Baltimore Washington International Airport Car Rental
Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport is in Maryland, just 11 km south of Baltimore. It is only 48 km also from Washington and so it is used also to reach the capital.
It is the hub of the Southwest Airlines, one of the main companies in the United States, and it is named after the first Afro-American man who was called to be part of the USA Supreme Court and who came right from this city in Maryland.
In total, in this airport, that is the biggest one of the three active in the area of Baltimore, 10 airlines operate, both American and foreign, guaranteeing internal and international flights. In the airport there are various areas for dining and waiting, with an area dedicated to the kids. Thanks to the strategical location of the airport and to the possibility of picking a rental car up, booked on RentalUp before departure, directly at the airport, you can soon reach the city and start to discover it.
Baltimore: points of interest
Once landed at Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport and picked your rental car up, you can discover Baltimore, the city with the highest number of inhabitants in the state – over 600 thousand – starting from a visit to the Baltimore Visitor Center, where you can get information about the main historic, artistic and cultural points of interest.
Later, you can continue with a visit to the Inner Harbor, which in the past represented the harbour area of the city and then turned into a tourist attraction thanks to the presence of numerous shops and dining areas. Here, you can find also a floating museum, the Historic Ships in Baltimore, also known as Maritime Museum, where you can admire 4 military ships of different periods, from the middle of the XIX century to the 1980s, and a lighthouse.
Among these ships, the USS Constellation, a frigate dating back to the American civil war’s period, and the submarine Torsk stand out. The Knoll Lighthouse, instead, is in an elevated position, a few steps from the ships. Within the harbour, you can, in fine weather, listen to one of the concerts that are held at Mecu Pavilion.
Taking advantage of the car rental service from Baltimore – Washington Airport, you can reach another very interesting building in Baltimore, the World Trade Center: with its pentagonal shape, it is 123-meter high, so that it can boast the world height record for buildings of its kind. At the 27th floor there is an observatory that will allow you to enjoy a very interesting panoramic view over the city and the surroundings.
In the same building you can also admire a memorial of the attack that took place on 11 September 2001. You will appreciate much also the sports facility where the Orioles play the home games of the baseball professional league. The Orioles Park at Camden Yards, with its retro classic style, is among the best ones for this sport and is very well incorporated in the neighbourhood that hosts it, from the point of view of architecture.
Baltimore: art and culture
Thanks to the possibility of exploiting the car rental service at Baltimore Airport, you can also explore the cultural offer of the city and you will be amazed by how great it is. At the Maryland Science Center you can engage in interactive activities and hands on, so that you can enter in close contact with palaeontology, astronomy and the human body, besides watching suggestive movies on the screen of the IMAX theatre.
A museum that is particularly suitable for children is the National Aquarium, which hosts many different species of marine animals, that you can observe during different tours to admire sharks, dolphins, seals, angelfishes, puffins, turtles, big and small jellyfishes, crabs, polyps, eels and bottlenose dolphins.
Thanks to the car rental service at Baltimore Airport, you can also visit the American Visionary Art Museum, where very original works are preserved, designed and realized with all kinds of materials, even recycled materials, from which extraordinary works were born.
Other museums you must visit are the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, where you can admire the railway collections dating back to the birth of the American railways, and many documents and objects related to this activity; moreover, you can experience a train tour.
The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, near the Inner Harbor, is dedicated to the famous writer from the close state of Virginia, who lived and died right in the city. The Walters Art Gallery, where you can admire objects both of the Greek and Roman arts in addition to objects from China and south-eastern Asia and Byzantine silver artefacts, is very beautiful, too.