Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus BWI Airport North Inn & Suites
This newly renovated Best Western Plus is located about 5 miles from downtown Baltimore, but it feels even closer, thanks to the hotel’s complimentary shuttle. It operates within a 5-mile radius, dropping you off near such well-known attractions as the M&T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards, and the Hippodrome Theatre. There’s also a train station across the street from the hotel.
- Fuel up for a day of exploring the city with the hotel’s complimentary full breakfast.
- Free Internet access in each guest room
- See sharks and dolphins up close and walk through a rainforest habitat at the National Aquarium at the Inner Harbor, located about 5 miles away.
- Nearby eateries serve pizza, Chinese food, and burgers. Head downtown for a wide variety of tasty cuisine.
- Go shopping for gifts and new clothes or play a game or two in Dave & Busters at the Arundel Mills Mall, located 6 miles away.
Baltimore: 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.
Baltimore is made up of many little neighborhoods, each with its own personality. Mount Vernon, one of the oldest, has been a fashionable part of town since one of the country’s first monuments to George Washington was built here in 1829. Today, the neighborhood’s elegant 19th-century townhouses share space with The Walters Art Museum and the Lyric Opera House. In Fell’s Point, lively taverns and restaurants line the cobblestone streets of this waterfront district that was a pit stop for sailors in the 1700s.