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Exterior Night Shot of the National Aquarium, Landmark in the Baltimore Maryland

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.


Strawberry Crumble Donut from Diablo Doughnut, Best in the Baltimore Area

Diablo Doughnuts

7698 Belair Rd Suite 101, Nottingham, MD 21236

Sample of the Donut Flavors

Mexican Hot Cocoa (seasonal): Yeast Doughnut Dipped in their House Dark Chocolate Glaze, Spiced with Red Drizzle, and a Toasted Marshmallow

Your Mom: Chocolate Cake Style Doughnut Dipped in Dark Chocolate with Peanut Butter Buttercream Down the Doughnut Hole

Sin Crunch: Classic Yeast Doughnut in a Vanilla Bean Glaze Tossed in Cinnamon Sugar, Signature Drizzle with Cereal Down the Doughnut Hole.

Panty Dropper: Classic Yeast Doughnut Glazed in Maple with Fresh Bacon Stacked on Top.


Mon & Tue Closed

Wed to Sun 6 am - 2 pm

Order Online: Yes

Caramel Corn Cakes from Blue Moon Cafe, A Unique Breakfast Spot Located in Baltimore Maryland

Blue Moon Cafe

1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Sin Roll French Toast: Their Famous Sin Roll, Batter Dipped and Grilled to Perfection, Drizzled with our Homemade Icing and Dusted with Cinnamon Powdered Sugar. $15.00

Sweet Baby Jesus: Extra Crispy Hash Browns Topped with Jumbo Lump Crab Seasoned with Old Bay Seasoning, Fresh Diced Tomatoes, Melty Cheddar Cheese, 2 Eggs Any Style, then Smothered in Hollandaise. $30.00

Piña Colada French Toast: Toasted Coconut Coated, with White Chocolate Rum Mousse, Caramelized Pineapple and Banana Sprinkled with Crushed Macadamia Nuts. $17.00

Bacon Dippers: Applewood Smoked Bacon Dipped in Buttermilk Pancake Batter and Grilled to Perfection. $8.95

Great White Deep Blue Moon Pancakes: Lemon, White Chocolate and Blueberry $14.00


Daily 7 am - 3 pm

Order Online: Yes


National Aquarium


The National Aquarium is a renowned aquatic attraction and conservation organization. Established in 1981, the aquarium is a prominent landmark in the Inner Harbor area. It features a diverse collection of marine life, including fish, sharks, dolphins, reptiles, and amphibians, housed in captivating exhibits designed to replicate natural habitats.

The National Aquarium places a strong emphasis on education and conservation, offering interactive and immersive experiences for visitors. Notable exhibits include the award-winning Blacktip Reef, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Living Seashore. The aquarium also hosts educational programs, live animal presentations, and behind-the-scenes tours, engaging visitors in marine science and environmental awareness.

As a leader in marine conservation efforts, the National Aquarium is committed to promoting sustainable practices and protecting aquatic ecosystems. With its focus on education, conservation, and providing a memorable experience for visitors, the National Aquarium in Baltimore continues to be a popular destination for both locals and tourists.


Adult: $49.95

Youth (5-20): $39.95

Senior (70+): $39.95

Shark at National Aquarium Located in Baltimore Maryland

501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202


Mon to Thu 10 am - 5 pm

Friday 10 am 9 pm

Sat & Sun 10 am - 7 pm

Coming Summer 2024: The Harbor Wetland Outdoor Exhibit ~ Reintroducing Salt Marsh Habitat

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore


The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, established in 1876, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. Located in Druid Hill Park, the zoo is home to over 1,500 animals representing a wide variety of species. It is dedicated to wildlife conservation, education, and providing a fun and engaging experience for visitors.

The zoo features exhibits such as Penguin Coast, African Journey, and the Maryland Wilderness, showcasing animals from different parts of the world. Notable attractions include the Polar Bear Watch, where visitors can observe polar bears swimming underwater, and the African Elephant Crossing, home to elephants and other African species.

