August 26th, 2019
Baltimore Turns Up the Charm in These 5 Buzzy Neighborhoods
Originally published Summer 2019
By Marriott Bonvoy Traveler
Baltimore is a city of diverse neighborhoods, each with their own distinct character and history. While it may be impossible to explore them all on your next getaway to Charm City, these five neighborhoods filled with museums, restaurants and historic sites are a great preview of all that Baltimore has to offer.
Established in 1763, Fell’s Point is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Baltimore, and much of it remains unchanged. Visitors can still walk the streets paved with the original Belgian stone bricks brought by trade ships from Europe and explore the oldest standing residence in Baltimore City, the Robert Long House.
Broadway Market, built in 1786, is a year-round indoor market-turned-food-hall offering nine local food concepts and one local flower shop. Also in Fell’s Point is the first African-American-owned shipyard in the United States, which is now the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum, which celebrates the life of abolitionist and Marylander, Frederick Douglass.
For those that don’t scare easily, book a haunted walking tour with Baltimore Ghost Tours or Baltimore Wicked History Tours. Fun fact: Fell’s Point was the last place Edgar Allan Poe was spotted before his mysterious death in 1849.
The first stop on any trip to Baltimore should be to the Baltimore Visitor Center along the waterfront Inner Harbor Promenade. We know this may sound crazy, but hear us out because this isn’t your average visitors center.
The state-of-the-art building is completely interactive, with touch-screen maps featuring information about city attractions, hotels and restaurants; plus there are artifacts and works of art on display so you can sample Baltimore’s museums and galleries before committing.