Begin your Charles Street adventure in the heart of Charm City at the Inner Harbor, Baltimore’s main commercial center and a hub for dining, museums and waterfront attractions. Hop on a water taxi to see local favorites, The National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center. Make your way to the American Visionary Art Museum to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of self-taught and intuitive artistry at the museum CNN calls, “One of the most fantastic museums anywhere in America.” 

While you are in the Inner Harbor, check out Visit Baltimore's BOP PASS for discounted entry to several local attractions. Visit the Top of the World Observation Level, a place to get a bird’s eye view of the harbor atop the world’s tallest pentagonal building, Baltimore’s World Trade Center.

Just south of the INNER HARBOR is Federal Hill, home to FEDERAL HILL PARK, where sweeping city views make it the perfect spot for your Baltimore selfie. Travel to Federal Hill’s iconic CROSS STREET MARKET to indulge in a mouth-watering array of culinary options ranging from classic seafood favorites at the Watershed, a restaurant and crab house, to local brew-purveyor The Market Ale House, and Maryland-made favorites like Ceremony Coffee Roasters and Taharka Brothers Ice Cream. At the market, you’ll find a diverse array of ethnic cuisines including Korean, Japanese, Bolivian, Mediterranean and Mexican. Step outside the market to explore many additional dining options, cozy pubs, shopping and a thriving nightlife scene. 

Fans of professional sports will want to visit nearby Camden Yards, home to the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, and M&T Bank Stadium, the roost of football’s Baltimore Ravens. Learn about Maryland’s proud athletic heritage at the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum.


As you head north along the byway and away from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, you’ll pass the HOTEL MONACO, whose grand interior was once the B&O Railroad Headquarters. The boutique hotel and the B&O AMERICAN BRASSERIE reside within the ornate 1906 Beaux-Arts building. 

As you continue your journey, other cultural attractions take center stage, including CFG Bank Arena specializing in concerts and performances, and the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, which presents Broadway shows and marquee-worthy music and entertainment acts amid early 20th-century grandeur. 

Music and art enthusiasts will enjoy events at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center. A gallery, musical theater and other features help to tell the story of Baltimore’s creative community, with special emphasis on jazz great Eubie Blake and other artists such as Billie Holiday. These attractions are nestled in the BROMO ARTS DISTRICT, home to more than 30 galleries, music venues, theaters, and collectives.

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