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Explore the Charm City with a Bus Rental in Baltimore

Discover Charm City with a bus rental in Baltimore.

Maryland, USA

Baltimore is the biggest city in Maryland. The independent city is home to more than 621,000 people and has seen a lot historic and significant events in the past.

It also houses great attractions that you should visit at least once in your life.

Come here on a bus rental in Baltimore and explore the many sights and sounds of the city.

A 24-passenger mini bus rental in Baltimore is perfect for small groups.

If you are traveling with a small group, be sure to get a 24-passenger mini bus rental in Baltimore. This will help ensure that all of you are comfortable and you can get around the many attractions in the city. In fact, with a bus rental in Baltimore, you can be sure that you can pack more venues and places to go to in a single day!

Arts & Culture

Maryland Arts and Culture

Baltimore has a rich nautical history and has a beautiful inner harbour. And it is also very rich in culture and the arts. Baltimore has a thriving art and theater scene and a growing number of art museums.

Indeed, the city has great venues for art, music, and dance. It also has great museums and theater groups. These include:

  • 2640 Space. Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse is owned by a collective of artists and businessmen and its performance arm is the 2640 Space. Located inside St. John United Methodist Church, the 2640 Space has regular author talks, social justice conferences, workshops, conferences, lectures, film showings and different performances. Violinist Hilary Hahn, David Harvey and Neutral Milk Hotel are some of the most notable artists that have graced the stage here.
  • American Visionary Arts Museum. The American Visionary Art Museum has been open for close to thirty years now and has year-long exhibits that helps introduce self-taught artists and raw talents to the world of art. Over the years, the American Visionary Art Museum has come up with great, thought-provoking exhibits in its space.
  • Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Located in the Highlandtown area, the Creative Alliance has been teaching the community to create art for years. It is also the venue for some great dance performances, art exhibits, concerts and movie screenings. You should also come here if you are looking for string band music and traditional country music. For the LGBT community, there is a gay cabaret called Charm City Kitty Club, which sometimes holds variety shows that are very entertaining.
  • Current Gallery. Current Gallery is run by a collective of artists that give young Baltimore talents studio space as well as an exhibit venue. Current Gallery often features collaborative projects and interactive exhibits such as life-sized video games that are to be played by a group of people. If you want a quirky and unique art exhibit, then you should head here.
  • Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center. Eubie Blake was a pianist who made a big contribution to early jazz in the city. From playing in bordellos and in vaudeville stages, Blake made it to Broadway and even guested in the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center today has monthly art exhibits, film screenings and of course live concerts. Be sure to go to the Eubie Live concert room at the fourth floor, where they have recreated a 1920s jazz club. You could also catch the Eubie Blake Legacy band play Eubie's biggest hits.
  • Single Carrot Theater. The Single Carrot Theater is one of the newest theatre companies in the city, but it has been able to produce outstading plays such as those of Shakespeare right down to new productions and contemporary shows. Largely billing themselves as an experimental theatre group, they have been able to debut some up and coming playwrites such as Sara Ruhl and have been able to encourage the youth set to patronize theater.
  • SophiaJacob Gallery. The SophiaJacob Gallery is the newest kid on the block when it comes to visual arts space in the city. They usually have exhibits featuring talented new artists, lectures, and even features installation art.
  • The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum features several significant and famous African-American personlaities. It also gives you a chance to delve into African American history and their heritage. There is also a life-like recreation of a slave ship here that allows you to see for yourself how horrific life was on one.
  • The Red Room Collective. Located at Normal's Books and Records, the Red Room is where you could go to get the freshest music from the area's best and up-and-coming musicians play with you. This concept is similar to the city's High Zero experimental music festival. Over the years, the Red Room has featured several notable musicians such as Daevid Allen, Eugene Chadborne, Peter Brotzmann, Milo Fine, and Jaap Blonk.
  • Windup Space. While it also serves as a bar, the Windup Space also features the film screenings of Mondo Baltimore, as well as the improvised music series held by Out of your Head Collective. Windup Space also features jazz concerts, book and poetry readings, and fun debates where two sides argue about something they literally do not have any idea about. Even if they do not have special events, art exhibits, or music concerts on stage, you could still come here and play ping-pong or board games.

Restaurants & Shopping

There are several restaurants that the city can be proud of. But some of the best you can go to include:

  • Ouzo Bay, which is located in the Greektown area. The Greek cuisines served by Ouzo are authentic and you can definitely enjoy the claamri, spanakopita, and lamb chops. Opened only in 2013, you will also appreciate the interiors and the atmosphere.
  • Charleston, which is a consistent part of any top restaurants list in Baltimore. Chef Cindy Wolf brings you seasonal menus where every single item is brilliant and delicious. They also have a fine selection of wines.
  • Woodberry Kitchen, which takes its food seriously and you will love the inventive items on the men. Order the Chesapeake oysters or the Cape May scallops for a definite win.
  • Fleet Street Kitchen, which comes from the same family of restaurants as Bagby Pizza and Ten Ten. Chef Chris Becker believes in the farm to menu concept and serves the best short ribs in town. You can also have a fill of the delightful pastries created to perfection by Chef Bettina Perry.
  • The Black Olive, which serves great seafood and has been a local favorite since 1997. Order the Dover sole that is perfectly grilled and flavored. Or choose for really Greek food such as feta and the calamari stuffed with goat cheese and the delicious baklava. Check out the great wine list as well.
  • Pazo pipes, which has foot stomping music to go with its delicious food. The interiors in this restaurant is simply to die for but you will soon be lost in the dishes that they serve you, including great steaks, rabbit ravioli and some of the best desserts in town.
  • The Oregon Grille, which is located in Hunt Valley and is one of the truly upscale, old-school fine dining establishments here. You would enjoy everything here from the atmosphere to the food to the service.

