|Most popular in||July||High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 331||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 231||From Toronto to Baltimore|
Set in the border state of Maryland, Baltimore effortlessly combines the work ethic of the north with southern charm.
Maryland was founded by Lord Baltimore, a catholic, and was one of the first American colonies to embrace the freedom of religion. Baltimore the city had a major part to play in the American Revolution and briefly became the home of congress. When the Civil War broke out, Maryland stayed in the union, but the decision was far from unanimous and many civilians were arrested as sympathizers with the South.
The biggest attraction, for travellers taking cheap flights to Baltimore, is the city’s redeveloped waterfront. Among its must-see items is the USS Constellation, the US Navy’s last all-sail warship. Nearby you will find Federal Hill Park, which offers one of the best views of the city, as well as the American Visionary Art Museum which specializes in the work of self-taught artists.
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Summers in Baltimore tend toward the hot and humid with temperatures reaching into the 30s (Celsius) meaning that spring and fall are better bets. These transitional seasons feature temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius. Winters are rarely very cold with only occasional snow and temperatures rarely dropping below freezing.Summers in Baltimore tend toward the hot and humid with temperatures reaching into the 30s (Celsius) meaning that spring and fall are better bets. These transitional seasons feature temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius. Winters are rarely very cold with only occasional snow and temperatures rarely dropping below freezing.
Both the spring and summer make for peak periods to visit Baltimore. Mid to late May are particularly crowded as horseracing fans flock to the city for the Preakness, the second race in the Triple Crown. The summer is marked by several waterfront and neighbourhood celebrations and festivals.
The fall is many ways the perfect time to visit the city. Cheap flights to Baltimore are considerably easier to find and the weather is usually still pleasant.
If you’re sticking to the harbour during your Baltimore trip, you’ll be able to get around by walking or water taxi. To get north from Inner Harbour, it’s recommended that you take a taxi. Downtown has limited bus and rail service, but the service in the suburbs is excellent. If you want to rent a car, all the major rental companies are located at the airport, with one shuttle servicing them all. Driving around town is pretty easy, since Baltimore is laid out on a grid with alternating one-way streets. Traffic is usually heavy, even when it’s not rush hour, and parking is expensive and limited. Make sure you watch out for tow zones during rush hour and red-light cameras at intersections.