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Baltimore is well connected by busses and the MARC also that runs between DC, Union Station to Baltimore Camden Station or Penn Station. It connects the areas of different suburbs, especially in area around Maryland. From D.C, it cost about 5 USD to go to College Park and 8 USD to Baltimore on a one way ticket. It is easily possible to travel from Washington to Baltimore.
Baltimore Harbour & Historic Ships in Baltimore
Right on the harbour, this is the main focus of the city. Take a stroll along the water and enjoy the vibes. Also along the harbour are some ship museum. The sail warship USS Constellation, the submarine USS Torsk, the USCGC Taney and the LV 116 Chesapeake. Visit one of them and see how life is on board those ships.
Fells Point Harbour
Towards the west of the city, this is another delight in the city. This is another historic part of the city, with hip pubs and taverns. You can also find small galleries, record stores, fashion boutiques and eclectic restaurants line the cobblestone streets along the harbor and Main Square.
The George Peabody Library
One of the most beautiful library in the world, this 19th century establishment with more than 300,000 volume of books is a must visit. It is also part of the John Hopkins University. It is open from 10am to 5pm from Tues to Thu, till 3pm on Fri and from 10am to 1pm on Sat. It’s free to enter.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
One of Downtown’s most recognizable structures, standing 15 stories tall, and when it was built in 1911 it was the city’s tallest building. Explore the tower on a Saturday open house and take a guided tour to the clock room
Federal Hill Park
Located just blocks away from Downtown, here you can get gorgeous panoramas of the Inner Harbor, is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. As a key overwatch position during the Civil War and War of 1812. This place is perfect for a picnic, get some goods from the nearby Cross Street Market.
Waverley Brewing Company
1625 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
In the area of Woodberry, this local craft beer company is a gem. Come and tour this little brewery and have a taste of the produce. It is also near the Woodberry Kitchen. It is open from 4pm till late on weekdays and from noon on weekends. Hang out over some beer right here with friends.
Union Craft Brewery
1700 W 41st St #420, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Relaxed taproom featuring craft beer & rotating food trucks plus free brewery tours every Saturday. Located in Woodberry, this is a nice place for a relaxing Saturday as well. Their crafts beer are really very special. The free tours are conducted on Sat at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30.
Lexington Market is the world’s largest and longest running market, operating in the same spot since 1782. It has many eateries and countless stands selling produce, meat, fish, snacks and everything else imaginable. It is a popular lunchtime destination. A must visit stall are the Faidley’s Crab Cakes, cookies from Begers bakery and peanut brittle from Konstant’s Candy. It is open from 6am to 6pm.
Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar
E Saratoga St & Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Located right underneath the Jones Falls Expressway, this farmers market is one of the largest in Maryland. It is held every sun from 7am to noon from April till end of the year. You’ll find lots of fresh produce as well as hot food like pit beef sandwiches and dumplings.
Cross Street Market
1065 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
One of the city best market selling fresh produce as well as food stalls. It is the perfect place for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Just a short walk from the harbour in Federal Hill. Open from Mon to Sat from 7am to 7pm. Check out the latest pop up, Cookie Dough & Co while you are here. Try some shucked oysters at Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood as well
One of Baltimore oldest market with roots since 200 years ago. It is one of the must visit in Baltimore. Check out the Sal’s Seafood which serves freshly cooked fish dishes. They are reopening this year in 2019 after a renovation.
Blue Moon Café
1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
A popular bohemian breakfast spot serving up awesome hearty dishes. It is also open 24 hours on weekends. Perfect for a late night bite or a lazy brunch. On other days it is open from 7am to 3pm. It is also recommended on Diners Drive in and Dives. Order the Cap’n Crunch French Toast.
818 N Calvert St #1, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Located in the Mount Vernon area, it is known as one of the city best, well prices as well. Get their house special, the one topped with pistachios, mozzarella, parmesan, roasted red onion, and rosemary oil. They are open from 11.30am to 9pm, till 8pm on sun and 10pm on Fri and Sat.
Philips Crab Deck
601 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Renowned place right on the harbour that are famous on the regional produce, the blue crabs. Prices are not cheap, but the food is awesome. The classic crab cakes is also a must try. You can’t leave Baltimore without dining on some crabs.
2010 Clipper Park Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
One of the newest and hippest destination for brunch and dinner in Baltimore. It is refined and have a farm to table bent. Brunch is served from 10am to 2pm on weekends and dinner from 5 to 10pm daily. Easily accessed via the Light Rail link. The décor is amazing as well since it is being housed in a converted mill.