Baltimore

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A Visit to Charm City is a Must

Bright lights, big city; that’s what you get when you cruise up the Patapsco River to Baltimore, Maryland. Known as “Charm City” you’ll hear the locals calling it “Balmer”.

Museums, music, sports, history, performing arts, diverse neighborhoods and culinary exploration, all within walking or water taxi distance of the first class marinas. On the national stage Baltimore is best known as the place where Francis Scott Key penned the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which came to him after witnessing a battle at Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.

It’s a raven territory, as in The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, which gave the eponymous football team its name: The Ravens. Baltimore is also home to baseball’s Orioles and the Inner Harbor.

There’s a down-home side to the city on the streets of its neighborhoods like Canton, Fells Point, Little Italy, Harbor East, and Federal Hill. You’ll find terrific restaurants, markets and music venues. It’s a big city, that’s true, but if you spend enough time here you’ll find it’s easy to kick back and get into a “Hon” frame of mind.

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The National Aquarium in Baltimore
is a consistent source of wonder and amazement, from its tropical rainforest (that's the towering, pointed glass roof you see as you cruise into Inner Harbor) to its Animal Planet Australia exhibit.
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Maryland Science Center
includes three levels of exhibits, a planetarium and an observatory with subjects that the center displays include physical science, space, Earth science, the human body, and blue crabs that are native to the Chesapeake Bay.
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Port Discovery
is an 80,000 square feet and offers three floors of exhibits and programs designed to be interactive and hands on, allowing children to learn through play
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USS Constellation
the 186-foot Constellation was the last all-sail ship designed by the Navy. She served in the Civil War and intercepted slave-running ships. You can walk her decks, admire her guns and on weekends kids over six can participate in "powder monkey tours," when activities and demonstrations show the "recruits" what life was like for young people on a Navy ship in the 19th century.
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The Baltimore Museum of Industry
has hands-on exhibits let you explore the nitty-gritty of the businesses that made Baltimore an industrial giant. There's the 1910 Bunting Pharmacy, where Noxema was invented, the 1865 Platt Oyster Cannery, the Print Shop, which examines the early days of typesetting and printing, and the amazing Machine Tool Shop. Outside, visit the coal-fired SS Baltimore, a National Historic Landmark and the only operating steam tugboat on the East Coast.
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American Visionary Art Museum
in Federal Hill has four-story whirligig that centers its outdoor Sculpture Plaza. This unique nationally acclaimed museum is dedicated to artists who have no formal training and yet who create extraordinary works arising from their own concepts of art. The artwork here is wild, joyful, powerful, intense and most of all approachable.
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Orioles Park at Camden Yards
is walking distance from the waterfront and is a great way to spend the day cheering on the Baltimore Orioles.
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Fort McHenry
is a must! On the national stage Baltimore is probably best known as the place where Francis Scott Key penned the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner," which came to him after witnessing a battle at Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
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Bo Brooks Restaurant
2780 Lighthouse Point E Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 558-0202
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Da Mimmo's Restaurant
217 S High St Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-6876
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Dipasquale's Market Cafe
500 Harborview Dr Baltimore, MD 21230
(443) 963-1872
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Little Havana
1325 Key Hwy Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 837-9903
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Loch Bar
240 International Dr Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 961-8949
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Ouzo Bay
1000 Lancaster St Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 708-5818
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SoBo Cafe
6 W Cross St. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 752-1518
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Nearest Airport
BWI Baltimore Washington International Airport
Coordinates
39.2904, 76.6122
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