The birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Babe Ruth, and America’s first research university
, Baltimore has a rich history worth exploring. In the 1700s, it gained economic traction as a prosperous port city, and the coastal setting is one of the main draws for visitors today. Many start at the revitalized Inner Harbor
, which is lined with attractions, shops, and seafood restaurants, but there’s much more to discover in dozens of distinct neighborhoods, whether you’re strolling the cobblestone streets of Fells Point, wandering through the 745-acre Druid Hill Park
, or browsing trendy boutiques and galleries in Hampden.