The Maryland Zoo places a strong emphasis on conservation and education, offering programs, events, and interactive experiences to foster an understanding of wildlife and the importance of conservation efforts. With its rich history and commitment to animal welfare, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore remains a popular destination for families and wildlife enthusiasts alike.


Adult: $26.00

Child (2-11): $22.00

Senior (65+): $21.00

Cheetah at the Maryland Zoo Located in Baltimore

1 Safari Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217

Hours (3.1.24)

Daily 10 am - 4 pm

Mat Highlight: Brew at the Zoo ~ May 25 & 26 ~ 1 pm to 7 pm ~ It’s the Zoo’s most important fundraiser of the year! Enjoy unlimited beer, wine, seltzer, and cider sampling, live music, local vendors, and, of course, all-day admission to the Zoo. ~ Get Tickets Online

The Walters Art Museum


The Walters Art Museum is a renowned cultural institution that houses an extensive and diverse collection of art spanning over 7,000 years of human history. Established in 1934, the museum is situated in a historic building that was once the home of art collectors and philanthropists William and Henry Walters.

The museum's collection includes an array of artworks, ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts and medieval manuscripts to European masterpieces and Asian ceramics. Notable highlights of the collection include works by artists such as Rembrandt, Monet, and Rodin.

In addition to its impressive collection, The Walters Art Museum hosts a variety of exhibitions, educational programs, and community events. The museum is committed to providing a dynamic and accessible cultural experience, fostering an appreciation for art and its diverse cultural contexts. With its rich and varied offerings, The Walters Art Museum is a cultural hub in Baltimore, attracting visitors from the local community and beyond.



The Walters Art Museum Located in Baltimore Maryland

600 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201


Mon & Tue Closed

Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm

Thursday 1 pm - 8 pm

Fri to Sun 10 am - 5 pm

Feb Highlight - Stitched Memories: Celebrating Elizabeth Talford Scott ~ A Baltimore quilt artist, Talford Scott used quilts and other textiles to tell stories and to preserve memories.

B&O Railroad Museum


The B&O Railroad Museum is a significant cultural institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history of American railroading, with a particular focus on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Established in 1953, the museum is situated on the historic site of the B&O's Mount Clare Station, the oldest surviving railroad station in the United States.

The museum's extensive collection includes a diverse array of historic locomotives, passenger cars, and other railway artifacts. Visitors can explore exhibits highlighting the evolution of rail travel, the impact of the railroad on American industry, and the role of the B&O in shaping the nation's transportation history.

With its well-preserved historic structures and engaging displays, the B&O Railroad Museum provides a comprehensive and immersive experience for visitors interested in the development of railroads in the United States. The museum also hosts events, educational programs, and train rides, making it a popular destination for families, railroad enthusiasts, and history buffs.


Adult: $20.00

Child (2-12): $12.00

Senior (60+): $17.00

The B&O Railroad Museum Located in Baltimore Maryland

901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223


Daily 10 am - 4 pm

Check Out "The Roundhouse: The First Century of American Railroading" Exhibit ~ The historic B&O Roundhouse, built in 1884, features the most comprehensive collection of early American locomotives and rolling stock in the world. Known as the Cathedral of Railroading, this grand hall showcases some of the greatest locomotives of the first 100 years of railroading.


A Baltimore Classic and Best Sandwich in Maryland at Chaps Pit Beef

Chaps Pit Beef

5801 Pulaski Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21205


Daily 7 am - 3 pm

Order Online: Yes

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Famous Pit Beef Sandwich: The Sandwich That Started It All $10.60

The Bull Dog: Pit Beef, Sausage, & American Cheese $11.85

The Big John: Beef, Ham, Turkey, Corned Beef, & Sausage $14.60

"52" Chaps Special: Pit Beef, Corned Beef, Ham, & American Cheese $12.10

Homemade Banana Pudding:  $4.90

Famous Crab Cake from Jimmy's Famous Seafood Located in Baltimore Maryland

Jimmy's Famous Seafood

6526 Holabird Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Fried Calamari (starter): Rhode Island, Fried with Pepper Stips, Served with Pomodoro & Asian Bing Bing Sauce $18.00

