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Baltimore's Top 5 Weekend Activities

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

With BWI as a major airport and it's central location in the Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore is the perfect place to visit or live. Whether you're planning a weekend trip to Baltimore or you live in the city and are looking for something to do, we've got you covered.


Here are our Top 5 favorite weekend activities

1. Take a walk around Fort McHenry. Fort McHenry is best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British Navy from the Chesapeake Bay in 1814. It was built in 1798 and was the location where Francis Scott Key wrote the famed Star Spangled Banner. Here you can visit the forts and the museum. Not a history buff? That's okay! You can stroll along the water and watch the boats roll in or you can bring a picnic and lounge on the expansive lawns.


PRO TIP: On your way out, don't forget to stop by Ice Queens, the neighborhood sno ball shop for a classic Baltimore sweet treat.



2. Throw on your jersey and head over to Camden Yards for an Orioles game or M&T Bank Stadium to watch the Ravens win. Pickles Pub is a go-to for pre-game drinks!



3. Enjoy a Sunday morning visit to the Farmers' Market & Bazaar. Grab a cup of 'jo at Zeke's Coffee and don't miss the pit beef sandwiches or mushroom fritter (trust me) at The Mushroom Stand! There are tons of amazing produce and plant vendors, food vendors and local makers. The market takes place every Sunday underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday & Saratoga streets from Sunday, April 5-Sunday, December 20, 2020.



4. American Visionary Arts Museum is the nation's museum for self taught, intuitive artistry. Located in South Baltimore it houses works of art by "farmers, housewives, mechanics, the disabled, the homeless, as well as the occasional neurosurgeon—all inspired by the fire within". After touring the museum walk down to Harbor View Marina and grab sandwiches at DiPasquales Italian Market. Enjoy an Aperol and Italian fare on the pier.



5. Bar hop in Fells Point Historic District. Fells Point is laden with cobblestone streets and old fisherman's homes and was once a major port for Baltimore. Now it's home to multiple coffee shops, record stores, local restaurants and small businesses. Don't sleep on the lobster roll from Thames Street Oyster House and check out the secret basement bar at The Admiral Fell Inn.



What are your favorite things to do in Baltimore? Comment below and share with the community!


Resources:

Orioles Park at Camden Yards

M&T Bank Stadium


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