Hotel at a Glance: Admiral Fell Inn
With its traditional pubs, cobblestone streets, and old buildings clustered along the waterfront, the Fell’s Point neighborhood in Baltimore looks almost unchanged since the 19th century. This is where you’ll find the red-brick Admiral Fell Inn, which dates back to the 1770s. Individually decorated guest rooms feature classic decor and cherry-wood accents, as well as flat-screen TVs and in-room WiFi.
- Onsite restaurant: enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail and a plate of Latin American cuisine at Points South Latin Kitchen
- Extra perks: select options include a self-guided historic walking tour of Fell’s Point, breakfast for two, a bottle of wine, and a $25 Harbor Magic gift card valid toward a future stay
- Rooms with a view: Each room has a different view, whether of Fell’s Point Square, an inner courtyard, or tugboats chugging through the harbor.
- Colorful history: Parts of the inn’s multi-building complex have served at various times as a ship’s chandlery, a theater, and a seamen’s YMCA.
Baltimore, Maryland: World-Class Museums and Historic Waterfront Neighborhoods
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor—a busy port that was redeveloped as a tourism district in the mid-20th century—has become one of the city’s best-known and most beloved landmarks. Water taxis ferry visitors from one historic, cultural, or family-friendly attraction to another. Sites along the routes include the star-shaped Fort McHenry (where US forces repelled the British during the War of 1812, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner”) and restaurants where you can sample the city’s famous crab cakes.
You’ll find several unique museums here, too, from the National Aquarium—which houses more than 16,000 sea creatures in realistic habitats—to the wonderfully oddball American Visionary Art Museum, one of the country’s leading institutions for outsider art. For a stunning view of the skyline, the Inner Harbor, and Chesapeake Bay, head up to the 27th floor of the Baltimore World Trade Center, where you can see the city from 360 degrees at the observation deck.