The Inner Harbor is a model of successful revitalization in Baltimore, to the point where it's almost too touristy. Key attractions include the National Aquarium and Camden Yard, home field of the Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore thinks big with shopping at the enormous Harborplace Mall and entertainment at Powerplant Live, a complex with bars, clubs and restaurants. At night the area is aglow with hotels and chain restaurants such as Cheesecake Factory and Ruth's Chris Steak House. But local restaurants like Miss Shirleys afford home-style relief, and there's no denying the appeal of waterfront strolls along the harbor.
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Getting Around Baltimore
The best way to get around Baltimore is by car. The city's grid layout lends itself to easy navigation. Avoid downtown on days when the Ravens or Orioles are playing. Traffic can be brutal and parking impossible. On days when the Ravens or Orioles are playing at home, the light rail system is a better option. It runs from BWI to downtown Baltimore and Camden Yards, where Oriole Park and M&T Bank Stadium are located. The system ends at Hunt Valley in Baltimore County. Before boarding, purchase a ticket from vending machines at each station. Tickets are not available onboard. The one-way fare is $1.60 or $3.50 for a day pass. Trains generally run Monday to Saturday: 5 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday and Holidays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (http://www.mta.maryland.gov/light-rail) Free public transportation is available in downtown Baltimore on the Charm City Circulator. Service is every 10 minutes. Winter operating hours (November 1-March 31): Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 6:30 a.m.-midnight; Saturday 9 a.m.-midnight; Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Harbor Connector hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Summer operating hours (April 1-October 31): Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 6:30 a.m.-midnight; Saturday 9 a.m.-midnight; Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Harbor Connector: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Street parking in Baltimore is regulated by meters and EZ Park systems. Rates vary by location. Use https://www.parkingpanda.com/baltimore-parking to pre-purchase parking and get special deals in advance.
Nearby Airports
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport-BWI
  • Washington Dulles International Airport-IAD
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport-DCA
Airport Taxis
  • $35 (BWI to Downtown)
  • $90 (DCA to Downtown)
  • $140 (IAD to Downtown)
Things to Do and See Near Inner Harbor