Things to do in Baltimore

The city of Baltimore offers visitors a diverse array of attractions, including its renowned Inner Harbor, its nautical heritage, popular sports facilities (Baltimore is home to the Orioles and the Ravens) acclaimed restaurants and nightlife, historical landmarks, and an exciting art scene. The city has both modern amenities and a colorful historic past. There is so much to see and do! Take a moment to explore Baltimore from your laptop or phone so you can fully experience all the city has to offer during your time at the HCBS Conference.

The Inner Harbor is an attraction in itself with numerous eateries and shops, water taxis, cruises aboard historic ships, and pedal boats. In the urban waterfront park, you will also discover The National Aquarium features more than 16,000 animals, while the Maryland Science Center has two-story dinosaurs and numerous interactive exhibits. The Maryland Zoo, located in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park, engages the young and young at heart with a giraffe-feeding station and much more. And, if it’s the unexpected you seek, you’ll be talking about the oddities in Ripley’s Believe or Not! for weeks!

Are you an artistic type of person? Take a stroll through the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Spanning three neighborhoods, Station North is a diverse collection of artist live-work spaces, galleries, and various eateries. The Walters Art Museum, which features 55 centuries of art, is a great way to spend an afternoon. The Crystal Moll Gallery and the Robert McClintock Gallery are always intriguing places to explore the unique art of two of the city’s resident artists.

If history is more your style, Baltimore has you covered! From Mount Vernon Place to the historic Fell’s Point, the history of Baltimore will come to life with museums, tours, or just a walk around the city. Since 2001, locally owned and operated Baltimore Ghost Tours has regaled thousands of visitors with spellbinding tales of Baltimore’s haunted history during their walking tours. Or perhaps you would prefer to visit Fort McHenry, the site of the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to compose "The Star Spangled Banner". You could also explore The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park. Whatever you choose, the rich history of “Charm City” and America awaits you!

So take a little time to explore and discover all that this vibrant and historic city has in store for you.

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