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Best things to do in Downtown, Baltimore

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“A spectacular palazzo in the middle of Baltimore's most elegant neighborhood contains the enormous art collection of philanthropist Henry Walters. The works inside span from antiquity to the mid-19th century, and the best part? Admission is free!”
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Bar
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“Best beer in Baltimore. Walking distance. Try the 'Resurrection.' Food is great too!”
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Aquarium
“Considered one of the world's best aquariums, the National Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. It champions environmental initiatives by engaging with visitors, volunteers, education groups and schools to actively participate in the preservation of the world's natural resources and living systems. 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. (18 miles from our location)”
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Plaza
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“Great social atmosphere. Great place to enjoy the nightlife with a group of friends. ”
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Theatre
“For a large theatre experience there's the legendary Hippodrome Theatre which opened on November 23, 1914 and, for over 70 years, served as a movie palace that also showcased some of the top vaudeville performances of the time. It shuttered briefly and reopened with stunning renovation in 2004 as The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center and continues to provide world-class entertainment to downtown Baltimore. (25.5 miles from our location)”
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Afghan Restaurant
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“One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Afghan food at great prices and fantastic food.”
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Bar
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“Upscale pub fare & cocktails are served in an elegant setting at this local landmark (since 1903).”
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Café
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“you have to try their cheesesteak, it's the best thing on their menu! It's classic food items with an asian twist.”
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Office
“Jazz, Vivaldi, Classical, Indy, Piano Concertos, and Star Wars. There's nothing you can't find at the Meyerhoff. ”
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Food Court
“similar to r-house and broadway market. But a great place to meet some people. They also have kombucha on tap!”
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Bar
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“Great local restaurant with good food, great weekend brunch, coffee shop and bar!”
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Farmers Market
“No Sunday morning is complete without a trip to the Baltimore Farmers Market. Like few others you will attend.”
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New American Restaurant
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“The Harborplace & Gallery is a festival marketplace located in the Inner Harbor with dozens of stores and restaurants. It's especially beautiful in spring and summer. The place to go for blue crab products, Baltimore Ravens and Orioles merchandise.”
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Cafe
“Super popular breakfast place - honestly not my favorite. But its a must-do. ”
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Point of Interest
“Wonderful setting for a play - Center Stage just completed a multi-year complete rehab.”
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Book Store
“Originally on St Paul St, many tourists make Red Emma's on their destination checklist”
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