By Kristen A. Grose
Baltimore
Maryland
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"O! say can you see," Baltimore as a future travel destination? With everything Baltimore has to offer, EscapeWizard.com thinks the city is an excellent option for your next vacation. Baltimore is more then just Washington D.C.’s smaller neighbor. For one, it's the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner, the United States national anthem. In fact, present day Washington is largely a result of Baltimore's courageous past, because here colonial troops defended the British, after they had ravaged and burn the Capital during the War of 1812.
 
Not only is Baltimore deeply rooted in the history of the nation's birth, but the city has a vibrant present.  Despite being the largest city in Maryland, you’ll find Baltimore residents view their city as a collection of neighborhoods.  Baltimore has a comfy hometown feel, which is celebrated every year in Hampden at the HonFest, one of the city's many annual festivals.

EscapeWizard.com suggests beginning your tour at The Inner Harbor.  Here you can stroll along the water and shop, eat, drink, and sight-see.  Start at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, ranked as one of the best in the country.  EscapeWizard.com. encourages you not to miss the new Australian Exhibit or the flip-tastic Dolphin Show. 
 
After a few hours of viewing sea life, perhaps you’ll be interested in eating some! Fishing out of a tank is off limits, but you can stroll to a number of nearby restaurants.  EscapeWizard.com suggests some of the traditional local seafood.  Or stroll over to the Lexington Market, about 1 mile northwest. 
 
Other highlights at the Inner Harbor are the Maryland Science Center, the American Visionary Art Museum, and the U.S.S Constellation.  Sports fanatics might want to cruise over to nearby Oriole Park at Camden Yards, complete with a Sports Legends Museum and next door the M&T Bank Stadium, home to the Ravens.  Or for the best panoramic views of the city, EscapeWizard.com advises going to the top of the Baltimore World Trade Center.
 
EscapeWizard.com urges you to check out Baltimore nightlife too.  Treat yourself to an award winning dinner at a restaurant close by in Little Italy or Harbor East.  Finish off the night dancing at PowerPlant Live, a collection of bars surrounding a plaza, or go on a pub crawl through the neighborhoods of Fells Point or Canton. 
 
EscapeWizard.com advises awakening "by the dawn's early light," the following day.  A stroll around the park at Fort McHenry is a great way to begin the morning.  Learn all about the Battle of Baltimore and Francis Scott Key's inspiration for composing the Star Spangled Banner. 

There is plenty more to see and do, and EscapeWizard.com poses these following options:  The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, Edgar Allan Poe Museum, or for the kids: Port Discovery!

Well it's time to book your ticket!  EscapeWizard.com can help you explore all the options by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).  The Baltimore Washington International airport (BWI) is located about 20 minutes outside of the city.  Once arriving at the airport you can easily connect downtown by hopping on the Light Rail. EscapeWizard.com can also help you book your hotel accommodations by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).  Your next vacation to Baltimore, Maryland can be an excellent way to learn some of the history of the United States and relax on the East Coast.
Hotels in Baltimore
By D. Gregory Perrin
Holiday Inn
301 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD
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The Holiday Inn on West Lombard Street, Baltimore is just the hotel for anyone looking to stay right in the downtown area. The hotel is located 15 minutes from the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The inn is just blocks away from the Pratt Street Light Rail Station which makes commuting around the city an ease. Holiday Inn has 365 guestrooms and 12 of these are designed with accessible needs. All rooms of the hotel are non-smoking to help promote a healthy environment for guests. Frequent travelers to the Holiday Inn can add to their Priority Club points with each stay in the hotel. The friendly staff will greet all guests upon arrival and check-in is at 4 p.m. or after, and check-out is at 12 p.m. or before on the day of departure. There is an ATM in the lobby for guests to get cash as needed during their time in the Holiday Inn.

The rooms in the Holiday Inn each come equipped with either 1 king size or 2 queen size beds. Each room comes with a color television with a cable package. There is complimentary high speed wireless internet service in the hotel for all guests so they can surf the internet to look for the local sites. Also, each room has a miniature refrigerator and a microwave oven to heat and cool snacks.

The Holiday Inn also offers many amenities for guests of the hotel. There is a large indoor pool for guests to swim in during their stay. The hotel also has a fitness center with cardiovascular equipment and weights. After a workout, guests can relax in the sauna. There is also a business center in the hotel for guests who are in Baltimore on business.

