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See the Best of Baltimore Without Breaking the Bank

For crab cakes, Natty Boh Beer, and outstanding scenery, few places rival Baltimore, Maryland. Rich in history and full of culture, Baltimore has a large array of things to do. Here are a few suggested activities in Baltimore that will not break the bank.

Take A Water Taxi

Some cities have trains, some buses, and others have subways; Baltimore has water taxis. For a small fee, an unlimited daily pass makes the water taxi the best way to get around to all the attractions.

The water taxis make 17 different stops including stops at many of the major tourist attractions. A favorite stop is The birthplace of “The Star Spangled Banner,” Fort McHenry National Monument. Find a water taxi and make your way there.

Tour Outdoor Monuments on Your Own

As one of the original 13 colonies, Maryland is rich is history, and Baltimore boast the most.  From the very first monument built to honor George Washington to the Baltimore Holocaust Memorial, this city is full of historical monuments, many of which can be toured on your own.

If you’re looking for historic sports figures, take a trip to Baltimore’s Oriole Park. Seven bronze statues honoring famous baseball players are found around the park, beginning with a statue of Babe Ruth located at the entrance. Then, walk down the street and take a look into the stadium, it’s one for the memory book. There are many centrally located hotels for you sight seeing adventure. You can find the right one for you on near the attractions on Hipmunk.com.

Discover Breathtaking Views

Baltimore’s focus on tourism centers around the Inner Harbor. With parades, street performers, street vendors and outdoor concerts, this area is quite a popular attraction.

Walking around the Inner Harbor is a lot of fun, but the best views are found on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center. The views from “Top of the World” observation area are breathtaking, and a treat for all who travel to the Inner Harbor.

Step Back in History and Tour Baltimore’s Massive Historical Ships

The Inner Harbor of Baltimore has several historic ships, all carefully restored and turned into museum-like attractions. These historic ships date back to 1797 and are a must see.

Purchases tickets at the stands outside of any of the ships. Prices are extremely reasonable, and the discount grows with the amount of ships you choose to tour. You can make a whole vacation out of touring the ships. There are many hotels in the Inner Harbor to chose from.

Browse the Fantastic and Free Walters Art Museum

Make your way north to the Mt. Vernon’s Cultural District to find the Walters Art Museum. From medieval masterpieces to Egyptian mummies, this 25,000-piece exhibit offers much to see. This massive gallery boasts four floors filled with sculptures, paintings, and artifacts.

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, and general admission is free. Special exhibits and events require tickets.

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