Things to do in Baltimore

In Vinnie Van GO's opinion, the largest city in Maryland doesn't get the attention it deserves. This city holds a unique historical and cultural place in the United States, and it is worth a visit. Vinnie Van GO has pulled together his top Baltimore spots just for you.

From events in Baltimore to the top spots to grab a bite to eat, Vinnie Van GO will be your Baltimore city guide.

The Preakness

Babe Ruth's Birthday

On January 6th, join thousands to celebrate the birth of one of baseball's legends at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. There are plenty of activities and exhibits for people of all ages, and you don't need to be a baseball fan to participate! Book a museum shuttle today!

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Parade

Every year, January sees the birthday celebration of another historic legend — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join the crowds on Martin Luther King Boulevard for the annual parade, which includes floats, live bands and church choirs.

The Preakness

Baltimore is also home to one of the country's biggest horse-racing events at the Pimlico track. The Preakness has been one of the Triple Crown's main sporting events for 130 years, and attracts huge crowds from all over the world each year. Make sure to get your ticket and Preakness transportation well in advance!

Baltimore Landmarks

National Aquarium

This non-profit public aquarium in the Inner Harbor area of downtown Baltimore is one of the best in the country, and the largest tourist attraction in Maryland. Perfect for an outing with friends and family, this aquarium has more than 17,000 aquatic animals and plants from more than 750 species.

501 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Fort McHenry

This 18th-century star-shaped fort on Maryland’s coast has key historical importance — it was the very spot where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the American national anthem, the "Star Spangled Banner", during the War of 1812. For a slice of American history, this spot is a must-visit, and a beautiful place to stroll around on a sunny day.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo is a must-do when you’re in town. With over 2000 animals on display, this is the third oldest zoological park in the United States. This is the perfect spot to spend a cozy afternoon with friends or family.

1 Safari Place
Baltimore, MD 21217

Baltimore Arenas

M&T Bank Stadium

This multi-purpose football stadium is home to the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, and has been keeping Baltimore residents entertained for years. This is where the action is in town every Sunday, so check ahead for schedules and tickets.

1101 Russell St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Home to the MLB's Orioles, this is the best place to catch a game while you're in town for a visit. Sit back, grab a hot dog, and unwind!

333 W Camden St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Baltimore City

Baltimore can be an intimidating city to take on, but luckily there are plenty of tours to help you make the most of your time here! There are a couple of walking tours that take you straight into the heart of the city — including a highly rated Scavenger Hunt Adventure. There is a Chocolate and Wine Tour for those 21+ that is perfect for groups of friends. For a unique experience that's off the beaten track, check out Baltimore Ghost Tours. Who knew Baltimore could be so spooky?

Baltimore Restaurants

Baltimore is home to some pretty fantastic cuisine. These gems are some of Vinnie Van GO's favorites!

Roy's Restaurant

This upscale restaurant is serving up some of the best food in town. Ever tried Hawaiian fusion cuisine? Their seafood is especially delicious. This is also a great place to take a date or colleagues.

720 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Paulie Gee's Hampden

For some of the best pizza in town, check out Paulie Gee’s. This Baltimore branch of the famed Brooklyn pizzeria opened recently to much excitement. There are tons of options, so everyone is sure to find a slice they love.

3537 Chestnut Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211

Cosima Mill No. 1

This is one of the hippest spots in town. Hidden inside a refurbished mill building, this Sicilian-inspired restaurant serves up some of the city’s best food every night. The bar is also a great place to mingle, and the rooftop is a beautiful spot for photos.

3000 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211

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