10 Can't-Miss Things to Do in Baltimore
Come for the spectacular seafood; the cultural extravaganza that is ArtScape; to visit Fort McHenry, home of the Star Spangled Banner, or to walk along the famous Inner Harbor—but there’s so much more in B-More! Find out "How Baltimore Quietly Became the Coolest City on the East Coast according to Travel + Leisure.
1 Hit the Inner Harbor
Considered the heart of Baltimore, the Inner Harbor is home to the shops and boutiques of Harbor Place, Fells Point and Harbor East, amazing restaurants, and renowned attractions like the National Aquarium, The American Visionary Art Museum, The Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not and The Baltimore Museum of Industry. Explore the area by water taxi or walk the 7-mile brick Waterfront Promenade that connects all the action.
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Pratt and Light Sts
Baltimore, MD 21201
2 Get in Touch with Maryland’s African-American History
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture, just steps from Baltimore Harbor, is more than just a museum: it is a celebration of Maryland’s African-American experience and a home for cultural exploration and expression. The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, another top place to explore, combines amazing artistry with compelling history.
830 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
3 Party Like a Pirate at Fells Point’s Privateer Festival
The British Navy called Baltimore a “Nest of Pirates,” and the Fells Point neighborhood still likes to let its pirate flag fly. The three-day Privateer Festival has slides for kids, a grog tent for grownups, and a nautical pet costume contest for everyone. Throughout the year, set sail with Urban Pirates Family and Adult Cruises for a swashbuckling harbor adventure.
4 Catch an O’s Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Just a long fly ball from Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor, with a retro design that keeps fans close to the action plus the best food in baseball—with options like legendary Boog’s Barbecue and The Baltimore Chop House—there is no better place than “The Yard” to catch a game.