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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
“You just simply can’t come to Baltimore without visiting the inner harbor. I won’t say anymore about it, it’ll speak for itself.”
  • 178 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“A beautiful and historic Baltimore neighborhood. Way cuter and smaller businesses than the inner harbor, but very close by. Many great bars and restaurants all in one spot. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Walters Art Museum is a cultural hub in the heart of Baltimore. Located in the city’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, the Walters is free for all. The museum’s collection spans more than seven millennia, from 5,000 BCE to the 21st century, and encompasses 36,000 objects from around the world.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Everyone loves this place. Whether you’re traveling alone, in groups, or even with your family. Its sure to have you talking about it for days!”
  • 95 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Why not catch a Ravens football game while you're in town. The stadium is right across from Camden Yards”
  • 56 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.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Park
“The park is a great place to go. Lots of events, lots of puppies, and beautiful.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Historic Site
“You can Uber, or take a scooter, or I recommend take the water taxi. Historic, great views; National Park maintained by the Federal government; tours of the barracks and more. Views of the Francis Scott Key Bridge – see where the Star Spangled Banner was written!”
  • 77 locals recommend
Museum
“It's a unique museum in downtown Baltimore. Interesting and thought provoking art exhibits. ”
  • 77 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.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It's a beautiful museum and it's free and they have a fun family art-making class every sun 2-5 where they teach the kids a new concept and technique based on a current exhibit. ”
  • 69 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
“This is a great place to visit with or with friends or family. See some of the most beautiful and well cared for animals in the World!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Building
“This is a big hit for those who love casinos. Hang here all night and try your luck!”
  • 27 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. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The National Aquarium - also known as National Aquarium in Baltimore and formerly known as Baltimore Aquarium - is a non-profit public aquarium located at 501 East Pratt Street on Pier 3 in the Inner Harbor area of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. Constructed during a period of urban renewal in Baltimore, the aquarium opened on August 8, 1981. The aquarium has an annual attendance of 1.5 million visitors and is the largest tourism attraction in the State of Maryland. The aquarium holds more than 2,200,000 US gallons (8,300,000 l) of water, and has more than 17,000 specimens representing over 750 species.[1][3] The National Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. The aquarium's stated vision is to confront pressing issues facing global aquatic habitats through pioneering science, conservation, and educational programmin”
  • 27 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.”
  • 80 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“A must visit, yummy food and relaxed atmosphere. A bit on the pricey side but you'll be satisfied with your meal.”
  • 70 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.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Food Court
“A very trendy, contemporary food hall with an incredible bar. We love the Bmore BRD at BRD.”
  • 38 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!”
  • 34 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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