Baltimore for Romantics

In Baltimore, devotion to sports teams and just-plucked-from-the-bay seafood runs deep. But, couples out there, take heart. There's also plenty of inspiration for passion of a more personal nature.

Charm City, after all, is where literary mastermind Edgar Allan Poe fell in love with his future wife (nevermind that she was also his cousin). Now diners duck into a candle-lit tavern that pays homage to him and his last poem, the hauntingly romantic “Annabel Lee.” And native son Barry Levinson made Baltimore the setting for his classic movie “Diner,” about childhood friends reuniting for the nuptials of one of their own.

Set your own romantic scene with an evening stroll, hand-in-hand, along the Inner Harbor waterfront, all aglitter with city lights and their reflections. Then check out some of these other ideas for great Baltimore dates and more romantic things to do, from cozy restaurants and a luxe spa to racy burlesque shows.