2014-12-092014-12-09 Renting an RV in Baltimore
Renting an RV in Baltimore
Baltimore is a small city in the state of Maryland, sitting on a tidal arm of the Patapsco River, in Chesapeake Bay. Known as Charm City, in the US, it has a picturesque inner harbour, plenty of history as an important sea-port in the 19th century, and a major league baseball team, the Orioles. Rent yourself a motorhome and hit the road to explore both Baltimore City and surrounding Baltimore County.
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Hit the Road
Baltimore is well placed for days out in your motorhome rental. Six Flags America Fun Park and Hurricane Harbour Water Park are 41 miles away. Washington DC is an easy day trip, at just 45 miles to travel. For a real-life history lesson, head to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to commemorate the costliest battle of the American Civil War.
In case you have got some time to spare, you could make your way North to Philadelphia, New York, Boston and even Canada if you wish.
Where to Stay, RV Parks
Bar Harbour RV Park and Marina is the nearest to Baltimore’s Inner Harbour, 30 minutes driving time away. It offers a peaceful camping experience on a wooded peninsula. Sites even have a fire-ring, for baking your ‘smores. The park also has kayaks, paddle-boats and stand-up paddleboards for hire.
Ramblin Pines RV Park and Campground is central to both Baltimore and Washington DC.
Food, Drink and Nightlife in Baltimore
Baltimore’s signature dish is crab, seasoned in Old Bay spice mixture. Old Bay is a mix of herbs and spices that has been produced in Maryland since 1939. There are a couple of great places to sample these. Bo Brooks Crabhouse has a view of the harbour, an extensive menu, and plenty of outdoor seating. Canton Dockside is also in the harbour. It offers great crabs in a refined setting, with beautiful wall murals of Baltimore landmarks.
When the sun goes down, the famous Domino Sugars neon sign lights up above the city. Fells Point was once an important colonial seaport, known for its concentration of the ‘3 Bs’; Boarding houses, bars and brothels. It is still a lively scene, with over 120 bars and restaurants.
Baltimore:So Many Things to See and Do
Visit the National Aquarium or Science Centre in the Harbour, and take a water taxi to get around. For a different perspective, head to the top of Federal Hill to take in the view. This is a lively area filled with everything from antique shops to sports pubs.
Baltimore has a lot to offer sports fans. Begin at the Sports Legend Museum, which pays homage to local sporting heroes, including Babe Ruth. If that’s not enough, he also has his own museum nearby. Follow this up by attending an Orioles Major League Baseball game. The team play at Oriole Park in Camden Yards. This retro-revival stadium, in a former railroad yard, is just two blocks from Babe Ruth’s birthplace.
An important part of American history is Fort McHenry, where an 1812 British invasion was successfully defended.This is always the scene for commemorations in Baltimore over Memorial Day Weekend.
A handy driving guide
Baltimore and the State of Maryland do experience severe winter conditions, with an average of 20 inches of snow over winter. If extreme conditions do occur, a snow emergency will be declared. The best idea is to stay off the road. Snow Ploughs and salt trucks will be out clearing the highways. It is important not to crowd the plough, or attempt to pass a snow plough or salt truck.