Things to Do in Baltimore

Things to Do in Baltimore

Below, we’ve selected some of our residents’ favorite things to do in Baltimore during their free time. But, there’s so much more to experience than what’s here! We invite you to go to LiveBaltimore.com and VisitBaltimore.org to discover all that Baltimore has to offer. In addition to these resources, we encourage you to talk with locals to learn their favorite options for dining, entertainment and exploration


Inner Harbor
Located in the heart of Baltimore, the Inner Harbor is the city’s premier destination for waterfront dining, shopping, live music, and attractions. The harbor’s water taxi makes it easy to get around.


The National Aquarium
Award-winning exhibits and more than 20,000 aquatic animals make this Inner Harbor destination Baltimore's most popular attraction.


The Maryland Zoo
Home to more than 1,500 animals from 200 species, the zoo is not only impressive in its range, but it’s also one of the country’s oldest, dating back to 1876.


The Maryland Science Center
This engaging, kid-friendly destination in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor invites you to learn through three floors of interactive science and exploration.


Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Featuring loads of hands-on activities, Port Discovery in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is the perfect place for babies, preschoolers, and children to engage in imaginative learning and play.


Babe Ruth Birthplace
Located two blocks from Camden Yards, this National Historic Site is Babe Ruth’s birthplace and features rare artifacts, photos, videos and more.


Edgar Allan Poe House
Tour Poe’s Baltimore home—a National Historic Landmark and the last place he resided before his death in Baltimore—then visit his gravesite at nearby Westminster Hall.


American Visionary Art Museum
Leave your traditional perceptions of museums at the door. This landmark dedicated to the work of self-taught artists—including farmers, mathematicians, prison inmates, and people with mental illness—challenges the notions of what it means to be an artist.


The Baltimore Museum of Art
AThe BMA’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse anchored by the famed Cone Collection of modern art, as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs.


The Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Just two blocks from the Inner Harbor, Maryland’s largest African American museum celebrates the soul of African American history and culture through objects and art dating from 1784 to the present day.


The Walter’s Art Museum
Dive into history at the Walters, which includes collections spanning more than seven millennia, featuring ancient Asian art, textiles and furniture, jewelry, arms and armor, and 19th century European art from masters including Millet, Rousseau, Monet, and Manet.


More Museums: Hidden Gems
From the Irish Railroad Workers Museum to the National Museum of Dentistry, Baltimore is home to many carefully curated gems that should be on your must-see list. Click the link above for your guide to the best of them.


One of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast! Hosted in Baltimore City’s Druid Hill Park, this two-day event draws people from all walks of life come together to enjoy national entertainment, local eats, and much more.


Baltimore’s largest and most beloved annual arts festival attracts an average audience of more than 300,000 people to Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District each summer.


Baltimore PRIDE
One of the nation’s oldest Pride celebrations, Baltimore Pride welcomes more than 30,000 revelers to the streets of Baltimore’s Station Arts district every June.


Brilliant Baltimore
Brilliant Baltimore unites two of the city’s marquee events: the Baltimore Book Festival and Light City, illuminating the city with literature, ideas, world-class light art installations, and live performances.


More Events
From cultural festivals like Latinofest to neighborhood celebrations like Hampdenfest to city-wide events like the Baltimore Running Festival and Marathon, there’s always a reason to celebrate in Baltimore. Click the link above for the latest listings

Sporting Events

Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore’s legendary fandom starts here. Cheer on the two-time Super Bowl champions at M&T Bank Stadium in downtown Baltimore.


Baltimore Orioles
Relax with a day or night game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, consistently ranked one of the most beautiful ballparks in Major League Baseball.


Baltimore Blast
Head to Towson University’s SECU Arena to see the one of Major Indoor Soccer League’s all-time greatest teams, the winner of 10 national titles.


Pimlico Race Course
Located just steps from Sinai’s campus, Pimlico is Baltimore's premier destination for horse racing and home of the Triple Crown’s Preakness Stakes.

Nature & Outdoor Activities

Parks & Trails
Baltimore is home to nearly 20 public parks and trails, comprising approximately 6,000 acres of parkland, trails, and green spaces.


Recreational Programs
Baltimore City’s Department of Recreation and Parks offers a fun-filled variety of year round activities, including organized sports, fitness classes, and outdoor programs in everything from sailing to skateboarding.


Baltimore City offers 28 public swim facilities in the summer. Many private clubs and gyms also offer pool memberships, and the state’s many beaches are just a short drive away.


The Waterfront Promenade Course
Baltimore’s Waterfront Promenade offers almost eight miles of walking, biking, and jogging space along Baltimore’s beautiful harbor—with plenty of great restaurants and attractions for pit stops along the way.

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