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Travel watch: Atlanta to Baltimore, and back again

Have you visited all of the major sites in the nation's capital, but overlooked the surrounding cities you might have flown into? Baltimore, Maryland, might be the prime spot for your next visit to the Washington, D.C., area. Baltimore is itself a historic city, the second-largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic and at one time the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the U.S.

Famous residents have included Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Billie Holiday and Babe Ruth. The city has 72 designated historic districts, distinct cultural enclaves representing Baltimore's diverse urban landscape, which has earned Baltimore the nickname "city of neighborhoods." Today, Baltimore is also home to Johns Hopkins University and its world-renowned hospital.

Maryland blue crabs fill the local crab shacks, along with some of the trendiest culinary destinations, including the bakery behind the Food Network's "Ace of Cakes." Baseball fans will find the Baltimore Orioles in their iconic ballpark at Camden Yards. Whether you're trying to jet set ASAP or you're looking to plan ahead based on the cheapest fares, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Atlanta and Baltimore, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner[1]. We've also included top-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions in Baltimore, to get you started on planning your ideal get-away.

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Flight deals to Baltimore

Currently, the cheapest flights between Atlanta and Baltimore are if you leave on April 1 and return from Maryland on April 3. Spirit Airlines currently has tickets[2] for £115, roundtrip.

Spirit Airlines also has tickets at that price point in May. If you fly out of Atlanta on May 1 and return from Baltimore on May 4, Spirit Airlines[3] can get you there and back for £115 roundtrip.

Top Baltimore hotels

To plan your stay, here are some of Baltimore's top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction. The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront (700 Aliceanna St.)

Photo: Trip by Skyscanner

If you're looking to treat yourself, there's The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront[4], which has rooms for £179/night.

It checks in with 4.8 stars. This hotel is close to the Pier Six Concert Pavilion and the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The Hilton Baltimore (401 W.

Pratt St.)

Travel watch: Atlanta to Baltimore, and back againPhoto: Trip by Skyscanner

For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Hilton Baltimore[5]. The hotel has a 4.4-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for £135. This downtown Baltimore hotel is located adjacent to the Oriole Park at Camden Yards and very close to the USS Constellation, the Hippodrome Theatre and M&T Bank Stadium.

The Home2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore Downtown (8 E. Pleasant St.) If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay, try The Home2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore Downtown[6].

The 4.4-star hotel has rooms for £71/night.

Featured Baltimore restaurants

Baltimore has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a few of the most popular, according to Skyscanner. G&M Restaurant (804 N.

Hammonds Ferry Road)

Travel watch: Atlanta to Baltimore, and back againPhoto: Trip by Skyscanner

One of Baltimore's most popular restaurants is the G&M Restaurant[7], with 4.7 stars from 10 reviews. "Most people are here for the crab cakes, both day and night. Personally, I can't finish a single crab cake in one sitting, but there are plenty of strong-willed eaters who can take down two at once," wrote RAWarren.

Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop (222 Albemarle St.)

Travel watch: Atlanta to Baltimore, and back againPhoto: Trip by Skyscanner

First things first: where to get your coffee fix. For a popular option, check out Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop[8], which has an average of 4.5 stars out of 20 reviews on Skyscanner. Nick's Fish House (2600 Insulator Drive)

Travel watch: Atlanta to Baltimore, and back againPhoto: Trip by Skyscanner

Finally, there's Nick's Fish House[9], with 4.7 stars from seven reviews.

"The crab cakes and cream of crab soup were amazing. I've always received excellent service here, too," wrote Laura.

What to see and do in Baltimore

Not sure what to do in Baltimore, besides eat and drink? Here are a few recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

The National Aquarium (501 E. Pratt St.)

Travel watch: Atlanta to Baltimore, and back againPhoto: Trip by Skyscanner

First up is The National Aquarium[10], with 8.9 stars from 100 reviews. It features a dolphin show, 4-D immersion sensory theater and lots of marine creatures.

Wockenfuss Candies (6831 Harford Road)

Travel watch: Atlanta to Baltimore, and back againPhoto: Trip by Skyscanner

The top-rated visitor attraction in Baltimore, according to Skyscanner, is Wockenfuss Candies[11]. It has five stars from seven reviews. Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore.

This is a family-owned business that is now in its fifth generation. Inner Harbor (561 Light St.)

Travel watch: Atlanta to Baltimore, and back againPhoto: Trip by Skyscanner

Lastly, spend some time at the Inner Harbor[12], with 4.5 stars from 79 reviews. Baltimore's Inner Harbor is a favorite stop for tourists who have an interest in the history of early America.

The harbor is one of the major seaports in the United States, and has been since the 1700s.

The area provides many choices in dining, nightlife and cultural experiences.

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  1. ^ Skyscanner (www.skyscanner.com)
  2. ^ Spirit Airlines currently has tickets (www.skyscanner.com)
  3. ^ Spirit Airlines (www.skyscanner.com)
  4. ^ The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront (www.skyscanner.com)
  5. ^ The Hilton Baltimore (www.skyscanner.com)
  6. ^ The Home2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore Downtown (www.skyscanner.com)
  7. ^ G&M Restaurant (www.skyscanner.com)
  8. ^ Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop (www.skyscanner.com)
  9. ^ Nick's Fish House (www.skyscanner.com)
  10. ^ The National Aquarium (www.skyscanner.com)
  11. ^ Wockenfuss Candies (www.skyscanner.com)
  12. ^ Inner Harbor (www.skyscanner.com)
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