Baltimore is a diverse city with many renowned attractions and unique neighborhoods each with their own flare for history, culture and fun. You'll find plenty of things to do in Baltimore from exploring unique neighborhoods such as Little Italy and Fell's Point to taking in a museum exhibit, baseball or football game and more. Many major Baltimore attractions can be found in the Inner Harbor area, only 4 miles from our historic downtown hotel.
Port Discovery Children's Museum -
Many of the exhibits at this outstanding Baltimore attraction were designed by Disney. There's a medieval village where kids can dress up as princes and princesses; an Egyptian exhibit where you can cross the Nile; and a popular three-story tree house among other engaging exhibits at this popular Inner Harbor attraction located in the historic Fish Market building, http://www.portdiscovery.org.
National Aquarium in Baltimore -
This popular Baltimore attraction is consistently named one of the best aquariums in the U.S. for its more than 10,000 fish, rooftop rain forest and exhibits that feature everything from piranhas to pythons to coral reefs and shark tanks, www.aqua.org.
Maryland Science Center -
At this popular Baltimore attraction on the Inner Harbor you can go on your own dinosaur dig (including sitting inside a 7-foot dinosaur nest); play astronaut for the day at the Hubble Space Telescope Visitors Center; or take in a number of special exhibits at this Baltimore Inner Harbor attraction, www.mdsci.org.
Spirit of Baltimore -
One of the better ways to see Baltimore is aboard one of these Inner Harbor cruises. Themed cruises feature cocktails, dinner, dancing and even gospel and R&B while you take in the spectacular views of Baltimore and the Inner Harbor, http://spiritcruisesbaltimore.com/Baltimore/home.
Fells Point -
There are many ways to explore this quaint Baltimore waterfront neighborhood where Homicide Life on the Streets was filmed. Many people opt for their own pub tour (more pubs and bars can be found in the Fell's Point neighborhood than anywhere else in the U.S.). Ghost tours also depart from Fell's Point for a more historical view of this cobblestone street Baltimore neighborhood, http://www.fellspointghost.com/guide.html.
Little Italy -
Explore this charming, rowhouse-lined Italian neighborhood not far from the Inner Harbor. Dine out at more than 30 authentic Italian restaurants. Watch or try your hand at bocce ball. Or come during one of the neighborhood's many festivals, http://littleitalymd.com/main_page.htm.
The Baltimore ' Ohio Railroad Museum -
Baltimore is known for its railroading history and this Baltimore attraction is a good place to learn more. Bonus: train rides and exhibits featuring the most comprehensive railroad collection in the Western Hemisphere, www.borail.org.
American Visionary Art Museum -
This downtown Baltimore art attraction has been voted Baltimore's favorite. The museum features a well-stocked gift shop and artwork by self-taught artists. You'll find everything from art cars to a re-created Lusitania made from more than 190,000 toothpicks, www.avam.org.
R.F.Lewis African Museum -
Baltimore has a long history in the African American community and this Baltimore museum is a good place to find out why. Exhibits feature noted African Americans such as Thurgood Marshall and Cab Calloway. Look for lectures, genealogy workshops and musical performances, www.africanamericanculture.org.
Babe Ruth Museum & Birthplace -
Baltimore is a big baseball town and a trip to this downtown Baltimore attraction is a good thing to add to your "to see and do" list while in Baltimore. Discover everything you've ever wanted to know about the world's most famous slugger at this Baltimore museum located just two blocks from Camden Yards, http://www.baberuthmuseum.com.