Baltimore’s focus for visitors is the revitalized, pedestrian-friendly Inner Harbor, with its waterfront promenade and surrounding central business district.
On the water is Baltimore’s gleaming pyramid-shaped National Aquarium, one of the city’s most popular attractions.
Nearby Harborplace, a former power plant on the harbor’s north-west corner, is the focus of the pedestrian promenade, lined with restaurants and shops.
To get a sense of Baltimore’s centuries of seafaring history, visit the Maritime Museum on the harbor for a cruise on a historic submarine, sloop or coast guard cutter.
Cobbled streets and a waterfront setting make Fell’s Point and Canton must-see locations in Baltimore.
Fell’s Point’s focus is Market Square, its 18th-century buildings now home to boutiques and restaurants. Historic pubs are a particular feature of this inner-city enclave, numbering more than 120, and the waterfront here has a salty maritime flavor for promenades and city views.
Neighboring Canton also has a central square, Canton Square, a patch of green surrounded by more sophisticated restaurants, galleries and shops.