Birthplace of The Star-Spangled Banner poem and the U.S. national anthem, the city of Baltimore is a picturesque and historically interesting sight in northern Maryland. With its numerous attractions, it is among the top choices if you are planning a weekend getaway. Arrange a bus tour to Baltimore and spend a quiet and joyful ride viewing the scenery and the city's highlights.
Reasons to Visit Baltimore
Baltimore will be interesting to people with different tastes, whether you are interested in history, art or more active entertainment. Among the most highly rated places, according to visitors, are Fort McHenry, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, USS Torsk, Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, and George Peabody Library.
The pentagonal bastion fort was built in the 18th century to defend the Baltimore Harbor in wars and conflicts at the time. It also came as an inspiration for the poem by Francis Scott Key, which we now know as The Star-Spangled Banner and the U.S. national anthem. Fort McHenry attracts tourists with its interesting artefacts collection, beautiful scenery, and old buildings, such as bunkers and barracks.
A Tench-class World War II submarine is definitely worth visiting, even if you're not a fan of machinery museums. Torsk is well maintained and open to the public, so you can get a sense of how it is like to be and live on a submarine. It's not recommended to claustrophobic people, but if you have no issues with narrow spaces, they offer a descriptive self-guided tour so you can learn about different components and how the vessel as a whole operates.
For all you lovers of greenery, the 1.5 acres of beauty, that are the Baltimore Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, are situated right beside the Maryland Zoo in Druid Park. The display features flora from different parts of the world, including 30 thousand species and 100 thousand hybrids of orchids, dessert, tropic and Mediterranean plants, and a collection of palm trees.
If you are visiting in June, be sure to check out the Druid Hill Farmers Market, held on Wednesdays.
Baltimore has a lot to offer to children and adults, so book a bus tour and enjoy the adventure!