Baltimore Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Baltimore

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

    • Air Pollution 37.04 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 61.25 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 54.76 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 35.42 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 36.84 (Low)
  • How safe is Baltimore for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Baltimore.

    • Burglary and Theft 64.56 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 73.39 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 82.53 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 69.6 (High)
    • Car Stealing 64.52 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 76.6 (High)
    • Attacks 71.54 (High)
    • Drug offense 85.8 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 47.34 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 18.88 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 67.13 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 58.06 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 78.49 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Baltimore is 163.09 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 25.88 (Low)
    • Climate Index 81.24 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 48.05 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.36 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.91 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.52 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.42 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 123.98 (Very 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.

  • 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 27.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.47 USD

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

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