Why We Love It
Baltimore, the birthplace of the National Anthem, played a significant role in American history, including Fort McHenry's defense against the British during the War of 1812, and Francis Scott Key's creation of the Star Spangled Banner. Dubbed Charm City, it is home to museums, Johns Hopkins University, the Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, Camden Yards, blue crabs, and Old Bay Seasoning - it'll be on everything from popcorn to Bloody Mary's.
Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do
|The Walters Art Museum|
A museum home to a wide variety of Eastern and Western art with over 25,000 artifacts, paintings, and sculptures. It also includes a kid-friendly area for more hands-on action.
An iconic seaport destination home to shops, seafood restaurants, entertainment, museums, the aquarium, and a rotation of ships available to tour.
A waterfront neighborhood just East of the Inner Harbor with a high concentration of bars, restaurants, and shops.
|Edgar Allan Poe Memorial|
The gravesite of poet Edgar Allan Poe, a one-time resident who also inspired the name for the city's NFL team, the Baltimore Ravens.
|High - 46°F (8°C)||Low - 33°F (1°C)|
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
Amtrak Baltimore Station (BAL)
|Days Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor||7.2 mi (11.6 km) from start/finish|
|Embassy Suites Inner Harbor||3.7 mi (6 km) from start/finish|
|Fairfield Inn Baltimore Downtown||2.4 mi (3.9 km) from start/finish|
|Hampton Inn Baltimore Downtown||7 mi (11.3 km) from start/finish|
|Holiday Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor||6.9 mi (11.1 km) from start/finish|
|Home2 Suites Baltimore Downtown||3.8 mi (6.1 km) from start/finish|
|Hyatt Regency Baltimore||7.2 mi (11.6 km) from start/finish|
|Marriott Inner Harbor Camden Yards||7 mi (11.3 km) from start/finish|
|Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast||7.4 mi (11.9 km) from start/finish|
|Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace||7.2 mi (11.6 km) from start/finish|
|Royal Sonesta Baltimore||7.1 mi (11.4 km) from start/finish|
|Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel||6.9 mi (11.1 km) from start/finish|
|SpringHill Suites Baltimore Dwtn||2.9 mi (4.7 km) from start/finish|