Baltimore is a fascination city filled with character and rich history. Founded in 1729, Baltimore originated as the premier shipbuilding hub of America. Soon after, the first railroad was built here. Then the first post office system. The first catholic cathedral. The first investment banking house, and much more. The city is a spectacular showing of how the old and the new can reside together to create a desirable destination for all.
Unlike almost any other American city, Baltimore’s popular neighborhoods have held on to their unique charms for centuries. Guests can enjoy dinner in historic restaurants, strolling the cobblestone streets of Fell’s Point. A short distance away, Little Italy features more than 20 old time family restaurants on two charming blocks. Federal Hill offers some of the best views of the city, and one of its oldest markets. To the North, Mount Vernon boasts many great museums, restaurants, and shops.
Each of the neighborhoods surrounds the jewel of Baltimore, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This spectacular waterfront area is the gold standard for modern port cities with the Baltimore Science Museum, the Baltimore National Aquarium, Power Plant Live, and dozens of shops and restaurants. Ride the water taxies. Have lunch at the original ESPN Zone. Crack crabs for dinner. The possibilities are endless. No wonder so many travel magazines rank Baltimore as one of the top 10 destination in the US.
What’s new in Baltimore?
Part of Baltimore’s charm is its emphasis on restoring historic neighborhoods, and enhancing the city with attractive new projects. Recent renovations include the West Side’s Hippodrome Theater restored to its 1914 glory. The theater is now home to traveling Broadway Shows, national headline acts and professionally planned events.
Harbor East – a new development of retail shops, restaurants, hotels – is home to The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture. Harbor East is also soon to be the new home of the Baltimore Four Seasons Hotel.