East Coast Destinations – Vacation in Historic Baltimore, Maryland
If you're looking for the ultimate vacation destination on the East Coast, Baltimore, Maryland, offers you everything from the mountains to the beaches. Located in the heart of the mid-Atlantic between Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, Baltimore features convenient travel and world-class amenities to make your get-away special. Whether you prefer the history of nearby Annapolis, the charming waterside towns along the Chesapeake Bay or the excitement of the Baltimore Inner Harbor, your East Coast vacation destination awaits.
Baltimore, Maryland – The Heart of the East Coast
For the history buff, Baltimore provides ample opportunities to explore America's rich history and heritage. One of Maryland's most visited sites is Fort McHenry. You'll want to be sure to tour the USS Constellation and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House. Notable museums include the Edgar Allan Poe House, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. Many of Baltimore's key historical attractions can be seen on self-guided tours, such as Star-Spangled Trails.
Families flock to the popular and bustling Inner Harbor area anchored by the Maryland Science Center and the Baltimore National Aquarium. Port Discovery Children's Museum, enjoyed by children of all ages, is located in the heart of the city as well. Hotels and restaurants are all within a short walk, making it easy to pack in a full day of sightseeing.
Sports enthusiasts can cheer on the legendary Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Blast teams. And if you want to get in on the action yourself, you can hit the greens on one of our challenging golf courses or take to the water for a sailing excursion, fishing trip, or a relaxing cruise on the Chesapeake Bay.
While you are on your East Coast vacation, unique shopping and dining experiences can be found at Baltimore's Harborplace and The Gallery as well as Lexington Market. Everyone in Baltimore has a list of favorite area attractions – have fun discovering yours.
If you want to hop in the car for a short drive, you can quickly reach a number of popular East Coast vacation destinations. Annapolis, America's Sailing Capital, is just 30 miles south of Baltimore, while Lancaster , in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, is a mere 70 miles to the north. Or travel to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., in less than an hour. Cross the Chesapeake Bay and head toward the Eastern Shore to explore the waterfront town of St. Michaels, historic Easton, or the beaches at Ocean City.
Baltimore's convenient location in the eastern United States, close to three major airports – BWI (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport), Washington Dulles International Airport and Reagan National, positions the city as a prime spot to vacation on the East Coast. While you are here, be sure to take in some of Baltimore's top attractions with travel deals and discounts to area museums, historical sites, events, shops and restaurants. There are a host of coupons and special offers available to you.
Plan your trip!
- National Anthem Tour by Sea April 29, 2013 - October 11, 2013 | 11:30am - 12:30pm
- “HERBERT HASELTINE: SCULPTOR OF THE MODERN AGE” March 5, 2013 - May 26, 2013 | 11:00am - 4:00pm
- Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950 January 27, 2013 - August 18, 2013 | All Day
- Baltimore National Heritage Area: Heritage Walks April 6, 2013 - November 4, 2013 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
- New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville March 10, 2013 - June 2, 2013 | 10:00am - 5:00pm