Baltimore, the Monument City, has a burgeoning art and culture scene, rich and unique history, vibrant art galleries and museums, eclectic shopping
, good eats
, invigorating nightlife, and many beautiful attractions
. Explore the Charm City vibrant art community, beautiful shopping spots, sophisticated cuisines, and lively nightlife in 48 hours through this guide. Pack your bags and fly to the Clipper City!
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Day 1 in the Charm City!
9:00am- Prayer at Baltimore Basilica!
The Baltimore Basilica is steeped in Baltimore and Roman Catholic Church history. Pray at this beautiful cathedral church. Historic and fascinating architectural masterpiece! Address
: 409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United StatesPhone
: 1 410-727-3565Opening hours
: Monday to Sunday: 8:30am-4:30pmWebsite
10:00am- Breakfast at Paper Moon Diner!
Head over to the Paper Moon Diner
for a scrumptious breakfast. This spot has a traditional menu, offering egg sandwiches, pancakes, burgers, French toast, vegetarian food, and more. Enjoy the comfort fare in a funky and colorful setting!Address
: 227 W 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, United StatesPhone
: 1 410-889-4444Opening hours
: Monday: 7:00am-12:00am; Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00am-12:00am; Friday & Saturday: 7:00am-2:00am; Sunday: 7:00am-12:00amWebsite
11:00am- Explore the Arts at Walters Art Gallery!Walters Art Gallery
(600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States) features art from across the world, such as medieval armor, Egyptian mummies, ancient manuscripts, Etruscan jewelry, Greek and Roman masterpieces, Renaissance paintings, and more. All period artwork is on display!Distance from Paper Moon Diner:
2.4miles or 8minutes drive
12:00pm- Explore Aquatic Life at National Aquarium!
Check out the marine life exhibits at the National Aquarium. This spot features exhibits, from dolphins, crustaceans and sharks to several exotic species. This spot has over 17,000 animals representing over 750 species.Address
: 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United StatesPhone
: 1 410-576-3800Opening hours
: Monday to Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pmWebsite
: www.aqua.orgDistance from Walters Art Gallery:
1.1miles or 8minutes drive
1:00pm-Out to Lunch!
Up for American, Greek or barbecue, head over to the Capital Grille
(500 East Pratt Street); for delicious steak, drop by the Fogo de Chao
(600 E Pratt St Ste 4); for seafood, go to Phillips Seafood
(601 E. Pratt Street Inner Harbor); for Eastern European, head over to Miss Shirley’s
(750 E Pratt St Inner Harbor).
2:00pm-Edutainment Time at Maryland Science Center!
Head over to the Maryland Science Center that features everything from dinosaur exhibition to the galaxy exploration. It also has a planetarium, an IMAX theatre, a play room, and a rooftop observatory. It has several hands-on learning activities for kids. Address
: 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, United StatesPhone
: 1 410-685-5225Opening hours
: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am -6:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pmWebsite
3:00pm- First Monument to George Washington
On the ground floor of Washington Monument & Museum at Mount Vernon Place, there is a museum that features exhibits on George Washington, United States first president, while the statue of the president is atop the monument. Enjoy the striking views of the Charm City skyline from this monument.Address
: 699 Washington Pl, Baltimore, MD 21201, United StatesPhone
: 1 410-962-5070Website
: www.mvpconservancy.orgDistance from Maryland Science Center:
1.4miles or 9minutes drive
4:00pm- Railroad history at Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum!
The B & O museum is home to historical locomotives and railroad memorabilia. Climb on the still antique locomotive or take a train ride on the original tracks of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.Address
: 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699, United StatesPhone
: 1 410-752-2490Opening hours
: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pmWebsite
: www.borail.orgDistance from Washington Monument:
1.9miles or 9minutes drive
Up for some retail therapy? Head over to the Harborplace & the Gallery
(200 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States) that feature several well-known national retailers, such as Michael Kors, Forever 21, Loft, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, and more. You’ll find everything you need under one roof, from jewelry, books, to beauty and bath, apparel, and kid’s items!Distance from B&O Railroad Museum:
1.2miles or 7minutes drive
7:00pm- Catch a game at the Oriole Park!
Catch a baseball game at the Oriole Park at Camden Yards
(333 W Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States), the official home of the Baltimore Orioles. Take a tour of the stadium and discover about the city’s baseball legacy.
Distance from the Harborplace:
0.8miles or 5minutes drive
Baltimore has many dining options that suit your taste and mood. Craving for seafood, drop by the Oceanaire Seafood Room
(801 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States), that specializes in all the items from the sea. Up for some classic Italian food, head on to the Aldo's Ristorante Italiano
(306 South High Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States). Have the delicious crab cake at the Faidley Seafood
(203 North Paca Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States), a historic classic food stand inside the old-time Lexington market famous for its jumbo lump crab cakes. Want to have sushi, head over to the Asahi Sushi
(514 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231, United States).
10:00pm- When the sun goes down, the Charm City comes to life!
The party has started! Enjoy the live music from jazz to blues and souls to folk music, while sipping drinks at the Cat’s Eye Pub
(1730 Thames Street, Fells Point, Baltimore, MD 21231, United States), or at the Eight by Ten
(10 East Cross Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States). You can also hit the 13th Floor
(1 East Chase St, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States), a retro bar that serves classic cocktails with a modern twist, and live jazz music is an added draw of this spot.
