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One Day in Baltimore

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Given its historic and modern museums, great food, famous sports teams, and beautiful harbor (most within walking distance), how could anyone not fall in love with Baltimore? This guide offers some ideas for a day in this great city.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

12 Places

3 City Tips

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12 Places

Inner Harbor

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Baltimore Water Taxi

Ferries

National Aquarium

Aquariums

Maryland Science Center

Science Museums

The Maryland Zoo

Zoos

Baltimore Museum of Art

Art Museums

Port Discovery Children's Museum

Children's Museums

Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial

Cemeteries

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

History Museums

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Speciality Museums

Horseshoe Casino

Casinos

Jack Binion's Steak - Baltimore

Restaurants

Tim A's City Tips

  • Stop at the Baltimore Visitor Center to pick up valuable coupons for local attractions and restaurants.
  • A great way to save money is by purchasing the MTA pass, which is good for subway, light rail, and buses.
  • The Baltimore Pass is a great way to see numerous museums for one fee. Check the website for details and coupons.
  • Inner Harbor
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Tim A Says:

    The Inner Harbor is studded with museums, restaurants, shopping, and other activities to appeal to all manner of interests. Stroll around and enjoy the water, or set sail on a cruise to enjoy the sights.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to visit the historic ships on the waterfront.
    • Parking is a bit pricey in this area, so avoid driving here.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 214 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place to walk around when the weather is nice 13/05/2019
    • Must See in Baltimore 11/05/2019
    • Inner Harbor
    Phone:
    +1 877-225-8466
    Other:
  • Baltimore Water Taxi
    Ferries
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    Tim A Says:

    The Baltimore Water Taxi offers a fun, inexpensive method of transportation for the Inner Harbor and its attractions. With parking on the expensive side, this is great alternative.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Historic Fells Point is one of the more inexpensive places to park, making it a great place to pick up the water taxi.
    • Single tickets or day passes are available.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 214 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not as good as it was for getting around, but still a good way to be out on the water 19/05/2019
    • Great way to see the Harbor 11/05/2019
    • Baltimore Water Taxi
    Address:
    901 S Broadway
    Baltimore, MD 21231
    Phone:
    +1 410-563-3900
    Price range:
    US$16 - US$16
    Hours:
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • National Aquarium
    Aquariums
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    Tim A Says:

    Located in the Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium offers plenty of up-close-and-personal opportunities to view sea creatures. You can even touch some, when you visit the new 'Living Seashore' exhibit!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check the calendar for special events and feeding times.
    • Special interactions are offered for an additional fee.
    • Don't forget to check out the sharks!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 214 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Must see 17/05/2019
    • Great exhibits 16/05/2019
    • National Aquarium
    Address:
    501 E Pratt St
    Baltimore, MD 21202-3194
    Phone:
    +1 410-576-3800
    Hours:
    Fri
    09:00 - 20:00
    Sat - Thu
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Maryland Science Center
    Science Museums
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    Tim A Says:

    This science center, located right along the Inner Harbor, can be reached easily by the water taxi. Kids really love the 'Shed,' where they can create new projects on every visit. You'll also find an IMAX theater and a planetarium with cool star shows.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Discounts are offered after 5pm on Fridays.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 214 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Overpriced 23/04/2019
    • Kids ok adults stay away. 20/04/2019
    • Maryland Science Center
    Address:
    601 Light St
    Baltimore, MD 21230-3803
    Phone:
    +1 410-685-5225
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 17:00
    Tue - Fri
    10:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • The Maryland Zoo
    Zoos
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    Tim A Says:

    The Maryland Zoo is a great place to visit the animals and commune with nature. With more than 1,500 animals from chimpanzees to chameleons, this is definitely a good stop for the entire family.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The zoo also offers some unique behind-the-scenes tours.
    • There are several restaurants, in case you want to plan a meal here.
    • Don't miss the giraffe feeding station!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 214 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Giraffes at last! 20/05/2019
    • Had a Great Time! 14/05/2019
    • The Maryland Zoo
    Address:
    1 Safari Pl
    Baltimore, MD 21217
    Phone:
    +1 410-396-7102
    Price range:
    US$14 - US$14
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 16:00
    Other:
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
    Art Museums
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    Tim A Says:

    In the century since the Baltimore Museum of Art opened with just one painting, its collection has grown to 95,000 works of art, including 19th-century, modern, and contemporary pieces. Best of all, the museum is always free!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't miss the nine galleries of the American Wing.
    • Check the calendar for special events.
    • Parking is free for only 30 minutes.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 214 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great afternoon!!!! 12/05/2019
    • FREE 10/05/2019
    • Baltimore Museum of Art
    Address:
    10 Art Museum Dr
    Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
    Phone:
    +1 443-573-1700
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Port Discovery Children's Museum
    Children's Museums
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    Tim A Says:

