Baltimore Travel Guide, Maryland
Baltimore is a place of interest because you can’t get easily bored, its diversity captures the visitor who finds something exciting in every neighborhood both in terms of attractions and activity.
Another thing that makes it so attractive is its vicinity to the water that gives the city a great look as the water side is quite nicely shaped.
The key word that would best describe Baltimore is “surprise” as visitors are mostly surprised by what they see, the many attractions and entertainment possibilities the city can offer.
You’ll find here a mix of history and modernity, land and water, tranquility and vibration, relaxation and activity: combinations that come in a unique package that is Baltimore.
Everybody can find something here to suit their taste.
Complexity is present in the city’s economy too. Starting as a shipbuilding and port town Baltimore has added to its economy the manufacturing and service industries and of course tourism that has a major importance in the city’s economy.
The most touristy place in the city is inner Harbor where major attractions like Harborplace shops, Baltimore Convention Centre, The National Aquarium and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum get thousand of visitors every year. To visit them all it is better to get a Harbor Pass as you get discounts at entry fees and hotels and restaurants. But even if you just watch the boats and ships go about their business in the busy harbor is just as pleasant.
For great view of the harbor go at the Hyatt and hop on the Glass Elevator offering the best views all for free.
On your sightseeing tour you pass from cobbled streets to elegant avenues, from redbrick houses to modern towers, from modest houses to monuments that seem to flow into one another in a perfect combination.
The residents like to party and you can blend any time, but there are also special events in certain times of the year. One of them is held in Amy and it is called Flower Mart, a somewhat quieter event with children’s songs and simple snacks. In Amy you can also visit the Sherwood Gardens that host numerous flowers and plants that offer an amazing sight. It is located in the Guilford neighborhood.
In summer Harborplace is the most crowded, full of people who come here to have a good time. There is something in store in winter too, the city does not go to sleep, on the contrary there is a lot of action going on especially in Feels Point, Power Plant Live and Canton.
For those who are into tours there are a wide variety of tours to sign up for. You can see the harbor from water if you sign up for a Land and Sea Tour. You can go on a Special Interest tour that includes visiting the City Hall and the USS Constellation and the Friends meeting house.
If you’re into biking you can go on a bike tour, those fancying walking can have a walking tour, history buffs can sign up for a historical tour like the African American Cultural Tour.
As for entertainment there are bars, restaurants and clubs to meet every taste. Feels Point is packed with them and the atmosphere is hot and vibrant.
Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Canton are other perfect places for nightlife. Mount Veron is a bit quieter but just as perfect for a night out.
For the culturally inclined visitors, there are plays and symphonic concerts on store.
Great views, great entertainment, history, architecture, good food, all in all a great place to visit as Baltimore!
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