Best Restaurants, Hotels & Attractions in Baltimore
Arts & Culture
Food & Wine
Baltimore, aka Charm City, is rich with historical sites, museums, restaurants and our beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Whether you are vacationing as a family or entertaining clients, Baltimore is sure to charm you!
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Where to stay in Baltimore, Maryland
The Ivy Hotel
Nestled in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood, this romantic luxury boutique hotel features individually decorated rooms, a spa and a fine dining restaurant.
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
In the bustling Harbor East district, a sophisticated stay with waterfront views and a rooftop pool.
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Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
In a storied setting on Rec Pier overlooking the harbor, this scene-stealing stay is home to an Andrew Carmellini restaurant and rooftop pool scene.
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Things to do in Baltimore, Maryland
Museums: One thing is for sure, Baltimore has no shortage of museums. Here are a few places to explore: Baltimore Aquarium, Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Visionary Arts Museum, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Fort McHenry, B&O Railroad Museum, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture, The Star Spangled Banner Flag House, Baltimore Science Center and Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Parks: Ft. McHenry and Federal Hill are two great parks to visit during your stay.
Theaters: Visit Center Stage, Everyman Theater, The Lyric and The Charles Theater for a show while you're in town.
Concert Venues: Check out a show at Royal Farms Arena, Ram's Head Live!, Baltimore Soundstage or The Meyerhoff.
Sporting Events: Attend the Steeplechase Races in April, or head to a Baltimore Ravens or Baltimore Orioles game!
Day Trips from Baltimore
Head to Harper's Ferry or Gettysburg, take a private cruise of the harbor or go overnight to Annapolis or St Michael’s for a multi-night trip with Art’s Cruises.
Places to eat & drink in Baltimore, Maryland
Where to eat breakfast in Baltimore
Nick’s Fish House: For steamed crabs (a Baltimore specialty) and seafood.
G&M, Pappas and Gibby's for the best crab cakes (besides mine!)
Where to eat lunch in Baltimore
Valley Inn and Ryleigh’s Oyster Bar.
Fine dining in Baltimore
My favorite non-chain restaurants that are only in Baltimore:
Other Restaurants in Baltimore
Clavel and its sister speakeasy W.C. Harlan.
Tapas Teatro (next to The Charles Theater).
Markets in Baltimore
Cross Street Market, Broadway Market and Lexington Market.
Distilleries and Breweries in Baltimore
Need to Know
Baltimore has so many charming neighborhoods to explore: Federal Hill, Fells Point, Inner Harbor East, Hampden, Canton and Mt. Vernon. Federal Hill and Fells Point are chock full of bars!
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