Baltimore: Best Things to Do

Pixabay - Baltimore is the main city in the state of Maryland, United States.

Baltimore is the major and most populous city in the U

S

state of Maryland

This city is famous for its national aquarium that displays thousands of marine creatures

Popular tourist attractions in Baltimore include Mount Vernon, Federal Hill, Annapolis, Sandy Point State Park, St

Michaels, Chesapeake Beach, Washington DC, Frederick, and Gunpowder Falls State Park

For culinary tour, Steamed Blue Crab and Oyster are Baltimore's most iconic cuisines

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SIGHTSEEING

National Aquarium is the best option for sightseeing in Baltimore. This aquarium is one of the world's best aquariums that displays thousands of marine creatures. Another sightseeing spot is Annapolis. Just one-hour driving from the borderline of Baltimore, you can witness the beautiful landscape of Annapolis. You can also visit the cultural and historical sites such as the Naval Academy or State House.

National Aquarium

Iconic landmark offering marine-life exhibits, a dolphin show, shark tank & walk-through rainforest

DOWNTOWN

The downtown Baltimore is dominated by business district. Boulevard in the west, Inner Harbor area in the south, President Street in the east and Franklin Street in the north. Inner Harbor is a popular place in downtown with over 13 million visitors in a year. In this area, there are many hotels, restaurants, rest areas, and other tourist attractions.

SHOPPING

If you’re traveling to Baltimore, you shouldn’t miss these gift shops so that you’re not going home with an empty hand. Ten Thousand Villages is one of the recommended places to buy gifts and souvenirs in Baltimore. Ten Thousand Villages has been cooperating with over 130 artisans in 38 countries. There’s also Baltimore in a Box, a gift shop with wide selections of unique gifts and souvenirs. Here you can find nice items for your friends and family.

Ten Thousand Villages

Retailer selling fair-trade crafts & housewares from Asia, Africa, Latin America & the Middle East

Baltimore in a Box

It is a gift shop with wide selections of unique and special gifts and souvenirs

FOOD & DRINK

Baltimore is famous for its typical seafood cuisine. Steamed Blue Crab is one of them. The crab is boiled and seasoned with Old Bay Seasoning with mixed of beer. You should definitely try this one because it’s a must-eat dish in Baltimore. Another typical and iconic food from the city is Oyster, local's favorite menu usually served with delicious oyster sauce. Those two cuisines should be in your bucket list and don’t forget to have it alongside beers.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Baltimore is from June to August.

HOTEL

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore is a hotel located near the downtown of Inner Harbor. It’s only 12-minute walk from the American Art Museum and the National Aquarium. Another recommended place to stay is in the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, an overlooking Baltimore Harbor hotel with a beautiful view of the harbor's lives from the hotel. It’s located nearby public facilities, 7-minute walk from Charles Center metro station and a 5-minute walk from Baltimore Convention Center.

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

Overlooking downtown's Inner Harbor, this upscale hotel is within a 12-minute walk of the American Visionary Art Museum and the National Aquarium

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

Overlooking Baltimore Harbor, this polished hotel is 5 minutes' walk from Baltimore Convention Center and 7 minutes' walk from the Charles Center metro station

RESTAURANT

Charleston restaurant is one of the highest-rated restaurants in Baltimore with New American plates and also well-curated wine. This restaurant is perfect for a romantic dining experience offering a wide range of menu such as seafood, mushrooms, and more. Another one is Sotto Sopra, an Italian restaurant providing Italian cuisine and wine.

Charleston Restaurant

Celebrated pick for New American plates & a well-curated wine list in white-tablecloth environs

Sotto Sopra

Farm-to-table contemporary Italian cuisine & wines are served in an art-filled, elegant townhouse

CAFE

Morning coffee is a must and Baltimore has numerous coffee shops to visit. Artifact Coffee is one of the five-must-visit places in Baltimore. Providing locally sourced coffee and seasonal light bites to start your day. Another must-visit coffee shop is Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a quiet and calming place to have a warm or hot coffee in the morning. They also provide local eateries such as quiches and baked goods.

Artifact Coffee

Rustic coffeehouse in a reclaimed factory building serving locally sourced & seasonal light bites

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Coffeehouse chain serving a variety of beverages including its signature ice-blended options

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

The Horse You Came In On Saloon is an old-schooled bar, serving fine spirits and drinks from local mixed. At certain night, this bar holds live music performances and DJ live. Totally a perfect place to spend your night in Baltimore. Another good bar is The Elk Room, a 1920-style bar with speakeasy place. They provide the swanky cocktails and unique-and-special bar bites eateries.

The Horse You Came In On Saloon

Old-school watering hole in a Colonial-era building, offering drinks, pub fare & live music nightly

The Elk Room

1920s-style speakeasy serving swanky cocktails and unique bar bites behind an Italian eatery

INTERESTING PLACE

Plenty of interesting places are available in Baltimore to visit, National Aquarium, an iconic fixture for marine-life exhibits and featuring Atlantic Coral Reef, Upland Tropical Rain Forest, and more. Inner Harbor is also a must-visit place, home to Maryland Science Center with a planetarium and observatory, alongside with the National Aquarium. If you want sightseeing to the World War monument, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is the place. It’s a historical American coastal pentagonal fort located in Locust Point, Baltimore. It’s known as the place used for defending the Baltimore Harbor from the British attack in 1812.

National Aquarium

Iconic landmark offering marine-life exhibits, a dolphin show, shark tank & walk-through rainforest

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Fort whose War of 1812 victory inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner," the U

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national anthem

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Baltimore is home to numerous amazing landscapes for photograph lovers. Inner Harbor downtown is one of the best places suitable for your Instagram feed. Other places such as Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a baseball pitch of Baltimore Oriole can be your place to take amazing pictures. You should also visit The Walters Art Museum, a public art museum opened in 1934 and a host collection of arts from the 19th-century. Here, you can take scenic pictures with the look of the old and ancient atmosphere.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Retro design meets modern eats at this stadium where MLB's iconic Baltimore Orioles take the bases

The Walters Art Museum

Historic 3-building gallery with paintings & artifacts from the past 55 centuries plus films & more