Exploring Baltimore & the Area

The Charm City Awaits! Today’s Baltimore is a vibrant community that honors the past while keeping a keen eye on the future. This city is where you can see the largest public collection of Matisse in the world (for free!), sip a craft beer in the sanctuary of a converted church and more. But the Baltimore experience is about more than exploring neighborhoods and cultural sites. To really know this place, you have to meet its artists, provocateurs and visionaries who call Charm City home.

Where to Eat

Baltimore may be best known among food-focused travelers for its crab cakes, pit beef and Berger cookies, but the city’s burgeoning dining scene has so much more to offer.

CHECK OUT BALTIMORE’S RESTAURANT SCENE


Shopping

Hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures at quaint boutiques, explore our independent shops or score a handcrafted souvenir from a local artist.

WHERE TO SHOP LOCAL


Museums and Attractions

Immerse yourself in the arts at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, the American Visionary Art Museum or the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Or spend a day of learning at the National AquariumMaryland Zoo or Maryland Science Center. We also have a few museums that cover very specific interests like streetcars, dentistry and and Jewish history.

EXPLORE, ENGAGE, AND LEARN AT THESE MUSEUMS


History and Monuments

Meet the famous historical figures that called Charm City home, and learn about some of the influential Baltimore moments that changed the course of history.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BALTIMORE’S HISTORY


 
 

Just Outside of Baltimore, There is More to Discover

Within 45 miles in many directions, there is more to see! Consider visiting nearby cities and communities for more fun, food, and experiences.

Annapolis, Maryland

Known as America’s Sailing Capitol, Annapolis is lively, upbeat, contemporary city where four centuries of architecture embrace 21st-century living. Here all roads lead to the water and a nautical heritage intrinsically linked to the Chesapeake Bay. A little over 7 square miles of land with about 40,000 permanent residents, Annapolis is small enough that it is entirely walkable. From Baltimore, Annapolis is only 30 minute drive!

Visit Annapolis, MD


Washington D.C.

A captivating morning paddle on the Potomac River. An afternoon spent roaming the halls of a Smithsonian museum. An evening enjoying one of DC’s iconic sports teams. A monumental meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant. No matter how you spend your time in the nation’s capital, you’re sure to leave with lifelong memories. Be there within 30 minutes by taking the express MARC train. The US Capitol Building is just .8 miles from Union Station, so all major sightseeing landmarks and museums are within a short distance!

Visit Washington, DC


Frederick, Maryland

Within 45 miles from Baltimore lies the second largest city in Maryland, Frederick. Named one of the coolest towns to visit in America and a top 100 place to live in the US, Frederick is where museums meet martini bars, scenic landscapes provide thrill seekers with adventure, and cutting-edge cuisine is served up in Civil War-era buildings alongside unique specialty shops, galleries, museums, and theaters. Frederick…where hip meets historic every day.

Visit Frederick, MD


 

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