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Things to do in Baltimore

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighborhood
“The Inner Harbor is the City’s most popular fun-filled tourist spot. It is home to the Maryland Science Center with a planetarium and observatory, the National Aquarium and the Top of the World Observation Level. There’s plenty of restaurants in the area including Phillips Seafood, known for their delicious crab cakes. As for the nightlife, Power Plant Live! is a complex of bars, eateries and music venues. ”
  • 178 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Established around 1763, Fell's Point is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Baltimore. Paved with cobblestone streets, this area has is the spot for waterfront restaurants, bars with live music and cozy boutiques. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Walters Art Museum is a historic 3-building gallery with an extensive collection of paintings and artifacts, and free admission. ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Whether you're solo or on a family trip carve out some time to experience The National Aquarium. Buy tickets early if you've got a large group, kids enjoy the 3-D movies, and no need to bring a lunch, the aquarium has a full service cafeteria. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“NFL lovers unite! Two-time Super Bowl champs, The Baltimore Ravens were named after the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“If you like baseball, Camden Yards is a great place to check out with the old brick rowhomes surrounding the stadium. You can still see people watching the games from their homes.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Park
“The Patterson Park neighborhood in Southeast Baltimore is a designated historic district within walking distance of some of the city's best restaurants, nightlife and cultural activities. Mid-nineteenth century rowhouses surround the lush 155-acre city park that gives the neighborhood its name and provides endless opportunities for recreation and entertainment. Residents of all ages and backgrounds enjoy living in a community where neighbors greet each other on the streets and socialize together at annual events like the Patterson Park Home and Garden Tour.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Open until 5:00 this historic spot is great for a picnic, walk or just take in some views. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Museum
“A quirky, whimsical art gallery in Federal Hill. It will charm you and make you smile. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Bar
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“This restuarant bar looks like something out of the Harry Potter universe. With large glass windows and mirrors at the upstairs bar, large open seating dinning, and dimly lit "cave-like" downstairs bar, it has something for everyone.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Baltimore has wonderful art museums and the BMA is a great place to start! Admission is free!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Feeling up to a good art house movie? Check out The Charles, just a few blocks south and east, where they show award winning films. www.thecharles.com”
  • 63 locals recommend
Zoo
“Formally known as the Baltimore Zoo, The MD Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the country.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Building
“This is a big hit for those who love casinos. Hang here all night and try your luck!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“One of the best views of Baltimore from a pretty park! Try 3 Bean Coffee and visit the American Visionary Art Museum if you stop around here. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“never fails to impress in an old mill building in the hip Hampden neighborhood. you probably need a reservation, though.”
  • 71 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This restuarant bar looks like something out of the Harry Potter universe. With large glass windows and mirrors at the upstairs bar, large open seating dinning, and dimly lit "cave-like" downstairs bar, it has something for everyone.”
  • 79 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“never fails to impress in an old mill building in the hip Hampden neighborhood. you probably need a reservation, though.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Plaza
“All-in-one bar and club scene with the occasional concert or event depending which weekend you’re in town. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Afghan Restaurant
“One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Afghan food at great prices and fantastic food.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Food Court
“I LOVE this place. It is basically a gourmet food court with a bar in the center and a fun restaurant/community vibe. All of the food stalls are from delicious local restaurants. There are tons of Vegan/Vegetarian options including one entirely Vegan stall (Stall 11). It is in the Remington (R) neighborhood.”
  • 37 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“One of my favorite restaurants. Food is great, there's something for everybody on their menu, great happy hour, great brunch, lunch and dinner. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“One of the top rated places in Baltimore for oyster. Try anything here, guaranteed to be good! The lobster rolls are to die for!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A must try. Clavel is a Baltimore favorite. The atmosphere at this taqueria/mezcaleria is incredible, the tacos and drinks beyond and its not expensive to boot! If possible get there before they open at 5 PM, otherwise you are in for a wait. They don't take reservations. Make sure to get the Queso Fundido with Chorizo to start.”
  • 36 locals recommend

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