During your next stay in Baltimore, chose the Holiday Inn on West Lombard Street as your hotel of choice on your next vacation.
Hotels in Baltimore
By D. Gregory Perrin
Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
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The Hyatt Regency Baltimore is just the hotel for anyone staying in the city. This hotel is only 15 minutes from the Baltimore-Washington International Airport which makes commuting very easy for any traveler. The hotel has 488 guestrooms, and 28 of those have accessible standards. The friendly multi-lingual staff makes check-in as simple as possible. Guests can check-in to the hotel at 4 p.m. or after on the day they arrive in Baltimore, and check-out is at 12 p.m. on the day of departure. Upon checking in, guests can store their valuables in the safety deposit box located at the front desk.

The rooms in the Hyatt Regency Baltimore come equipped with either 1 king size bed or 2 double size beds. Each room comes with a 32 inch flat screen television with a full cable package so guests can keep up on their favorite programs, and there is video on demand. There is high speed internet in each room for a minimal fee per night. Each room has an in-room safe that is large enough to fit a laptop for times when you are out sightseeing in the city.

The hotel offers several amenities for guests to take advantage of during their stay in Baltimore. There is an outdoor pool with a sundeck that is open in the warm months of the year. There is also a StayFit gym that guests can use to maintain their workout regime.

Meals in the hotel are a snap with their own restaurant called Bistro 300. This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also, Perks is located in the Atrium and offers coffee and breakfast snacks.

In Baltimore, there are few hotels better than the Hyatt Regency.  On your next vacation, book your hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Baltimore
By Keleigh M. Quinn
DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore - BWI Airport
890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD
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Just two miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) you will find the conveniently located DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport. This modern hotel offers a 24-hour complimentary shuttle to the airport and is also very close to the light rail station and train stations, offering easy access to both Baltimore and Washington D.C. for business travelers and tourists alike. You can quickly get to the Baltimore Inner Harbor, featuring great shopping and restaurants. Nearby you will also find the Baltimore Aquarium, sports stadiums where the Orioles and Ravens play, and the Arundel Mills Mall.

The guest rooms and suites are all newly renovated and offer comfort in a warm, inviting atmosphere. You will enjoy in-room entertainment such as radios with MP3 connections, a 32 inch flat screen TV, and complimentary wireless high-speed internet access. You will also be sure to get a good night’s sleep on the new pillow-top mattresses with Sweet Dreams® bedding.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport offers excellent dining at Eden's Landing restaurant, featuring the Doubletree breakfast buffet as well as lunch and dinner options. The menu is also available for room service. Grab a drink or an appetizer at Eden’s Lounge, or visit Prop's for coffee, tea, quick meals and snacks.

If you prefer to stay active while traveling, you can take advantage of the beautiful outdoor pool, basketball and volleyball courts and fitness room that are available for guests. If you are seeking relaxation, you can visit the outdoor courtyard. This hotel also features guest laundry and dry cleaning services, a gift shop, and a Business Center. This is also the perfect location to hold your meeting or event in the large conference center, complete with grand ballroom. Catering services and banquet staff are available for wedding receptions, parties, or business functions.

If you are thinking of booking a trip to Baltimore, click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) for more information from EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Baltimore
By Abby Carney
Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore - Arundel Mills
7491-B New Ridge Road, Hanover, MD
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore-Arundel Mills is just minutes from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Arundel Mills Mall, and nearby to Washington, D.C. Free shuttle service to the airport and local businesses is available upon request. Check-in time is 3 p.m. and complimentary self parking is also available. For your convenience, luggage hold and baggage storage is offered, as well as a multi-lingual staff for the foreign traveler. 

This Homewood Suites is an extended-stay hotel and features large studio, one-and/or two “bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Every room includes a fully equipped kitchen with full size refrigerator, microwave, two-burner stove and dishwasher. Relax and enjoy with two remote-control 32-inch flat panel High Definition televisions, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and two phones with voice mail. Children’s video rental is also offered for families on the road.

Work it out in the fitness center (equipped with cardiovascular equipment and weights) and indoor pool, then take it easy in the whirlpool. For all your business needs, the Business Center is complimentary to all guests and features computers, high-speed internet access, printers (with complimentary printing services), fax machines, videoconferencing, and photocopiers.

Hungry for a good meal and also in the mood to explore the town? Check out the nearby TGI Friday’s and The American Grill or saddle up to the hotel bar for a drink or two, or three.

There’s no need to leave the hotel for breakfast, as a complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast is served daily, and a Welcome Home reception in the evenings on Mondays-Thursdays, featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages. Make yourself comfortable in the hotel lounge, grab a snack from the on-site convenience store, and keep your clothes clean with the coin laundry, or laundry valet service. Forget to get cash before your trip? There’s an ATM onsite as well. Check out time is at 12 p.m., giving you plenty of time to grab a paper from the newsstand and peruse the gift shop before you leave Baltimore. Find more information and book your room at EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).