Looking to get a jump on planning your next family vacation? I know Baltimore may not seem like a prime vacation spot to some but there are a few different attractions that are worth checking out (plus it’s only about an hour drive from Washington D.C.). Below I will break down a few of the best Baltimore sightseeing attractions that I think are worth checking out and that are unique to the area.
Spirit of Baltimore Cruises
Spirit of Baltimore cruise lines is definitely one of the top attractions that you may want to check out. They offer a wide variety of options to choose from ranging from a simple sightseeing cruise to a full dinner buffet cruise.
Allow me to give you a little detail into each of the options to choose from:
Spirit of Baltimore Inner Harbor sightseeing cruise
With this tour you will enjoy a simple 60 minute narrated tour as you cruise down the Patapsco river and check out some more interesting points that Baltimore has to offer. Check out Federal Hill, Ft. McHenry, The Light Ship Chesapeake, The John W. Brown Liberty Ship, the Korean War Memorial and Fells Point.
Spirit of Baltimore Lunch Cruise
With this cruise you will enjoy a 2-hour cruise as you check out the Baltimore skyline. Full lunch buffet with freshly made food is of course included along with a DJ to make it a fun and enjoyable trip.
Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise
Choose between a 2 1/2 or 3 hour cruise with a full dinner buffet, DJ and cash bar.
* Decks are climate controlled so these cruises are available year round
Fells Point Food Tour
With this guided tour, you will experience some best eateries in the historic Fells Point peninsula. Some dishes that you will sample include:
- Sausage from a 90-year-old family restaurant
- Traditional Polish dishes
- Smoked crab cakes from a long established family restaurant
- Greek family recipes
- Locally brewed beer
- The Cities best burger
- Drinks from the nations longest running bar
- Authentic potato pancakes
- Drinks from the nations only Grand Marnier Club
- Baltimore’s indigenous cookie
It is also important to note that you should come on an empty stomach 😉 This is a must do for food and history buffs alike.
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
If you have kids, the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament has to be at the top of your list! My wife and I took our daughter to this 5 years ago and I know that it will be an experience that she will never forget.
Our daughter was even chosen as the Princess of Love and Beauty where she got a tiara and sash as well as a picture with the queen and the knight who won the tournament.
Maybe I am getting a little ahead of myself here if that made zero sense to you.
You will be placed in a 1000 seat arena and will be separated into sections. Each section cheers for a certain knight (based on the knights coat of arms colors) as they battle for the love of the queen. You will enjoy a full 4 course meal as the tournament takes place. Oh, and you eat everything with your bare hands which I thoroughly enjoyed by the way.
This is the perfect way to spend the evening with the entire family. I promise you won’t regret it.
Other Notable Baltimore Attractions
Of course the above listed attractions aren’t the only thing to do in Baltimore so below I wanted to include a quick list of other things to do while you are there.
- National Aquarium
- Fort McHenry National Monument
- Baltimore Museum of Art
- The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
- B&O Railroad Museum
- Port Discovery Childrens Museum
- Maryland Science Center
- Patapsco Valley State Park
- USS Constellation
- Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum
- USS Torsk
There are many other attractions too, but I thought I would just include some ones that were more unique to Baltimore.
How To Get Discount Tickets For Baltimore Attractions?
I would highly recommend heading over to my review page for the best prices for the above listed attractions. There you will read all about how you can do one or all of them along with a best price guarantee.
It is from a trusted and reputable company and there are no hidden fees. Simply click on any of the links on that page to be redirected to the home page and select Baltimore from the list of cities on the left-hand side and you are all set.
There are no hidden fees of any kind. The price you see is the price you get.
I hope you found this little review of the top Baltimore sightseeing attractions helpful. If you have any questions or have any insights or experiences into what Baltimore has to offer simply drop them in the comments below and I will be sure to get back to you.