Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and is it's business and commerce center. With a population of 675,000 and a metro area population of over 2 million it is a large business and tourist destination. The city is built around it's harbor and port, which was redeveloped into the new Inner Harbor area. Most tourism in the city is in this area. For residents and visitors to Baltimore with dogs there are a number of activities and places to go in town.
Baltimore has a number of dog-friendly hotels. Most visitors want to stay downtown near the Inner Harbor area. The Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel in downtown. It has a amenities package for your dog. For a smoke-free hotel that is dog-friendly the Pier 5, an Ascend Hotel Collection, is a good choice. Very dog-friendly is the Monaco Baltimore which offers travelers with dogs special amenities such as there own bed, bowls and leashes while visiting and the hotel can arrange pet-sitting. The Hilton Baltimore at the Convention Center is another dog-friendly downtown hotel. There are also hotels available from most of the major hotel chains in various areas of town and near the BWI Airport about 10 miles Southwest of downtown.
There are a number of dog-friendly attractions to see in Baltimore. The Seadog Cruises are a 50 minute speedboat and sightseeing tour of the Inner Harbor. You and your leashed dog are welcome. Other tour companies that might have dog-friendly tours is Baltimore Adventures and Henderson's Wharf Marina. They have cruises and boat rentals available. You and your dog can walk the city's Heritage Walk Self-Guided Walking Tour to 20 of the city's attractions. The Original Fell's Point Ghost Walk Tour is a guided ghost tour which is among the top ranked tourist attractions in Baltimore. Maybe your dog can help sniff out a ghost or two. Or you can see the final resting place of Edgar Allen Poe at Westminster Cemetery, if you dare. If your dog likes winter sports then they may like Maryland Sled Dog Adventures. This company accepts visitors with reservations only along the Northern Central Rail Trail and gives lessons to you and your dog in dog-sledding, mushing, skijoring and more. They do the lessons even if there is no snow. Call them at 443-562-5736 for reservations.
Baltimore has a number of dog-friendly restaurants. Frank & Nic's West End Grille at 511 West Pratt Street near the Camden Yards baseball stadium is a sports bar and dogs are allowed on the patio. They will give your dog water. Other dog-friendly restaurants can be found at The Point In Fells in Fells Point which serves seafood and Riptide by the Bay, also a seafood restaurant. Uptown is Ethel and Ramone's. For Mediterranean food try Baba's Mediterranean Kitchen. If you are looking for a delicous dessert then try Dangerously Delicous Pies at 2839 O'Donnell Street. There are other dog-friendly restaurants listed in DogFriendly.com's directory.
There are a number of other parks, hikes and historical areas that you may want to take your dog while visiting Baltimore. Fort McHenry, the birthplace of the national anthem, is located here on the harbor and a short ways from downtown. Dogs may walk around most of the outside areas at this historical landmark with you. Federall Hill offers a great view of the Inner Harbor. Cylburn Arboretum is in the northern part of Baltimore and offers over 20 acres of various plants and a nature preserve. If you want to walk a longer ways with your dog there is the Gwynns Fall Trail and Park which is a very large park with a bike trail. The 13 mile Baltimore to Annapolis Bike Trail is a paved trail connecting the two cities. The Hampton Historical Site in nearby Towson is an 1800s plantation and dogs can explore the grounds here. Baltimore also has a number of off-leash dog parks.
Nearby dog-friendly destinations include Annapolis, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Ocean City Maryland.