The Baltimore Metropolitan Area is in the state of Maryland, on Chesapeake Bay. You could spend a vacation here, but even if you come only for a weekend, Baltimore Metropolitan Area will provide you with a memorable experience. Guests staying in Baltimore Metropolitan Area hotels have a very historic city to explore. Fort McHenry, built to protect Baltimore, was bombarded by British warships during the War of 1812. It was during this bombardment that Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that became the American national anthem. During the Civil War Baltimore was a city od divided loyalties, and the story is told in the Baltimore Civil War Museum. You can also visit the Edgar Allan Poe House, and see the writer’s grave in the Westminster Cemetery and Burying Ground. For baseball fans there is the Babe Ruth and Orioles Museum. A must-see is the Baltimore National Aquarium. The kids will love Port Discovery.