Baltimore Travel Guide

Check out our picks for what to see, where to eat and where to sleep in Baltimore.


Activities
National Aquarium
This is the city's No. 1 tourist attraction, with over 1.6 million visitors a year. Home to more than 16,000 creatures, the aquarium's most popular attraction is Dolphin Discovery, where visitors can watch dolphin training throughout the day.
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Photo by Michael DeWeese-Frank
  • 501 East Pratt Street
  • Baltimore, MD 21202 US

National Aquarium

This is the city's No. 1 tourist attraction, with over 1.6 million visitors a year. Home to more than 16,000 creatures, the aquarium's most popular attraction is Dolphin Discovery, where visitors can watch dolphin training throughout the day.
501 East Pratt Street Baltimore, MD, US
Walters Art Gallery
This once-private collection of art spans 55 centuries, with works from around the world. Treasures include Greek sculpture, Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century French Impressionist paintings.
  • 600 North Charles Street
  • Baltimore, MD 21201 US
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Walters Art Gallery

This once-private collection of art spans 55 centuries, with works from around the world. Treasures include Greek sculpture, Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century French Impressionist paintings.
600 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD, US
Phone: +1 410-547-9000
American Visionary Museum
This museum showcases works of art by self-taught artists. Treasures include a life-size interactive chess set of sculpted metal (made to resemble angels and demons) and an outdoor 55-foot-tall wind-powered sculpture, WhirliGig.
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  • 800 Key Highway
  • Baltimore, MD 21230 US

American Visionary Museum

This museum showcases works of art by self-taught artists. Treasures include a life-size interactive chess set of sculpted metal (made to resemble angels and demons) and an outdoor 55-foot-tall wind-powered sculpture, WhirliGig.
800 Key Highway Baltimore, MD, US
Sport Legends Museum
Located in Camden Yards, this museum profiles Maryland’s prolific sports history. See artifacts and exhibits from Baltimore’s sports legends, from Babe Ruth to Cal Ripken.
  • 301 W Camden St.
  • Baltimore, MD 21201 US

Sport Legends Museum

Located in Camden Yards, this museum profiles Maryland’s prolific sports history. See artifacts and exhibits from Baltimore’s sports legends, from Babe Ruth to Cal Ripken.
301 W Camden St. Baltimore, MD, US
Maryland Science Center
Located in the Inner Harbor, the Science Center consists of 3 floors of interactive exhibits, as well as an IMAX theater and planetarium. No matter what your age, you’ll find something new to learn -- and amuse you -- on every visit.
  • 601 Light Street
  • Baltimore, MD 21230 US

Maryland Science Center

Located in the Inner Harbor, the Science Center consists of 3 floors of interactive exhibits, as well as an IMAX theater and planetarium. No matter what your age, you’ll find something new to learn -- and amuse you -- on every visit.
601 Light Street Baltimore, MD, US
Edgar Allan Poe Grave and Memorial
Revisit the life of this poet of the macabre (and one of Baltimore’s most famous exports). Leave a penny on the wordsmith’s grave, in what has been tradition since the 1870s.
  • 515 W Fayette St.
  • Baltimore, MD 21201 US

Edgar Allan Poe Grave and Memorial

Revisit the life of this poet of the macabre (and one of Baltimore’s most famous exports). Leave a penny on the wordsmith’s grave, in what has been tradition since the 1870s.
515 W Fayette St. Baltimore, MD, US
Phone: +1 410-706-2072
Little Italy
From outdoor movies to bocce games, this charming neighborhood celebrates all things Italian. But what truly makes “Piccola Italia” worth a visit? The food! You’ll find 30 restaurants here, from Vaccaro's Pastry Shop to Sotto Sopra. Mangia!
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  • Little Italy, Baltimore
  • Baltimore, MD US

Little Italy

From outdoor movies to bocce games, this charming neighborhood celebrates all things Italian. But what truly makes “Piccola Italia” worth a visit? The food! You’ll find 30 restaurants here, from Vaccaro's Pastry Shop to Sotto Sopra. Mangia!
Little Italy, Baltimore Baltimore, MD, US
Inner Harbor
A major seaport hub since the 1700s, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor now stands as the center of the city’s tourism; the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center and dining and shopping options are all located nearby.
  • Baltimore, MD 21230
  • Baltimore, MD 21230 US

Inner Harbor

A major seaport hub since the 1700s, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor now stands as the center of the city’s tourism; the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center and dining and shopping options are all located nearby.
Baltimore, MD 21230 Baltimore, MD, US

