Baltimore Tourism, Maryland

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The history of this city has mostly war tales in it. This is where the famous Baltimore Battle and Civil War of 1812 started. In World War II the city played a big part by supplying war ships and naval forces. This was where British forces bombarded Fort McHenry with rockets; but the city has always successfully defended itself. The freaking National Anthem was written here.

The place has always been a settlement for African Americans, most of whom have ancestral history rooted in slavery, and there are museums to that effect.

This city in the state of Maryland is a superb tourist attraction. It is mostly known as that city where the famous poet Francis Scott Key wrote his famous poem “The Star Spangled Banner”. This is also home to the famous Baltimore Orioles as well as the Baltimore Ravens. Along the sides of the Chesapeake Bay, this city is full of vibrancy, color, cheer, crowds, nightlife and everything a proper metropolitan should have. It’s incredibly festive too, so try and make sure your vacation planner accommodates the fun dates.

Major sightseeing neighborhoods are the Inner Harbour, Fells Point (which has century old infrastructure) and the Maryland zoo. Also super popular is the Wire Tour, based on the location of the hit TV series.

Baltimore Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Baltimore tips for your visit

  • There are no such restrictions except one that you should restrict moving around too late at night in places that are away from the Inner harbor square. The only fear here are related to drug mugging crime.

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Facts and Stats for Baltimore*

  • Pollution Statistics in Baltimore

    Know the pollution level of Baltimore before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 30.56 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.36 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Baltimore: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Baltimore for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Baltimore.

    • Burglary and Theft 63.89 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 70.83 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 80.56 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 63.21 (High)
    • Car Stealing 59.26 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 71.82 (High)
    • Attacks 67.27 (High)
    • Drug offense 83.02 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 49.55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 20 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 63.43 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 51.82 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Baltimore - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Baltimore is 157.46 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 30.11 (Low)
    • Climate Index 80.65 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 46.95 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.05 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.75 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.07 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.89 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108.47 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Baltimore

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Baltimore

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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