Sotto Sopra in Mt. Vernon is one of the few consistently great and authentic Italian restaurants in the city. Taste the best Italian cuisine from the kitchen of Chef Riccardo Bosio and this is one of the best places for a romantic dinner date. Order the house pastas and check out the wine list as well.

Wit & Wisdom: A Tavern by Michael Mina lives up to its tavern name, but it is one of the most elegant and classiest taverns you would enter in your life. Order the wood-roasted bone marrow, the rockfish and the lamb loin. After your meaty treats, wash it all down with fine wines!

Thames Street Oyster House gives you a taste of New England and great oysters. Check out the scallops as well, while the rest of the menu is equally amazing.

Other restaurants you should try include:

  • Aldo's Ristorante Italiano
  • Antrim 1844
  • Birroteca
  • Blue Hill Tavern
  • Cinghiale
  • Lewnes' Steakhouse
  • Linwoods
  • Pabu
  • The Milton Inn
  • The Prime Rib

Shopping. You could go to White Marsh Mall (Baltimore, MD 21236), where you could shop and dine all in one place. Check out American Eagle, Gap and Hollister, as well as other nationally known brands here. You can also eat at some great restaurants. The Avenue at White Marsh is nearby and this is a good place for more shopping, dining and entertainment. There's also the Towson Town Center, the Hampden Falls neighborhood and the Village of Cross Keys.

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

Maryland Golf and Sport Venues

Golfers would have a lot of outstanding choices for golf courses in Baltimore.

One is Clifton Park Golf Course (Baltimore, MD 21213), the city's first public golf course that was built in 1915.

Clifton Park gives you great views of the city and a challenging golf game.

You could also have fun at Greystone Golf Course, which is one of the courses included in the Maryland State Amateur Links Championship games.

If you need help with the game, you can get lessons from PGA players here.

Mount Pleasant Golf Course has a great classic design and is one of the top municipal golf courses in the United States.

Other notable golf courses you can play in here include:

  • Carroll Park Golf Course
  • Forest Park Golf Course
  • Woodlands Golf Course

Sports venues. Baltimore has a long and proud sports history. Fans from all over Maryland come to Baltimore to catch their favorite teams play. Baltimore is best known for the Preakness Stakes and other horseracing events. So do plan a visit to Pimlico Race Course. The city also has two professional football teams in the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens, as well as representation in other professional leagues such as the Baltimore Blast, Baltimore Bohemians, Baltimore Burn and Baltimore Nighthawks. Check out the Art Modell Field, Baltimore Arena, and the Oriole Park at Camden Yards to catch all of these teams in action.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

Baltimore's long history starts with Captain John Smith and includes the writing of the National Anthem, right down to the struggles of African-Americans for their rights, and the Industrial Revolution. So it is safe to say that Baltimore gives you a taste of the country's own history. So get on a bus rental in Baltimore and visit the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the Edgar Allan Poe House, Federal Hill and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House. You can take a tour of houses that represents the various eras of history. Check out the historic homes, historical trails, the row houses and the mansions of the industrial revolution.

You could go on a themed tour as well. For example, you can go on a Civil War tour of the city, visiting President Street Station where the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad ended and from where a lot of slaves escaped. Then you can go to Pratt Street and Camden Station, both with storied pasts that are related to the Civil War. Then head on to Federal Hill, which is the sight of the parade that celebrated the ratification of the new Constitution in 1789.

Other Civil War sites you can visit include Fell's Point, USS Constellation, Patterson Park, Mount Vernon Place, cemeteries such as Loudon Park Cemetery, Confederate Hill, and Greenmount Cemetery.

You should also go to these monuments:

  • Confederate Monument
  • Lee and Jackson Monument
  • Monument to Confederate Women
  • Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Parks & Outdoor Activities

Baltimore has great parks where you can enjoy a lot of outdoor activities. Here are just some of the best:

  • Carroll Park has one of the two of the oldest Federal-style mansions in the city. It has more than 117 acres of sports fields, a skating rink, a play area, and a golf course. This is where the German festival is held.
  • Clifton Park has 259 acres of space that also includes a golf course, basketball and tennis courts, baseball diamonds and a swimming pool.
  • Druid Hill Park is the biggest and oldest park in the city. This park was opened in the 1860s and is one of the oldest landscaped green spaces in the country, along with Fairmount Park and Central Park. Here, you could visit the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, the Maryland Zoo, hiking and biking trails, a disc golf course and a pool.
  • Patterson Park is known as the best backyard in Baltimore because of its proximity to rowhomes in the area. It has a pool, an ice skating rink, basket ball courts, sports field, tennis courts and playgrounds. Also visit the marble fountain, the Victorian pagoda and boat lake.
  • Wyman Park Dell has 16 acres of space where you can play kickball, football or frisbee. The park is also the site of outdoor movies during the summer. This is also where the Charles Village Festival is held.

Zoos & Aquariums

Maryland Zoos and Aquariums

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has more than 2,000 animals under its care, including animals from Africa, bog turtles, migratory birds and ducks, river otters, red foxes, snakes, and polar bears Anoki and Magnet.

National Aquarium in Baltimore (Baltimore, MD 21202) has a lot of great aquatic creatures. See the dolphin show, or see other rare fishes and marine life on display. You can also catch a 4-D movie here.

Other Points of Interest

Maryland is one of the few states where same sex marriage is legal, so you might want to plan your wedding here. Choose Baltimore to exchange your vows and you can have the best settings for your landmark marriage. You can do it in a railroad museum, a park or a cruise. You can also tour the city's many gay-friendly attractions as well.

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