The Baltimore Rundown
Located along the Patapsco River in central Maryland, Baltimore is a city that boasts historical roots that go back over 300 years. With its roles in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War, Baltimore is not only one of the oldest, but most exciting places to visit. There are a lot of ‘firsts’ in this city due to its rich history. From the first original Washington Monument to the first fort, Fort McHenry, tourists will have to make several return trips just to see it all.
New meets old with the National Aquarium and the Port Discovery Children's Museum. There is also Oriole Park at Camden Yards for sports enthusiasts to enjoy watching a game of baseball. Those interested in art will be visually inspired by grand museums like the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Visionary Art Museum and Walters Art Museum. Whether it is a weekend trip from Washington DC or a weeklong vacation from across the ocean, Baltimore hosts a wide array of things to do, see and learn.
When To Go
Baltimore has somewhat of a humid climate during the summer months. Summers are warm and generally the most crowded time to visit. From September to October, temperatures begin to cool with the fall season blowing in. Like most East Coast cities, Baltimore gets a good bit of rain during the winter and spring. November through March typically sees snow. During these months, the temperatures can be rather chilly, especially in January when night temperatures can dip below zero. Spring, summer and fall are the best times to visit Baltimore, as these seasons have the most agreeable temperatures and boast many festivals and events.
- November through April: Average daily high is 7°C (44°F)
- May through September: Average daily high is 30°C (86°F)
- October through December: Average daily high is 9-21°C (49-70°F)
Baltimore’s location means it’s an easy destination to get in and out of by air. The Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) serves major airlines with daily flights from all over the US. and internationally.
Baltimore’s main train terminal is Penn Station. It’s served by Amtrak, MARC and the MTA, Maryland's light rail system. From local travel to long distance, Penn Station provides travelers with daily scheduled trains.
Greyhound offers economical travel to Baltimore. Service terminals are downtown as well as the Baltimore Travel Plaza located off Interstate 95. The travel plaza has long-term parking, and daily scheduled buses to various Baltimorelocales.
By air: Conveniently located between the Baltimore-DC corridor is the Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
By train: Penn Station is serviced by local, regional and national rails
By bus: Greyhound maintains several terminals in the city of Baltimore
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