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How to Spend 1 Day in Baltimore

How to Spend 1 Day in Baltimore

Made famous by John Waters and infamous by the TV showThe Wire, Baltimore (aka “Charm City”) is a town proud of its nautical history and working-class roots. With rough edges and a heart of gold, the city is home to a vibrant cultural scene and some of the best eating on the East Coast. Here are a few ways to spend a day in Baltimore.

Morning: Explore a Neighborhood

Start your day with a guided tour that delves into the history and culture of one of Baltimore’s distinct neighborhoods. On a small-group tour of the Mount Vernon area, for example, you might see the country’s first monument to George Washington, filming locations of popular TV shows, the Baltimore Basilica, and America’s first Catholic church. Some tours include snack breaks.

Afternoon: Drink and Dine

After working up an appetite in the morning, embark on a food-focused afternoon tour of another neighborhood. A guided tour through the cobblestone streets and past the row houses in Fell’s Point takes you to family-run restaurants to sample Polish cuisine, Baltimore-style pit beef, and Spanish tapas. Another foodie favorite is a tour through Little Italy and Jonestown to sample the specialties of early-19th-century Jewish and Italian immigrants, from fresh knishes to homemade meatballs. If there’s time afterward, go on a tour of the Sagamore Spirit Distillery and taste some American straight rye whiskey.

Night: Get Onto the Harbor

Soak up the waterfront sights on an evening cruise around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. You’ll find multiple cruise options, from a luxe dinner yacht experience to a more casual sunset sail aboard a schooner. Most tours pass popular attractions such as the Maryland Science Center and the Francis Scott Key Bridge. After you dock, you’ll be in the perfect place to take in the Inner Harbor nightlife scene and toast your day in Charm City.

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Sagamore Spirit Distillery Tasting and Tour

Sagamore Spirit Distillery Tasting and Tour

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Take a guided tour of a premiere waterfront distillery in Baltimore that produces some of Maryland's finest rye whiskey. The 1-hour tour in Port Covington takes you through the whiskey-making process and ends with a tasting of American Straight Rye Whiskey and whiskey-infused chocolates. Seven departures offered throughout the day makes it easy to fit this activity into your sightseeing schedule.
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  • 1 hour
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Fells Point Food Tour in Baltimore

Fells Point Food Tour in Baltimore

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Baltimore's Fell's Point neighborhood is filled with great places to eat. But, if you are new in town, it can be difficult to find the best spots. This tour guides you through the historic district, visiting family-run restaurants along the way to sample specially made dishes including Polish, Baltimore-style pit beef, and Spanish tapas.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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History & Culture Small-Group Tour with a Local

History & Culture Small-Group Tour with a Local

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Explore Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood on a small-group guided tour. With a local guide leading the way, see the country’s first monument to George Washington and check out the locations of several popular television shows. Marvel at the Baltimore Basilica, America’s first Catholic church, and grab a snack and a drink at Mount Vernon Marketplace (included in the tour price).
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  • 2 hours
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Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience

Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience

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Many sightseeing tours can feel exhausting, as you rush from one top sight to another. This sailing experience on Baltimore's Inner Harbor, on the other hand, offers the chance to soak up city views at a relaxed pace from the water. Sailing in a small group also means that the experience is amore personal one.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Cast off in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on this 3-hour luxury dinner cruise. Pass popular attractions including the Maryland Science Center, Pride Mast Memorial and the Francis Scott Key Bridge, while you dine on a gourmet buffet prepared with seasonal offerings. Admire Baltimore’s illuminated skyline as you are entertained by the ship's crew and a DJ spinning top hits. This dinner cruise makes an excellent prelude to a night on the town.
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  • 3 hours
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Baltimore Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour

Baltimore Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour

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See Baltimore from a rare perspective on a sightseeing cruise through the harbor. As you sail past coastline views, listen to on–board narration that points out easy–to–miss landmarks, from Fells Point to the USS Constellation. With both indoor and outdoor observation decks and a bar with drinks available for purchase, this tour is a popular choice for both visitors and locals.
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  • 1 hour
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Wine and Cheese Sail in Baltimore Harbor

Wine and Cheese Sail in Baltimore Harbor

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With your favorite bottle of wine in hand, step aboard a sailboat for a cruise from Baltimore's Inner Harbor Marina. Listen to live commentary as you nibble provided cheese and crackers and the crew helps uncork your wine. Learn about the harbor and the Chesapeake Bay's history while taking in views from the boat's deck.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Little Italy and Jonestown Food Tour

Little Italy and Jonestown Food Tour

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Satisfy your taste buds on a walking tour of two neighborhoods popular among foodies—Little Italy and Jonestown. In addition to navigating for you, your guide brings you to a variety of historic establishments and hidden gems often missed by visitors. With skip–the–line access to stops on the itinerary, guests sample the specialties of early 19th–century Jewish and Italian immigrants, from fresh knishes to homemade meatballs.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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