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When in Baltimore, the most popular tourist attractions are always a short drive away from each other. This means that a central location is mandatory. Finding the right hotel will help keep the taxi fares low and the commute times in the enjoyable range.
On top of that, visiting Maryland isn’t only about Baltimore. Indeed, many people forget that the beaches of Maryland are some of the most beautiful on the East Coast. Spending time in Ocean City can be a surprise, as the tour books often overlook or undersell how pretty it is.
So for road trip enthusiasts, here are a few can’t miss attractions and where to base yourself when you want to visit them.
Baltimore: In Town for the Ravens
There’s nothing like a National Football League game. The atmosphere, the tailgate party, the unique intensity of the sport, and, on top of that, the fact that the Baltimore Ravens have been a competitive team for quite a while now. The Ravens, on their own, are a great reason to visit Baltimore.
The Ravens play in the landmark M&T Bank Stadium. The best way to get there, especially on game day, is to walk, since the traffic to and from the stadium can be quite heavy. Thankfully, the Hotel Monaco Baltimore, a Kimpton Hotel, is a mile away from the stadium, making this hotel the ideal choice for a Ravens game!
Baltimore: Museums Made for the History Buffs
Baltimore has food, architecture, and astounding history. The city was founded in 1729, and its history heavily focuses on its seaport and transportation roots.
For those who would like to visit the R.F. Lewis African Museum and the B & O Railroad Museum while still having a foothold in the downtown area, the Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center is a good bet. From there, anyone can enjoy crab and other seafood in the neighboring restaurants.
Baltimore: The Inner Harbor Is the Place to Be
The number-one tourist attraction in Baltimore is the Inner Harbor. If there’s only one place to choose a hotel, it has to be there! Consider the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, one of the best hotels in town, for the best possible time in the city.
Ocean City: A Boardwalk and A Great Beach
Who knew that a great beach and wonderful scuba diving could be found off the coast of Maryland? Obviously, there are a few people who are in the know, since Ocean City can get very busy during the summertime. Driving a car around town isn’t suggested, as traffic and scarce parking can be a hassle. To beat the bustle, two options are popular: stay at the Sea Bay Hotel, right off the Ocean City Expressway, and take taxis to and from the hotel, or stay at the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel and Suites, which is right off the Boardwalk. As with any hotel reservation made online, don’t forget to check the reviews left by previous guests at the hotel. They’re always useful.