Situated on Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland
. It was founded as a port and shipbuilding town and a condo rental here will give you the chance to explore its maritime history.
The Inner Harbor is one of Baltimore’s most popular destinations for people with accommodations in the area, and one of the United States’ oldest seaports
. Come here from your lodgings and take a harbour cruise to learn about Baltimore’s maritime history. There are also four historic ships to visit, including the USCGC Taney, the last surviving war ship of Pearl Harbor
. While at the harbor, make sure to visit the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. Built in 1855, this circular structure is the oldest screw-pile lighthouse in Maryland
Overlooking Inner Harbor is Fort McHenry. This is the fort that defended Baltimore from the British in the War of 1812. The battle fought here provided the inspiration for Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics to “The Star Spangled Banner”
, which eventually became the national anthem of the United States. For a memorable part of your visit, you can help to raise or lower the flag.
Known as "a city of neighbourhoods"
, a vacation rental in Baltimore will allow you to explore each area and give you taste of something a bit different. A stroll around Little Italy from your accommodations will take you through a welcoming community that still retains its Italian charm. The Festivals of St. Anthony and St. George are lively street fairs not to be missed. With a high concentration of excellent restaurants, you may never need to have meals back at your vacation rental and the only difficulty will be which place to choose. The neighbourhood of Canton
still has many examples of screen painting, a truly Baltimore art form
. This beautiful folk art involves painting landscapes and other scenes directly onto the door and window screens of the rowhouses. The purpose was to stop the sun shining directly into shops and homes but provides a unique backdrop to the neighbourhood.
The National Aquarium
is another top tourist destination and is considered to be one of the finest aquariums in the United States. The modern buildings sit across two piers at the Inner Harbor, Families with vacation rentals here will delight at the more than 17,000 animals including sea creatures, birds and reptiles
. They also have a live dolphin show.
Vacation rentals in Baltimore in the summer would not be the same without a seeing a baseball game at Camden Yards Stadium. While Babe Ruth spent his career elsewhere, he was actually a native of Baltimore and a statue in his honour stands outside the stadium.
Condo rentals in Baltimore will give you a vacation rich with history and culture