Book a stay at a charming hotel in Charm City! Browse our listings of hotels in Baltimore, MD, to find the perfect room for your trip. You can see ratings, customer reviews, and prices when viewing available hotels. Baltimore is a beautiful city in the arm of the Chesapeake Bay. Dubbed "a city of neighborhoods," the independent city contains a large amount of districts, so it can be hard to figure out where to look for cheap hotels. In Baltimore, MD, you can find a room based on your itinerary and the attractions you're interested in. For example, if you're a sports fan, find rooms near Oriole Park at Camden Yards, or if you're attending a meeting or convention, you can find hotels near Baltimore Convention Center. Find the perfect room based on what you want to do in Baltimore.
Celebrate the Bay
There are hundreds of ways to enjoy the beautiful Inner Harbor. Get a good view of what you want to do by journeying to the Top of the World. Then, it's time to set sail! Go aboard the Pride of Baltimore II and sail away on a true reproduction of an 1812-era topsail Baltimore Clipper. It's just like living history! Or you could choose to serve on a more saucier vessel swimming with piratical destiny: the good ship Fearless of the Urban Pirates. Journey with children for a really family-friendly adventure. Adults could also enjoy a B.Y.O.G. (Bring Your Own Grog) trip. You can also enjoy the harbor and burn some calories by paddling with Baltimore Paddle Boats (if you're going with kids, ride the "Chessie" monster paddle boat) or while riding a water taxi. While appreciating what's on top of the sea is important, appreciating the world under the sea is important, too. Visit the wildlife at the National Aquarium. Children and adults can learn to respect sea life and have face-to-face encounters with dolphins and sharks. The aquarium also houses a huge array of reptiles, invertebrates, fish, and birds.
Learn About Our Nation's History
Baltimore is a perfect place to learn about U.S. history, providing a real, tangible way to interact with history today. Visit the Historic Ships in Baltimore, such as the USS Constellation or the USS Torsk, to get a real look at ships of the past. Near the area, you'll also be able to visit the important historic landmark Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key continued to see the broad stripes and bright stars gallantly streaming as he penned "The Star-Spangled Banner." Plan to visit during a re-enactment. On the outskirts of Baltimore is the Hampton National Historic Site, an expansive 63-acre park and mansion with a fascinating view into history. Perhaps you're more interested in the hair-raising and spooky stuff: Join Baltimore Ghost Tours, visit during Halloween, or go to the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum.
It's almost a requirement to get steamed blue crabs and/or a crab cake while in Baltimore, MD. Taste this great seafood at Costas Inn, Faidley Seafood, L.P. Steamers, Shultz's Crab House, or Captain James Seafood Palace. This landscape has a rich, hearty cuisine, with excellent foods in small mom-and-pop shops and pristine restaurants. Visit some local favorites like Charleston Restaurant, The Brewer's Art, Salt, Thames Street Oyster House, Of Love and Regret, Fork & Wrench, or Birroteca. Learn something about food while you're visiting and book a cake class with the Food Network stars at Charm City Cakes. To get a perspective on many different kinds of foods, join Charm City Food Tours on an exciting journey.
Get Your Nerd On
Never be ashamed of showing off your inner nerd in Baltimore, whether you're enthusiastic about anime, comics, video games, or cosplay. Nerds are the lifeline of celebrating and uplifting unique subcultures, and they can feel welcome here, especially during one of the many conventions happening in the area. Otakon alone brings in about 30,000 fans to the city. Celebrating anime, manga, and video games, the convention celebrates Asian pop culture on American soil. You can also find Baltimore Comic-Con, which brings in about 15,000 fans of comic books to the area. There are numerous other sci-fi and fantasy conventions in the area, too, like Shore Leave and JohnCon. If you're in the area while there's no convention happening, stop by Geppi's Entertainment Museum, which features comics and superhero paraphernalia, including some of the very first Action Comics.
Enjoy the Arts
The enthusiasm for celebrating unique subcultures is coupled by an enthusiasm for art in Baltimore. Hotels near the university area are often close to beautiful local museums such as the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum. For a really interactive and truly unique viewing, visit the fun American Visionary Art Museum. It's a great experience for kids of any age, often featuring artists with little to no experience. See the artist's haven and local studios at Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower. You can also enjoy the arts during many different local festivals and events, like Artscape. On the other hand, if you're enthusiastic about the written word, you'll want to visit the historic and beautiful Enoch Pratt Free Library or get free books from The Book Thing.
Visit Baltimore Today
The best times to visit Baltimore typically are from June to August, but book early, as Baltimore hotels tend to fill up during this peak season. Fall and spring are quite nice as well; however, there is typically a great deal of precipitation during this season and year-round. Winter months are quite chilly; occasionally, there is a small amount of snowfall. Coordinate your trip around whether or not you're attending the major conventions like Otakon (which typically takes place in late July or early August). Also note times of graduations of local prestigious universities like Johns Hopkins University, the University of Baltimore, and Loyola University. Travelocity can help you book your hotel quickly and easily. You can also buy a vacation package, which often includes a flight, hotel, and car rental in one bundled deal. Find the best packages online and book your room today!