Friendly and unpretentious Baltimore is one of the East Coast's most resurgent cities. A largely working-class metropolis that's an easy drive from Washington, DC and Philadelphia as well as Delaware's gay-popular Rehoboth Beach, Baltimore is anchored by a handsomely revitalized Inner Harbor. Fan out and you'll discover a number of neighborhoods with distinctive cafes, bars, and shops, many with gay cachet. Gay filmmaker John Water set most of his campy movies in and around the city. Here's a visual tour of this affordable, laid-back city endowed with several noteworthy museums and attractions.
|Helmand Afghan restaurant, in Mt. Vernon||The Drinkery, a festive neighborhood gay bar in Mt. Vernon|