Baltimore, Maryland is the capital of the state as well as the largest independent city in Maryland. More than 637,000 people reside in the city. Baltimore is in north-central Maryland on the Patapsco River. It is close to Chesapeake Bay. The city has humid subtropical temperatures, with July being the hottest month of the year. Temperatures average 81 degrees during the summer and spring, and 36 degrees during the winter months.
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When visiting Baltimore, you will need a way to get around the city. If you do not want to drive your own vehicle, there are a variety of rental cars available that can help you get around to all of the great areas in Baltimore. Other transportation methods such as taxi cabs are available round the clock. You can also find the AmTrack commuter rail, city buses, the Light Rail, and water taxis; a great option if your trip consists of visiting the Harbors.
Things To Do In Baltimore
Whether you are traveling to Baltimore alone or with your family, there are a wide variety of entertainment options available to satisfy the needs of all visitors.
The Maryland Zoo
There are so many great things to do at the zoo, and it does not matter your age. 1,500 birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles call the zoo home. Animals are displayed in natural settings and habitats.
Home of the Baltimore Orioles, Oriole Park has tours available daily if you are unable to catch a game. The ball park is close to downtown and many other attractions as well.
Enjoy a family cruise along Baltimore's Inner Harbor with Urban Pirates. Inner Harbor is one of Baltimore's oldest seaports that dates back to the 1600's.
The National Aquarium
This is one of the best aquariums in the world, boasting a great variety of aquatic creatures inside of a seven story glass building. Some of the creatures you can even touch! The fourth-floor offers a spectacular rainforest you will not want to miss.
Did Anyone Say Washington, D.C.?
Hop in your cheap rental car and head to Washington, D.C., which is only a short 40 miles away from Baltimore. Many visitors to Baltimore enjoy heading to D.C. while they are in town.
Food lovers traveling to Baltimore will enjoy the exquisite select of seafood known to the area. Crab cakes, Beef Pit, Lake Trout, and crab soup are delicacies that can be found in most any Baltimore restaurant.