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Baltimore
Travel Guide

Explore the city that gave birth to the American national anthem, visit interactive museums and aquariums and discover why it is called "Charm City".

Formerly an important trading port, the city of Baltimore began in 1729 as a ship-building town. Its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean enabled the city to capitalise on trading both nationally and internationally and it wasn't long before it had become a significant manufacturing and trade centre. Since the 1970s Baltimore has been having a cultural and architectural face lift. The Inner Harbor is a picturesque example of the success of this urban renewal. The fact that the city's nickname is "Charm City" is testament to the friendly and welcoming locals of Baltimore.

With so many things to see and do in Baltimore you will need to be prepared. Explore everything the city has to offer by checking out the Visitor Center in Inner Harbor. Here you will get a three-day pass which gives you reduced prices on particular attractions as well as transport options.

There are a multitude of entertainment and cultural options available. Make sure that you visit the stunning National Aquarium in Baltimore. Further down the waterfront is the Maritime Museum and just outside that you can hop aboard the USS Constellation which is the last remaining floating Civil War ship. Take a water taxi to the end of the seafront and visit the nationally significant Fort McHenry which inspired the United States national anthem.

Just outside the city are some of the best cultural spots to hit. At Baltimore Museum of Art you can see work by 19th-century European masters – Matisse, Van Gogh, Renoir and many more. Take the kids along to Nashville Zoo or have a VIP-breakfast with the animals in Maryland Zoo. All ages will love the B&O Railroad Museum. Finish off the evening with a relaxing time at Boordy Vineyards.

Public transport is very accessible and frequent with the Charm City Circulator shuttle bus operating for free. Why not book a water taxi for a novel way to see "Charm City".

Where to stay in Baltimore

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
3.5 out of 5
700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD
The price is SG$150 per night from 14 Mar to 15 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Harbor East, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Baltimore Civil War Museum, National Aquarium in Baltimore and Rams Head Live. Baltimore Inner ...

4.4/5Excellent! (955 reviews)

"Awesome Hotel. Good view and quality of hotel is outstanding. Nearby restaurants, Lebanese,Miss Shrleys.."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar,2021

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
4.5 out of 5
550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$187 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Downtown Baltimore, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Maryland Science Center, Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina, and Baltimore Convention ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,040 reviews)

"Good location and was able to use the pool. Big spacious rooms."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar,2021

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
4 out of 5
202 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD
The price is SG$149 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Inner Harbor, this hotel is steps away from Charm'tastic Mile and Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina. Baltimore Convention Center and National Aquarium ...

4.2/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"Loved it will book again and again very clean upscale wonderful customer service and the view was amazing"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar,2021

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Staybridge Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor
Staybridge Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor
3 out of 5
17 Commerce Street, Baltimore, MD
The price is SG$123 per night from 28 Mar to 29 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Downtown Baltimore, this historic aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Power Plant Live and Port Discovery. National Aquarium in Baltimore and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (256 reviews)

"All the amenities in the room if I needed them. Very clean ,up to date bath. Might be different review if I had to park my vehicle myself."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb,2021

Staybridge Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor
Staybridge Suites Baltimore BWI Airport
Staybridge Suites Baltimore BWI Airport
3 out of 5
1301 Winterson Road, Linthicum Heights, MD
The price is SG$128 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House and within 9 miles (15 km) of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore ...

4.3/5Excellent! (463 reviews)

"Rooms and property very clean. Staff was professional and courtesy"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov,2020

Staybridge Suites Baltimore BWI Airport
Houseboat Scorpius by SleepAfloat
Houseboat Scorpius by SleepAfloat
2.5 out of 5
2001 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD

Located in Fells Point, this houseboat is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vagabond Players and Johns Hopkins Hospital. National Aquarium in Baltimore and Baltimore Inner ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great alt way to travel off the VERY beaten path.

"unreal! In the heart of Fells Point section - great restaurants, bars and so easy to get to the convention center. I had cocktails on the top deck every night when I came back from my meetings. I saved $300 a night staying here with $12 in Uber every day - even took the water taxi just to add a bit ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct,2016

Houseboat Scorpius by SleepAfloat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Baltimore

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4/5 - Good

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6 Nov 2019

Very nice and beautiful

4/5 - Good

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7 Oct 2019

Take a tour on one of the boats around the marina lots of interesting local information

5/5 - Excellent

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18 Aug 2019

We visited the Inner Harbour area and were impressed by the amount to do there and how well everything was kept.

5/5 - Excellent

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7 Aug 2019

I felt the main area to go to was the Inner Harbor area which was a 20-30 minute walk. The kids sometimes found it hard to do in the heat.

3/5 - Okay

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23 Jun 2019

Baltimore is OK. Harbour area is great. Tainted by a lot of homeless people and a general feeling that it is unsafe.

5/5 - Excellent

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4 Jun 2019

Enjoyed exploring Fells Point and Inner Harbour area, buzzy and fun. Easy to explore by walking or if not fit other options of water taxi, free buses.