Baltimore earns its “Charm City” nickname with its waterfront history, thriving arts and culture, and vibrant food scene.
Baltimore – or Charm City, to those in the know – has a vibe unlike any other spot in the northeast. The Inner Harbor is a perennial family favorite. Catch a ballgame at Camden Yards, then stroll to the waterfront and tour the Maryland Science Center and National Aquarium. But there’s so much more in this hip, approachable city. A quick water taxi ride will take you to Harbor East, which is exploding with new restaurants and retail, or to the historic waterfront neighborhood of Fell’s Point. Baltimore is a foodie’s dream, where top chefs open inventive restaurants that complement the city’s traditional Chesapeake Bay cuisine. Art and live music are always present, from exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art to rock shows at Power Plant Live. For those who want to explore outside the city limits, nearby Annapolis offers a beautiful 18th-century historic district as well as a naval history museum. The surrounding counties—Baltimore and Anne Arundel—are shopping, dining, and outdoor destinations unto themselves.