Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Baltimore city guide. Here you'll find the best of Baltimore. WTR's Baltimore map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Baltimore - including the National Aquarium, the Baltimore Maritime Museum and The Baltimore Museum of Art.
You'll also find the best dining in Baltimore, guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Baltimore includes: Tagliata and Thames Street Oyster House. Then you're off for the Baltimore waterfront.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Baltimore
Getting around in Baltimore
Transportation in Baltimore
WTR's Tony Transit says this site is the best way to find your way around Baltimore City. (mta.maryland.gov)
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) - Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
Lagniappe for Baltimore
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums. Such as:
the American Visionary Art Museum - Tu-Su: 10-6, 800 Key Highway, 410-244-1900
Visionary art begins by listening to the inner voices of the soul, and often may not even be thought of as 'art' by its creator.
Visionary artists don't listen to anyone else's traditions. They invent their own.
We think you will enjoy this experience.
Now through August 1, 2018 see Imagining Home
Visitors discover paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, textiles, and works on paper from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, as well as four miniature rooms, plus a variety of interactive features presented in three thematic areas.
People Watching in Baltimore
WTR's Francois Flaneur's says the best "PW" in Baltimore are the Inner Harbor and Fels Point.
Beverages in Baltimore
Our Larry Lager knows the best drink to go with Blue Crabs, Bull roasts, sausages and sauerkraut is Beer.
Dining in Baltimore
Our Carlota Cuisine says the best place for dinner in Baltimore is Aggio - D: Tu-Su, 614 Water St, 410-528-0200
The octopus with almonds, preserved lemon and green olives or the albacore carpaccio with ricotta and chilis are your starters. The risotto with charred eggplant, stewed baby peppers and smoked raisins is another favorite.
Then it's on to the rabbit porchetta with garbanzo beans and chickpea miso or the trout with peas, favas, mint and pine nuts.
Dessert is their parsnip honey cheesecake with caramel ice cream. Your wine is the '10 Lamole de Lamole Chianti.
Carlota's says the best lunch is at Thames Street Oyster House - L: W-Su, D: Nightly, 1728 Thames St, 443-449-7726
Carlota's says the best breakfast is at Miss Shirley’s Café - M-F: 7-3, Sa,Su: 7:30-3:30, 750 East Pratt St, 410-528-5393.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Baltimore
WTR's Shauna Showtime thinks the best nightlife is Baltimore's Power Plant Live!
Shopping in Baltimore
Shari Shopper knows the best Baltimore shopping is Federal Hill and Harbor East.
Recognition for Baltimore
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.