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What to see and do in Baltimore

An overhead view of the harbour in Baltimore, lit up in late afternoon sun

Places to visit in Baltimore

Baltimore’s nickname is Charm City – so prepare to be won over by its hip and historic sights, sporting fervour and storied seafaring past.Indeed, there’s really no escaping the fact that you’re in a state with strong ties to the sea. Reminders are all across the city, from the ships in the harbour and to its delicious local favourite, Maryland blue crab.

The National Aquarium is well worth a visit. It’s one of the country’s finest places to see sharks, dolphins and wildlife-filled exhibits that cover everything from rainforests to coral reefs.

With its impressive collection of strong historic ships to float your boat, Inner Harbour is the place to start digging into the local scene. Or check out Fort McHenry, a star-shaped bastion that repelled a British attack in 1812 and became the birthplace of the national anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’

Baltimore’s famous eats

It will come as no surprise to hear that all that Chesapeake Bay coastline leads to heaping piles of seafood come mealtime.

Blue crab is the headlining act: simply steamed and seasoned is the traditional way. But be sure to look out for crab cakes, especially from Faidley's, everyone’s favourite seafood stall (founded in 1886) at the historic Lexington Market.

Coming in second place for home-grown flavour icons is the Berger cookie – the soft, cake-like cookies coated with thick, chocolate-fudge icing are simply divine!

For flavoursome hunting grounds, head to neighbourhoods like Little Italy (self-explanatory), historic Fells Point (for cool cafés and oyster houses on cobblestoned streets), and Mount Vernon (to refuel between top-notch cultural attractions).

Drinking is fine at Mid-Town Belvedere, where brewpubs and cocktail bars draw the late-night crowd.

A view of the harbour place from street level with the buildings lit up against the evening sky
A scene of John Hopkins University campus in the summer light, with plenty of lush greenery

The best time to visit Baltimore

Found in the heart of Maryland, this bustling metropolis is a popular destination all year round.

Summer is one of the most popular times to visit Baltimore. The warm weather brings flocks of crowds to the city’s plethora of festivals, outdoor concerts and sporting events. However, the heat and humidity can be intense, and prices can be higher.

If you’re looking to avoid those summer crowds (and temperatures!), then a trip to Baltimore during spring or autumn is ideal! During spring, the city is awash with colour as the flowers start to bloom, while fall brings that crisp air and striking foliage as the city turns golden.

Flying to Baltimore during the winter shouldn’t be overlooked either. With festive holiday markets popping up all over town, Christmas lights and decorations in their abundance, and of course, those iconic ice rinks – Baltimore provides the perfect backdrop for a cosy winter retreat.

Getting around Baltimore

Baltimore may be vast, but in light of its robust public transport systems and pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods, getting around is pretty smooth sailing.

The city has an array of transport options, including buses, Baltimore Light Rail and the Metro subway system – all of which are affordable and efficient. Like most American states, the city also boasts an abundance of private taxis. From Uber to Lyft to local pick-ups, you’ll have no trouble finding a ride.

Alternatively, walking offers an eco-friendly way of exploring the city and allows you to fully immerse yourself in all of Baltimore’s beauty. You’ll find ample walking routes and cycling trails at your disposal.

Baltimore is an excellent base for day trips outside the city too. The renowned US capital, Washington D.C. is just 40 miles away, whilst Maryland’s very own capital, Annapolis, is right on your doorstep.

The summer playground of Ocean City can be found just across the Delmarva Peninsula. And why not slow down and recharge among the sand dunes and wild horses of Assateague Island?

A birds eye view of the city of Baltimore , USA

FAQs about travel to Baltimore

Helpful information for Irish travellers visiting Baltimore

When is the best time to fly to Baltimore?

The best time to fly to Baltimore is during one of its off seasons such as March to May or September to early November. During Baltimore’s spring and fall, the temperature is still mild, but you can avoid those summer crowds and inflated holiday prices.

Whatever time of the year you want to fly to Baltimore, we’re ready to take you there. Icelandair offers regular round-trip flights to Baltimore (BWI) from Ireland throughout the year.

How do I find the cheapest Baltimore tickets?

Being flexible with your dates is a great way of finding cheap tickets to Baltimore. Flights are often cheaper outside of peak tourist seasons such as the summer and Christmas periods.

We also recommend checking our flight deals regularly and booking in advance to secure the best deal on your flights to Baltimore (BWI).

How long is the flight to Baltimore from Ireland?

The flight time to Baltimore from Ireland depends on which airport you depart from. The flight from Dublin (DUB) to Baltimore takes around 8–9 hours. This does not account for any layovers, which will add time to your overall journey.

Before sampling Baltimore’s crab feasts, underwater performers and harbour cruises, how about checking out Iceland’s very own seafood delights? When you book tickets to Baltimore with Icelandair, you can add a stopover in Iceland at no extra cost. That’s two dazzling destinations under just one ticket.

How close is BWI airport to the city?

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is conveniently located not far from Baltimore’s downtown district. The 10-mile journey only takes around 15 – 20 minutes when travelling via car or taxi.

Alternatively, you can catch the Baltimore Light Rail, which runs regularly and only takes around 25 minutes. There are also several bus routes connecting BWI to the city.

How long should I stay in Baltimore?

To truly experience all the amazing sights and sounds that Baltimore brings by the bucketload, it’s recommended that you stay at least 3–5 days. This will give you enough time to explore the city’s top attractions, unearth local neighbourhoods, and sample those famous seafood delicacies.

Staying for 5–10 days would give you ample opportunity to discover all that Maryland has to offer, take a day trip to the capital, Washington D.C., or even catch the train out to the Big Apple, New York City.

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