Thames Street Oyster House (pictured above): Right on the cobble stone streets of Fells point and within walking distance to the hotels, this is a must! Whether for dinner Friday or lunch on Saturday, make this reservation immediately -- it's never too soon, and it books up! Get the lobster roll and thank us later.
Broadway Market: For a more casual setting, try the stalls at Broadway market. Our favorite is Thai Street, but the Verandah is also delicious. Finish the meal with Honey Graham Ice Cream from Taharka Bros.
Duck Duck Goose: Delicious French food right on Broadway.
The Food Market: This is in Hampden (where we just moved!), about a 12 minute Uber from downtown. Also recommend making a reservation here sooner rather than later
Woodberry Kitchen: Also about a 12 minute Uber from downtown, but really great farm to table restaurant.
Hersh's Pizza: Our favorite pizza in the city! Cute patio, about 10 minute drive from the hotels. We recommend making a reservation.
Union Craft Brewery: If you're looking for a gathering place during the day, Union might be the spot. It's a casual and open taproom located in Hampden. They make some of our favorite local beers.
Monument City Brewery
Ministry of Brewing: A new brewery that recently opened in an old beautiful church in upper Fells Point. Less than a 10 minute drive from Harbor East.
Sagamore Distillery (located on the same property as Rye Street Tavern)
Topside (pictured above): Located on top of Hotel Revival in Mount Vernon, Topside has one of the best rooftop views of city. Not to mention, the make a mean old fashioned.
Guinness Distillery: About 15 minutes outside of the city is the only Guinness factory in North America! It opened a few years ago and it's an awesome spot to hang out and eat lunch. Not far from the airport, so could be an easy meeting spot.
American Visionary Art Museum: The museum was designed to show to the world artwork that was created by self-taught individuals. The artwork on display here is both radiant and transformative, it is unlike artwork you will see in more of the secular art galleries.
National Aquarium: There are nearly 200,000 animals at the National Aquarium including amphibians, birds, reptiles and of course fish. For those that really want to experience the aquarium from the other side you can go on an immersion tour and see things from inside the tank itself.
Fort McHenry: Fort McHenry was built in 1798 but is most famous for its role in the War of 1812. During this war the fort successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from the British Armies attacks. During World War I the U.S armed forces used the fort again and in World War II the U.S Coast Guard used the fort. McHenry is now a designated national park and an exciting Baltimore tourist attraction. In 1814 a Garrison flag was flown over the fort which signaled the American victory over the British. Francis Scott Key saw this and wrote the poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry.” This poem finally became known as the Star Spangled Banner.
The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Baltimore Museum of Art has been collecting art works for a long time. In 1914 it started with just one piece of art and over one hundred years later its collection stands at 95,000 pieces. The museum showcases 19th century, modern and contemporary art including the largest collection of Henri Matisse works in the world. The museum has 210,000 square feet of floor space and the building itself is also a piece of art by renowned architect John Russell Pope. The museum is completely free to enter giving you the opportunity to come back again and again and again.
The Walters Art Gallery: If you like art but you are not passionate about a particular period of time or type of work then the Walters Art Museum will provide you with a great mixture of pieces. There is pre-dynastic Egyptian are, Greek Sculpture and Roman Sarcophagi. You can find Art Nouveau Jewelry as well as European and American masterpieces. In total there are approximately 30,000 pieces of work on display and admission to the museum is completely free of charge.
The Avenue at Hampden: Explore our neighborhood! There are great little shops and antique stores along 36th Street in Hampden.
The Shops at Harbor East: Very close to the hotel block, with all of the regular big stores and few local boutiques.