10 Famous Things In Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore is a major city in the state of Maryland with an intriguing seaport history. This beautiful ultra-modern city is home to fascinating attractions like the National Aquarium which showcases thousands of marine life, and the Inner Harbor which is home to stunning stationery historic ships like the USS Constellation warship and serves as an important museum showcasing the rich history of Baltimore. Baltimore is also the birthplace of the United States National anthem and The Star-Spangled Banner House which sits majestically at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Today, Baltimore is home to stunning venues and exquisite dynamic spaces. Here is a listing of 10 famous things to do in Maryland, Baltimore, for an exciting and delightful visit.

1. Baltimore crab cakes

 crab cake
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Pamper yourself as you treat yourself to a rejuvenating and mouth-watering experience of digging into Baltimore crab cakes. Enjoy a delightful time in the heart of Maryland. Baltimore crab cakes are undeniably the most popular food item which belongs to this city. An epicurean delight, this crispy and delicious item is widely available across Baltimore. It should not be a surprise if you are treated to home-made crab cakes even during a visit to a localite’s home. Yes, it is a signature snack that you must try when in this city.

2. The Iconic Lexington Market

Lexington Market
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Considered as an authentic tourist attraction in Baltimore, the Lexington market is a world-class historic market and a fascinating landmark in Baltimore located in two building blocks right in the heart of Lexington and Paca street. Formerly known as the Western Precincts Market, this stunning venue is a major tourist attraction site in Baltimore which showcases the rich and vibrant trade culture of Maryland. This majestic trade center began its trade operations in about 1782 and is famed for being one of the longest-running and futuristic markets in the world. Currently, the market is home to stunning eateries which offer authentic Baltimore cuisines and mouthwatering dishes.

Lexington Market

Address: 400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Website: Lexington Market

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

3. Old bay seasoning

Old Bay Seasoning
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Named after the Old Bay Line, a passenger cruise ship that plied the gentle waters of the Chesapeake Bay to Norfolk, Virginia, Old Bay seasoning is a famous seasoning mix in the Mid-Atlantic states, Southern states and, specifically in Maryland, which is crafted from fresh ingredients including crushed red pepper flakes, paprika, celery salts, and black pepper. Old Bay seasoning is an exciting seasoning and an intricate spice that is chiefly used to prepare and season crabs, shrimps and other seafood delicacies enriching the taste and aroma making it worth your while. The seasoning is also used as a topping on salad eggs, baked potatoes, fried chicken and French fries.

4. Bohemian beer

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Unwind to the levitating vibes of Baltimore, Maryland, as you sip an intriguing glass of bohemian beer and glance at the beautiful, uplifting sceneries of this beautiful waterfront town. This exquisite beer is made from freshly matured ingredients to produce a distinctly smooth taste. Founded in the late 1880s, National Bohemian Beer is the preferred beer of choice to many Marylanders brewed using traditional recipes which include sparkling water, fine grains, and specially selected strains of wheat which blends and results to unique distinct color and a pleasingly smooth taste. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating and quality beer experience as you enjoy this exotic unique brew.

5. Ledo Pizza

Ledo's pizza
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Feeling stressful after a hard day at work? Visit the Ledo Pizza and pamper yourself by indulging in a delicious square-shaped pizza while satisfying your craving. Open in various locations, Ledo Pizza brings you close to the city’s attractions making it ideal for tourists. This long-running chain is famed for its eclectic hands-on approach in providing healthy and delicious gluten-free pizza which are freshly rolled into a high-quality dough, along with garden-fresh tomatoes and fine cheese. Other entrees include spaghetti, breadsticks, and lasagna.

Ledo Pizzaa

Address: 913 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA

Website: Ledo Pizza

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm

6. Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins Hospital
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital is a world-class facility in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland, known for its excellent modern equipment, expert doctors, and an extensive research faculty. This unique establishment began its operations in the late1880s, with the aim of providing cutting-edge solutions to various ailments. Today, the hospital is a top-notch biomedical research giant with over 18 operational departments. This non-profit medical center is located conveniently along Orleans street and features a high level of service and patient care, which sets it apart from other medical facilities. Explore this brilliant state-of-the-art patient care facility for a full glimpse of modern and futuristic medical care.

John Hopkins Hospital

Address: 1800 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

Website: John Hopkins Hospital

Opening hours: 24/7

7. The fascinating Inner harbor

The Baltimore Inner Harbor
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Considered as one of the most comprehensive attractions in Baltimore, the Inner Harbor is an exhilarating venue, and unique dynamic space in Maryland offering some of the best city’s attractions including the Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium, and the Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Inner Harbor is indeed a stunning landmark snuggled in the confines of a peaceful town neighborhood with a brilliant blend of Maryland’s old and new history with historic ships docked in the harbor and modern attractions sites like the World Trade Center, which offers sweeping views of this stunning landmark from the 27th floor.

Inner Harbor

Address: Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Website: Inner Harbor

8. Baltimore's renowned museums

Baltimore Museum of Art (1929; John Russell Pope, architect), 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (40330853244)
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Discover the heady vibes of Baltimore through its fascinating and mind-blowing museums and explore the rich, authentic history of Maryland. This beautiful city is home to dynamic museums and research centers which contain detailed catalogs and archived materials which explain Baltimore’s intriguing history making these museums a perfect spot for visitors who are overwhelmingly interested in unraveling the historical facts of this stunning city. Baltimore features excellent museums like the Walters Art Museum in the peaceful Vernon neighborhood which is undeniably a cultural hub with exotic collections which span from about more than 7 millennia, as far back as 5,000 BCE to the 21st century.

9. Fell's Point

Fell's Point, Baltimore
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Break the monotony of a quiet boring day and visit Fell’s point for a delightful tour of Baltimore, Maryland. Fell’s Point is a beautiful waterfront and historic neighborhood which dates back from the late 17th century famed for its charismatic cobblestone streets, historic buildings, antique stores, exciting street fairs, coffee houses, and fascinating art galleries. Located conveniently along the Northern shore of the Baltimore Harbor just 1.5 miles East of Baltimore’s central business district, Fell’s Point is an eclectic neighborhood with a fascinating Martine past and welcoming ambiance of a seafaring town. Immerse yourself in this beautiful town neighborhood and discover the levitating vibes of Baltimore.

Fell's Point

Address: Fell St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Website: Fell’s Point

Opening hours: 24/7

Price: Free

10. Baltimore's historic ships

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Enjoy the fascinating maritime history of Baltimore through four of its stunning historic ships docked in the Inner Barbor. The “Historic Ships in Baltimore” museum was created as a result of the amalgamation between the Baltimore Maritime Museum and the brilliant USS Constellation Museum. It is situated conveniently in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore just a few minutes from the capital. The museum is undeniably a fascinating representation of Baltimore’s maritime charisma comprising of four historic museum ships and one lighthouse. The impressive collection of vessels include the USS Constellation a sloop of warships, USS Torsk, the Chesapeake lightship, USCGC Taney a coast guard cutter and the adorable Seven Foot Knoll Light which is a screw-pile lighthouse.

Enjoy a fascinating stay in Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland, is indeed a beautiful historic seaport city with lots of exquisite dynamic spaces to explore and discover. Visit these stunning venues and other fascinating landmarks in Maryland for an intriguing and informative stay.

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