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Baltimore has rich roots deep in American culture, with no shortage of historic landmarks and monuments. The Harbor is an ideal home for East Coast United States shopping, nightlife, sailing, and of course seafood.
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2127 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
You can't leave Baltimore without trying crabs made in traditional Chesapeake fashion—steamed with Old Bay seasoning. Captain James Crabhouse has waterfront seating and even a menu with a "Crab Picking 101" tutorial to help the novices. Crabs are...
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631 Cherry Hill Rd, Baltimore, MD 21225, USA
Charm City Circulator is the city’s first public transportation system using hybrid electric vehicles in attempt to reduce emission creating a “cleaner, greener Baltimore.” With 21 free shuttles roaming through four different routes, it is quick,...
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1835 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
Denim is in, and there’s no better location in all of Baltimore to find great prices on this fabric than Debois Textiles. This thrift store specializes in the material, with an entire massive section dedicated to all shapes, sizes, and styles of...
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300 W 30th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
The Dizz represents what I think Baltimore is: unassuming maybe a little divey on the outside; quirky, homey, and awesome on the inside. Their tagline says it all: "Baltimore in a Bar." Their homemade pub-style food is always surprisingly...
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W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Hampden is known for beehive hairdos, cat-eye glasses, kitchsy decor like the pink flamingo, and ladies who call everyone "hon." Now, though, Hampden is Baltimore's hipster neighborhood with an array of thrift stores, antique shops, boutiques, and...
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Fells Point, Baltimore, MD, USA
With the cobblestones and colonial architecture, I can't get enough of Fells Point and its historical appeal. To top it off, the main street, Thames, is right on the water, so you can wander along the promenade along the harbor. Across the harbor,...
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921 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Looking for something different from the typical keychain or postcard to bring home as a souvenir? Then go to Trohv, an independently owned shop in Hampden that carries everything from furniture to home decor to gag gifts. This is where I go to...
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851 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Spro is one of my favorite places for coffee in Baltimore. Each cup is hand brewed, with exceptional care and attention. Their 'coffee of the month' changes quite often, and they feature beans from all over the world with accurate descriptions of...
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Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
This museum's art collection holds more than 90,000 pieces of varying artwork, including work by Picasso and Van Gogh. In addition, the collection of art is constantly updating, with new exhibits to explore year round. With this bountiful...
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1500 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, USA
Located just outside of Baltimore in the nearby town of Glen Burnie, Crabtowne has discovered the fantastic combination of beer and arcade games. Just a few dollars can lead to endless amounts of fun blowing up space aliens on classic arcade...
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1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
Tucked away in Baltimore's historic Fells Point neighborhood, this funky and upbeat spot makes you fall in love with breakfast again. The Cap'n Crunch French Toast definitely lived up to the hype (as featured in the Food Network) with its three...
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E Saratoga St & Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
A parking lot during the week, on the weekend the lot transforms into a bustling market with vibrantly painted columns depicting the best of Baltimore. In the heart of the city, the market welcomes all and even accepts SNAP benefits (food stamps)....
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Baltimore, MD 21240, USA
While the debate rages on as to where the best crab can be found in Baltimore, one location remains on nearly everyone’s list of places to go. O’Brycki’s specializes in the succulent shellfish in myriad different preparations, ranging from Fresh...
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601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
For some family fun or for the science aficionado, the Maryland Science Center is a worthy stop while in Baltimore. The variety of exhibits alone is awe-inspiring and range from prehistoric paleontology exhibits to the “Life Beyond Earth” space...
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333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Camden Yards, home to the Baltimore Orioles, offers a unique guided tour of their venue and facilities, a perfect day-trip for baseball fans and families. Visit the dugout where famous players like Cal Ripken have spent their career, go behind the...
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800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
Baltimore is host to a very unique artistic culture, and none may be more different than what is on display at the American Visionary Art Museum. They define “Visionary Art” as works by people who are self-taught. This leads to some off-the-wall...
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501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
The National Aquarium in Baltimore is host to one of the largest arrays of sea life that can be found in the entire world! Particular attractions worth noting are the very entertaining live dolphin show as well as the up-close-and-personal shark...
