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Charm City

Journalist H.L. Mencken dubbed Baltimore the “Charm City” – a nod to its iconic row houses and charming neighborhoods. 
Baltimore is a vibrant waterfront city that is “walkable” for visitors. With restaurants, shops, hotels, attractions and museums in close proximity of each other, Baltimore is easy to navigate by foot or hop on/off the free Charm City Circulator.

There are more than 130 attractions in Baltimore from the beginnings of the American railroad to Fort McHenry where during the War of 1812 Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen the Star Spangled Banner.

Stop at the Baltimore Visitor Center (401 Light Street) for brochures, maps, and friendly "Charmers" to help you plan your visit.

These historic sites are close to the Inner Harbor and easy to visit.
During the war of 1812 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine defended Baltimore Harbor and stopped a British advance into the city.
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, 844 Pratt Street
Edgar Allan Poe House, 203 N. Amity Street
Federal Hill

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Look for Maryland Blue Crab, whether it’s a crab cake, crab sandwich, a casual crab feast or an upscale seafood restaurant. Head to Little Italy for an authentic Italian dinner or Greektown for Mediterranean delicacies. Federal Hill and Fell’s Point are known for cool restaurants and bars, while the Inner Harbor area offers familiar brands along with dozens of local, unique treats.
Inner Harbor
In addition to the National Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center, many historic sites, restaurants, and nightclubs surround the Inner Harbor.
Little Italy
Enjoy authentic Italian restaurants, the Star Spangled Banner House and more in Little Italy.
Fell's Point
Listed on the National Register of Historic District, Fell’s Point evolved from ship shipbuilding to manufacturing and the second largest immigration district in the United States.
Sightseeing and walking tours

Baltimore interactive map

Getting Around Charm City

Explore Baltimore by using FREE transportation. Service for the Circulator and Harbor Connector is every 15 minutes

Charm City Circulator

Free - Hop on and off
Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 7:00am-midnight
Saturday: 9:00am-midnight
Sunday: 9:00am-8:00pm
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Harbor Connector

Monday-Friday: 6:00am-11:00am & 2:30pm - 8:00pm
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