Popular Water and Open-air activities in Baltimore

The city of charm – Baltimore – fascinates from the first minutes, and first with what leisure it offers. However, to fully enjoy the journey, you should hire a car.

Payless car rental

The most budget, as well as the most demandable company, is Payless car rental Baltimore airport. In order to use this service, the driver must be at least 21 years old to hire any car except of Luxury and Premium classes for an additional fee ($25 per day for the category “young driver”). If the driver is more than 25, all the cars are affordable for rent without extra fee. Besides, the renter must have a valid driver’s license, a passport and a credit card.

Apart from all the possible cars for hire, the most popular models are:

  • Economy– Hyundai Accent;
  • Compact– Ford Fiesta;
  • Intermediate– Nissan Sentra;
  • Standard–  Ford Fusion;
  • Full-Size– Mitsubishi Galant;
  • Premium– Dodge Charger;
  • Luxury– Chrysler 300;
  • Mini-Van– Kia Sedona;
  • Convertible– Ford Mustang;
  • Utility/4×4– Ford Explore


Usually, the minimum rental period 1 day. There is a good option that Payless rental at BWI airport offers to its clients. The customer receives a 29-minute grace period. If he / she holds the vehicle after this time, the hourly rate will be applied from the first minute.

Variants of water activities

Both adults and children can feel themselves like pirates, taking a tour of Urban Pirates or any other Baltimore boat cruise.  The impressions of the journey will truly be enchanting. Tours from American Sailing Tours and Sea Affinity will appeal to those who prefer a relaxing atmosphere on the ship. Also, Watermark Harbor Cruise travels around the Chesapeake Bay, where you can easily find yourself in Annapolis. In order to combine business with pleasure – a tour and fishing – you should apply to Teaser Charter Fishing or Charm City Charters. Rafting is presented by Baltimore City Outdoor Recreation.

Baltimore has more to offer than just the Inner Harbor and typical tourist attractions. (Larry Luxner)

What to do in the Inner Harbor?

At the pier, you can see a huge number of kayaks in the form of colored dragons. Do not miss the opportunity to ride them around the bay.

Inside the Inner Harbor there is the baseball park (Camden Yards) and the National Aquarium. There are more than 750 species of animals, demonstrations of tropical forests and coral cliffs, a reservoir with sharks and dolphins, 4D underground theater and a pavilion of marine mammals.

In the harbor there is also the Maritime Museum, which exhibits are right on the water. These are four historic ships and one lighthouse. Probably the most beautiful of the ships are the military USS Constellation, the Chesapeake ship, the USS Torsk submarine.

Rest in the parks

In Baltimore, there are lots of perfect places where you can just relax, surrounding green trees and breathing the fresh air. In addition, you can have a picnic. The following parks are the most suitable for this occasion: Federal Hill Park, Patterson Park, Wyman Park Dell and Druid Hill Park.

The Zoo

One more place of tourists’ attention is Maryland Zoo. You will be definitely fond of the abundance of various animals and birds inhabiting it. Now more than 2,000 animals live here, among them penguins, giraffes, grizzly bears, elephants. There are guided tours around the park and educational programs for children from 4 years.

Other open-air activities

Those who wish to see the city from a bird’s-eye view should definitely try to ride a helicopter, for this, the city has Charm City Helicopters and Grand View Aviation. By the way, using the services of car rental in Baltimore, tourists sitting behind the wheel can enjoy the incredibly beautiful views of the city and take wonderful photos.