10 Can't-Miss Things to Do in Baltimore
Spend a day in Baltimore and you'll understand how its beautiful waterfront views, people and experiences earned it the name "Charm City." Get in touch with your inner Jacques Cousteau at the National Aquarium. Open your mind with out-of-this-world art at the American Visionary Arts Museum. Experience art, history and culture at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture. Get pampered at the Four Seasons. In Baltimore, charm abounds and adventures await. Find out "How Baltimore Quietly Became the Coolest City on the East Coast" according to Travel + Leisure.
1 Discover Maryland Legends and Legacies
Sign up for the Legends and Legacies Heritage Pass online at Baltimore.org and celebrate the lives of Marylanders who changed the course of American history. The pass provides discounted entry to three of Baltimore’s most popular attractions honoring AfricanAmerican history and culture—The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture and the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum in addition to other deals.
2 Hit the Inner Harbor
Considered the heart of Baltimore, the Inner Harbor is home to the shops and boutiques of Harborplace, Fells Point and Harbor East, amazing restaurants, and renowned attractions like the National Aquarium, The American Visionary Art Museum, The Maryland Science Center, 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.
More about Inner Harbor
Pratt and Light Sts
Baltimore, MD 21201
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 Maritime Heritage Festival in Fell's Point 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
Whatever the time of year, Maryland sports fans show up to support their ball-playing birds in and around Baltimore. In the fall and winter, the M&T Bank Stadium parking lot packs with tailgate parties for Ravens games, while in the spring and summer, Camden Yards fills with friends and families for a quintessential evening with hot dogs, peanuts and cold beers as the Orioles rule the roost. The stadium offers family-friendly experiences. Throughout the summer, kids can run the bases, play catch on the field, watch fireworks displays and even meet members of each team—some of whom might one day become Os.