Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

Visiting Baltimore’s Waterfront

The Inner Harbor is the center of activity for visitors to Baltimore. Baltimore’s harbor connects the city to the Chesapeake Bay. In the Inner Harbor area you’ll find the National Aquarium, the restored U.S. Frigate Constellation, the Maryland Science Museum, Davis Planetarium, and Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key wrote the National Anthem is a short water taxi ride away. And the Inner Harbor’s water taxi is an attraction in itself – providing a great way to experience the city from the water while providing easy access to Inner Harbor attractions plus the neighborhoods of Fells Point and Little Italy.

The MLB Baltimore Orioles and NFL Baltimore Ravens play in side by side stadiums that are within walking distance of the Inner Harbor. Game days are always crowded, exciting, and fun. Arrive early and spend some time enjoying the Inner Harbor’s restaurants, shops, and attractions.

The Baltimore Convention Center is located downtown, between the Inner Harbor and the Orioles Park baseball stadium.  The address is One Pratt Street.  Click here for a good map that shows where the convention center is located in relation to hotels and other downtown Baltimore features.

Cruise Port and Harbor Cruises


Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Carnival Cruise Line offer cruises from Baltimore to Bermuda. American Cruise Lines offers riverboat cruises of the Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore cruises are a good option for the millions of Americans within driving distance of the port.  Visit Baltimore Cruise Guide for more information on Baltimore Cruises.

If you’d like to explore the Inner Harbor by water, visit our Baltimore Harbor Cruises page for sightseeing and dinner cruise options.

Baltimore Attractions:  Learn more about things to see and do in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area.

Featured Baltimore Hotels

You can stay close to everything the Inner Harbor has to offer at by choosing a well-located hotel. Some of the best-rated hotels in the Inner Harbor neighborhood include:

Four Seasons Baltimore – This luxury 5-star hotel sits on the East Harbor waterfront. The hotel’s waterfront pool overlooks Inner Harbor. 

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore – This unique hotel is located in the historic Fell’s Point neighborhood, on the property that was once Baltimore’s recreation pier. The on-site Rec Pier Chop House serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore -Luxurious four-star hotel located along the west side Inner Harbor waterfront, close to the Maryland Science Center and about a 15 minute walk to Orioles Park at Camden Yard or to Baltimore Ravens games at M&T Bank Stadium.  

Hampton Inn Baltimore Downtown Convention Center – This hotel is located across from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, making it a great choice for those going to a game.  

Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor – Located between the Little Italy and Fell’s Point neighborhoods, east of the Inner Harbor. Rooms are spacious, with separate sleeping and living areas.  

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