Baltimore Review

A historic seaport, Baltimore’sbeautiful Inner Harbour is host to some fantastic old ships (including the USS Constellation) and should be the first stop for any visit to the city.   There are plenty of fantastic bars and restaurants which offer beautiful waterside views, in particular ‘Wit and Wisdom’ was excellent, serving ‘poshed up’ fast food like lobster corn dogs, bourbon steak burgers etc not to mention some great drinks!

A pedestrian friendly city, its worth touring round the various interesting neighbourhoods which all boast very unique atmospheres; Little Italy, Fell’s Point and Federal Hill are amongst the most well trod for tourists and are walking distance to Camden Yards and the M&T Bank Stadium, (home to the Baltimore Orioles Baseball and Baltimore Ravens Football respectively).

If you are planning on seeing a sporting event at Orioles or the M&T Bank stadiums it is well worth arriving early (2/3 hours before kickoff) to enjoy the tail gate parties and live music that take place along ‘Ravens walk’ which links the two stadiums.

We only spent one night there but, as Ravens fans we will definitely return and have the following on our to do list:

  • rent a paddle boat and tour the harbour
  • take a tour of the USS Constellation
  • visit one of the numerous art museums
  • enjoy cocktails on the water front!

It took us 5 hours to drive on the ‘scenic route’ up the US-13 North and past Annapolis as we wanted to be sure to avoid the more congested I-95 route.