Baltimore is a city known to love celebrating special holidays and events. True to its label as the City of Charm, lots of reasons and seasons to smile in this city all year round for locals and tourists alike. Depending on what type of activity you like and on what time of the year you visited Baltimore, the city has something big a celebration for you.
If you love sports, then you’re definitely in the right place as Baltimore is known for hosting huge sporting events especially during the month of September. From football to baseball, surely you won’t miss the fun and excitement here. Allison Robicelli published an article in Visit Baltimore mentioning the biggest sports places in Baltimore that you should not miss. Check out the list below:
Sports Places in Baltimore That You Must Not Miss
September in Baltimore is a sports fan’s dream. With baseball and football season overlapping, the city will be a sea of Ravens Purple and Orioles Orange. Even if you don’t get the chance to catch a game, there’s plenty of “locals only” sporting sights to add to your itinerary.
Our Playground at Stadium Place
Beloved Memorial Stadium – the former home of MLB’s Orioles and late Baltimore Colts of the NFL – was demolished back in 2002. What could possibly take the place of the city’s epicenter of excitement, a worthy heir to the title “World’s Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum”? Why, a playground of course! And this isn’t just any old park– with castle turrets, a puppet theater, a play village and a shaded area for parents to relax, this kid-designed utopia is in a class all its own.
Johnny Unitas Statue
Football fans were ecstatic when the NFL brought football back to Baltimore in 1996 – most locals had still not gotten over that horrible day back in 1984 when the Colts skipped town in the middle of the night to move to Indianapolis. It was fitting that when fans flocked to entrance of Ravens Stadium (now M&T) they would be greeted by legendary Colts quarterback, Super Bowl champion and Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas.
Camden Yards Tours
Built inside a landmark 19th century railroad station, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is arguably the most beautiful ballpark in all of Major League Baseball. If “dem O’s” are in town, catching a game is a no-brainer. If they’re on the road, schedule a private tour and go behind-the-scenes to see the Yard the way the players do.
Upton Boxing Center
Boxing fan? You’ve definitely got to swing by Upton, where the next generation of champions is currently in training. “The House of Champions” has churned out state champions, Golden Gloves and Silver Gloves winners, US Olympic Team finalists, and Junior Olympic medalists. The center is open to hopefuls as young as eight years old, so there’s no doubt that one day an Upton boxer will be fighting for a title in Vegas, and you’ll be able to say you saw them way back when.
Jockey Room BMA
Enthusiasts of the Sport of Kings should head to the Baltimore Museum of Art, and seek out a small room tucked away in the back of the second floor. You’ll find a world-class collection of English sporting art, as well as trophies from several prestigious races, including the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. The crown jewel of the collection is the Woodlawn Vase, which is awarded every May to the winner of Baltimore’s leg of the Triple Crown: the Preakness Stakes.
Those are lots of sporting events and venues you’ll definitely enjoy with your friends and families. A glass of beer while watching the games completes the experience. Well, if sports is not into your liking and you want to explore Baltimore’s food, arts, and culture, then you’ll discover a lot of delicious foods, cozy restaurants and a whole lot more. In an article by Julekha Dash published at Thrillist, he compiled a list of foods, restaurants, arts, and culture every tourist (and locals) will definitely love. Check them out below:
The Best Things to Do in Baltimore Right Now
Tell your friends that you’re headed to Baltimore and they’ll expect that dining on crabs and a trip around the Inner Harbor are in your future. While we expect these on the itinerary, a trip to Charm City should include so much more. New food markets, rooftop bars, and restaurants are remaking the city’s dining scene. And one of the world’s most famous beer brands, Guinness, just opened its first US brewery near Baltimore. We’ve covered these and other highlights in our updated guide on the best things to do in Baltimore.
Sample sweet and savory fare at food markets
Food markets have sprouted throughout the country as people crave local flavors at an affordable price. Baltimore boasts newer industrial chic food halls as well as six longstanding public markets.
Head to Remington’s R. House to sip on seasonal cocktails in its large square-shaped bar and feast on food offerings that include vegan delights at Stall 11, Venezuelan pocket sandwiches at White Envelope, and pizza made with locally sourced ingredients at Molina Pizze & Polpette. Located a mile north of the Inner Harbor, Mount Vernon Marketplace offers a selection of oysters, ramen, crepes, and charcuterie paired with craft cocktails.
A fixture since the late 18th century, Lexington Market is where you’ll find the famous crab cakes from Faidley’s Seafood, peanut brittle from Konstant’s Candy, and the beloved Berger cookies topped with a thick layer of fudge from Berger’s Bakery.
Enjoy a climbing gym, beer, and ice cream under one roof
Part food manufacturing space, part retail spot, and part brewery, Baltimore’s newly opened Union Collective defies categorization. The chillax space near Hampden is the new home of Union Craft Brewing’s beer production and taproom, where you can sip a Duckpin pale ale or Anthem golden ale, followed by a scoop of Old Bay Caramel from The Charmery. Or take a seat outside on the expansive patio, with a colorful abstract mural that depicts the brewing process as the backdrop. The athletically inclined can work off the carbs at Earth Treks climbing gym. The site also holds a café and espresso bar from Vent Coffee Roasters and whiskey and gin maker Baltimore Spirits Company (which opens for business very soon).
