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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“Beautiful spot for water views! It gets crowded during the height of summer tourism season. We don't recommend eating here - most of the restaurants are overpriced chains. If you do find yourself hungry while at the harbor, go for one of the classic seafood restaurants like Phillips or Rusty Scupper. Worth a visit: the USS Constellation (you can get a multipass to see all the ships if you're into nautical history), National Aquarium, and Science Center). Safety: Good, security is well-monitored, though it's a tourist hotspot so always be alert (e.g., don't leave bags unattended or walk around on your cell phone without paying attention to surroundings).”
  • 178 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Great place for photographers and foodies. Lots of tasty things to eat along with lovely scenery. Don't miss out on nearby Inner Harbor as well with the National Aquarium, super cool Barnes and Noble, historic ship tours, and Miss Shirley's cafe for a hearty breakfast or lunch.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Walters Art Museum is a cultural hub in the heart of Baltimore. Located in the city’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, the Walters is free for all. The museum’s collection spans more than seven millennia, from 5,000 BCE to the 21st century, and encompasses 36,000 objects from around the world.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Considered one of the world's best aquariums, the National Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. The National Aquarium delivers meaningful experiences through its living collection of more than 20,000 animals from more than 800 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, marine mammals and sharks, as well as through exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences like sleepovers and tours, science-based education programs and hands-on experiences in the field.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Why not catch a Ravens football game while you're in town. The stadium is right across from Camden Yards”
  • 56 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“If you like baseball, Camden Yards is a great place to check out with the old brick rowhomes surrounding the stadium. You can still see people watching the games from their homes.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Park
“The park is a great place to go. Lots of events, lots of puppies, and beautiful.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Historic Site
“You can Uber, or take a scooter, or I recommend take the water taxi. Historic, great views; National Park maintained by the Federal government; tours of the barracks and more. Views of the Francis Scott Key Bridge – see where the Star Spangled Banner was written!”
  • 76 locals recommend
Museum
“It's a unique museum in downtown Baltimore. Interesting and thought provoking art exhibits. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Bar
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“This restuarant bar looks like something out of the Harry Potter universe. With large glass windows and mirrors at the upstairs bar, large open seating dinning, and dimly lit "cave-like" downstairs bar, it has something for everyone.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The largest art museum in Maryland with art from around the world, covering a broad spectrum of periods and styles. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Feeling up to a good art house movie? Check out The Charles, just a few blocks south and east, where they show award winning films. www.thecharles.com”
  • 63 locals recommend
Zoo
“This is a great place to visit with or with friends or family. See some of the most beautiful and well cared for animals in the World!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Building
“This is a big hit for those who love casinos. Hang here all night and try your luck!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“My favorite view in the city! If the weather is nice, you HAVE to check out this park. Just beautiful views of the entire inner Harbor, and a local Mainstreet nearby for delicious eats!”
  • 75 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A must visit, yummy food and relaxed atmosphere. A bit on the pricey side but you'll be satisfied with your meal.”
  • 70 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This restuarant bar looks like something out of the Harry Potter universe. With large glass windows and mirrors at the upstairs bar, large open seating dinning, and dimly lit "cave-like" downstairs bar, it has something for everyone.”
  • 80 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“A must visit, yummy food and relaxed atmosphere. A bit on the pricey side but you'll be satisfied with your meal.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Plaza
“All-in-one bar and club scene with the occasional concert or event depending which weekend you’re in town. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Afghan Restaurant
“One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Afghan food at great prices and fantastic food.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Food Court
“A very trendy, contemporary food hall with an incredible bar. We love the Bmore BRD at BRD.”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“One of my favorite restaurants. Food is great, there's something for everybody on their menu, great happy hour, great brunch, lunch and dinner. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“One of the top rated places in Baltimore for oyster. Try anything here, guaranteed to be good! The lobster rolls are to die for!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A must try. Clavel is a Baltimore favorite. The atmosphere at this taqueria/mezcaleria is incredible, the tacos and drinks beyond and its not expensive to boot! If possible get there before they open at 5 PM, otherwise you are in for a wait. They don't take reservations. Make sure to get the Queso Fundido with Chorizo to start.”
  • 36 locals recommend

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