Unique and Fun Things to Do in Baltimore, Maryland

Located in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States, Baltimore is blessed with some of the best food and sights to see in the region. The Inner Harbor contains a smorgasbord of food, entertainment, and more! The Baltimore Harbor is surrounded by several neighborhoods which share a distinct likeness in culture and history while adopting their own identities. Access to these neighborhoods is readily available by way of water taxi, mass transit, cab, or simply walking in some cases. For new and exciting adventures and experiences, we offer you some unique and fun things to experience and enjoy!

Federal Hill

One of Baltimore’s most historically recognized and preserved neighborhoods, “Fed Hill” is crammed with things to do. Within walking distance to the Inner Harbor, Camden Yards, and M &T Stadium, there are good reasons to stick around and enjoy this busy little neighborhood. You can stand atop Federal Hill to get a bird’s eye view of Baltimore, or you can visit the Cross Street Market for fresh seafood and other local delights. Bars and eateries nearly sit on top of each other with a visitor friendly attitude. Looking for quirky culture? Find yourself enamored by the American Visionary Art Museum where “Expand the definition of a worthwhile life” is part of their mission statement.

Power Plant Live/Port Discovery Museum

Designed by the Walt Disney Imagineering team, Port Discovery has plenty to keep the kids entertained. This three floor building within Power Plant Live has interactive exhibits including plenty of places to play or recharge your batteries. Wonders Of Water, Kid Works, MPT Studio, Adventure Expeditions, Sensation Station, and The Oasis are a few of many such places within the confines of this fun and well worked attraction. Don’t worry adults… There are plenty of fun things to do also in the “Adult entertainment district” such as bars, clubs and comedy clubs. May sound seedy but isn’t. The Power Plant is very clean and fun with plenty of families during the day and at nights end, it’s turned over to the adults to have some fun!

Fells Point Baltimore

Walking along the cobblestones on Thames Street, even your feet get a sense of the history of this particular neighborhood. Said to be where Edgar Allen Poe had his last romp “Fells”, and used to be Baltimore’s Red Light District in its early days. Nowadays, this captivating little area is built for family fun and night life. With a variety of shops, over 100 pubs, restaurants, and coffee shops, you’ll be sure to have a good time searching out the lights and sights here!

Mount Vernon

Being noted as the Art District of Baltimore, Mount Vernon possesses the very first monument of George Washington. Stretched along Charles Street, this hip part of town offers historic architecture, culinary diversity, as well an artsy vibe. The Walters Art Museum rests here and is a must see for even a passive admirer of the arts. Come experience and learn a little bit of the great history that Mount Vernon possesses!

Canton

Two miles to the east of Baltimore’s Downtown area is a prized place for locals and “in the know” visitors in the Canton neighborhood. Mainly geared towards couples and singles, it does offer plenty of options for all to enjoy around O’Donnell Square. Outside of the square are unusual mixtures of well maintained row homes dating back to the civil war! Garnished with several corner pubs and restaurants that makes for a nice way to see this working class/upscale neighborhood. Come and enjoy wine, jazz and other festivals in this very growing, and exciting area!

Camden Yards

One of the cities newer structures, this beautifully designed landmark blends right in to its neighboring elders. Home of the Baltimore Orioles, the park is open to view by the public and it’s unique under street level design encourages such activity. The park is only minutes from the Inner Harbor and Federal Hill. Babe Ruth didn’t make his start in this stadium but it is positioned in the neighborhood where he roamed and where he bought his father his own bar.

Little Italy

Mangia! Mangia! Visit little Italy for some of the east coasts best Italian food. Walk the streets to soak in the traditional culture, good eats, shops, and nightlife. The Italian festivals and food are the prominent features to look for in Little Italy. The neighborhood is nicely kept and thoughtfully decorated, it will leave its guests with a good sense of community, history, and respect for culture. Close to the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and Power Plant, it is a great place to experience a little bit of Italy right in Maryland with over 30 restaurants, live outdoor movies, bocce tournaments and narrow streets! Cin! Cin!

Locust Point

An old school part of town that gets its name from locust trees that is native to the area. Located off to the east side of Federal Hill by the bay, we see where the past lives in harmony with the present and future. Locust Point is home to Fort McHenry which defended Baltimore in the War of 1812 and also hosts the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Fancy eateries share the views with down home local “dives” that offer more than the ever famous Maryland crab cake.

The B &O Railroad Museum

B&O Railroad was America’s first commercial long-distance railroad. Baltimore’s museum to commemorate those pioneers in the technology of American railroading is a nice place for anyone and everyone to experience. Hosting the first American built steam locomotive, and the first air conditioned train are just a few innovations to explore in this beautifully built structure. Over 200 pieces of railroading history are housed here. Come and enjoy train rides, workshops and tours. The B&O is an interesting and visually stimulating find in the city known as charm city!

Baltimore Aquarium

It just wouldn’t be right to leave this one out! Efforts were made in this installment to focus on what surrounds the Inner Harbor. However… it wouldn’t be fair to skip this very popular attraction. Offering a fantastic dolphin show, an indoor rainforest, four story fish tank, a brand new 4-D immersion theater, and countless other attractions and events, the Baltimore Aquarium is a relatively inexpensive way to enjoy your day.