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Baltimore or Boston?
Two East Coast Cities with Thriving Harbors Face Off
Written by Olivia Schleicher
Marinalife Magazine Articles
- Fort McHenry — the birth place of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” history dots the harbor from the cobblestone boroughs of Federal Hill, Fells Point and Canton.
- Experience the history of the American Revolution along The Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile path leading you around downtown’s historic sites.
- No crab tastes better unless its pulled from the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland Blue Crabs are famously doused with Old Bay and steamed to perfection.
- From oysters and lobsters to the iconic “Clam Chowda” — you can’t go wrong when meandering through downtown and the North End.
- Oriole Park at Camden Yards voted #1 Ballpark by Stadium Journey. Chow down on a “Crab Mac n’ Cheese Dog” and pair it with a Natty Boh.
- Chow down on a Fenway Frank at Fenway Park, one of American’s oldest ballparks and home to the “wicked awesome” Red Sox.
- The 7-mile long promenade hugs the waterline stretching from Federal Hill to Canton. Take the water taxi, walk, jog or bike to explore each area.
- The Charles River Path offers scenic views on both sides of the Charles River. Explore Harvard University, MIT and Boston University campuses.
Tying Up Your Boat
- Dockage is available downtown at Constitution Marina and Boston Yacht Haven, or across the Charles River at Charlestown Marina.
- For the beer connoisseur, check out Monument City Brewing Co., Union Craft Brewing or Diamondback Brewing Company.
- Have a cold one at Harpoon Brewery, Samuel Adams Brewing, Percival Beer Company or Trillium Brewing Company.