Bury your toes in the Sandlot
There’s a beach in Baltimore in the growing new Harbor Point neighborhood. Don’t jump in the water, but do dip your toes in the sand, play corn hole, and drink some slushies at Sandlot. The restaurant group behind the city’s most famous restaurant, Woodberry Kitchen, debuted the waterfront hangout last year, which has since become one of the city’s top spots to while away a few hours on a nice day. Choose from the comfy lounge seats or picnic tables where you can order food and drinks.
Given the owners, you might not be surprised to discover that the food is a notch above your average beach fare. Feast on crab corn fritters or blackened catfish step while enjoying the iconic view of the neon Domino Sugars sign.
Explore new rooftop bars and new restaurants
A bevy of new bars are taking drinkers to new heights. The latest, Topside, debuted this spring on the 14th floor of the boutique Hotel Revival, offering a 360-degree view of the surrounding Mount Vernon neighborhood, clever cocktails, and foosball tables. For a birds-eye view of East Baltimore, head to the terrace of 16 on the Park, a hotel rooftop restaurant that opened late last year at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.
The glass-enveloped spot Bygone mimics the vibe of the roaring ’20s with luxurious surroundings on the 29th floor of the Four Seasons Baltimore. If you prefer more casual surroundings and boozy popsicles, the 19th floor of the Lord Baltimore Hotel’s terrace, the two-year-old LB Skybar, will fit the bill.
Other established rooftop bars can be found at the Mt. Washington Tavern’s Skybar, with flat screen TVs and sofas, and Woody’s Rum Bar, where you can feast on fish tacos and enjoy the view of the cobblestoned Fells Point streets. See full post here…
That’s absolutely good food, great music and an amazing vibe for everyone. But what’s even more amazing is that you can experience all of the above-mentioned all year round. This means you can actually visit Baltimore any time of the year and still have all the fun in the world. But according to a lot of people, among the best times to visit Charm City is during the holiday season or Christmas time. Indeed there are lots of things you can do during the holidays according to Twist Travel Magazine. Know what you should expert in Baltimore during the Christmas season:
7 Chill-tastic Baltimore Holiday Events You Don’t Want to Skip
Bring On the Best Baltimore Holiday Events
Frost greets us each morning, along with a Caramel Brulée Latte at our local coffee shop. It must be the holiday season, and we can’t wait to dive into Baltimore holiday events.
Baltimore, Maryland, also known as Charm City, has quietly become a powerhouse of holiday magic in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. While most visitors will stick to the ice rink and German Christmas market near the Inner Harbor, it’s all about the neighborhoods for us.
So, once you’ve had your fill of the harbor, and we’ve got nothing against the Baltimore Inner Harbor, dive into the local scene. Catch one of the best Christmas Streets on the East Coast, learn the history of Baltimore’s neighborhoods, and join in fun as Santa does a little the tap dancing.
Ice Rink at the Inner Harbor
Dates: Mid-November to Mid-January
You can’t celebrate the holidays and NOT go ice skating. Strap on your own skates or pick up some rentals, pay the nominal admission fee and tap your inner Olympian. Who knows, you may be doing triple axels before the end of the season. But please don’t try without supervision (or travel insurance!). Hot beverages are available onsite and pair perfectly with those gorgeous harbor views we know and love.
Baltimore German Christmas Village
Dates: Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve
West Shore Park in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor turns into an authentic German Christmas Village every Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Not everyone can get to the Christkindl Market in Germany, which is why the city wanted to bring a little bit of that European holiday magic right to you.
The village combines outdoor and indoor spaces (phew! We all won’t freeze), featuring traditional German-style wooden huts, vendors selling European food and beverages (plus a beer garden!), and unique holiday trinkets and gifts. Festive lights, a big Christmas tree, gingerbread and mulled wine are sure to put any Scrooge in the holiday spirit.
Old Tyme Christmas in Fells Point
Dates: First Weekend in December
Eggnog contest– Do we really need to say more? Head to one of Baltimore’s most historic neighborhoods to start off the holiday season as Santa arrives via boat (yes, a boat), to say hello to all the good little boys and girls (don’t worry- he likes the naughty ones too).
Parents will want to pop into the Sagamore Pendry for a cocktail while the kids wait for a photo with Santa. Relax for a moment as you listen to carolers stroll through Broadway Square. End your day with the lighting of the tree and the Parade of Lighted Boats that make two laps around the Inner Harbor.
Holly Jolly Trolley Lights Tour
Dates: select dates in December
Think you know Charm City? If you watched the Wire, you know nothing. Hop aboard an old trolley to get to know the a few of the real neighborhoods of Baltimore. This Holly Jolly Trolley Lights Tour will take you on a two-hour journey through Harbor East, Fells Point and Canton, sharing a bit of the history and holiday magic in each neighborhood.
You will then drive over to Hampden for the spectacular 34th Street Annual Christmas Festival of Lights. Enjoy the lights and décor of the season, along with an outdoor train garden and original artwork by local artists. And yes, you can get off the trolley to explore for a bit.
As you head back to the Inner Harbor, you will pass the Mount Vernon neighborhood, where the George Washington Monument has been all dressed up for the season. Book tickets ahead of time, as earlier tours do sell out quickly, especially on weekends. See full post here…
Now that you know there are lots of great things to do in Baltimore all throughout the year. Which means that you may extend your stay for a couple of months more, or even find a home here in Baltimore to permanently reside in this amazing city. If so happen you decided to stay for good and find a home, or knows a friend or relative who wants to sell their homes, we at Dependable Homebuyers will help the both of you find affordable homes or sell your house fast in Baltimore. Visit this link https://www.dependablehomebuyers.com/maryland/baltimore/ to learn more.