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Baltimore ranks among most affordable travel getaways under $300

Getting here is a cheap flight and then many attractions are free

By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun

2:26 PM EDT, May 23, 2014

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Baltimore is like a cheap date for travelers.

According to GoBankingRates.com - ok, some consumer website based in California - Baltimore ranks no. 8 among the 10 most affordable cities for summer getaways.

The ranking is based heavily on airfare with a round-trip flight to Baltimore coming in at just $272.83, according to data from CheapOair. (Thank you, Southwest.)

The website notes the city is full of fun and affordable things to do. At the top of its list: Walters Art Museum (free); Oriole Park at Camden Yards (cheap); and Fort McHenry National Monument (cheap and free for most kids).

So let's hear it for being charming - and cheap.