Baltimore’s focus for visitors is the revitalized, pedestrian-friendly Inner Harbor, with its waterfront promenade and surrounding central business district.
On the water is Baltimore’s gleaming pyramid-shaped National Aquarium, one of the city’s most popular attractions.
Nearby Harborplace, a former power plant on the harbor’s north-west corner, is the focus of the pedestrian promenade, lined with restaurants and shops.
To get a sense of Baltimore’s centuries of seafaring history, visit the Maritime Museum on the harbor for a cruise on a historic submarine, sloop or coast guard cutter.
The Inner Harbor area stretches into the waterfront’s nearby streets, bounded by President, Lombard, Greene and Camden Streets.
Water taxis are the best way to get around the city-center Inner Harbor, crossing the water to Little Italy, Fells Point and Canton.