Most visitors to Baltimore don't get beyond the city's Inner Harbor. The USS Constellation is anchored there, as is the Torsk submarine. The National Aquarium immerses visitors in a magical marine world. The waterfront and Camden Yards are a scenic stretch that has become the center of city life. Camden Yards is the home of the major league Baltimore Orioles, and the streets are lined with cafes, microbreweries, and stores.
The Inner Harbor looks out on the Patapsco River. The waterfront houses the Maryland Science Center and the Baltimore Maritime Museum. You can sample Maryland's cuisine in the waterfront’s open-air mall. The Inner Harbor features boat rides and tours. Baltimore's cultural scene mixes traditional museums with historical diversions. The Baltimore Museum of Art features art from all periods and places. The Walters Art Gallery has French Impressionist art plus ancient Greek and Roman works. Fort McHenry, at the harbor entrance, was the site of the battle that prompted Francis Scott Key to write the "Star Spangled Banner”. The Edgar Allen Poe House celebrates the life of the writer who penned "The Raven." History abounds here.