Enjoy the flavor of classic America in this Maryland port


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Baltimore is a city that seamlessly embraces both tradition and innovation. Cruisers visiting this Maryland city can get a taste of each, enjoying both the historic and the contemporary at these significant Baltimore attractions.

Exploring the City
Start your visit at the Inner Harbor, a thriving waterfront with myriad attractions. The National Aquarium is considered one of the world’s best, and the Maryland Science Center and historic ships at the Baltimore Maritime Museum are some of the highlights. Haborplace & the Gallery offers more than 100 stores and dozens of places to eat. Continue on to the Fort McHenry National Monument, a historic fort that defended against British bombardment during the War of 1812, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

More sightseeing highlights include several landmark buildings: the Renaissance-style city hall and Evergreen House, a 19th-century Italianate mansion. The Washington Monument and Gallery in Mount Vernon place honors the first American president, while Edgar Allan Poe’s gravesite can be visited at Westminster Hall.

Things to Do in Baltimore
The classic architecture of Camden Yards, the Orioles’ stadium, has made it a major sightseeing attraction, even for those not attending a baseball game. Nearby, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum celebrates the famous ball player, as well as the history of the Orioles.
 
Art lovers have their pick of diversions, from stained glass and Faberge eggs at the Walters Art Museum to impressionist paintings at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Eclectic Dining
Practicing farm-to-table dining, Woodberry Kitchen is considered one of the city’s finest restaurants – try the Eastern Shore oysters and save room for the creative desserts. Nationally acclaimed Pierpoint Restaurant serves contemporary Mediterranean and Maryland cuisine, while innovative Salt dishes out barbeque pork cheeks and duck fat fries.

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