Baltimore, Maryland

The culturally diverse Baltimore is a typical Northern American city, boasting an urban energy and industrial base; however, the city also has a Southern charm. The delightful and fascinating blend of influences and traditions here are sure to please any visitor and there are deals on national travel when you search online as well as competitive car rental in Baltimore.

Getting there

The aviation gateway to Maryland and Washington, DC, is the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania, as well as the Philadelphia area, are popular destinations for passengers due to low fares offered by Southwest Airlines. One and a half kilometres north of the city centre is the city's railway station, Penn station, from where you can travel locally via Marc trains and from farther via Amtrak trains. An excellent road network in Maryland makes driving to Baltimore by rental car convenient. The airport and the city centre are connected by I-95; while I-70 will get you to the centre when travelling from the west.

Key attractions

The city's tourist industry is centred on the Inner Harbour, home to the Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Harborplace, the USS Constellation, the Pier Six Concert Pavilion, and several nightspots housed at The Power Plant. A mammoth monument to George Washington can be found at Mount Vernon, situated at the northern end of Charles street, and offering a great view of the city. Look for good national travel deals to Baltimore online.

Out and about

A number of 18th and 19th century homes, churches and other buildings can be found at one of Maryland's best preserved historic districts at the town of Frederick, around 45 minutes west of Baltimore by rental car. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, the Roger Brooke Taney House, the Barbara Fritchie House and Museum, and the Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park are among the attractions worth a visit.

Leisure options

The central business district is situated north of Inner Harbour and features a large number of art galleries (such as C GrimaldiŠµs Gallery), which line Charles street. Additionally, there are some great restaurants in the area offering an array of superb cuisine.

Safety

The busy nature of the city's main tourist areas can always pose a threat to those who are visiting. We urge all travellers to be careful with belongings when in congested areas and to be conscious of the risks when driving long distances. Taking out travel insurance for piece of mind is highly recommended. In addition, car rental in Baltimore makes getting around easier.

 

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