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9:00am- Breakfast at Blue Moon Cafe!
Kick off your day with a scrumptious American breakfast at the Blue Moon Cafe. The decor and setting is as eclectic as its menu. Address
: 1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231, United StatesPhone
: 1 410-522-3940Opening hours
: Monday to Thursday: 7:00am-3:00pm; Friday: 7:00am-12:00am; Saturday: Open 24 hours; Sunday: 7:00am-9:00pmWebsite
10:00am-Kids Fun at Port Discovery!
Head over to Port Discovery
(35 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States) for has interactive exhibits and hands-on activities for kids. Jump, kick, run, crawl or roll around at this fun spot. Splash around in WOW and learn about the earth’s atmosphere, solve a mystery at the Mystery House, enrich mind by reading a book, or indulge in some craft work. Adults step to the side and keep watching!Distance from Blue Moon Cafe:
1.0miles or 6minutes drive
11:00am- Weird Fun and Unique Experience at Ripley's Believe It or Not Baltimore!
Head over to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not
that features exotic and strange exhibits. The spot has a few animal skeletons, human skull drum, a mirror maze that will keep you running around, a kaleidoscope room, and a 4D movie theatre. There is a giant Mario displayed and many interactive and fun exhibits for kids. Fun for all ages, amusing and entertaining!Address
: 301 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202, United StatesPhone
: 1 443-615-7878Opening hours
: Monday to Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 10:00am-10:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pmWebsite
: www.ripleys.com/baltimoreDistance from Port Discovery:
1.0mile or 7minutes drive
12:00pm- Reminiscence the past at Geppi's Entertainment Museum!
Explore the pop culture history at the Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
. The museum features several artifacts, pop culture characters and comics from the seventeenth century to the present day. A beautiful trip down the memory lane!Address
: 301 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United StatesPhone
: 1 410-625-7060Opening hours
: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pmWebsite
: www.geppismuseum.comDistance from Ripley’s:
0.9miles or 5minutes drive
1:00pm- Fuel your body!
Head over for lunch to the Boog’s barbeque
(333 W Camden St) that serves delicious barbecue food, or for some American fare head to the Pratt Street Ale House
(206 W Pratt Street), or Sliders Bar and Grill (504 Washington Blvd). Up for Mediterranean food, drop by the Sullivan’s Steakhouse-Baltimore
(1 E Pratt St); for some French, head over to the Cafe Tesfa
(625 Washington Blvd).
2:00pm- Modern art exploration at Baltimore Museum of Art!
Peruse the nineteenth century contemporary and modern art at Baltimore Museum of Art. The museum has the permanent collection of works by Picasso, Henri Matisse, And Warhol, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, and many other great artists. Address
: 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898, United StatesPhone
: 1 443-573-1700Opening hours
: Wednesday to Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pmWebsite
3:00pm-Explore the historic military ship at USS Constellation!
Head over to the USS Constellation is a historic ship that is still afloat. It has eating, sleeping and medical quarters, and several military artifacts inside its bowels. Address
: 301 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, United StatesPhone
: 1 410-539-1797Opening hours
: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am-4:30pmWebsite
: www.historicships.orgDistance from Baltimore Museum of Art:
3.5mies or 10 minutes drive
4:00pm- Explore Maryland history
Know the local African-American history and culture at the Reginald F Lewis Museum through exhibits, themes of slavery, community and art. The museum features a permanent gallery of the famous Marylanders and unsung heroes who made a contribution to the state. Address
: 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United StatesPhone
: 1 443-263-1800Opening hours
: Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pmWebsite
: www.lewismuseum.orgDistance from the USS Constellation:
0.4miles or 2minutes drive
5:00pm- Some more art at American Visionary Art Museum!
Explore the work of the self-taught artist at the American Visionary Art Museum. The museum has rotating exhibits covering topics, such as gender, impact of technology on daily life, power of storytelling, and more. Address
: 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230, United StatesPhone
: 1 410-244-1900Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pmWebsite
: www.avam.orgDistance from Reginald F Lewis Museum:
1.6miles or 8minutes drive
6:00pm- A pleasant walk in the park!
Head over to the Federal Hill Park
(300 Warren Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States) for a walk or relax in this beautiful garden. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Charm City and the harbor at this spot.Distance from American Visionary Art Museum:
0.7miles or 4minutes drive
7:00pm- An Aperitif!
Beer lovers, head over to the Brewer’s Art
(1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States) which serves Belgian-style homebrews. Kick back with a flavorful beer at this spot!
Head over to the Prime Rib
(1101 N Calvert St #102, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States) that is a popular steakhouse in the Charm City, It serves the best meat and delicious seafood. Craving for some Mediterranean fare tapas-style, drop by the Pazo Restaurant
(1425 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231, United States). Up for some New American fare, head over to Sascha’s 527 Cafe
(527 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States)
10:00pm- Party all night long!
Dance the night away to the DJs music at Havana Club
(600 Water St, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States). The music ranges from the classic 70s music to hip hop to Latin dance music to top 40. Or head over to the Power Plant Live
(34 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States) where entertainment and fun choices galore! This spot is full of bars, restaurants, clubs and lounges. Whether you want to hear live bands, or dance to the DJ’s music, sip a few drinks, this spot has it all. Live music, drinks, dance and full on fun!
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