Baltimore, Maryland, was once one of the most important port cities in the United States, and its maritime tradition can be seen all around the city. The old port has had a face lift in recent years and has transformed into a modern, cosmopolitan gem. Book a stay in one of the top hotels in Downtown Baltimore and let yourself be beguiled by Charm City.
While the Inner Harbor area draws the crowds, the downtown area represents the "real" Baltimore. Lexington Market is an institution in the city and has been running for over 200 years. You can easily spend several hours here, browsing stalls selling all sorts of local produce, meat, and freshly caught fish. The city hall is a splendid building with some great exhibits inside that showcase local art and history. Baltimore is famous as the hometown of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and the nearby Flag House is a great place to brush up on a little history.
If you're staying in a hotel near Downtown Baltimore, you'll also be close to the jewel in the city's crown, the Inner Harbor. This area has been rejuvenated into a hub of activity and has a huge variety of shops, bars, and restaurants. You can also tour several old ships, including the USS Constellation, one of the last sail-driven warships ever built. Be sure not to miss the incredible National Aquarium, one of the biggest and best anywhere in the world. The aquarium can get busy, but most Downtown Baltimore hotels will be able to help you book your tickets in advance.
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