Local Hotels & Attractions

Getting to Know Baltimore

A major seaport on the eastern seaboard since the early 18th century, Baltimore, Maryland, grew up around the Patapsco River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay, attractive for its many marine activities. Just 60 minutes from Washington, D.C., and 2.5 hours by train to New York City, Baltimore is also a top regional destination and is the home of one of America’s foremost educational and medical institutions, Johns Hopkins University.

From the science and contemporary art of its Inner Harbor to the battle site at Fort McHenry that inspired the national anthem The Star Spangled Banner Baltimore floats on a tide of innovation, culture, sports and tradition. Baltimore has long been known for the crab cakes from the Chesapeake Bay and the masterpieces at two of its most famous museums, The Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art. It is home to two professional sports teams, The Baltimore Ravens football team and Baltimore Orioles baseball team.

Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods; it has more than 224 neighborhoods each with its own style and character, including the lively downtown Inner Harbor, Mount Vernon, Fell’s Point, Canton, Federal Hill, Little Italy, and Hampden. The city’s newest neighborhood is Harbor East, a vibrant, walkable district hugging the waterfront, home to upscale hotels, condominiums, shops, restaurants, and cinemas. Baltimore is less than an hour away from Maryland’s capital city, Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy and the gateway to the Chesapeake Bay.

Where to Stay

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Things to Do

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  • The Baltimore Museum of Art

    The Baltimore Museum of Art is located in a residential neighborhood in northwest Baltimore City adjacent to the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. The museum has free admission every day of the year. Its excellent collection contains 90,000 works of art, including the largest Henri Matisse collection in the world, as well as significant works by Picasso, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Pissarro, Courbet and Degas.The museum's beautiful Sculpture Gardens, encompassing three landscaped acres, feature modern and contemporary sculpture.
  • The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra provides a world-class experience in both contemporary and classical musical performance. The BSO offers discount rates for students.
  • The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

    The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in the historic Hippodrome Theatre in downtown Baltimore offers a truly unique theatre-going experience and the latest in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions as well as film.
  • The Smithsonian

    The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum complex located in Washington, DC, about 1/2 hour by train from Baltimore. The Smithsonian encompasses 16 museums, including the National Museum of Natural History, the Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery, and the National Museum of African Art and provides endless opportunities to explore the artifacts of the world.
  • The Walters Art Museum

    The Walters Art Museum is located in the Mount Vernon cultural district in Baltimore City, and its impressive collection of works from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe is world-renowned. Among the museum's holdings are Greek sculpture, Roman sarcophagi, medieval ivories, and paintings of the Old Masters. The museum also has a fine collection of Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century American and European masterpieces.


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  • Cinghiale Osteria

    Lively wine bar & formal restaurant serving a daily menu of upscale Italian cuisine in stylish digs.  822 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-547-8282  https://cgeno.com/
  • Clavel

    Clavel is a hip taqueria where mezcal is the main focus. The tacos have the best ingredients and depict the chef's family recipes. 225 W. 23rd Street; 443-900-8983
  • Ouzo Bay

    This beautiful, upscale Greek restaurant is located in scenic Harbor East. The decor is stunning and the dishes are beautifully prepared. 1000 Lancaster Street; 443-708-5818.http://www.ouzobay.com/baltimore/
  • R. House

    Located in the hip Remington neighborhood, R. House is an upscale food-hall which offers cuisine from local chefs who are testing their new creations. R. House offers everything from sushi to fried chicken. 301 W. 29th Street; 443-347-3570.http://r.housebaltimore.com/
  • Rye Street Tavern

    This restaurant is adjacent to the Sagamore Spirit Distillery and their menu offers locally-grown ingredients with a focus on the Maryland Blue Crab. They are also known for their craft beer, wine, and rye whiskey selections. 225 E. Cromwell Street, 443-662-8000.http://ryestreettavern.com/
  • Thames Street Oyster House

    Ordering seafood is a must when in Baltimore and Thames Street Oyster House offers just that. This restaurant has the feel of an upscale seaside cottage and they serve modern cuisine from up and down the East Coast. 1728 Thames Street; 443-449-7726.http://thamesstreetoysterhouse.com/
  • Earth Wood and Fire

    Variety of coal-fired pizzas, craft beers & wine in an industrial-chic former factory. 
    1407 Clarkview Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209  
    410-825-3473  http://www.earthwoodfire.com/
  • Linwoods

    This elegant upscale destination with an open grill serves modern American fare, wines & cocktails. 25 Crossroads Dr, Owings Mills, MD 21117  
    410-356-3030 www.linwoods.com/
  • Petit Louis Bistro

    Cozy storefront offering basic French bistro fare & wines with a fixed-price lunch menu. 4800 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210  
    410-366-9393  http://www.petitlouis.com/
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter-topped beef in an elegant setting.  600 Water St, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-783-0033  http://www.ruthschris-waterst.com/
  • Tarks Grill

    High-end choice for surf 'n' turf in a clubby, red-&-black space adorned with retro photos & murals. 2360 W Joppa Rd #116, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
    410-583-8275  http://www.tarksgrill.com/
  • The Food Market

    An open kitchen in this former grocery store turns out creative American cuisine & cocktails.  1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
    410-366-0606 http://www.thefoodmarketbaltimore.com/
  • Valley Inn

    Historic tavern serving American fare in a wood-paneled dining room & bar with horse-racing decor.  10501 Falls Road Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093  
    410-828-0002  http://www.thevalleyinn.us/
  • Woodberry Kitchen

    Old factory turned hip, rustic-chic place for refined New American fare with a farm-to-table bent. 2010 Clipper Park Rd #126, Baltimore, MD 21211
    410-464-8000 http://www.woodberrykitchen.com/

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  • Ambassador Dining Room

    Upscale Indian fare is served in a dignified wood-beamed interior with fireplaces & seasonal garden.  3811 Canterbury Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Charleston

    Celebrated pick featuring fare & a well-curated wine list in white-tablecloth environs. 1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-332-7373  http://www.charlestonrestaurant.com/
  • Cosima

    Chic Italian option for Sicilian cooking & wines set in a historic mill with a patio & water views.  Mill No. 1, 3000 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211
    443-708-7352  http://www.cosimamill1.com/
  • Cunninghams

    Refined bar & grill serving wood-fired meats, chilled seafood, pasta dishes & flatbread pizzas.  1 Olympic Pl, Towson, MD 21204
    410-339-7730 http://cunninghamstowson.com/
  • Johnny's

    Upscale diner serving Californian fare with Mexican & Asian flair area plus coffee, wine & spirits. 4800 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210
    410-773-0777  http://johnnysdownstairs.com/
  • Magdalena

    A fine-dining bistro in The Ivy Hotel. The cross-cultural menu is built upon the finest local ingredients, and changes with the seasons and the inspiration of the chef.  
    205 E Biddle St, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-514-0303  http://www.theivybaltimore.com/magdalena/

  • The Prime Rib

    This flagship of a set of elite steakhouses features tuxedoed waitstaff & a 1940s supper-club decor.  1101 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-539-1804  http://www.theprimerib.com/
  • Wit and Wisdom

    Michael Mina's chic New American venue at the Four Seasons features a huge bar & Inner Harbor views. 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-576-5800  http://www.witandwisdombaltimore.com/
Chartered in 1832, St. Timothy's School is a private boarding and day school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Stevenson, Maryland. St. Timothy's offers the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP) for grades 11 and 12, and Middle Years Program (MYP) for grades 9 and 10.