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An Insider’s Guide to Charm City

Make the most of your time in Baltimore with our insider's guide to navigating the neighborhood. Discover local museums, tuck into nearby restaurants and bars, and make your way to concerts or sporting events. We’ll let you in on our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the big celebration filled with exquisite food, a variety of drinks, and lots of fun that comes before the subdued Lenten season of fasting and reflection

mardi gras masks

An Oyster Celebration

One of the best parts of living on the coast is enjoying all of the fresh seafood that is caught and served daily.

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All Aboard for Holiday Fun

All December long, the B&O Railroad Museum will be presenting a special way to celebrate the holiday season called B&O’S Magical Holiday Express. 

toy train at christmas

Fun Takes Flight

Just over 115 years ago, human beings, specifically the Wright Brothers, were able to accomplish the incredible feat of flight for the very first time.

vintage prop plane in field

Oktoberfest to Remember

Oktoberfest began in 1810 when the man destined to become King Ludwig I married Princess Therese and invited all of the citizens of Munich to join in the celebration.

pretzels and beer oktoberfest

Catch a Concert

MECU Pavilion, formerly known as Pier Six Pavilion, is a beautiful outdoor and waterfront venue that is the perfect place to check out your favorite artists and bands as they pass through town.

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Fiesta Time

The origins of margaritas are hotly debated, but almost every historian agrees that the delicious cocktail made of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and salt on the rim of the glass was first concocted sometime in the 1930s. 

margaritas

Don't Miss Hamilton

Hamilton: An American Musical, written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, was an instant smash hit when it first debuted on Broadway in 2016.

theater and opera house

Wine for the Win

One of the best things about summer is all of the outdoor festivals that occur once the weather gets warm.

friends drinking wine

Holding out for a Hero

The Baltimore Improv Group was rated as the “Best Theater Company” in Baltimore by the Baltimore Sun.

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The Lighter Side of History

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and is most famous for driving out all of the serpents from the Emerald Isle

st patricks day

Say Cheese

Almost every kid in America grew up loving macaroni and cheese, and on February 24, you can revisit that childhood favorite at the Mac & Cheese Cookoff at the Peabody Heights Brewery.

mac and cheese

Work Out for Your Whiskey

Now that the holidays are over, it is time to start tackling those New Year’s resolutions.

mixologist

It's Skating Season

Winter means shorter days and lower temperatures, but it also means plenty of opportunities for outdoor winter sports. 

two girls ice skating

Touchdown

Even though it seems like the opening night of the NFL season was only a week ago, we are already more than halfway through the 2018-2019 season.

Haunted History of Baltimore

With connections to horror legend Edgar Allan Poe and a location so close to the water, it is no wonder that Baltimore is home to plenty of legends and ghost stories.

Walk with the Dinosaurs

If the Jurassic Park movie franchise is any indication, it seems that children of all ages, and adults too, remain incredibly fascinated by dinosaurs.

Play Ball

Even though it seems like summer just started, Fall is just around the corner, and the first day of school is not far off.

Flicks from the Hill

For the rest of the summer, the American Visionary Art Museum will be showing a variety of films on Thursday evenings at the Hughes Family Outdoor Theater. This one of a kind venue is only about 10 minutes from the Hotel Indigo.

Fresh, Fun, and Local

After a brief relocation for some renovations, the Fell’s Point Farmers Market returns to Broadway Square for the 2018 season.

Venture Down the Rabbit Hole

“Curiouser and Curiouser” thought Alice multiple times during her time in Wonderland. 

Play While You Learn

The Port Discovery Children’s Museum is celebrating 20 years of entertaining educational exhibits throughout all of 2018.

School of Rock

Almost everyone can identify with the main character from School of Rock, Dewey Finn, an affable wannabe rockstar who refuses to give up on his dreams of rock fame and glory.

Path to Freedom

Baltimore is home to quite a bit of American history. From now until September 3, 2018, you can partake in the Frederick Douglass Path to Freedom Walking Tour which departs from Fell’s Point. 

Experience the Orchestra

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has an impressive slate of performances on the calendar for the month of January. 

Dickens with a Baltimore Twist

Charles Dickens classic tale of redemption and holiday cheer has been delighting Christmas audiences for over 150 years now.

Explore The Maryland Science Center

If you are looking for a day full of fun, interactive, and informative activities meant for the whole family, then you will want to visit the Maryland Science Center.

Das Best Oktober Fest

On October 13, 2018, Baltimore will be hosting Maryland's biggest beer festival.

Baltimore Book Festival

The Baltimore Book Festival that takes place on September 28-30, 2018 is about so much more than just books.

Maryland Zoo

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is quickly becoming one of the most popular attractions in the entire city.

Shore Leave Convention

Science Fiction fans are some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable fans in all of entertainment, so of course a fan run science fiction convention is sure to be loads of fun

Art is on the Agenda

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is a must see for art lovers of all kinds.

Embark On A Stunning Sunset Sail

Experience all of the beauty of the Inner Harbor at sunset with American Sailing Tours.

Bam! Pow!

Did you watch super hero cartoons and television shows as a child?

Paddy's Day Party!

This St. Patrick’s Day, you will want to experience one of the biggest and best parties in all of Baltimore which takes place the Cat’s Eye Pub.

Home of the Babe

George Herman Ruth, Babe Ruth, is one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

Plan Your Escape

Ever since Edgar Allan Poe died in October of 1849, the world has been looking for clues regarding what happened during his final days.