Discover Baltimore

Baltimore is one of the most exciting cities on the East Coast! Offering a diverse mix of art, history, and entertainment only minutes from your front door, you’ll never run out of things to do here.

History buffs will love what Baltimore has to offer. Visit the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine for its storied history of defending America against the British in War of 1812, which became the inspiration for Francis Scott Key’s “Star-Spangled Banner.” The city is also home to beautiful neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places, such as Mount Vernon, Fell’s Point, and Federal Hill. Baltimore is also a stomping ground for artists of all types. The Baltimore Art Museum is perfect for enthusiasts of 19th century, contemporary, and modern art, but if you’re in the mood for something offbeat, check out the American Visionary Art Museum, which celebrates self-taught artists and “outsiders” who create based on intuition.

Lastly, there’s no shortage of sporting and entertainment events in Baltimore. Cheer on the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium! In the off-season, you can enjoy concerts, festivals, and other special events at these venues.

Featured Attractions

National Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is the most popular attraction in Maryland! Home to more than 20,000 animals, you can explore seashores, coral reefs, rainforests, and other lush habitats as you journey through the aquarium. In one day, you can interact with stingrays and moon jellyfish in the Living Seashore exhibit, then learn about Atlantic bottlenose dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery exhibit. The National Aquarium is dedicated to conserving the world’s oceans and teaching the community how to be better stewards of the earth. This attraction is perfect for all ages!

MECU Pavilion

Formerly known by its long-time name of Pier Six Pavilion, the MECU Pavilion is located right in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Enjoy some fresh air at this waterfront venue boasting various musical performances. Catch a concert in the tent-covered stage with ample seating and while taking in the spectacular water views. Since 1981, this pavilion has been showcasing musical talent from rock to jazz. Immerse yourself in this delightfully audible attraction when visiting Baltimore!

Fort McHenry National Monument

Witness an important piece of American history at the Fort McHenry National Monument! The fort successfully defended the Baltimore Harbor from a British invasion in the War of 1812. Inspired by this victory, Francis Scott Key composed the song that later became our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Take a tour of the Fort McHenry grounds and learn valuable history from National Park Service rangers. This is a must-see for families, history buffs, and anyone visiting Baltimore for the first time!