Crabby Mac Attack Burger: Topped with Crab Mac 'N Cheese, Bacon, and Famous Fry Sauce $14.00

Garlic Crab: Three Blue Crabs Split in Half, Sauteed in Old Bay Garlic Butter Sauce $32.00

Seafood UFO: Famous Crab Cake, Fried Shrimp, Fried Oysters, Shrimp Salad, On Homemade Bread w/ Lettuce, Tomato, Bay Sauce $36.00

Mama's Apple Bread Pudding: Fried, Finished with Bourbon Sauce $8.00


Mon to Thu 11 am - 9 pm

Fri & Sat 11 am - 10 pm

Sunday 11 am - 9 pm

Order Online: Yes

The Charmery, Popular Ice Cream Spot in Baltimore Maryland

The Charmery

801 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Sample of the Ice Cream Flavors

School Bus Breakfast: Chocolate Milk Ice Cream with Strawberry Breakfast Bar Pieces

Mint Mountain: Peppermint Base with Chocolate Chips and Andes Mint Pieces

Old Bay Caramel: Caramel Base with Old Bay Seasoning

Apple Butter: Loads of Apple Butter Heaped into our Delectable Sweet Cream Base

Late Summer Vacay: White Wine Sangria Ice Cream with Summer Fruits

Princess Peach: Funfetti Cake Ice Cream with Sprinkles and Chocolate Frosting Swirl


Mon to Thu Noon - 10 pm

Fri & Sat Noon - 11 pm

Sunday Noon - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown

  • Located within Walking Distance of the Walters Art Museum, George Peabody Library, and Camden Yards

  • From their Website: "Located in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood, our modern boutique hotel has an eclectic aesthetic that reflects Charm City’s vibrant history and arts."

  • Food/Drinks Options: Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats (Mid-Atlantic Cuisine ), HomeSlyce (nearby), and David and Dad's Cafe (nearby)

  • Who is this for: Baseball Fans, Art Lovers, Parents of College Students, and Bookworms

The Room View at Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown

24 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

King in April 24' - $266.00

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

  • Located within Walking Distance of the National Aquarium, Historic Ships in Baltimore, and Pier Six Pavilion

  • From their Website: "Our storied 1914 property is perched on Baltimore’s famed Recreation Pier – “Rec Pier” – in the heart of the dynamic Fell’s Point neighborhood. The historically inspired setting reimagines the city’s classic charm in a contemporary manner with luxurious interiors, Pendry signature personalized service, a stunning harbor front locale, and a host of original dining destinations."

  • Food/Drinks Options: Pec Pier Chop House (Italian ), The Cannon Room (American whiskey bar), and Slainte Irish Pub (nearby)

  • Who is this for: Ship Seekers, River Walkers, Concert Goers, and People with Padded Wallets

The Pool View at Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

1715 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

King in April 24' - $450.00

21 and up fun

The Lil' Dipper Brew from Union Craft Brewing Located in Baltimore Maryland

Union Craft Brewing

1700 W 41st St #420, Baltimore, MD 21211


Zadie's Lager: American Light Lager | 4.5% ABV | IBU 15

Old Pro: Gose Sour Ale | 4.3% ABV | IBU 10

Duck Pin: Pale Ale | 5.5% ABV | IBU 55

Foxy: Red IPA | 6.5% ABV | IBU 75

Blackwing: Black Lager | 4.8% ABV | IBU 27


Mon & Tue Closed

Wed to Sat Noon - 10 pm

Sunday Noon - 8 pm

Food Menu: Yes

Brew from Monument City Brewing Company Located in the Baltimore Area

Monument City Brewing Company

1 N Haven St, Baltimore, MD 21224


51 Rye IPA: Rye IPA | 6.5% ABV

Among the Pines: West Coast Double IPA | 9.0% ABV

Haus Lager: German Style Pilsner | 4.8% ABV

NOBO: Hazy IPA | 6.5% ABV

Woodstove: Imperial Stout | 10.0% ABV


Thursday 4 pm - 9 pm

Friday 4 pm - 9 pm

Saturday 1 pm - 7 pm

Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm

Food Menu: Food Truck

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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