Cheap flights to Baltimore
The coastal port of Baltimore was founded in 1729 and has had a great influence on American culture. The national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner" was composed at the historic Fort McHenry National Monument in 1812. Famous residents include the jazz singer Billie Holliday and the horror writer, Edgar Allen Poe.
Attractions in Baltimore
Baltimore's tourism centers around the Inner Harbor where the world's largest aquarium has recreated areas of rainforest and Atlantic reef. You can also see the recent addition of a floating wetland which provides habitats for the local wildlife such as the feather blenny and diamondback terrapin.
There are several well-preserved historic ships to visit including the Taney that saw action in Pearl Harbor and the USS Constellation of 1854.
There are also many sight-seeing trips around the bay and decorative paddle boats you can steer yourself.
Sports such as rugby, soccer, and grand prix racing are important visitor attractions. Camden Yards is the home of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team which is famous for its connection with Babe Ruth.
Druid Hill and Patterson are two of the city's beautifully landscaped, spacious parks that include play areas and attractions for all the family.
Shopping and Restaurants
Shopping - The Cross Street Market has a long tradition in providing Baltimore with fresh produce including cooked meats, handmade chocolates, and specialty cheeses while the Lexington market is well-known for its seafood. Shopping malls include Security Square and Mondawmin, located on Liberty Heights Avenue. Belvedere Square is packed with restaurants and boutiques. The Bazaar is well worth a visit for anyone who loves purchasing old curiosities.
Dinning - The local cuisine includes Baltimore's spicy crab cakes made of meat from the blue crab fried together with mayonnaise and eggs. Every visitor loves to sample a Lake Trout sandwich and slices of delicious pit beef which is roasted over a charcoal fire in the open air. Roy's Restaurant and the Woodberry Kitchen are just two of the restaurants you'll come across that serve traditional local dishes. Jack and Zach's specializes in serving tasty homemade sausages and omelets for breakfast while Byblos presents dishes inspired by the Middle East such as chicken shawarma wraps.
Baltimore has an excellent local transport system making it easy to travel around the city. You can use the Charm City Circulator bus service which runs regularly or opt to travel along one of the numerous bicycle boulevards specially reserved for cyclists. Many people choose to cross the Inner Harbor by using the Water Taxi Service which currently has six routes.
Flights to Baltimore
Baltimore's main airport is the Marshall Thurgood Airport which has several passenger concourses and facilities such as restaurants and parking to make your journey a comfortable one. The airport links with Washington DC and provides regular international flights. The Martin State Airport is slightly smaller but still has the capacity to provide regular, comfortable flights.
More Information on Baltimore
Baltimore.org has a directory of local events, theatre productions, hotels, and restaurants.
Visitmaryland.org has detailed information that helps every visitor find what they are looking for.