Since its founding in 1729, Maryland’s largest city has transformed from a gritty and bustling port town to a destination offering world-class art, culture and fine dining. And yet, it’s maintained its quirky personality and proud blue-collar sensibility. It is “Charm City” after all.
As a result, visitors benefit from a wide range of things to do, see and experience in Baltimore. Thankfully, the city is easy to navigate with public transportation systems (Metro, light rail, water taxi and free circulator buses) that connect riders to major points of interest.
That’s good for first-time visitors who will likely want to hit all the classics, like explore the Inner Harbor’s many restaurants and attractions, relive history at Fort McHenry, tour the storied Orioles Park at Camden Yards and go tavern-hopping in historic Fells Point, among other things.
Here, we’ve compiled our favorite must-see attractions and sights, whether it’s your first time in Baltimore or your 100th.