I love going to Maryland. There is so much to do there. We can go to the beach. We can go to to Assateague Island. We can go camping and hiking to see the waterfalls. One of the things we love to do most is to go to Baltimore. Thompson Mazda in Baltimore wants you to know all of the fantastic things to do when visiting Baltimore.
Baltimore is such a charming city. It has a unique culture and moves at a slower pace. It is only an hour north of Washington, DC, and is only 200 miles south of New York City. It is just a few hours south of Philadelphia. It has a great location to be a day trip or a weekend getaway for many places.
Baltimore Aquarium: Who doesn’t love going to see the sea creatures? Baltimore is one of the best aquariums I have seen. Located right on the harbor, if you need a break from walking, go outside, have a picnic, and relax before seeing more.
Fort McHenry National Monument: The Fort McHenry National monument is the place that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the National Anthem. When visiting Fort McHenry, you should start at the visitor center. There is a short film that tells about the fort. There is a self guided tour that lasts about an hour. Plan about 2 hours for your visit to see everything.
Baltimore Museum of Art: The Baltimore Museum of Art is a free museum and a great place to take the family on your trip. Featuring older art work, like pieces from the ancient world and medieval periods, plan on the visit taking about 3 hours, including reading the information about the piece. You are allowed to take pictures while in the museum.
Fells Point: Fells Point is an historic part of Baltimore. Named for the Englishmen who founded a shipping company in 1726, the area was known for building the famous “Baltimore Schooners”. The neighborhood remains about the same as it has since its founding. Many of the storefronts still feature the 18th and 19th century looks. The buildings were all once part of the 3 bs: Boarding houses, brothels and bars.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum: The B&O Railroad Museum lets you live the magic of the railroad. The historic national landmark lets visitors see, touch, hear and explore the most important railroad collection in America. Take a train ride, see the amenities, and learn about the trains.
Inner Harbor: One of the oldest parts of Baltimore, this area dates back from the 1600s. It is one of the most important landmarks in the area, and is a very popular tourist destination. Walk the brick promenade to get to the eateries with fresh seafood, stores, children’s attractions and entertainment.
Historic Ships: The harbor of Baltimore is home to some great ships. Docked in the port is USS Constellations, which was the alst all-sail warship built by the US Navy, the submarine USS Torsk, which sank the last 2 enemy combatants in WW2, USGC Cutter Taney, which is the last vessel from the attack on Pearl Harbor, Lightship 116 Chesapeake, and Sven Foot Knoll Lighthouse.
Baltimore is such a fun and culture rich city. There is always plenty to do while you visit.