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6 Must-Visit Tourist Destinations in Baltimore

The skyline of the city of Baltimore at dusk.
The skyline of the city of Baltimore at dusk.

The skyline of the city of Baltimore at dusk.

If you’re just now visiting the U.S., or you’ve always wanted to visit the Northeast, Baltimore is a great place to check off your bucket-list. Home of the legendary Babe Ruth and Edgar Allen Poe, Baltimore is both rich in history and thrill-seeking activities. Below are the top six destinations that you have to check out!

  1. Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum

This national landmark is a popular destination for many tourists. The Poe House and Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Fall and Summer months. This neat little house is located in the downtown area of the city and is a self-guided tour that includes many of Poe’s personal items. This includes but is not limited to his chair, desk, and telescope. There is also a gift shop filled with many of Poe’s books, t-shirts and souvenirs.

  1. Babe Ruth Museum

This historic museum is home to where Babe Ruth was actually born. It is open all-year long and is only $7 for adults and $4 for children. With seven different exhibits you are sure to see a plethora of Babe’s memorabilia and even learn something new about this legendary player.

  1. Maryland Science Center

This is certainly a must-see for families and couples alike. The Maryland Academy of Sciences is the oldest scientific institution in the U.S, having been created in 1797. This amazing establishment features over ten exhibits, a planetarium, and informational IMAX productions.

  1. National Aquarium

Ranked as the third largest aquarium in America this site features over a whopping 16,000 marine life animals. Inside of its walls it also hosts a five-story Tropical Rain Forest. The National Aquarium has a great location as well. Located on historic seaport of the Inner Harbor this is sure to be an enriching experience for all parties.

  1. The Washington Monument

This 228-foot stairway and museum is a photographer’s dream. Chances are a regular smartphone is enough to make your Facebook audience jealous. However, there are other things to do. This museum is part of a park that also sports a golf course, tennis center, paddle boats and an aquatic center. Visiting the monument is certainly an all day affair.

  1. Fell’s Point

A 75 acre waterfront neighborhood built in 1763 has been greatly restored to feature some of the city’s top seafood, cafes and shops. Once the shipbuilding district of Baltimore, this waterfront, with its deeply rooted history is not limited to ghost tours, history tours, and pedal mills to help traverse the town. This one hotspot is sure not disappoint as one epicenter of the city’s foundation.

There’s much than just history when it comes to Baltimore. Since the city is surrounded by water there’s other attractions such as water taxis and sailing tours. Baltimore is a metropolis that has not only been crucial to Maryland, but to the building of America as a whole. So what are you waiting on? Fun and adventure is awaiting you!

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Dave Hawthorne is a public health professional living in Scottsdale. He loves to write about public health, economics and business. In his free time he usually goes out for cycling.

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