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35 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
With three floors of exhibits, this children’s museum is bound to entertain a child for hours. In the center of it all is the main attraction, Kidsworks, a massive jungle gym structure. Exhibits are all aimed towards educating families on healthy...
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3131 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
Matthew's is a Baltimore institution, located in Highlandtown, and should not be missed, especially if you're taking in a show or an exhibit at the Creative Alliance directly across the street. In my opinion, Matthew's Pizza has the best pizza in...
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911 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
As someone who grew up eating Indian food every day of her life, it was difficult to live in Baltimore and not have access to certain comfort foods. Once I found Kumari, the little hole in my heart, and tummy, was filled with fragrant dishes and...
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Food truck culture is starting to sprout up just about everywhere. Although Baltimore is not quite at the level of Portland food truck culture, it's got a healthy number of staple food trucks with decent followings. One of those is the Gypsy...
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221 N Gay St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Farm to Face has the best falafel in town. All ingredients are fresh and they often use in-season berries to sweeten up your wrap. Try the falafel with a green wrap instead of a pita!
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300 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
The ever-expanding Baltimore Beach Volleyball may be the ultimate recreation activity for travelers to get to know some locals. With six different courts, players are capable of choosing to join 2-vs-2, 4-vs-4, 6-vs-6, or tournament regulated...
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731 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
The Inner Harbor Light Street Pavilion is host to more than 40 different stores and restaurants, some name brand some not, making it convenient to spend a full day here. What separates this shopping venture from the rest, however, is the...
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2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
One of Baltimore’s oldest pieces of history, Fort McHenry has developed from a battle zone to a National Landmark and Historic Park. This location played an important role in the defense of the Baltimore Harbor during the War of 1812. Most...
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2501 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
During an outing to Patterson Park, stop by this local cafe along the south side for some coffee and maybe a bite to eat. Patterson Perk sits on the edge of Canton with a good view of the park. It's a small, homey establishment which is great to...
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3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA
Located inside the Druid Hill Park in downtown Baltimore, this lovely glass building houses the Palm House, the Orchid Room, the Mediterranean House, the Tropical House, and the Desert House. Stroll around and see the flowers, cacti, succulent...
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1732 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
Echoing the unique, all-inclusive nature of her artwork, Luana Kaufmann's shop in the Fell's Point neighborhood of Baltimore offers something for everyone. From one-of-a-kind B-more gifts and vintage games to artistic lamps and old-world...
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1600 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
Amidst the colonial, cobblestoned streets of Fells Point, this is a hole-in-the-wall favorite. With its somewhat divey feel, you might not trust that they have the best bites in Baltimore as they boast, but truly, their food is excellent and...
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1425 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
Baltimore has a seemingly endless amount of sailboats in the harbor, and at the Downtown Sailing Center anyone can join in the festivities on the water. With year-round guided sailing lessons, events, and equipment rentals, the Downtown Sailing...
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233 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
In what seems like an ode to the record stores of old, Dimensions in Music is Baltimore’s premiere location for music lovers to rejoice over favorite vinyl records and cd’s as music takes a turn towards the digital era. This locally owned vendor...
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222 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
The Mekong Delta Café is host to some of Baltimore’s best Vietnamese food. This small, family-owned restaurant has all of the tasty classics that bring locals in the area in droves, with raving reviews over the very traditional (and delicious) pho...
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1711 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
To be honest, this is usually the only theater I go to watch movies. Not only do they feature the typical Hollywood movies, but this is where you'll find the best indie and foreign films. Occasionally they'll have special screenings followed by a...
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3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
Located in Highlandtown (just down the street from Patterson Park), the Creative Alliance is an important cultural center. They offer entertainment that introduces audiences to Baltimore and the world beyond the city. From "the Night of 1,000...
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Patterson Park, Baltimore, MD, USA
Patterson Park is a great place to spend some time outside—especially if you're visiting Baltimore during the spring or fall (summers can be a bit muggy, but it's worth the sweat). Bring a picnic and plan an afternoon wandering the park. Check out...
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1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Fine dining and the perfect place to spend the rest of the night enjoying homecrafted beers is exactly the motif the Brewer’s Art is aiming at. This unique restaurant is located in an old Mt. Vernon style townhouse, giving it a rustic feel, in the...