Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland sits along the Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay. It was founded early in the eighteenth century and grew rapidly as an important Mid-Atlantic seaport. Over the centuries, Baltimore has evolved into a "City of Neighborhoods" with 72 designated historic districts today. It is Baltimore's embrace of its diversity that makes its culture one-of-a-kind.

Walk along the waterfront and take in the size and artistry of historic ships. Tour the interiors to see how captains and sailors lived on board for months and even years at a time. Stroll through Patterson Park - one of the city's foremost green spaces - stopping at Boat Lake, the Pagoda, and the Marble Fountain. Spend an afternoon in the Walters Art Museum where you can marvel at pieces from ancient Greece and Rome to modern American Art Deco. Catch a baseball game at the new Camden Yards or a horse race at the historic Pimlico racetrack.

Sit down to a traditional Mid-Atlantic breakfast of scrapple and eggs at the Blue Moon Café. Taste meals made of the best local Chesapeake ingredients at Woodberry Kitchen. Choose from a wide variety of local oysters and seafood, including a steaming Tilghman Island Crab Pot.