Baltimore awaits: its sports, museums, aquarium and more!

Baltimore centers on the peaceful Inner Harbor, a lovely renovated neighborhood curving around the Patapsco River. Walk along the stretch or take a water taxi to pop into restaurants, shops and cultural attractions.

On the harbor’s eastern side, visit Fell’s Point, once a shipbuilding community. Frederick Douglass was enslaved here as a youth for over 10 years. The community now features restaurants, shopping and events such as the Privateer Festival celebrating the region’s pirating past. Head west to the National Aquarium with over 20,000 animals in habitats ranging from ocean to rainforest.

A bit north, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s exhibits display some of Maryland’s African-American heritage. Find hands-on fun and learning at the Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Continue north to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, America’s first cathedral, built in the early 1800s.

Return to the harbor’s wide brick promenade to see dinosaurs, space displays and amazing demos at the interactive Maryland Science Center on the western shore. Find more fun at the American Visionary Art Museum, where unique self-revelatory art includes giant whirligigs and a full-size dress for a full-size horse. On the southern peninsula, visit the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The fort’s 1814 battle inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.

Drive to Druid Hill Park, about 5 miles (kilometers) north of the harbor, where flowering trees border Druid Lake. Visit the park’s Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the City of Baltimore Conservancy, with beautiful plant specimens. Stroll through the forested Wyman Park next to the Johns Hopkins University campus and stop at the Baltimore Museum of Art, featuring a very large Matisse collection.

If you enjoy baseball or simply want to relax in this inspiring stadium, visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Notice how Baltimore’s purpose-built stadium incorporates a warehouse from the old B&O Railroad. Eat a hot dog with crab dip as you cheer on the hometown Orioles.

Known for

Museums, Ports and Aquariums

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Where to stay in Baltimore

Downtown Baltimore
Baltimore showing interior views and art

Downtown Baltimore

Known for Ports, Urban, Culture

4/5(19 reviews)

A bustling port beloved sports teams and top sights from Washington Monument to Walters Art Museum – discover Downtown Baltimore, a destination also famous for its historic sites.

Fells Point
Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
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Fells Point

Known for Ports, Bars, Historical Buildings

5/5(1 review)

The abundant dining options and waterfront views are top of the list for many visitors to Fells Point. A stop by Inner Harbor or Vagabond Players might round out your trip.

Harbor East
Harbor East, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
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Harbor East

Known for Ports, Dining, Aquariums

4/5(1 review)

A noteworthy feature of Harbor East is its captivating waterfront views. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Inner Harbor and Baltimore Civil War Museum.

Mount Vernon
Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University featuring heritage architecture

Mount Vernon

Known for Culture, Museums, Urban

The abundant dining options and waterfront views are just a few top-rate features of the neighbourhood. Make a stop by Washington Monument or Walters Art Museum while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Centre Street Station to get around town.

Canton
Canton, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
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Canton

Known for Roller Skating, Ports, Marinas

Canton is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Canton Waterfront Park and Korean War Memorial.

Federal Hill
American Visionary Art Museum showing a city and art

Federal Hill

Known for Sports, Beaches, Family-friendly

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in Federal Hill. You might want to make time for a stop at American Visionary Art Museum or Inner Harbor.

Top hotels in Baltimore

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Lord Baltimore Hotel
3.5 out of 5
20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD
£198
per night
18 Oct-19 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (4,285 reviews)

"Historic hotel; unique architecture and design, has character"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Lord Baltimore Hotel
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor
Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor
3.5 out of 5
207 E Redwood St, Baltimore, MD
£109
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (2,097 reviews)

"Awesome place. Room was spacious and lofty. Reminded me of that Brooklyn warehouse style. V sexy. Love that there’s a cool bar right downstairs, and the location is mint. Best places to stay for the price. Clean and friendly. Wld highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Hotel RL Baltimore Inner Harbor
Rodeway Inn BWI Airport
Rodeway Inn BWI Airport
2.5 out of 5
829 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD
£55
per night
9 Nov-10 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (1,953 reviews)

"the location.the resturants,the mall.would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

Rodeway Inn BWI Airport

Popular things to do in Baltimore

National Aquarium in Baltimore
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National Aquarium in Baltimore

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Inner Harbor’s biggest attraction recreates the marine and terrestrial habitats of thousands of animals from many parts of the globe.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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Oriole Park at Camden Yards

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Watch Baltimore’s beloved baseball team play on their home field, located inside a groundbreaking stadium famous for blending classic and modern design elements.

Baltimore Museum of Art
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Baltimore Museum of Art

4.5/5(4 reviews)

This free museum has the world’s largest Matisse collection, along with well-known pop art and other works by master painters from the 15th century to the present.

American Visionary Art Museum
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American Visionary Art Museum

4.5/5(2 reviews)

The official national museum for self-taught and intuitive artistry is a treasure trove of extraordinary art made from ordinary objects by ordinary people.

Fort McHenry
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Fort McHenry

2.5/5(2 reviews)

Tour the historic defense building which was the inspiration for the U.S. national anthem.

Walters Art Museum
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Walters Art Museum

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Free galleries in three old mansions offer a comprehensive collection of over 5,000 years’ worth of art and rare manuscripts from nearly all regions of the world.

Top activities in Baltimore

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

£43

Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise
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Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise

£79

Set sail aboard the Spirit of Baltimore for an evening of delectable food, spectacular skyline views, and lively entertainment. With a hand-crafted cocktail in hand, relax on the open-air top deck or dance the night away as the DJ spins Top 40 hits.

Fell's Point Food Tour
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Fell's Point Food Tour

£48

Treat yourself to a culinary tour of Fell's Point, getting a taste of Baltimore's historic district founded in 1763. Thanks to centuries of immigration, from the Irish to Greek, Eastern European, and now Hispanic communities, the neighborhood celebrates a wide range of traditions.

Spirit of Baltimore Lunch Cruise
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Spirit of Baltimore Lunch Cruise

£52

Grab the family, your group of friends, or colleagues and head out on the water for a Spirit of Baltimore lunch cruise.

Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Indoor Skydiving Experience

£58

Experience all the plummeting, free falling, and soaring sensations of skydiving without ever getting on a plane. This indoor skydiving experience puts you in a vertical wind tunnel, where you can float weightlessly in space for an unforgettable adrenaline rush in totally safe surroundings.

Self-Guided Baltimore Scavenger Hunt
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Self-Guided Baltimore Scavenger Hunt

£9

This adventure will take you through the heart of the city and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.

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