Baltimore, Maryland's largest city and economic hub, lies just about 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. With a population of approximately 622,000, Baltimore is known for its beautiful harbor; quirky, distinct neighborhoods; unique museums and the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital to the east and the University of Maryland Medical Center to the west.
Commonly known as "Charm City," Baltimore is a city with a rich cultural heritage and a dynamic creative spirit. Baltimore is a place where people dream big, celebrate who they are, where they've come from, and who they aspire to be through the arts, history and their diverse ethnic traditions. Vistiors can feel this creative energy in the city's world-class cultural attractions, sporting venues, and historic sites as well as in their shops, markets, and restaurants.
In 2016, Baltimore welcomed 25.9 million domestic visitors. It's most visited attractions include historic places, cultural activities, exceptional culinary experiences, brewery tours and beer tastings. Baltimore accolades:
- “6 U.S. Cities to Watch in 2017” - Condé Nast Traveler
- “Four U.S. Cities to Visit Now” - AFAR Magazine
- “Destinations on the Rise: 9 American Cities to Visit Now” - Departures Magazine
Whether it's the easy transportation and accessibility, the sumptuous culinary scene, or the 130 attractions, museums, historic sites and performing arts groups, you'll discover why there's a buzz about Baltimore that makes people who visit fall in love with its vibe.