Once the second busiest point of entry for immigration, as well as center for manufacturing and, Baltimore is today a modern city on the Chesapeake Bay, dedicated to health, education and international business. If you are looking for Baltimore hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has several great places to stay, all offering comfortable accommodations at attractive rates. Click on a local area below for Extended Stay Hotels or view all metropolitan Baltimore hotels.
Home to six Fortune 1,000 companies, Baltimore hosts the international headquarters of such giants as Black & Decker and Constellation Energy. Investment and banking are also well represented here. Investment giants Legg Masson and T. Row Price were each founded in Baltimore and remain an important part of the local economy. Also headquartered in Baltimore is investment bank Alex Brown & Sons, now a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank. At the time of its acquisition, Alex Brown & Sons was the oldest investment bank in the nation. Baltimore also hosts one of the country’s most prominent health care institutions, Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Opened in 1876 as a research hospital, Johns Hopkins today performs over $1.5 billion in medical and scientific research annually.
Not surprisingly, tourism is an important component of the local economy. After all, it was here, near Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, that Francis Scott Key composed the Star Spangled Banner. Also found along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor are the National Aquarium and the Baltimore Maritime Museum.
Considered among the best facilities of its type in the nation, the National Aquarium is a perfect way to spend the day, complete with special exhibits on marine mammals, amazing creatures from Australia and so much more. Anyone interested in historic ships will love the Baltimore Maritime Museum. Tour up to four floating museums, including the USS Constellation, the last all-sail warship built in the U.S. While you are in the Harbor area, visit the Baltimore Civil War Museum housed in an 1849 train station. This interesting museum examines Maryland’s divided loyalties during the Civil War.
Baltimore offers great fun for children. Port Discovery, Baltimore’s children’s museum, takes hands-on fun and learning to new heights. Here your child can visit Egypt, create new architectural designs or play in the three-story urban tree house. For a more expansive learning experience, visit the Maryland Science Center near the Aquarium. Covering earth science, life science and even space, this is a perfect way to encourage learning in any child, or adult for that matter.
Baltimore isn’t just for kids. Serious art lovers have three wonderful museums to visit. The Baltimore Museum of Art features several diverse permanent collections of art from all over the world. Also presenting works by classical artist is The Walters Art Museum. Fans of all sorts of modern art will find the American Visionary Arts Museum among their favorite spots in Baltimore. This is art with a meaning and a sense of humor.
Baltimore offers visitors great live theater. The Everyman Theater delivers gripping drama, fun comedies and even a musical or two. Self-described as championing “diverse and socially significant works,” the Single Carrot Theater is a unique theatrical venue.
Dining out in Baltimore has been described by some as a deep culinary experience, especially for lovers of crab and other local delicacies. If the thought of lump crab cakes makes your mouth water, then you had best make reservations at J.W. Faidley’s.
Whether in summer or fall, Baltimore is a fun place for sports enthusiasts to visit. Since 1954, the Baltimore Orioles have entertained baseball fans across the region. A more recent addition to the local sports scene is the Baltimore Ravens, a National Football League franchise that is always exciting to watch. Horseracing fans will want to stop by Pimlico Race Track. Each spring, Pimlico hosts the Preakness, the middle race in thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
For those who would rather play than watch, Baltimore offers great golf opportunities. The five local courses that make up Baltimore Country Golf are just the beginning. From fun nine-hole courses to challenging championship links, Baltimore delivers an enjoyable golf experience.
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