About Baltimore


Let's have a look around into background of Baltimore
  • County: Independent City
  • State: Maryland
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 39.299236
  • Longitude: -76.609383
  • Time zone: Eastern Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather in Baltimore

  • Climate: Humid Sub-Tropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: June to August

Location

It is the largest city in the State of Maryland, with a population of about 621,849 (2015 Census). It is also the second largest seaport in the Mid – Atlantic

Distance from Baltimore center to Airport

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is on of the largest (by passenger count) airport in the US. Baltimore is also served by Martin Stat Airport as a general aviation base.

Driving Distance: 10 miles / 16 km

Driving Time: 17 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Baltimore-Washington International Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak: National Rail Passenger System.
  • Road: Bus: Charm City Circulator, Taxi – Water Taxi and small Taxi Service

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: $5 Minimum
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5

Nearby Tourist Cities




Newark

Location

One of the oldest European cities of the US, Newark is the most populous city of New Jersey.

Weather
  • Climate - Humid Subtropical and Humid continental climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May (Spring Season)
Tourist Attractions
  • Essex County Courthouse
  • John Ballantine House
  • Branch Brook Park




Philadelphia

Location

Let's have a look around into background of Philadelphia

It is the largest city of the state of Pennsylvania and 5th most populated city of the U.S.A. with a population of about 1,567,442 (2015 Census)

Weather
  • Climate: Humid Subtropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May (Spring)
Tourist Attractions
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Liberty Bell Center
  • The Irish Memorial Monument

Emergency Contact Numbers in Baltimore city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: 1800 872 7245
  • Airport: 410 859 7111(Baltimore-Washington International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 410 332 9000

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Baltimore

  • The Baltimore Consort
  • Artscape
  • Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • National Aquarium
  • Walters Art Museum
  • Fort McHenry

Theatre & Concerts

  • Hippodrome Theatre
  • Baltimore Theatre Project
  • Patricia & Arthur Modell performing Arts Centre at The Lyric

Visit Top Restaurants in Baltimore

  • Charleston
  • The Helmand
  • Woodberry Kitchen

Top Shopping Centers in Baltimore

  • Harbour Place and The Gallery
  • White Marsh Mall
  • Towson Town Center

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Walters Art Museum
  • The Lyric
  • Baltimore Museum of Art Sculpture Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Scones – The Corner Pantry
  • Lobster Roll – Thames street oyster house
  • Duck Duck Goose Pizza – Birroteca

Sports Club

  • Baltimore Blast – Soccer
  • Baltimore Blues – Rugby
  • Baltimore Orioles– Baseball

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $ 6
  • Taxi: $ 1.80 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 1920.83
  • Cheap meal: $ 15.00
  • Gasoline: $ 0.61 / litre
  • 3 course meal: $ 60.00

Information about San Francisco

Nearby Tourist Cities

Modes of transport

  • Airport: San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport.
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System and Caltrain.
  • Road: Bus – Muni Buses, Nextbus and Trolley Buses; Taxi – Yellow Cab Co-op

Airport

There are 3 major airports that are a convenient and easy option for travelers; all within a close distance to each other.

San Francisco Airport, SFO: San Francisco is the largest airport and named among the best airport worldwide in the Skytrax Passenger's award 2014 besides ranking. It serves every major US airline and foreign carriers. The airport is located 13 miles south of San Francisco.

Connectivity: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has the best connectivity in San Francisco. Cab services like Uber and Lyft are also available for a pickup.

Flight to San Francisco

SFO is particularly suited if you were to be headed to the center of the city where public transport is quite commendable.

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

A viable alternative to SFO, this is also equally well connected to the major tourist destinations; especially worth considering if someone is headed downtown. It is more manageable and not inflicted with the infamous SF fog.

Connectivity: OAK has train connector that connects OAK to full BART system. Travel time including interconnection is 35 minutes. There are ample shuttle services connecting SFO from here.

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

This is smaller out of the other two but has ample services along the west coast and is acclimatized with a favorable weather. This airport is best suited to travelers headed to the Silicon Valley.

Connectivity: Taxi services are expensive. A trip to San Francisco would easily cost $150 and a shared shuttle about an $80. Parking fee alone can be as high as $50. The area has a more suburban background. Local CalTrain that links SJC to Santa Clara is the easiest alternative.

San Francisco International Airport for commercial service and Oakland International Airport is an alternative for San Francisco’s Primary Airport.

OAK Airport

Driving Distance: 13 miles / 21 km

Driving Time: 16 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish, Filipino, and Chinese

Customs and Tipping

 

There are several ways to calculate the right tip at different places in San Francisco. While grabbing a take away like Starbucks a tip is optional. A lot of locals resort to an easy calculation of multiplying sales tax by two and paying that amount as a tip; else tip at a restaurant is generally 15% of the bill. 

At Gas stations in California where there is hardly any full-service station, it's mostly self-serve so tip is not required. Tip for the porter can be the same as that of a shuttle driver.

It’s common to leave the money underneath the pillow or on the bathroom counter to tip housekeeping. People leave 1-3 dollars depending on if they want to continue staying for the next day and also on any special request. Tip for a bellman is generally $1 a bag.

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 
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