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Baltimore in the Spotlight

Baltimore is a truly authentic American city that welcomes visitors to explore its diverse heritage and culture, distinct neighborhoods, world-class attractions and award-winning restaurants. It’s a community made up of visionaries, creatives and locals with compelling stories to share. Find out why travel experts and writers at top national and international publications love Baltimore.

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Recent Accolades

The 7 most fabulous vacation destinations for LGBTQ travelers in 2022

Matador Network

“Baltimore often gets overlooked as elegant Washington DC’s scrappy little sister, but it’s not called Charm City for lack of appeal. Quirky, artsy, and seriously stylish — this once-trusted industrial town is polished to become one the coolest destinations on America’s East Coast.”

7 Weekend Getaways for When You Need to Escape DC This Winter

Thrillist

“New art exhibits, restaurants, and bakeries make Baltimore a worthwhile destination to revisit this season.”

7 US destinations to visit to learn about Black history

Business Insider

“The port city of Baltimore is in the middle of a rebirth. And with colorful row houses, murals depicting legends, and historical sites like the Royal Theatre, Baltimore’s nickname of Charm City is quite fitting.”

Getting ‘Beneath the Shell’ in Baltimore: Where to Eat, Stay, and Play

Conde Nast Traveler

“Whether it’s your first trip to Baltimore or your twentieth, the waterfront city is full of surprises, from an alley that honors graffiti artists to watering holes in handsome rowhouses.”

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Oprah Magazine Online

“Baltimore’s unique museums, including the American Visionary Art Museum, the Walter’s Art Museum, and Baltimore Museum of Art (which is home to the world’s largest Matisse collection) are among the city’s treasures.”

Samantha Brown’s Places to Love

PBS

“Baltimore is more than a city. It’s a tapestry of tight neighborhoods, giving travelers an exceptional diversity of experiences. This city boasts resilience and a DIY spirit that’s infectious. Yes, Baltimore has overcome incredible challenges, but what should be more well-known and revered is its place in American history, and its unique brand of easy going urban hospitality. See why Baltimore, Maryland is a place to love!”

How African-American Chefs are Revitalizing the Baltimore Food Scene

Saveur

“Within the past couple years, the restaurant scene in particular has grown significantly, and Baltimore has given birth to a food scene to rival New York, Boston, and its other east-coast neighbors.”

5 Reasons Why Baltimore Should Be Your Next Getaway

Jetsetter

Though it’s often overshadowed by nearby D.C., Baltimore has a quirky character all its own—just ask its denizens, who will tell you just how great Charm City is without engaging in a show of one-upmanship.

The 52 Places Traveler: A Celebration of African-American Culture in Baltimore

The New York Times

“This is a place where it feels like Black History Month every day, and I can’t wait to come back.”

Why Baltimore is the coolest city on the East Coast

Evening Standard, UK

“The city’s impressive rise in young entrepreneurs has unleashed a whole new set of attractions – from its budding art and culture scene to its award-winning culinary, quirky neighbourhoods and fascinating history – not to mention the infectious crab craze, and electric nightlife.”


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