Hotels
Admiral Fell Inn
Dating back to the 1700s, this historic waterfront hotel is located in the heart of Fell's Point. Some even say that ghosts roam the halls of this charming European-style inn.
Photo by Flickr user: kke227 Somerville, via Wikimedia Commons
  • 888 South Broadway,
  • Baltimore, MD 21231 US
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Admiral Fell Inn

Dating back to the 1700s, this historic waterfront hotel is located in the heart of Fell's Point. Some even say that ghosts roam the halls of this charming European-style inn.
888 South Broadway, Baltimore, MD, US
Phone: +1 410-522-7380
Hotel Monaco
Located in the historic B&O Railroad headquarters, this Kimpton hotel is full of style and luxury. You’ll be wowed by the 3-story lobby’s marble floor and Tiffany stained-glass windows.
Photo by David Phelps
  • 2 N Charles St
  • Baltimore, MD 21201 US
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Hotel Monaco

Located in the historic B&O Railroad headquarters, this Kimpton hotel is full of style and luxury. You’ll be wowed by the 3-story lobby’s marble floor and Tiffany stained-glass windows.
2 N Charles St Baltimore, MD, US
Phone: +1 443-692-6170
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
At Baltimore’s only waterfront hotel, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Inner Harbor. With its prime location on the water’s edge, the hotel provides close access to all the city’s top attractions.
  • 700 Aliceanna Street
  • Baltimore, MD 21202 US

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

At Baltimore’s only waterfront hotel, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Inner Harbor. With its prime location on the water’s edge, the hotel provides close access to all the city’s top attractions.
700 Aliceanna Street Baltimore, MD, US
Phone: +1 410-385-3000
Inn at the Black Olive
This stylish and green boutique hotel is located in the heart of Fell’s Point. It strives to be organic in every way, from the bedding to the room-service meals.
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  • 803 South Caroline Street
  • Baltimore, MD 21231 US
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Inn at the Black Olive

This stylish and green boutique hotel is located in the heart of Fell’s Point. It strives to be organic in every way, from the bedding to the room-service meals.
803 South Caroline Street Baltimore, MD, US
Phone: +1 443-681-6316

Restaurants & Bars
Charleston
One of Baltimore's finest dining options, this award-winning restaurant offers Southern dishes with a modern twist, as part of a prix-fixe menu.
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  • 1000 Lancaster Street
  • Baltimore, MD 21202 US

Charleston

One of Baltimore's finest dining options, this award-winning restaurant offers Southern dishes with a modern twist, as part of a prix-fixe menu.
1000 Lancaster Street Baltimore, MD, US
Phone: +1 410-332-7373
Cafe Hon
For a slice of homey B’more, head here, “hon” (a “Bawlmer” term of endearment). Learn some Bawlmerese, dine on crab cakes and buy kitschy souvenirs in the HonTown gift shop on the way out.
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  • 1002 W 36th St Baltimore, MD 21211
  • Baltimore, MD 21211 US

Cafe Hon

For a slice of homey B’more, head here, “hon” (a “Bawlmer” term of endearment). Learn some Bawlmerese, dine on crab cakes and buy kitschy souvenirs in the HonTown gift shop on the way out.
1002 W 36th St Baltimore, MD 21211 Baltimore, MD, US
Phone: +1 410-243-1230
Mama's on the Half Shell
Baltimore beckons seafood lovers, and this Canton neighborhood seafood house is no exception; it captures the “real taste of Baltimore seafood,” serving favorites such as crab cakes, Maryland crab soup and oysters.
  • 2901 O'Donnell St.
  • Baltimore, MD 21224 US

Mama's on the Half Shell

Baltimore beckons seafood lovers, and this Canton neighborhood seafood house is no exception; it captures the “real taste of Baltimore seafood,” serving favorites such as crab cakes, Maryland crab soup and oysters.
2901 O'Donnell St. Baltimore, MD, US
Phone: +1 410-276-3160
Staff Pick
Vaccaro’s Italian Pastries
Established in 1956, this family pastry shop is one of Little Italy’s gems. The old-world desserts are a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Don’t forget to order the cannoli!
  • Various Locations
  • Baltimore, MD 21202 US

Vaccaro’s Italian Pastries

Established in 1956, this family pastry shop is one of Little Italy’s gems. The old-world desserts are a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Don’t forget to order the cannoli!
Various Locations Baltimore, MD, US

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