Baltimore, USA – Culturally Rich Escape

If you’re only introduction to Baltimore was HBO’s crime drama “The Wire,” chances are the city doesn’t rake high on your must visit list.

However, you’d be missing out on a city rich in history and brimming with culture. Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland and was founded in 1729.

It’s known as a city of neighborhoods where you can find such culinary treats as crab cakes and Berger Cookies. Here are some other things to see while visiting and finding where to stay in Baltimore.

What to See

Inner Harbor – A visit to the Inner Harbor places you right in the middle of the best that Baltimore has to offer. It has been one of the major seaports in the United States since the 1700s. Spend the day at the harbor visiting all the restaurants and shops. The Harbor is also home to the National Aquarium and steps away from Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles play.

Inner Harbor in Baltimore Maryland

Historic Ships in Baltimore – Baltimore is home to four ships and a lighthouse that are all National Historic Landmarks. This includes the USS Constellation, which was first launched in 1797.

Historic Ships in Baltimore Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum – Famed writer, Edgar Allen Poe is one of Baltimore’s most notable residents. He lived in the city from 1833 until he died in 1835. The tiny house on Amity Street holds some of Poe’s artifacts like his portable writing desk and chair, a telescope and china and glassware.

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore Maryland

Where to Stay

Four Seasons Baltimore

The Four Seasons is located steps away from the Baltimore National Harbor and is one of the most popular choices for where to stay in Baltimore. The 256-room hotel features views of the city or water and has such features as marble bathrooms, down duvets, iPod docking stations and comfortable furnishings.

Four Seasons Baltimore Maryland

Hotel Monaco Baltimore

At the Hotel Monaco in Baltimore, you can dive into the history of the city. The Kimpton brand hotel has transformed the historic B&O Railroad Headquarters to create a 202-room luxury hotel.

Warm gold blends perfectly with rich blues to provide the space with an opulent and historic feeling.

Hotel Monaco Baltimore Maryland

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Roxanne Genier

Luxury Brand Management Consultant at Roxy Genier
Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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