Located on the east coast of the United States, Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland. Though our capital is located south in Annapolis, few cities can match Baltimore’s iconic charm. Baltimoreans take pride in our cities historic neighborhoods, scenic natural waterways, and our spirited sports teams.
Charm City Baltimore has its roots deep in American history. Named for Lord Baltimore in the 1700s Baltimore has been a major port since early American history with scenic shops along the waterfront which still attract hundreds today. Baltimore’s historical significances can be found in the historic monuments of Federal Hill, The Washington Monument, Edgar Allen Poe’s original resting place, and many others. HistoAs the home of our national anthem, Baltimore is truly a historic city.
The thriving downtown is characterized by lively tourism and a healthy nightlife of art and music.
Baltimore’s two largest art museums The Walters and The Baltimore Museum of Art are both free for general admission and boast a wealth of art from around the globe. Baltimore has a wealth of neighborhoods for every interest. Grab some authentic cannoli at Vacaros in Little Italy, get the ‘hon’ experience at the Hon Cafe in Hamden, or experience the joy of our National Aquarium in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
Baltimore is a key point in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, home to hundreds of species of animal and plant life as well as over 17 million people. The watershed is the largest estuary in the world, bringing together both marine and freshwater organisms in its fertile waters. Baltimore and its surrounding neighborhoods are home to dozens of parks including the Sherwood Gardens, Patapsco State Park, and Druid Hill Park-home of The Maryland Zoo.
With dozens of unique neighborhoods, a rich culture of music, arts, and theatre, it’s no wonder where Baltimore got the name Charm City. The Baltimore Orioles create an epic sea of orange wearing fans in our downtown as fans from across Maryland come out to Camden Yards to see them play. This sea of orange is rivaled only by Purple Fridays in support of our Super Bowl winning football team The Ravens.