The Charm City Awaits! Today’s Baltimore is a vibrant community that honors the past while keeping a keen eye on the future. This city is where you can see the largest public collection of Matisse in the world (for free!), sip a craft beer in the sanctuary of a converted church and more. But the Baltimore experience is about more than exploring neighborhoods and cultural sites. To really know this place, you have to meet its artists, provocateurs and visionaries who call Charm City home.
Baltimore may be best known among food-focused travelers for its crab cakes, pit beef and Berger cookies, but the city’s burgeoning dining scene has so much more to offer.
Immerse yourself in the arts at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, the American Visionary Art Museum or the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Or spend a day of learning at the National Aquarium, Maryland Zoo or Maryland Science Center. We also have a few museums that cover very specific interests like streetcars, dentistry and and Jewish history.
Known as America’s Sailing Capitol, Annapolis is lively, upbeat, contemporary city where four centuries of architecture embrace 21st-century living. Here all roads lead to the water and a nautical heritage intrinsically linked to the Chesapeake Bay. A little over 7 square miles of land with about 40,000 permanent residents, Annapolis is small enough that it is entirely walkable. From Baltimore, Annapolis is only 30 minute drive!
A captivating morning paddle on the Potomac River. An afternoon spent roaming the halls of a Smithsonian museum. An evening enjoying one of DC’s iconic sports teams. A monumental meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant. No matter how you spend your time in the nation’s capital, you’re sure to leave with lifelong memories. Be there within 30 minutes by taking the express MARC train. The US Capitol Building is just .8 miles from Union Station, so all major sightseeing landmarks and museums are within a short distance!
Within 45 miles from Baltimore lies the second largest city in Maryland, Frederick. Named one of the coolest towns to visit in America and a top 100 place to live in the US, Frederick is where museums meet martini bars, scenic landscapes provide thrill seekers with adventure, and cutting-edge cuisine is served up in Civil War-era buildings alongside unique specialty shops, galleries, museums, and theaters. Frederick…where hip meets historic every day.