Baltimore Ranked #2 On List Of America’s 10 ‘Most Underrated Cities’ By Conde Nast Traveler

Featured, News — October 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm by


For those of us from Maryland, its not hard for us to see why Baltimore is named Charm City. Sure it has its rough patches, but Baltimore in itself is beautiful. Finally, Baltimore was recognized by an esteemed national magazine as one of the top 10 most underrated cities to visit in America, ranking number two on the list. The magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, is based out of New York, and has won 25 national magazine awards.

Here is the full ranking of the top 10:

10. Oakland, California

9. Boise, Idaho

8. Flagstaff, Arizona

7. Detroit, Michigan

6. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

5. Birmingham, Alabama

4. St. Petersburg, Florida

3. Athens, Georgia

2. Baltimore, Maryland

1. Portland, Maine

Here’s what the magazine had to say about Baltimore:

Historically, Baltimore’s bad reputation has preceded it; the city’s high crime rate (not to mention pop-culture depictions like The Wire) hasn’t helped matters much. But those who write off a visit to Baltimore because of the anti-hype are missing out. Neighborhoods like Mount Vernon (home to the country’s first Washington Monument, if not its biggest) and Bolton Hill are filled with picturesque old homes, while waterfront areas like Fell’s Point and Federal Hill are packed with restaurants and nightlife options. (Try Of Love And Regret, a gastropub opened in collaboration with Stillwater, arguably the city’s best brewery.) Culture vultures have their pick of parks, festivals, and museums, including the stately Baltimore Museum Of Art; in Hampden, a neighborhood in the city’s north side, residents embrace Baltimore’s quirky side with events like HonFest and the annual Miracle on 34th Street, an over-the-top display of Christmas decorations, contained in one block. Hey, it earned the nickname “Charm City” for a reason.


Pretty kind words said about a city that deserves it.

via BizJournals, CNTraveler

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