Once home to Billie Holiday, Edgar Allen Poe and John Waters, Baltimore is the economic hub and largest city in the state of Maryland. Baltimore is overcoming its turbulent past and extensive redevelopment means that it’s fast becoming a hotspot for tourists wanting a big slice of authentic America.
The Inner Harbour is the city’s centre, and is packed with top restaurants, shops and museums. Those looking to get to grips with Baltimore’s history should head to the USS Constellation and the Fort McHenry National Monument. Take in breath-taking views by heading up to the 27th floor of Baltimore’s World Trade Centre, or take to the water for a scenic sightseeing boat cruise.
Baltimore is a city of neighbourhoods, and there’s over 200 of them to explore. Visit Federal Hill for cobbled streets and quaint boutiques, Little Italy for bocce ball and authentic Italian fodder, and explore Mount Vernon’s numerous galleries and museums. No matter where you choose to visit, there’s something new to see around every corner.
Baltimore’s remarkable reinvention has created a city that’s brimming with small town hospitality. Colourful, diverse and with a rich history, we think it’s nickname of Charm City has never been so true.