Baltimore is the ideal city for some weekend fun.
In 2013, Baltimore received more than 23 million visitors to its city.
As a "walkable" downtown, Baltimore shares a waterfront community, offering retailers, restaurants, pubs and bars surrounding its neighborhoods.
Here are three things to do in Baltimore:
1. Sign up for a Charm City Food Tour. This tour includes Little Italy, pastries, munchies and everything in between. Tasting Baltimore is an ideal way to learn about the culture and the community's favorite dining establishments. Wear comfortable shoes so you can enjoy the walk around downtown Baltimore.
2. Take a historic walking tour of Fell's Point. As city planners begin to organize for the anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, visitors will see the inner workings of this city and its neighborhoods. Fell's Point, established in 1730, is older than downtown Baltimore. The Robert Long House is one of the oldest residences in the United States. Other attractions in Fell's Point include:
- Ghost tours
- Frederick Douglass-Issac Myers Maritime Park
- Robert Long House
- Robert McClintock Studio Gallery
- Ship tours
3. Visit the Basilica. It is the first basilica of the United States. Volunteer tour guides offer behind-the-scenes look of a basilica and the history of downtown Baltimore. Officially known as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary, it was built after adoption of the Constitution between 1806-1821.