Fly To Baltimore, Maryland - USA
Baltimore, the capital of Maryland, is a cultural metropolis with long-standing African-American influences. Although often overshadowed by New York, Washington DC or Philadelphia, Baltimore is known as the “Charm City” because of its friendly neighborhoods and welcoming residents. If you are a culture lover, the working-class city of the U.S. East Coast, is a great travel destination.
BWI Marshall International Airport
Flights to Baltimore are handled by the Baltimore–Washington International Airport. Commonly known as BWI Marshall International Airport, BWI serves American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways as well as British Airways and a couple of charter airlines, which operate flights locally and internationally from Nigeria to Baltimore. You can find cheap flights from and to Baltimore using Travelstart online flight booking engine.
The Main Attractions
Baltimore, also known “the city of neighborhoods” has 72 historic districts, which are traditionally occupied by distinct ethnic groups.
Inner Harbor, Baltimore’s landmark, is one of the oldest and major seaports in the United States. At Inner Harbor you can visit a lot of interesting museums such as the Baltimore Maritime Museum, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) with its unusual displays, and the Baltimore Museum of Industry, among others. There are also historic ships docked in the harbor like the USS Constellation (the Civil War vessel), the USS Torsk (the submarine that holds the Navy's record for more than 10,000 dives), and the Coast Guard Cutter Taney (the last surviving U.S. warship of Pearl Harbor).
Make sure to visit the National Aquarium, Baltimore’s gem with more than 1.6 million visitors annually due to its magnificent Dolphin Discovery and a simulated rainforest ecosystem. The aquarium houses 16,000 species!
Cruise the Inner Harbor with the famous Big Red Boat, a 65-foot vessel that offers a relaxing tour under the Baltimore sun.
Visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, the Sports Legends Museum and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum to get an idea of the life of baseball's most famous player.
Moving to the inland, the Mount Vernon Cultural District is the best of historic Baltimore and home to some great monuments, museums and churches. The Walters Art Museum is globally renowned for its collection of Art Deco jewelry, medieval ivories, Old Master paintings, Roman sarcophagi, Greek sculptures, and 19th-century masterworks. Also, the Washington Monument, the first architectural monument dedicated to George Washington offers a great view of the city, but be ready to climb 228 steps to enjoy it!
The Baltimore Basilica, also known as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is America’s first Roman Catholic cathedral. Join a guided tour to admire the stunning architecture after the Basilica’s restoration (2006) to commemorate its 200th Anniversary.
Hotels and Accomodation
Baltimore offers all sorts of accommodation, including five-star and deluxe hotels, boutique hotels, as well as budget hotels, and guesthouses. Whether you stay at Inner Harbor, Little Italy, Mount Vernon or any of Baltimore’s picturesque neighborhoods, you will certainly find adequate accommodation to satisfy your taste. Find Baltimore hotels.
If you are interested in renting a car when arriving at Baltimore, you will find fully inclusive car rental packages at the most competitive prices. All leading car rental companies have offices at BWI Marshall Airport at a really roomy rental car facility.
Best Time to Visit
Built on Patapsco River in Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore has a mild climate. The cold season is from December to March with an average high -10 Celsius, while from May to September the average high is 26 Celsius. If you are in the city during the winter you may be even able to sit outdoors without a jacket. Yet, the summer is extremely humid and this may be tiring. In fact, the best time to visit Baltimore is spring.