Baltimore Travel Guide – Maryland
Baltimore Travel Guide – Baltimore, true to its nickname Charm City, will sweep you off your feet. Filled with historical treasures, quaint neighborhoods, and tons of fun for adults and children alike, visitors will have no problem finding the charm that lies in this American city.
Located on the east coast of the United States, Baltimore is the largest city in the State of Maryland and one of the world’s largest natural harbors. This thriving port is located at the head of navigation of the Patapsco River. Baltimore is approximately 200 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Over 600,000 people call Baltimore home entwined with 6,400 acres of land devoted to beautiful parks.
Baltimore City offers museums, historical attractions, shopping, and delicious restaurants serving a variety of foods from authentic Italian to fresh seafood. The Inner Harbor was renovated in 1980 and now offers a new visitor’s center with a ton of information to help you plan your stay in Baltimore. The aquarium, science center, World Trade Center, (the world’s tallest five-sided building) Insurance Quote Deals, and Port Discovery are all located in the Inner Harbor.
Within a few blocks of the Inner Harbor, you will find the historic neighborhoods of Fell’s Point, Federal Hill, Canton, and Mount Vernon. Each part of the city offers tantalizing restaurants, quaint pubs, and beautiful boutiques along with its own historical charm and cultural attractions.
Baltimore holds a special place in America’s heart since the country’s national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner, was composed there by Francis Scott Key. Key was imprisoned on a British Ship during the bombing of Fort McHenry on September 13, 1814. After the bombing ended, he saw the American flag flying above the fort and knew his country had won. That sight inspired him to compose the Star-Spangled Banner poem which was later turned into a song.
Over 11 million visitors Travel to Baltimore each year and with its many activities it’s not hard to see why. So come, visit, sight-see, enjoy great food, and be inspired by the Charm City. You won’t be disappointed.