Explore Baltimore’s Most Captivating Sights

If you’re looking for a city with an abundance of history, culture, and character, then Baltimore is the place for you. This vibrant city is home to a variety of captivating sights that are sure to leave you enamored. From its Inner Harbor to its picturesque streets lined with row homes, there’s much to explore in Baltimore.

Baltimore's sights
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One of the best ways to see the city is from atop one of its many hills. From these vantage points, you’ll be able to take in sweeping views of Baltimore’s skyline and harbor. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of the city’s many seafood restaurants for a taste of the Chesapeake Bay.

Other must-see attractions in Baltimore include the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and the Babe Ruth Museum. For a dose of culture, be sure to check out the Walters Art Museum or take a stroll through Hampden, Baltimore’s hipster neighborhood.

If you’re into the outdoors, you can also explore some of Baltimore’s many parks, such as Patterson Park or Druid Hill Park. And, of course, no visit to Baltimore would be complete without a crab cake. So be sure to sample this local delicacy during your stay!

For sport enthusiasts, Baltimore is also home to a variety of professional sports teams. Catch a game at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles, or M&T Bank Stadium, where the Baltimore Ravens play.

Theater lovers will also enjoy a visit to Baltimore. The city is home to a number of performing arts venues, including the Lyric Opera House and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

As for music, Baltimore has a thriving music scene. Be sure to check out some of the city’s many live music venues, such as the Ottobar or the 8×10 Club.

Foodies will also find plenty to love about Baltimore. The city is home to a number of excellent restaurants, including Woodberry Kitchen and Charleston.

But how do you get to see and do all or almost all of that? We have put together a little guide on how to prepare for and make the most of a trip to this wonderful city. You’re welcome!

Decide on the sights you want to see

This is, of course, the first step in preparing for any trip. You can’t just show up in a new city and start wandering aimlessly (although that can be fun, too). If you want to make the most of your time in Baltimore, it’s important to have a plan.

If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend checking out some of Baltimore’s most popular attractions. The Inner Harbor is always a good bet, as is the National Aquarium. Other popular sights include the Maryland Science Center, the Babe Ruth Museum, and Hampden.

Once you’ve decided on the sights you want to see. It’s time to start planning your itinerary.

Choose your dates

The next step is to choose the dates for your trip. If you’re flexible, we recommend visiting Baltimore during the spring or fall. The weather is usually mild during these times of the year, and there are fewer tourists than in the summer.

If you’re visiting Baltimore during the summer, be sure to pack your sunscreen! The city can be quite hot and humid during this time of year.

Keep in mind that some attractions, such as the National Aquarium, are closed on Mondays. So if you’re planning a Monday visit, you’ll need to adjust your itinerary accordingly.

Book your transportation and accommodations

Now that you know when you’re going and what you want to see, it’s time to start booking your transportation and accommodations.

If you’re flying into Baltimore, you’ll need to book a flight and airport transfers. We recommend using a site like Skyscanner or Kayak to find the best deals on flights.

If you’re driving to Baltimore, you’ll need to book a hotel room or rental apartment. We recommend using a site like Airbnb or HomeAway to find the best deals on accommodations.

Once you’ve booked your transportation and accommodations, you’re ready to start planning your Baltimore itinerary!

Decide how you’ll get around

The next step is to decide how you’ll get around Baltimore. If you’re staying in the city center, you can easily walk to most of the attractions. If you’re planning on doing a lot of sightseeing, we recommend renting a Baltimore car service.

Plan your days

Now it’s time to start planning your days. We recommend checking out the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum on your first day. Then, on your second day, you can explore the Inner Harbor and visit the National Aquarium.

On your third day, we recommend taking a day trip to Annapolis or Philadelphia. And on your fourth and final day, you can wander around Hampden and explore some of Baltimore’s other neighborhoods.

Make a list of must-try foods

No trip to Baltimore would be complete without trying some of the city’s famous crab cakes. Other local favorites include Pit Beef, Berger Cookies, and Old Bay Seasoning.

If you’re looking for something sweet, be sure to try a Baltimore Snowball. These fluffy balls of shaved ice come in a variety of flavor combinations and are sure to hit the spot.

So there you have it! Our guide to preparing for and making the most of a trip to Baltimore. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find plenty to love in Baltimore.

We hope you have a great time in this wonderful city.

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