Things to do in Baltimore
Your first stop in Baltimore should be the Inner Harbor, where you’ll find a number of museums, as well as fine dining, shopping, and live music venues. You won’t meet many locals as Baltimore natives tend to shun the area. Still, it’s worth exploring. Some of the can’t-miss sights include seeing the USS Constellation at the Baltimore Maritime Museum, the Maryland Science Center, a favorite among families with young children, the eclectic American Visionary Arts Museum, and the enormous National Aquarium. History buffs looking for things to do in Baltimore should explore African American history at the Great Blacks in Wax Museum, located near Johns Hopkins University, or the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Black History, located near the Inner Harbor. Another famous historical attraction is Baltimore’s Fort McHenry, located across the harbor at Locust Point, where ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ was born.
Looking for things to do in Baltimore outside of the tourist-heavy Inner Harbor? Check out Westminster Hall and Burying Ground in downtown Baltimore, the Maryland Zoo in Druid Hill Park, the Baltimore Museum of Art near Johns Hopkins University, and the Walters Art Museum in Mount Vernon. Sports fans won’t want for things to do in Baltimore, either: catch a Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yards or see the Baltimore Ravens play at the M&T Bank Stadium. Head to Baltimore in the summer to catch some of Charm City’s iconic festivals, including Baltimore Pride, Artscape, Afram, Maryland Film Fest, Otakon, and StoneSoul Picnic. Fans of the HBO show The Wire shouldn’t miss out on a chance to take The Wire Tour, a 3.5-hour driving tour of the series’ most iconic filming locations. Browse our Baltimore travel guide for more suggestions for what to do in Baltimore.
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