Luxury holidays in Baltimore

Baltimore’s becoming better known for buffing and polishing its neighbourhoods with hip hangouts, but it’s still got a proud blue-collar streak, nods to the past and lovable quirks.

When to go

B’more is particularly pleasant in the summer, from June to August. In July creatives of all kinds arrive to partake in the annual Artscape estival, but – from barbecues to live jazz – there’s always something going on.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport is the city’s international hub; you can get direct flights from major cities in America and from the UK too. From further afield, you’ll be required to stopover in the US. The airport is a 20-minute drive from the city centre.
  • Boats

    Baltimore’s water taxis ( are a fun, cheap way to zip from A to B. Hop-on, hop-off passes start from US$9.
  • Automobiles

    Google ‘driving in Baltimore’ and you’ll see some hair-raising headlines, but a car could come in handy for covering the most ground in a short time. You can hire some wheels at the airport; to reach the city, travel along the I-95 route. If you’re road-tripping down the Atlantic coast, New York is a four-hour drive, Philadelphia a two-hour drive, and DC is just an hour away.