Baltimore, MD

5 Must-Visit Attractions In Baltimore

Asmita Karanje

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Baltimore is the backbone of Maryland’s financial scene, a major seaport, and its largest city. But the real charm of this city lies in its idyllic beauty of the harbor, historical landmarks, an abundance of museums, parks, and a range of fine dining options - a perfect spot for any tourist.

If you are looking for a fun-filled vacation and unique experiences, here’s a list of 5 incredible things to do in Baltimore apart from Old-Bay seasoned carbs.

Explore the Walters Art Museum

With over 25,000 pieces on display, it is one of the most famous museums amongst art lovers. And they offer free admission to the public - so you can spend a day exploring splendid paintings, sculptures, historic statutes, and knight's armor. They also host a variety of programs for people who are interested in taking art classes.

Be enchanted by the American Visionary Art Museum

It is not like any of the traditional museums. It will change your perspective about a museum altogether. There are so many vibrant and beautiful sculptures surrounding the building that you can explore here for free. There are certain indoor galleries that are open to visitors for a fee. It displays work from people across different walks of life - a farmer, an ex-convict, a person suffering depression, a genius at mathematics, etc. You don't have to be a painter or a sculptor to be an artist. They have given outsiders or commoners a platform to showcase their art - it can be in their views, humor, creativity.

Climb aboard a ship at the harbor

Every year, Baltimore hosts about 24 ships from around the world that port at the inner harbor. You can tour any one of these gigantic ships to learn about its history, navigation, technology, and more. There are several events held by 'Sail Baltimore' and you can visit their website for more information about the schedule of these ships.

Pat a dolphin at the National Aquarium

Your visit to Baltimore is incomplete without going to the National Aquarium. Enjoy friendly Dolphins playing, training, and feeding with your kids. Not only this, but there are 16000 other creatures to explore as well. The National Aquarium welcomes over 1.6M visitors per year. The species include reptiles, fish, birds, and amphibians. To fully immerse yourself in this fantastic habitat, take an immersion tour where you can see things inside the tank. Who knows, you may get to pat a friendly Dolphin too. Or if you are more of a Sharks fan, there is a behind a scene tour for that too.

Feel the victory at Fort McHenry

The rustic charm of Fort McHenry is always a welcome respite from city life. Constructed in 1789, this historic fort played a monumental role in the War of1812. It was used as a bastion by the Armed forces in WW1 and WW2 as a shield against enemies’ attack. It is now listed as a national park and receives thousands of visitors every year.

Take A Walk Through Fells point

Buying gifts for your loved ones is an excellent way to end the trip. Head off to Fells point, a historic neighborhood in Baltimore. Even if you don’t want to buy something, you can just go to one of the many bars. Take a lazy walk through cobblestone pavement and absorb the ancient aura of the place. The waterfront neighborhood of Charm city is the perfect place to dine in, shop or just get drunk at the oldest bar in the town. Here, you get to witness the true soul of the city.

Enjoy Baltimore Orioles Game

Are you a keen baseball player or a fan of the game? If yes, here's your chance to experience a night of high passion and exhilaration at the Camden Yards.

With Lexington Market and Inner Harbor within reach, it's the most tourist-visited place in Baltimore. Seat yourself among an array of spectators, all flashing orange, and have the most authentic baseball game experience ever.

Apart from the game, you can also enjoy various restaurants and cuisines and local beer with pretzels and hot dog stands. On your way out or in, you can also check out the Orioles Hall of Fame and Museum located just outside the stadium's front entrance.

Roll The Dice At Horseshoe Casino

Time to be a bit daring and get the dice rolling at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. From card games to roulette wheels and from drinking to dancing- the nightlife gets rowdy at Baltimore casinos. If you like to lay and party hard, this place is your best shot since it turns into a nightclub after a particular time. At Horseshoe casino, you are guaranteed to have a blast.

Enjoy your time in Baltimore. Travel safe. And check the latest information about the restrictions before you plan your trip.

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