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Essex overview

Essex is a budget-friendly place unique for its port and shops. You'll enjoy the abundant seafood and coffee choices. Plan a fun excursion to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium. Popular attractions like National Aquarium in Baltimore and Towson University are sure to leave an impression. Essex is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Essex

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Essex has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Essex with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Essex hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Essex hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Essex

Fly in to Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall), 14.7 mi (23.7 km) from downtown Essex.

What to see around Essex

Fun activities are on hand such as exploring the port, sporting events, and running, along with attractions such as:
  • • Essex Marina
  • • Freestate Gun Range
  • • Captain James Landing
  • • Bayview Marina
  • • Baltimore Cruise Terminal
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • National Aquarium in Baltimore
  • • Top of the World Observation Level
  • • Ripley's Believe It or Not
  • • Maryland Zoo
  • • Milford Mill Park and Swim Club
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • White Marsh Mall
  • • Hamilton Park Shopping Center
  • • Power Plant Live
  • • The Gallery
  • • Lexington Market
Some top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Towson University
  • • Fort McHenry
  • • American Visionary Art Museum
  • • USS Constellation
  • • Washington Monument

When to visit Essex

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 54°F day, 21°F night
  • April-June: 81°F day, 37°F night
  • July-September: 83°F day, 51°F night
  • October-December: 67°F day, 22°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 10.08 inches
  • April-June: 10.98 inches
  • July-September: 11.50 inches
  • October-December: 10.12 inches