One of the more underrated cities that tourists could visit for a day or two on the east coast is the city of Baltimore.
Nestled between Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, Baltimore may be rough around the edges but truly has quite a few gems within it that make it a great place to spend a day during your travels. Below are just a few of the various places you can visit the next time you’re near The Charm City.
M&T Bank Stadium
If you’re in town and have a chance to check out M&T Bank Stadium perhaps on a Ravens game day or other event at the stadium. It would be well worth your time. This stadium built in 1998 is widely considered one of the better stadiums in the NFL and is praised by fans thanks to its various amenities and features. Even if you’re not there during an event, get a behind-the-scenes look at the stadium with one of their stadium tours. Please note each tour must be reserved at least seven days in advance. Tours can be done on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m as well on non-home game Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Mondays of game weeks from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tours are held at 9 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. and are expected to last 75-90 minutes.
A modern-day sports cathedral, Camden Yards is widely considered one of the best stadiums in all of baseball. Every year baseball fans from around the world make their way to Baltimore just to take in a game in Camden Yards. Outside Camden Yards, there are various restaurants and shops that fans can take in, while inside fans especially love Eutaw Street and B&O Warehouse, the two biggest features of the ballpark. Considered a retro-classic ballpark build, Camden Yards ushered in a new type of ballpark in baseball that has gone on to influence many stadiums in baseball. Bet on Baltimore sports and more by finding the latest betting promo codes with the top Maryland sportsbooks.
The Inner Harbor is the true gem of Baltimore. Notably, it does include Camden Yards and M&T Stadium So if you’re visiting those stadiums, you’re already right near the Inner Harbor. Overall, the Inner Harbor is the city’s crown jewel and the center of its tourism. There are countless attractions in the Inner Harbour no matter what you’re interested in, you’re likely to find something that appeals to you. There are also numerous great restaurants in the area you will be sure to find something delicious to eat as you recharge and find out your next destination. Some key places to check out include the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the numerous Historic Ships in the harbor, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, the Civil War Museum at President Street Station, Maryland Science Center, Lloyd Street synagogue, McKeldin Square, and more.
One of the world’s biggest aquariums, the National Aquarium in the Inner Harbor is a must-see including those traveling with kids. Over 17,000 animals and 750 species are included in the National Aquarium which spans five different levels. Well over one million people visit the aquarium on a yearly basis and it’s frequently given countless awards and honors for its exhibits, experiences, and more.
Port Discovery Childen’s Museum
Also in the Inner Harbor is the Port Discovery Children’s Museum – another fantastic place and a must for families with children. This 80,000-square-foot museum is designed for children through various interactive exhibits that are both fun and educational. The museum features over 20 exhibits and experiences.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
This historical base is a national monument and historic shrine for its usage during the War of 1812 as it helped defend Baltimore from the British Navy on September 13 and 14 of 1814. The moments of those nights in September of 1814 are cemented in American history through the words of The Star Spangled Banner which Francis Scott Key wrote regarding those nights. Explore Fort McHenry, take tours, learn through various exhibits and experiences, and more about this key place in American history.
All in all, these are just several of the places you can visit on your next trip to Baltimore but is by no means the only places worth visiting. Other places to visit in the city include the American Visionary Art Museum, B&O Railroad Museum, The Walters Art Museum, The Baltimore Basilica, Edgar Allen Poe House & Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and Federal Hill Park. The city also presents a wide range of diverse and high-quality food options both within the city and its suburbs for tourists to enjoy as well. No matter who you are or what you’re interests are, The Charm City likely has something that will fit your needs.
By Dylan Callaghan-Croley