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Destination guides > North America > USA > Mid-Atlantic > Maryland > Baltimore


Baltimore is a gritty working-class city that is undergoing a renassaisance with newly gentrified historic neighbourhoods such as the Inner Harbor.

It is close enough to Washington DC to visit on a day trip, although the reopening of Baltimore's HI hostel means that you now have the opportunity to stay a little longer.

Inner Harbor, Baltimore MD (photo Nancy Louie/iStockphoto)

Practical information

Baltimore Area Visitors Center

401 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Tel (410) 837 4636 or 1 877 BALTIMORE
Open 9am-6pm daily


If you're travelling with your own computer you can use the free Wi-Fi hotspot at Baltimore Penn Station and also at Caribou Coffee (1 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; metro subway Charles Center) and at Panera Bread (600 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; bus 7, 10, 19). Otherwise head to the Enoch Pratt Free Library and use the comptuers there:

Enoch Pratt Free Library

400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
Tel (410) 396 5430
Open Jan-May Mon-Wed 11am-7pm, Thu 10am-5.30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm; Jun-Sep Mon-Wed 11am-7pm, Thu 10am-5.30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm; Oct-Dec Mon-Wed 11am-7pm, Thu 10am-5.30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm


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