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Best Things To Do in Baltimore

You'll want to pack a good set of walking shoes to stroll along the Inner Harbor and make your way through the Baltimore Museum of Art, where you'll find impressionist paintings from the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Cézanne. If admiring art isn't your thing, take to Federal Hill Park or catch a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards before indulging your taste buds with blue crabs, a city favorite. For off-the-beaten-path exploration, head to Druid Hill Park to see the Maryland Zoo and stop by Mount Vernon to see Baltimore's Washington Monument. History buffs, art enthusiasts and foodies alike will revel in the colorful neighborhoods of this city, which are home to everything from modern museums to historical monuments to a burgeoning dining scene.

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#1
Baltimore Museum of Art Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Situated in Charles Village, just north of the downtown area, the Baltimore Museum of Art claims the title of largest ... read more»

#2
The Walters Art Museum Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Although not as famous as the Baltimore Museum of Art, this free Mount Vernon museum covers art across a 5 ... read more»

#3
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: If you're downtown during a game day, you're bound to see droves of fans flashing orange as they ... read more»

#4
Patterson Park Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: A marble fountain, swimming pool, lake, pagoda and dog park can be found in this 300-year-old park, where locals and ... read more»

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#5
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: While detained on a ship in the Chesapeake Bay during a battle in the War of 1812, lawyer, poet and ... read more»

#6
American Visionary Art Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: This Federal Hill art museum, which was once a whiskey warehouse, beckons to those with eclectic tastes. Upon entry, visitors ... read more»

#7
Federal Hill Park Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: For some of the best views of the Inner Harbor and Baltimore skyline, head to Federal Hill just south of ... read more»

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#8
Inner Harbor
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Many of the attractions in Baltimore — including the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, the USS Constellation and the major ... read more»

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#9
USS Constellation
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The USS Constellation, which is currently docked at pier 1, along the Inner Harbor, was first launched in 1854 and ... read more»

#10
Maryland Science Center
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: This 200-plus-year-old Maryland Science Center is one of the oldest scientific institutions in the country. Originally a meeting place for ... read more»

#11
National Aquarium in Baltimore
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: One of the most well-known attractions in Baltimore, the National Aquarium is made up of more than 16,000 animals ... read more»

#12
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Step inside the this brick house-turned-museum on 203 Amity Street, and you'll stumble upon a cornucopia of Poe pieces ... read more»

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