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Things to Do in Baltimore, Maryland

Posted on | June 3, 2010 | Comments Off on Things to Do in Baltimore, Maryland

Are you planning to take a trip to Baltimore, Maryland? Then you have picked a pretty cool destination. I should know, I live there and it’s not so bad. There are plenty of things to do and plenty of attractions to see. This can range from museums to landmarks to parks!

If you are looking for things to do in Baltimore, Maryland, then here is a small guide to help you out. It will include different attractions and things you can do when visiting the good old city of Baltimore, Maryland.

Places To Visit:

The Inner Harbor / Downtown Area.
You can find a nice selection of hotels, restaurants, museums, and shops at the Inner Harbor. The restaurants can include McDonalds, The Cheesecake Factory, and pizza shops. Museums include the Science Center, Port Discovery, and even the National Aquirium! You can also visit the harbor itself, if you like to be by the water and watch the boats and ships. You can also go on a water taxi ride or the Ride-A-Duck ride, which goes around the Harbor and Fells Point area.

Fells Point.
Fells Point is a historic place, as it has been around for a long time. Located by the harbor water, you can check out the many shops, restaurants, and bars. If you plan on going down in the fall, be sure to check out the Fells Point Festival, which usually falls on the first weekend of October.

Patterson Park.
Relax during the day at this big park. Play on the playgrounds, feed the ducks, or visit the historic Pagoda.

Federal Hill.
Check out the amazing view of the city and harbor, along with the restaurants and bars.

Canton.
Check out the restaurants and shops at the O’Donnell Square.

Fort McHenry.
This National Monument is one place you may not want to skip over during your visit to Baltimore, MD. “This 18th-century brick fort defended Baltimore Harbor during the War of 1812 and is the birthplace of the American national anthem.” (Quoted by http://baltimore.org).

Fun Things To Do.

The Science Center.
The Science Center is one of the most popular attractions in the Inner Harbor area. Full of fun, learning, and science, discover how things work, history, and have fun all at once! Visit the Planetarium and learn about the stars or buy a ticket to the Imax and enjoy a movie or documentary on one very large movie screen!

Port Discovery.
This hands-on museum is perfect for children who want to play while they learn! They can play with water, climb around, participate in arts and crafts, and see the different character themed exhibits!

The National Aquarium.
Look at the fish, sharks, sea horses, octopus, turtles, and other sea creatures! Visit the rain forest or buy tickets for a very fun dolphin show!

The Baltimore Zoo.
Check out the different animals and activities at the Baltimore Zoo. Animals include lions, tigers, bears (oh my!), elephants, ducks, birds, monkeys, and mich more! Children can jump on the lily pads or walk through a cave. This zoo is full of fun!

Ride The Ducks.
Ride the ducks throughout the Baltimore area, both on land and in water. This is a fun and different way to go sightseeing. You also get a duck horns that make actual quacking sounds when you hum into them!

1st Mariner Arena.
Buy tickets and attend a concert, children’s’ event, and sports or wrestling event here at the 1st Mariner Arena [formally known as The Baltimore Arena].

Hippodrome.
Attend a play or musical at this huge and beautiful theater.

Lyric Oprah House.
Attend an event at the beautiful Lyric Oprah House.

Center Stage.
Attend a play or musical at this huge theater, “which has been considered one of the top 10 regional theaters” (Quoted by http://baltimore.org).

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum.
The whole family can learn about American railroading at this fun railroad museum! Free parking and train rides included.

Ravens Stadium.
Catch a football game with the Baltimore Ravens at the amazing Ravens Stadium!

Camden Yards.
Catch a baseball games with the Baltimore Orioles at the amazing Camden Yards!

Harborplace & The Gallery at Harborplace.
Go shopping or eat out at this awesome location!

There are many great hotels to stay at, such as the Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott, Holiday Inn, and more. Of course, with the locations and prices to choose from, it may be best for you to look into that and make the best decision yourself.

There you go, a few things to do in Baltimore, Maryland. When you visit Baltimore, you can find something for everyone to do, see, and enjoy! Have a wonderful and fun trip!

For more attractions and information on Baltimore, MD, check out the following site:

http://baltimore.org
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