Don’t Miss These Attractions in Beautiful Baltimore
Whether you’re in Baltimore for business or pleasure, there are a few things you have to see. Here are seven local haunts – some well-known, others not so much – that are sure to satisfy travelers with a range of interests.
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No trip to Baltimore is complete without a stop in to visit the city’s beloved baseball park. Camden Yards is an amazing baseball experience. Smell the fresh cut grass and enjoy a hot dog while you hear the cheers of thousands of loyal O’s fans. Camden Yards really helps visitors understand the glue that keeps this city together.
You may have never heard of Fort McHenry, but does the “Star-Spangled Banner” ring a bell? The fort came under attack during the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. Onlooker, lawyer, and amateur poet Francis Scott Key penned the poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry” in praise of the valiant Americans who defended the fort against the British.
Lionfish and tiger sharks, oh my! With more than 20,000 different species of fish, bird, amphibians, and reptiles, as well as hands-on activities, the National Aquarium is a great place for kids of all ages. The National Aquarium is the core of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and is consistently rated as one of the top aquarium’s in the country.
The Museum is home to an acclaimed collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary works of art. Admire the museum’s extensive collection of Henri Matisse works. Other renowned artists represented in the galleries include Picasso, Cézanne, Manet, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Renoir. Discounts are available for students and seniors with valid ID.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, built in 1821, was the first Roman Catholic Cathedral in the country. Inside you’ll find beautiful stained glass and other works of art, as well as a 17th-century organ. And the best part of all: it’s completely free to visit.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has been entertaining Baltimore’s elite and those with an ear for music since 1916. Seated in the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the BSO’s principal residence, you can take in the sounds of some of the nation’s best musicians playing suites, opuses, and movements by the greatest composers of all time. The BSO also often offers discounts for students and will call tickets, so it can be an excellent last minute addition to any visitor’s agenda of cultural events around town.
Looking to work a little education into a family trip? For those with kids, Port Discovery Children’s Museum offers tons of interactive exhibits, events, and special programming to keep kids entertained and engaged during your visit in Baltimore. Many of the exhibits involve movement, so make sure you sport comfortable footwear!
Car Service for Your Baltimore Trip
Transportation is an issue in any big city. Luckily, when you visit Baltimore, you have superior options, like luxury car service.
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For transportation that is truly outstanding during your trip to Baltimore, contact ZBest Worldwide today.
*Editor’s Note: This post was published on January 25, 2016, however it has since been updated to reflect the most recent information.
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