We made a quick (unfortunately) ride through Baltimore to check out the Inner Harbor district. Brick streets, sidewalks, homes and buildings beautify the city. Whether you look up or down, the use of brick leaves an impression of charm and uniformity.
The Inner Harbor is in the heart of the city. Even on a holiday weekend, some people bustled about. Others walked their dogs or strolled around the harbor. Lots of tourists - easy to spot because of the cameras in their hands.
|View from the Marriott|
The Inner Harbor District is home to a number of restaurants and shopping venues. It would be a great way to spend a day.
Before we left town, we stopped at Ft. McHenry, the site of the fort that defended the Baltimore Harbor from British forces in the War of 1812. The grounds are spacious and appealing. The fort itself hugs the coast line. Built it 1798, it stayed in use until the end of WWII. It is now a national park.
Although I only had time for a glimpse of the city, I know I'd like to visit again.