Baltimore: Places to Explore


  • Charles Village

    Though Johns Hopkins University anchors Charles Village, the Baltimore Museum of Art is the neighborhood's prime tourist draw—especially since admission is free. Students, professors, writers, and artists... Read more

  • Ellicott City

    Ellicott City was founded in 1772 by three Quaker brothers—John, Andrew, and Joseph Ellicott. By the 1860s Ellicott City had become one of the most prominent milling and manufacturing towns in the east... Read more

  • Federal Hill

  • Fells Point

    Fells Point is a gathering ground for blue- and white-collar locals and tourists. Plenty of bars and small craft shops line Broadway, running north–south, and Thames (pronounced with a long "a" and thick... Read more

  • Havre de Grace

    On the site of one of Maryland's oldest settlements is the neatly laid-out town of Havre de Grace, reputedly named by the Marquis de Lafayette. This "harbor of mercy," on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth... Read more

  • Inner Harbor/Downtown

    The Inner Harbor has come a long way in the past 20-odd years. Before it was transformed into the city's biggest destination, the harbor consisted mostly of run-down warehouses. Now it includes the National... Read more

  • Mount Vernon

    Baltimore's arts and cultural center, Mount Vernon is home to the Walters Art Museum and the Peabody Institute conservatory—one of the country's top music schools—as well as some of the city's grandest... Read more

  • West Baltimore

    Though some sections are still dodgy, Baltimore's West Side is undergoing a much-needed transformation for the better. A multimillion-dollar renovation turned the old Hippodrome movie house and its neighboring... Read more


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