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Ideal for: City Slickers, History Buffs, Sports Fans
Settled in the early 17th century, Baltimore has a been a significant seaport throughout its history. It first played a major role in the American Revolution and later served as a center of shipbuilding and shipping during World Wars I and II. Today, the diverse and eclectic "Charm City” is known for its beautiful harbor, distinct neighborhoods, hip restaurants, unique museums, and world-renowned medical institutions. Visitors have plenty of opportunities to explore the city’s past and present—from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum and National Aquarium to the Baltimore Museum of Art, which houses the world’s largest collection of Matisse paintings. The city is also home to several professional sports teams as well horseracing’s Preakness Stakes.
Crack open some signature steamed Chesapeake Blue Crab—at their freshest and most tender in the summer and early fall—at a traditional family-style crab feast complete with corn on the cobb, ice-cold beer, and Old Bay Seasoning.
Learn about The Great Bambino’s Baltimore beginnings and legacy at this museum located in his childhood home. After your tour of the historic row house, walk a short three blocks and catch an Orioles game at Camden Yards.
One of the country’s best-preserved historical neighborhoods, Fell’s Point was once the second largest point of immigration after Ellis Island. Spend an afternoon exploring the hip restaurants and quaint shops of this harborside district.
Like much of the mid-Atlantic region, Baltimore summers are generally hot and humid with average temperatures of 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are cold and occasionally wet and windy, with average temperatures in the 40s and an average of 10 days of light snowfall.