About Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is a hub for Maryland's biggest city and the surrounding areas. BWI offers an average of 638 domestic passenger flights and 24 international nonstop flights a day. There are five concourses, four of which are domestic and the other international. It is named after Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native and the first African American to serve on Supreme Court of the United States. For travelers who need to access the Internet, BWI has free Wi-Fi. You can also take advantage of the dozens of tasty restaurants and retail shops available to passengers.
Stay in comfort at the hotels near Baltimore airport. Business travelers enjoy the services and amenities of Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-BWI Airport West. Here they will find Wi-Fi in all rooms, a meeting room, and business center in addition to a health and fitness center and outdoor pool. For those looking for easy access to the airport and nearby points of interests, check out Candlewood Suites Baltimore-BWI, which is located just off of Highway 295. In total, there are more than 20 additional BWI Airport hotels situated within 5 miles of Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Welcome to Baltimore
Sitting along the Patapsco River, Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland, known for its colorful harbor and distinct neighborhoods. There are hundreds of identified districts, lending to its name as "a city of neighborhoods." Named for Lord Baltimore (Cecilius Calvert) in the Irish House of Lords, this bustling sea port takes pride as an American success story, enjoying grand historical significance thanks largely to its role in the War of 1812 when Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner." It is also home to such talents as poet Edgar Allan Poe and jazz singer Billie Holiday.
As far as business goes, Baltimore is the second-largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. and is located closer to Midwestern markets than any other major seaport on the East Coast, providing easier access for travelers coming from the Midwest. Currently, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University are the city's top two employers. Whether working or on vacation, travelers get around the city easily on foot, as many main attractions of the Inner Harbor are within walking distance of each other. When venturing between neighbors, consider taking the Baltimore Water Taxi or grab a day pass for the metro subway or local bus.
Things to Do in Baltimore
Charm City is chock-full of attractions. While the Inner Harbor makes for a bustling meeting point, it's surrounded by everything from museums to aquariums to music venues. Visit top historical sites at President Street Station, Pratt Street and Fort McHenry, to name a few. To soak in some artwork, head to The Walters Art Museum, housing collections of Medieval and Asian art, and American Visionary Art Museum, full of folk art. You can also learn about the famed, gothic American writer at the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum and Edgar Allan Poe's burial site and memorial grave, which is situated in Westminster Hall, recognized as an architectural landmark.
If you're traveling with kids, check out more than 16,000 animals at the National Aquarium or the interactive exhibits at the Maryland Science Center. Sports fans won't want to miss a Baltimore Orioles baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards or Baltimore Ravens football game at M&T Bank Stadium located downtown. Other popular spots worth visiting include Geppi's Entertainment Museum, Everyman Theatre and Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. No matter why you're visiting Baltimore, you're sure to find something that piques your interest.
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