Baltimore has a population of 620,961 making it the biggest city in Maryland. It operates on the EDT time zone.
|Country||The United States Of America|
|Elevation||35 m over sea level|
|Airports||Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Martin State Airport|
Tucked far inside Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore, Maryland is just a short drive northeast of Washington, D.C. and is an upscale bedroom community for the politicians, bureaucrats, attorneys and the rest who keep the U.S. capitol city in perpetual motion.
Named after Lord Baltimore from the Irish House of Lords, the city was founded in 1729. Its harbor was at one time the largest entry port for American immigrants and is now filled with shopping centers and entertainment venues.
Nicknamed Charm City, Baltimore was also the second city in U.S. history, after the Big Apple, to reach a population of 100,000.
This city, known for its crabs and crab cakes, has a bustling financial, business and health industry. The city's Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the President goes for medical treatment, and Johns Hopkins University employ many city residents.
Did you know?
- Baltimore, Maryland natives include baseball great Babe Ruth, Star-Spangled Banner composer, Francis Scott Key and former U.S. Vice President, Spiro Agnew.
- Baltimore has gained a theatrical reputation in recent years. It serves as the setting for TV shows including Homicide and The Wire. Several feature films by directors John Waters (Hairspray) and Berry Levenson (Avalon, Tinmen, Liberty Heights) are also set in this Maryland town.
- The very first umbrellas produced in America were made in Baltimore in 1828.
Check out these great things to do in Baltimore on your Maryland vacation:
- Camden Yards
Home to the Baltimore Orioles since 1992, this beautiful stadium was at one time a railroad center. Camden Yards is twelve minutes west from Baltimore's inner city and is only two blocks away from Babe Ruth's birthplace.
Come to this famous Maryland park during baseball season and enjoy watching the Orioles play, or visit the park in the off season for a tour of the Yards, including the O's dugout. This is a baseball town, so make sure to buy your tickets early and come often!
- Walters Art Museum
This internationally renowned museum is known for a vast collection of art dating back all the way to pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th century Europe.
Greek sculptures, Old Master paintings, Art Deco jewelry and Impressionist masterpieces by Degas and Monet fill the halls. Enjoy browsing artifacts at your own pace or sign up for a tour. This world class art museum deserves and inspires many a return visit.
- Harborplace and The Gallery
Enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment located in Baltimore's inner harbor. Ships come to call and holiday fireworks light the night at this beautifully planned shopping and entertainment complex in the heart of Charm City.
Shop at a variety of popular retailers and locally inspired shops, catch a movie, and use the valet parking. Dine in over 30 eateries with countless variations on the famous crabs from Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy entertainment such as open air concerts, street performers and a host of special celebrations.