Why Go to Baltimore? Well, I’ll Tell Ya!

Baltimore Harbor

Baltimore Harbor

When I first was told I was going to Baltimore, the first question that came to mind was, What do I do in Baltimore?  Well, what I found out was there is a TON to do in the city and I barely got to scratch the surface on this two day visit.  Here are all the things that I didn’t get to do, but are on the top of my list for when I return (in no particular order):

  • Come back during crab season and have a true Crab Feast!
  • Go to the American Visionary Art Museum when it is open
  • Check out Canton
  • See the manuscript of the Star Spangled Banner at the Maryland Historical Society
  • Eat in Little Italy
  • Lunch at the Lexington Market
  • Spend an evening gulping beer at Brewer’s Art Brewery
  • Check out the National Aquarium
  • Grab a bite at the Sip & Bite Diner
  • See an Orioles game at Camden Yards and a Ravens game too!

I’m sure even this doesn’t cover it all either.

Baltimore is a really interesting city and I really dug getting to know it better.  It’s a town with little frills and a lot of friendly people; it oozes authenticity.  I will say, though, that the city won’t be for everybody.  This isn’t Disneyland, but that’s what makes it a cool place to visit.  It’s not really touristy and there is a lot of culture in Baltimore.  The people are great.  Yeah, there are some places in the city you should not walk through at night, but that’s just like any other big city in the U.S.  Don’t let the fact that you saw too many episodes of The Wire stop you from checking the city out.

So, if you are a foodie, a museum goer, a lover of quirky spots, and/or a beer connoisseur, you will love Baltimore.  If you want a spoon-fed vacation, stay away.  This is a city of diverse experiences that wants explorers.

6 comments Add your comment

Clint Boswell

February 15th, 2012
4:06 pm

Jane, I completely forgot to put Druid Hills Park on here. Lots of people told me to check it out.


February 15th, 2012
10:04 am

Don’t forget to visit Druid Hill Park – it’s just smaller than Central Park in NYC. Great biking, jogging, walking trails around the Park and the Reservior. The Maryland Zoo is right in the park too.


February 14th, 2012
10:31 pm

i am from baltimore, but the prices were cheaper to balt before southwest arrived in atlanta. i recall $39 one way sale fares from birm. to bwi a few years ago. the marketing hype to balt should not come with increased costs

AirTran Probee

February 14th, 2012
7:50 pm

Not sure why I feel the need to do this – but First!

Big C

February 14th, 2012
6:59 pm

Just came back from B-More. So much to do and see!


February 14th, 2012
5:58 pm

Did you get to see where they fimed the older TV show Homicide,Life on the Street?