Things to Do in Baltimore MD Explore Baltimore's charming neighborhoods such as Fell's Point or Little Italy, take in a Baltimore Orioles or Ravens game or visit any number of intriguing and fun Baltimore museums (many of them in the Inner Harbor) among fun and interesting things to do in port city of Baltimore Maryland.
National Aquarium in Baltimore.Baltimore's National Aquarium has been named one of the country's top aquariums. See why when you tour exhibits featuring more than 10,000 fish including the shark tank, dolphin exhibit and rain forest exhibit with red-bellied piranhas (fun, definitely a no touch zone), www.aqua.org.
Little Italy.In this rowhouse lined Baltimore neighborhood between Fell's Point and the Inner Harbor you'll find bocce ball courts, cannolies to die for, Italian classes, festivals honoring saints, Friday night outdoor films and more than 30 authentic Italian restaurants, http://littleitalymd.com/main_page.htm.
Fells Point.Wander the cobblestone streets of this classic Baltimore waterfront neighborhood where Homicide Life on the Streets was filmed. Stop in the one of the many bars or pubs (Fell's Point has the largest concentration of bars in the U.S.) or the variety of restaurants and boutiques. For an entertaining Baltimore tour, book one the of Fell's Point Ghost Tours, http://www.fellspointghost.com/guide.html.
R.F. Lewis African Museum.At the largest African American museum on the East Coast see exhibits on inspiring stories of famous African Americans such as Thurgood Marshall and Cab Calloway, plus special exhibitions and First Friday musical performances, www.africanamericanculture.org.
Port Discovery Children's Museum.Play prince and princess in a medieval village, waitress in a 1950s diner or lord of the urban jungle on the three-story tree house among other fun exhibits at this popular downtown Baltimore Inner Harbor attraction.Rotating special exhibits might feature popular characters such as Curious George or Bob the Builder, http://www.portdiscovery.org.
Maryland Science Center.Explore the hands-on Dinosaur Mysteries where you can participate in a simulated paleontological dig or sit inside a 7-foot dinosaur nest; the Hubble Space Telescope Visitors Center; or blockbuster touring exhibits at this attraction on the Inner harbor in Baltimore, www.mdsci.org.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum.Take a train ride and discover the history of American railroading and why Baltimore is considered the birthplace of the American railroad at this Baltimore museum featuring the most comprehensive railroad collection in the Western Hemisphere, www.borail.org.
American Visionary Art Museum.Artworks by self-taught artists are featured at this Baltimore museum, voted the city's favorite museum. Look for the Lusitania re-created out of more than 190,000 toothpicks, "art" cars and more whimsical and wacky art. In the gift store, aptly named Sideshow, you'll find everything from bobbleheads to Marie Antoinette action figures. During the summer visit this unique Baltimore museum for free gallery admission followed by free outdoor movies on Federal Hill on Thursday evenings, www.avam.org.
Spirit of Baltimore.One of the more unique things to do in Baltimore is a tour aboard the Spirit of Baltimore cruise ship. Dine, dance and take in the spectacular views of Baltimore and the Inner Harbor. Choose from moonlight, cocktail, R & B or Gospel themed Baltimore cruises, http://spiritcruisesbaltimore.com/Baltimore/home.
Sports-Related Things to Do in Maryland
Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Take in a Baltimore Orioles baseball game from Camden Yards, the first of the retro designed stadiums and where Cal Ripkin Jr. finally beat Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 games played. Camden Yards is just a few blocks from the Inner Harbor and two blocks from Babe Ruth's birthplace, http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=bal.
M & T Raven's Stadium.The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens play at this stadium adjacent to Camden Yards just a few miles from our Baltimore hotel. Bring your tailgating supplies and make a day of it cheering on the Ravens or the John Hopkins University men's lacrosse team, who use sometimes use the stadium for games, http://www.baltimoreravens.com/Gameday/MT_Bank_Stadium.aspx.
Babe Ruth Museum & Birthplace.Sports fans will definitely want to add a trip to the home of the famed slugger on their Baltimore MD activities itinerary. Learn all about Baltimore native and the "Sultan of Swat" at this Baltimore museum dedicated to the greatest baseball player to ever take up a bat. The museum is located just two blocks from Camden Yards, http://www.baberuthmuseum.com.
The Preakness.Come for one of the world's most famous horse races, the second race in the Triple Crown. The Annual Running of the Preakness Stakes takes place at Pimlico Racetrack the third Saturday of May. On the days leading up to The Preakness, take sunrise tours of Pimlico and the stables and get an insider perspective on this classic American horse race, http://www.preakness.com.