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De geplaveide straten en de ligging aan het water maken Fell's Point en Canton de must-see locaties in Baltimore.

De focus van Fell's Point ligt op Market Square, met 18e-eeuwse gebouwen waar nu boetieks en restaurants zijn gevestigd. Historische pubs zijn een bijzonder kenmerk van deze enclave in de binnenstad, met meer dan 120, en de waterkant hier heeft een zoute maritieme smaak voor promenades en uitzicht op de stad.

Het naburige Canton heeft ook een centraal plein, Canton Square, een stukje groen omgeven door meer verfijnde restaurants, galeries en winkels.

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The basics

Canton is located on the Inner Harbor, close to Patterson Park and neighboring Fell's Point. Since the area is also only a few minutes’ drive from downtown, it's a great choice for dinner and nightlife—you can try one of the area's upscale pubs or seafood eateries. To make more of your time, book a hop-on hop-off city tour—many stop in nearby Fell's Point—or arrive early for a breezy jog along the Waterfront Promenade.

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Things to know before you go

  • Foodies shouldn't miss a classic Baltimore crab feast at one of the seafood restaurants off O’Donnell Square Park.
  • To enjoy the waterfront—for a stroll, picnic, or fishing from the pier—head to the Canton Waterfront Park.
  • History fans might appreciate the views of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, just across the water.
  • Baltimore Water Taxi stop 16 is conveniently located in Canton Waterfront Park, at the end of South Potomac Street.
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How to get there

Canton is situated off Boston Street, on the eastern side of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. For a scenic route, take a water taxi to nearby Fell’s Point and Anchorage, a few streets west of Canton. You can also reach the neighborhood by bus, car, or on foot; it takes about five minutes to reach Canton by car from the Inner Harbor.

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When to get there

Though there's really no bad time to visit Canton, you get more out of exploring when the weather is pleasant—and not too humid—in late spring or early fall. Enjoy the waterfront's seasonal events, including the annual Blue Angels Air Show, and tall ships returning to the harbor. Foodies can enjoy the city’s signature seafood dishes at the Baltimore Seafood Festival, which takes place annually, each September.

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How to Sightsee Around the Inner Harbor

No trip to Baltimore is complete without checking out the Inner Harbor. Though Canton's Waterfront Promenade offers great views, to see more in less time don't miss an Inner Harbor sightseeing tour. Harbor cruises typically pass the waterfront neighborhoods—including Canton and Fell's Point—as well as sights like the USS Constellation and National Aquarium. Tours typically depart from the Inner Harbor neighborhood, near West Shore Park, which is only a few minutes’ drive from Canton.

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