National Aquarium in Baltimore
This aquatic wonderland of exotic and native species enthralls both kids and old alike. The aquarium features more than 16,000 animals representing more than 660 species. Tiptoe through the shark exhibit and behold these powerful carnivores, check out outdoor sea lion pool and Marine Mammal Pavilion that has bottle-nose dolphins, stroll through Tropical Rain Forest exhibit, and explore Jellies Invasion featuring nine different species of these prehistoric survivors and find out how jellyfish has altered the balance of Earth's aquatic ecosystems over time.
Maryland Science Centre
The Maryland Science Centre offers interactive educational displays within its three floors of exhibit. The museum features a planetarium, giant dinosaur replicas, and interactive exhibits that focus on physics, marine biology and astronomy. Save time to visit the IMAX Theater here to enjoy wide range of movies, which includes science-related flicks, as well as mainstream blockbusters.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Get an American history lesson at Fort McHenry best known for its role in the War of 1812. The fort successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy. It was during the bombardment of the fort that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner,” the country's national anthem.
Though it’s difficult to decide who serves the best crab cakes in Baltimore, as discerning palates have personal opinions, the popular crowd pullers include Faidley’s in Lexington Market, which is a crab cake landmark. Ikaros-they put their own spin on crab cakes that will make you return for more. Also, try out highly-praised fried crab cakes at Mama's on the Half Shell, located ten minutes drive away from Inner Harbour.
Pit beef is another one of Baltimore’s delicious hometown treats. To get a true taste of this Baltimore’s local flavor, head to Chaps Pit Beef to enjoy one of the most flavorful pit beefs in the city. Pioneer Pit Beef is another top venue to dig into this local delight. Also try smoky, tender, and mouthwatering pit beef at Charcoal Grill. Shorty's Pit Beef Rib Shack is another joint that specializes in serving perfectly moist and insanely scrumptious pit beef.
Berger Cookies are a cultural icon of Baltimore. Topped with a thick layer of chocolate fudge, the cookies are made and distributed by DeBaufre Bakeries. Do try out this delightful treat in the city at Berger’s Bakery in the centre of Lexington Market, and you will have all the more reasons to fall in love with Baltimore.
The Brewer’s Art
This one is meant for the hardcore beer lovers! Housed in an old mansion, the Brewer’s Art is one of the best bars in Baltimore’s serving some rare beers in a comfortable setting. The Belgian homebrews crafted here are great and make great accompaniments to the unique European cuisine served in the restaurant. So visit the place after the sun goes down and sit back and relax with a glass of beer, savoring its color, flavor and froth.
Experience the real pulse and energy of the city at the Red Maple, an incredibly chic lounge! Spend your after dark hours here, enjoying exclusive cocktails and Asian-inspired tapas, along with other delicious delights. Patrons can either pick lounge-style seating on the first floor or traditional table-seating on the second floor. Do hit high-energy dance floor or alternatively catch a breath of fresh air on the outdoor patio.
For the upscale nightlife experience, head for LUX! Featuring three bars, a pulsating dance floor, state-of-the-art sound and lighting and stylish VIP seating, Lux is an ultimate choice for the lavish nightout! Irresistible music, ranging from hip-hop and Top 40 to jazz and house further elevates the nightlife experience at Lux.