3 of 61 Hotels in Baltimore
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Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
4.0 of 5
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
US$ 175 - US$ 421
Ranked #4 of 61 Hotels in Baltimore
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Admiral Fell Inn
3.0 of 5
Admiral Fell Inn
US$ 166 - US$ 270
Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels in Baltimore
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Gramercy Mansion
4.5 of 5
Gramercy Mansion
US$ 114 - US$ 265
Ranked #2 of 16 Baltimore B&B and Inns
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1840s Carrollton Inn
4.5 of 5
1840s Carrollton Inn
US$ 159 - US$ 431
Ranked #3 of 16 Baltimore B&B and Inns
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Four Seasons Baltimore
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Baltimore
US$ 362 - US$ 815
Ranked #2 of 61 Hotels in Baltimore
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