Situated on picturesque Chesapeake Bay in close proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore has one of America’s oldest and most pleasant historical cores (close to a third of Baltimore’s buildings are designated as historic in the National Register – more than any other US city). It is also one of the best-connected cities in the nation.
There are several first-rate marinas in and around Baltimore, such as the Inner Harbour Marina and the East Marina in the city’s inner harbour, and many others on the outlying islands and promontories. There is also a wealth of luxury accommodations in the city, such as the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court hotel on the scenic inner harbour, the historic Sagamore Pendry on the Recreation Pier in vibrant Fell’s Point, or the luxury boutique Ivy Hotel in the heart of historic Mount Vernon.
Delectable food can be had at eateries such as Charleston in the eastern harbour, which serves French cuisine, The Prime Rib in Mount Vernon, a home of surf and turf specialties, or Salt, a top-shelf New American eatery.