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Best Things To Do in Baltimore

By Travel Savvy

From the Orioles to the earliest history of the United States, Baltimore is one culturally rich American city. We spoke with real Maryland locals to get the lowdown on the best shopping, art, outdoor activities, attractions, and more in Charm City. Whether you're an East Coast native or a complete out-of-towner, we've rounded up the top hotspots that will help you experience the best Baltimore has to offer. 

Oriole Park at Camden Yards at night in Baltimore Maryland 1

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Watch the Orioles at Camden Yards

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Open daily 9AM-5pm. See site for game schedule. 

While it might seem obvious, even non-fans will love a trip to Camden Yards. And why not? As one of the most clean and stunning ballparks in all of American major league baseball, Oriole Park incorporates the historic Camden rail yards, formerly on site, into its architecture. Enjoy "the works" courtesy of the O's at the All-Star cafe, where your group and all "Club level" patrons can find everything from hot dogs to full BBQ entrees, plus a healthy amount of beer. 

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Tour the Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218

(443) 573-1700

Open Wednesdays through Fridays 10AM-5PM; Saturdays & Sundays 11AM-6PM; Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Since 1914, the Baltimore Museum of Art has grown its collection of 19th century, modern, and contemporary art housed in the immense 210,000 square foot building. The best part? From Henri Matisse to John Russell Pope, this museum offers some of the fullest artist collections in the U.S. for 100% free admission. 

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Explore Fells Point

From shopping at boutiques housed in 18th and 19th century storefronts, such as Poppy + Stella, to touring the historic "three B's" (a.k.a. boarding houses, brothels, and bars), to taking in the view of Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore's historic Fells Point neighborhood is something that no one should skip on a trip to Charm City.

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Sail with Pirates

Urban Pirates

911 S Ann St, Baltimore, MD 21231

(410) 327-8378

See site for schedules and ticket information. 

Why take a regular boat tour of the patapsco river when you can travel back in time? Thanks to Urban Pirates, groups of all ages can hop aboard this interactive adventure sailing out of Ann Street Pier in Fells Point. Join the Fearless ship's rag-tag crew and learn to talk, dance, fire water cannons, and navigate the open sea like a good old fashion pirate (rum and beer optional.) 

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Relax at Brewer's Art

The Brewer's Art

1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 547-6925

Open Sundays through Fridays 4PM-1:45AM; Saturdays 3PM-1:45AM

Housed in an historic former mansion, this elegant dining experience has become a hotspot for locals and Baltimore visitors alike. Expect to enjoy an expansive upscale American dishes and Belgian-style seasonal craft beer brews. 

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