As you might expect from a grand port city, nautical attractions are some of the most popular in Baltimore, including the warship exhibits and naval displays at the Baltimore Maritime Museum. The National Historic Seaport of Baltimore represents an entire partnership of organizations and attractions that invite visitors and residents to learn more about the maritime history of the city and the entire nation. Even the children’s museum follows the nautical theme with the name, Port Discovery. Water sports play an important role in the daily life of Baltimore residents. Among the common pastimes are fishing, swimming, sailing, boating, and day trips along the Chesapeake Bay.

Sports fans will feel immediately at home in Maryland, where they can jump to their feet and join the enthusiastic crowd in cheering a variety of professional, amateur, and collegiate sports teams. The Baltimore Orioles continue to draw sold-out crowds at Oriole Park at Camden Yard, while the Baltimore Ravens football team boast a world championship. The NFL Washington Redskins take on their competition at FedEx Stadium in Landover. Professional sports teams for lacrosse and soccer combine with popular teams in nearby Washington, D.C., for a calendar that brims over with exciting events. Racing fans will want to visit the tracks at the Laurel, Pimlico, and Timonium race courses for premier thoroughbred and steeplechase events.

The City of Baltimore has also served as a premier cultural center since the colonial era, with a tradition of strong support for the arts that continues today. The renowned Peabody Conservatory of Music as well as the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore attract talented students from around the world. Those who appreciate the theatre, symphony, and dance can enjoy world-class entertainment in wonderful performing arts centers like the Lyric Opera House, Morris Mechanic Theater, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and Center Stage. In addition to active companies and groups, Baltimore residents organize and sponsor more than 100 annual events, musical concerts, and seasonal or cultural festivals throughout the calendar year. Many of the renovated residential neighborhoods are within walking distance from some of the city’s premier cultural resources like the Peale Museum, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Maryland Historical Society.

Recognized by the National League of Cities for its innovative development programs, Baltimore is a city of proud residents. The city has often been called “the biggest small town in America” for the abundance of close-knit neighborhoods that claim distinctive histories, personalities, and architectural influences.

Take your time exploring the attractions and residential developments that make up this exciting, historic port city. You can see from this sampling of more than 200 identified local neighborhoods that the potential for diversity in lifestyle and environment is virtually unlimited


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