|Country||United State (USA)|
|County||None (Independent city)|
|Area||92.1 sq mi (239 km2)|
|Population (year)||620,961 (2010)|
|Lat Long||39°17′N 76°37′W|
|Official Language||None (English, de facto)|
|Area Code||410, 443, 667|
|Zip Code (s)||21201-21231, 21233-21237, 21239-21241, 21244, 21250-21252, 21263-21265, 21268, 21270, 21273-21275, 21278-21290, 21297-21298|
|Time Zone (s)||EST (UTC-5) Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)|
|Airport (s)||Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Martin State Airport|
|Neighbour State||Virginia, Pennsylvania, DelawareWest Virginia|
|Currency||United State Dollar (USD)|
About Baltimore, Maryland:
Steeped in history, Baltimore is the site of the first casualty in the American Civil War, the birthplace of American national anthem, a city of sport lovers who bleed purple and orange, a city of Edgar Allen Poe and David Simon, and has a distinct personality like no other city in the United States. It has lot more to offer than what's shown in the two gripping TV dramas: Life on the Street and The Wire.
The 'Charm City' lies about 35 miles from Washington D.C., at the western arm of the Chesapeake Bay along the East Coast of the United States. It is an independent city without any county and also the largest city in Maryland state. Famous Baltimore natives are Barry Levinson, Ogden Nash, Henry Louis Mencken, Frederick Douglass, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Billie Holiday, Edith Hamilton, Michael Phelps, and John Waters – the city's equivalent to New York's Woody Allen.
Places to Visit in Baltimore:
A top-ranked tourist attraction, National Aquarium houses over 16,000 animals from sharks to sea turtles. The highlights at Maryland Science Center include dinosaurs exhibits and interactive events to keep the kids busy. The Maryland Zoo in Druid Hill Park engages everyone young at heart with its giraffe-feeding station. The Baltimore Museum of Art holds the world's largest collection of Henri Matisse paintings.
The 178-feet-tall Washington Monument in Baltimore is the oldest civic monument dedicated to George Washington and was erected more than 25 years before its counterpart in the US capital. The neighborhoods of West Baltimore may be infamous for showing the way-down-in-the-hole side of America, yet there are major tourist draws here like the Pimlico Racecourse and Edgar Allen Poe's House.
Fort McHenry, USS Constellation, Maryland Science Center, Walters Art Gallery, Johns Hopkins University, and National Great Blacks in Wax Museum are prominent tourist attractions in Baltimore.
Things to Do in Baltimore:
From the streets of Baltimore to the Inner Harbor area, each stoop and corner is an attraction in itself. Patterson Park, Federal Hill Park, and Druid Hill Park offer a gamut of recreational activities in “Balmer” as the residents pronounce it.
Join the Ravens or Orioles fans for a game, catch a movie screening at Bengies Drive-In Theatre, pay homage to Poe's grave at Westminster Hall, get distracted by beautiful interior while reading in George Peabody Library, linger in the art galleries of downtown, shop til you drop at Arundel Mills Mall, and take a four-hour-long driving tour of filming locations of The Wire.
Don't leave town without sampling the Baltimorean favorites: steamed blue crabs seasoned with Old Bay and pit beef sandwiches complemented with a cold Natty Boh. Needless to say, seafood rules the culinary scene in the city. In operation since 1782, Lexington Market is a popular lunchtime destination with all tastes of food imaginable. The Cross Street Market in South Baltimore is an ideal place to grab a snack while shopping and sightseeing.
When to Visit Baltimore:
Summer (June to August) and fall (September to November) overflow with unique festivities such as HonFest, Baltimore Pride, Artscape (America's largest free arts festival), Shindig Festival, and Maryland State Fair. Spend a day in the park under the colorful fall foliage or indulge in outdoor fun in summers.
Last Updated on: July 07, 2020