Unlock the charm and rhythm of Baltimore through a captivating journey that weaves wildlife wonders, culinary delights, artistic visions, and tales of the supernatural. From the heart of the city to its historic corners, embark on an exploration that promises both enchantment and excitement. Here you go, the ten best things to do in Baltimore!
1. Get to feed animals at the Maryland Zoo
Discover the Maryland Zoo’s diverse exhibits in two-three hours. Marvel at North America’s largest African penguin colony on a leisurely Sunday. While polar bears are no longer residents, encounter a fascinating array of other animals. Your visit will directly support their commitment to animal welfare and conservation.
🗓️Open Friday through Monday 10am – 4pm
2. Eat the best crab cakes at world known Lexington Market
From award-winning Faidley’s crab cakes to smoothie shops, bakeries, and florists, this newly renovated public market in Downtown Baltimore is home to fresh, homemade, and large portions of food at a reasonable price. An excellent place to get a feel of the Baltimore community and what it has to offer.
📍112 N Eutaw St, Lexington Market
Whether you’re a Pop fan or a classical music lover, Candlelight continues to bring the magic of a live musical experience in the most astonishing locations in Baltimore. Immerse yourself in the experience by listening to classical tributes to Adele, Coldplay, or Hans Zimmer at the magnificent Baltimore Museum of Art, Meyerhoff Auditorium. You will want to repeat the experience!
4. Admire the breathtaking George Peabody Library with your own eyes
This world-renowned Johns Hopkins University library was built in the late 19th century by George Peabody, known as the father of modern philanthropy. Its impressive reading room is notable for its columned floors and wrought-iron balconies. This library is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, being almost as impressive and ancient as the Monastery of Admont in Austria. Visitors are only allowed on the main floor but it is a must-see for book lovers and architectural enthusiasts!
📍Johns Hopkins University, Mt Vernon Place
5. Visit Baltimore’s National Aquarium
Dive into an aquatic adventure at the National Aquarium of Baltimore! Explore mesmerizing exhibits showcasing marine life from vibrant coral reefs to playful dolphins. Get ready for a day of wonder with easy online ticketing, family-friendly amenities, and knowledgeable staff ready to enhance your underwater journey. Where curiosity meets the deep blue sea!
📍501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
6. Discover the history of the Titanic and its passenger stories at the riveting Titanic: The Exhibition
Explore the real story of the “Ship of Dreams” through recreated exhibits and personal artifacts. Hear ‘survivors’ testimonies on your audio guide, connecting with their passengers and crew. The eighty-ninety-minute visit at Mariner Passage, National Harbor, brings the experience to life.
Exhibits are now open until March 17th Get your Titanic tickets here.
📍254 Mariner Passage, National Harbor
7. Open your mind at the sensational American Visionary Arts Museum
Unleash creativity at Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum! Discover unique thematic exhibitions by self-taught visionary artists that combine art, science, philosophy, humor, and justice while engaging with interactive installations, and exploring diverse intuitive artworks to celebrate art.
One of AVAM’s upcoming MEGA- Exhibition “If You Build It They Will Come” will allow visitors to connect with the gallery’s main theme by using interactive touch-screen maps to explore visionary environments across the country.
8. Visit Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Born while his parents were traveling in Boston, his family roots were firmly set in the soil of Baltimore and here his mortal remains rest for eternity. An interesting opportunity to walk through the rooms that inspired timeless tales and poems such as “The Raven” or “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”. Experience the essence of Poe’s gothic creativity firsthand!
📍203 North Amity St
9. Take a Ghost Tour at Fell’s Point
Fell’s Point in Baltimore was a rowdy seaport town, the birthplace of the sleek and dangerous clipper ship. Its streets were full of sailors from foreign lands spilling off ships, immigrants anxious to start a new life. Running since 2011, this walking tour gives a good combination of spookiness, culture, and leisure time as you will hear stories from the bars that this plan offers.
📍Fell’s Point Square
10. Swing those hips at an 1870s re-purposed church, Mobtown Ballroom
Nestled in the heart of the city, this unique venue offers more than just dance. From swing to salsa, Mobtown hosts a variety of dance events and classes for all skill levels. Beyond the dance floor, enjoy live music, socialize in a welcoming atmosphere, and savor the creative energy that defines Mobtown.
📍Mobtown Ballroom & Café