We know the Inner Harbor is the first stop for many Baltimore travelers. But before you visit the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, Power Plant, and Historic Ships, get a bird's-eye perspective of the attractions clustered around the waterfront at Federal Hill Park, an elevated 10-acre park that was once defended by the city during the War of 1812. Wear comfortable shoes to climb the 99 steps to the top.
There is more to Baltimore than The Wire, otherwise known as the greatest television show in the history of television shows (opinions may vary). What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Charm City? That nickname, for one, although maybe thoughts immediately turn to the picturesque Inner Harbor or delicious steamed crabs dusted with Old Bay spice. Everyone has their own picture of Baltimore.
The best things to do in Baltimore bridge the divide between fascinating American history and modern boutique shopping, with a fantastic restaurant scene nestled next to brilliant bars, street markets, quirky festivals, and more. It can take years to truly know Baltimore, but these magnificent experiences should be your starting point.