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24 Hours in Baltimore, MD

Good morning, Baltimore! (Yes, I feel the urge to quote Hairspray every time.)

What a perfect place to check off state #34. Chris and I had planned a long weekend in Washington D.C, and decided to add in a day at Charm City. After all, it's only about 45 minutes away!

While I have had my fair share of city visits that I've tried to cram into one day, 24 hours in Baltimore felt like the perfect amount of time. It's a medium-sized city with quite a few fun activities to enjoy and sights to see.

Whether you're visiting in a time crunch, too, or just want to know some of the best things to do, eat and see in Baltimore, here's a few ideas to get you started!


Take A Bite Out Of The Best Crab Cakes in Baltimore - Faidley's Seafood in Lexington Market -

You can't go an hour in Maryland without seeing a flag, picture or bumper sticker of a crab. I was going to make a joke about how the state animal should be a crab, but apparently, it already is!! And if you haven't already heard, Baltimore has some pretty fantastic seafood, being right on the Chesapeake Bay. Crab cakes are what you get here, and Faidley's is where you get them at!

You can find this gem in Lexington Market, and it's been around since 1886... so I think that alone can tell you how good it is.


Pay Your Respects to the Famous Poet Himself

- Edgar Allan Poe Gravesite -

Who would've thought that one of the most famous poets of all time would have his final resting place in the middle of downtown Baltimore?? I never would have! But it's true, and it's really easy to walk to and access!

You can find Poe's grave at Westminster cemetery, where you can also find plaques set up that teach you important points in his life. You'll find his wife and mother in law on his headstone, too!


Hang Out With Undersea Wildlife

- National Aquarium -

There's a reason why the National Aquarium is ranked one of the top in the country! I've been to many aquariums, but there was so much here that I've never seen before. They have dolphin shows, a full exhibit dedicated to jellyfish, puffins, and that's just to name a few! You can easily spend a few hours here, as there is a lot to experience.


Take a Stroll, Shop & Eat By the Water

- Inner Harbor -

One of Baltimore's most popular tourist spots, the Inner Harbor, has all kinds of restaurants, shops and activities to explore! There's some great Maryland gift shops (where I was excited to find Old Bay seasoning in multiple flavors!) and it sits right by the National Aquarium and science center, making it easy to hop from one place to the next!

No kidding, there's even a giant pirate ship here you can check out and purchase tickets to ride on!

Spot the Perfect View of Baltimore's Skyline

- Rash Field Park -

Some of the best places can be found by total accident, and that's what happened when we discovered this lovely park right by the Inner Harbor. Not only does it have a skateboarding area, walking trails by the water and a playground that made my inner 5 year old want to come out, but it also has a triangular-shaped hill you can walk up on to see a really cool view of downtown Baltimore!

Enjoy Some Ice Cream by the Harbor

- Lucky's Coffee, Ice Cream & Candy -

One of our last stops during our 24 hour stint in Charm City ended up at this cute little ice cream shop next to the Power Plant Live area. Whether you're sweet tooth is craving chocolate, gummies, ice cream, or even Starbucks coffee, this place has it! They also have some pretty unique and fun ice cream flavors you can try.


This list is just to name a few of the many amazing things you can do in Baltimore. I'm already hoping I can go back soon to enjoy more of what this city has to offer, but I also felt satisfied in what I was able to do in such a short amount of time!




Hey there, I'm Shelby! Traveling has been one of my biggest passions in life, and so I'm here to share all of my great finds, tips and advice that I discover along the way. When I'm not on a plane, you can find me in Kentucky with my husband and fur child, Zoe (My adorable kitty!) 

I have always loved to write, and after many attempts at blogging again, I find myself here and inspired to share the world. My husband and I both work a typical 9 to 5, but make it a priority to plan as many trips as possible each year. I want to show others that it is totally possible to live a travel-filled life full time or on the side!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy!


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