    The children's museum has plenty of hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that are fun for the entire family. There are also special exhibits that add to the museum's already impressive collection.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Discounts are offered on the third Friday of each month.
    • Stop in at Adventure Expeditions, where kids can go through an obstacle course.
    • You can leave your car at the parking garage for a small fee.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 214 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Port Discovery for 5 (dollars, that is, for now) where learning comes alive (and fun!)!! 25/04/2019
    • Birthday Party 13/02/2019
    • Port Discovery Children's Museum
    Address:
    35 Market Pl
    Baltimore, MD 21202-4002
    Phone:
    +1 410-727-8120
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$15
    Hours:
    Tue
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial
    Cemeteries
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    Tim A Says:

    The grave of Edgar Allan Poe, the famous 19th-century author and poet known for macabre works such as 'The Raven,' is located in the Westminster Burial Grounds, not far from the Poe House Museum.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The grave is in the front of the cemetery, and it can even be viewed from the sidewalk. Check the cemetery's website if you actually want to go inside.
    • The quirky tradition here is to bring some cognac to leave on the grave.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 214 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting 17/05/2019
    • Poe's Grave is worth a visit as a "I've been there" location. 07/05/2019
    • Edgar Allan Poe's Grave Site and Memorial
    Address:
    Westminster Cemetery on the southeast corner of Fayette and Greene sts.
    Baltimore, MD 21201-1768
    Phone:
    +1 410-706-2072
    Other:
  • Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
    History Museums
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    Tim A Says:

    Edgar Allan Poe lived in this house, now a museum and a National Historic Landmark, from 1833 to 1835. Visitors can tour the place to see where Poe put pen to paper for many of his works.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • This house is located fairly close to his gravesite.
    • The gift shop offers Poe memorabilia.
    • Check out the calendar for special events and Poe readings.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 214 things to do in Baltimore
    • Interesting place to visit 05/05/2019
    • For your personal safety, avoid this place! 05/05/2019
    • Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
    Address:
    203 N Amity St
    Baltimore, MD 21223-2501
    Phone:
    +1 410-462-1763
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Other:
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Tim A Says:

    Take a step back in time and learn all about the railroad industry and its vital role in the American economy. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum is known as the birthplace of railroading in America. This historic landmark has the largest collection of railroad artifacts in the world.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Train ride tickets are only available at the box office. Check the website for dates and times.
    • The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum offers a children's zone, free with paid admission. This is a great way to educate kids on the importance of the railroad.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 214 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • THE CHILDREN 16/05/2019
    • A must see in Baltimore 09/05/2019
    • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
    Address:
    901 W Pratt St
    Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
    Phone:
    +1 410-752-2490
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 16:00
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 16:00
    Other:
  • Horseshoe Casino
    Casinos
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    Tim A Says:

    Located in the heart of downtown, Horseshoe is a great way to relax and unwind. With over 2,200 slots and a 31-table poker room, it's a place where the action is hot. Horseshoe Casino offers a little something for every gambler: From penny slots to $500 high roller slot machines, you will find a game that's right for you.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • If you are staying nearby, there is a free shuttle that will pick you up and drop you off at the casino.
    • Sign up for a players card to earn food credits and tier points toward future visits.
    • Horseshoe offers a variety of food options. Check the website for more details.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 214 things to do in Baltimore
    • Average 20/05/2019
    • Trash cheating casino. Live is better but they cheat too but at least you have a chance to win. 20/05/2019
    • Horseshoe Casino
    Address:
    1525 Russell St
    Baltimore, MD 21230-2058
    Phone:
    +1 844-777-7463
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
  • Jack Binion's Steak - Baltimore
    Restaurants (Steakhouse)
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    Tim A Says:

    Jack Binion's offers grilled-to-perfection prime-cut steaks and excellent seafood. The atmosphere is casual, and the staff is on their A-game to make sure your dining experience exceeds your expectations.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Jack Binon's is located inside the Horseshoe Casino.
    • Reservations are not mandatory, but preferred.
    • Jack Binon's offers weekly specials — check the website.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Great restaurant, but it's closing next week to become Gordon Ramsay in Nov. 11/09/2017
    • Memorable dinner only in Jack Binion Steak 15/08/2017
    • Jack Binion's Steak - Baltimore
    Address:
    1525 Russell St
    Baltimore, MD 21230-2058
    Phone:
    +1 443-931-4386
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    17:00 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    17:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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