Moving to Baltimore? Lucky you! Baltimore is a vibrant city rich in culture and history, and an extraordinary place to live with a lot of things to see and do. There are so many different activities and attractions that it can be challenging to decide what to see first.
Here are the top ten places we recommend you see first in Baltimore:
The National Aquarium is considered to be among the top aquariums in the world. Spend a few hours or a full day; they offer group and walking tours as well as activities for children like sleepovers and science programs.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Catch a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. This is one of the newest Major League Baseball stadiums and it is located in downtown Baltimore. Taking in a game with family or friends is a fun way to spend a day or evening.
Fort McHenry National Monument
Do you love history? Then you cannot miss Fort McHenry National Monument, the place where Francis Scott Key wrote the national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” Tourist season in the warmer months brings a range of activities, including battle reenactments.
Charm City Pedal Mill
Want to have a unique experience and get some exercise at the same time? Try the Charm City Pedal Mill, a 16 person bike which you can rent for pub crawls, or take a pedal tour through historic Fells Point, an historic waterfront neighborhood.
Ever wanted to be a pirate? Urban Pirates offers adventure cruises for the entire family, as well as adults-only cruises, birthday adventures, private charters, and field trip and camp cruises.
If you are fascinated with ghosts and other eerie things, you should visit Baltimore Ghost Tours. You are led through walks on cobblestone streets, each one sure to be filled with great stories about the historical area, and a few pub stops along the way.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Music lovers will quickly note that Baltimore has awesome music and arts venues. The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall offers orchestra and holiday performances.
One of your first stops will likely be the beautiful Inner Harbor area. One of America’s oldest seaports, it dates back to the 1600’s. The rich history of the area is fascinating; you can spend the day walking along the promenade, visiting restaurants, stores and museums. Entertainment and children’s activities abound.
Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art has a long history dating to 1914 when it opened with a single painting on display. Today’s museum offers extensive art collections, landscaped gardens to visit, and a $28 million renovation is underway.
Mount Vernon Cultural District
The Mount Vernon Cultural District will keep you busy with events and shows all year, with the Maryland Historical Society and the Lyric Opera House leading the way.
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