Things to do in Baltimore Inner Harbor

Our most recommended things to do in Baltimore Inner Harbor

Baltimore Buffet Dinner/Dance Cruise of the Inner Harbor

1. Baltimore Buffet Dinner/Dance Cruise of the Inner Harbor

You are in for a very special evening the moment you step aboard The Spirit of Baltimore and are escorted to your private candlelit table. Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship while the crew casts off for the captivating 3-hour cruise around the Inner Harbor. Your waiter will invite you to feast on the cafeteria-style buffet, where everything is freshly prepared.  Choose from entrees such as pan-seared chicken breast and oven-baked flounder, fresh salads and a selection of pastas. Take as little or as much as you like. Savor your selections over perfectly paced dinner music and never-ending views. While you are reveling in the delicious cuisine. Relax over coffee and dessert while you listen to fun curated music. Sip cocktails under the stars, then take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor deck in Baltimore while you soak in the views. Sample Dinner Menu Salads Caesar Salad Romain Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons Bow Tie Pasta Salad Scallions | English Cucumbers | Roma Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette Vegetables & Potatoes Roasted Broccoli Florets Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro Mashed Potatoes Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic Entrées Oven Baked Flounder Filet Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce   Baked Ziti Pasta Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella | Cheese Spinach Sauce Honey & Sesame Chicken Scallions | Fresno Chilies Italian Beef Meatballs Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley Braised Beef Short Ribs Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce   Dessert Spirit Seasonal Dessert Display Menu Subject to Change Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Baltimore Inner Harbor: 2-Hour Buffet Lunch Cruise

2. Baltimore Inner Harbor: 2-Hour Buffet Lunch Cruise

Grab the family, a group of friends, and head out on the water for a Spirit of Baltimore Lunch Cruise. Beginning in the Inner Harbor and cruising along the Patapsco River, this cruise include 2 hours of incredible views of Baltimore’s historic and interesting waterfront attractions. See the Maryland Science Center, Federal Hill, Fort McHenry and the Francis Scott Key Bridge, among other sights along the route. Try tasty salads and entrees from the lunch buffet menu throughout the cruise and look forward to a sweet dessert assortment. Listen to fun music throughout the cruise. There’s never a dull moment aboard Spirit! The relaxed vibe and fun atmosphere make this cruise the perfect afternoon break. SAMPLE MENU Sample Dinner Menu Salads Caesar Salad Romain Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons Bow Tie Pasta Salad Scallions | English Cucumbers | Roma Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette Vegetables & Potatoes Roasted Broccoli Florets Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro Mashed Potatoes Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic Entrées Oven Baked Flounder Filet Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce   Baked Ziti Pasta Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella | Cheese Spinach Sauce Honey & Sesame Chicken Scallions | Fresno Chilies Italian Beef Meatballs Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley Braised Beef Short Ribs Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce Dessert Spirit Seasonal Dessert Display *Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Baltimore: Inner Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

3. Baltimore: Inner Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

See Baltimore from a different perspective on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise around the famous Inner Harbor area. Sail along the coastline and listen to the onboard narration as it points out iconic landmarks such as the historic waterfront neighborhood of Fells Point, the National Aquarium, the John W Brown Liberty Ship, the USS Constellation, and more. Sail around the Inner Harbor, one of America's oldest seaports, and see some of the city's best attractions. Take advantage of both indoor and outdoor observation decks, and purchase a beverage from the well-stocked bar. Kick back and relax as you take in the sites and enjoy an animated narration of Baltimore’s rich history.

Baltimore: Fells Point Walking Food and History Tour

4. Baltimore: Fells Point Walking Food and History Tour

Start the tour on the east side of Fells Point, where you will learn all the important aspects of the area, including the many interesting architectural and historic elements that make it what it has become. Learm about the industrial, residential, commercial, and social elements that make up this small neighborhood. Enjoy 5 stops in total for food tastings. Each stop been chosen to represent the best of the local cuisine. Taste some fresh vegetables from nearby farms, crab cakes, Korean-Polish fusion food, craft cocktails, and delicious desserts. Progressing from one stop to the next, your guide will delve into the history and culture of the neighborhood. Move from one story to the next much as you move from one restaurant to the next, which keeps the tour dynamic and entertaining. You'll learn the history of the city, how it played a vital part in the War of 1812, and the industrial heritage of the city. Finish on the West Side of the neighborhood, where you will enjoy a local dessert. The tour will take approximately 3.5 hours.

Baltimore: 15-Minute Helicopter Tour

5. Baltimore: 15-Minute Helicopter Tour

Take to the skies in a climate-controlled turbine jet-powered Bell 206 Jet Ranger for up to 4 passengers and see Baltimore from a whole new perspective on this 12-15 minute helicopter tour. Witness Fort McHenry and the Under Armour World Headquarters in the Locust Point neighborhood, and see the US submarine, USS Torsk, and a decommissioned aircraft carrier in the Port of Baltimore. You'll get to see sights such as Patterson Park, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Aquarium, the Inner Harbor sightseeing hub, and the iconic Natty Boh and Domino Sugar signs. If you are a sports fan, you're sure to love your unique view of the Oriole Stadium at Camden Yards and the Ravens Stadium at M&T Bank Stadium. Get a unique aerial perspective of historic neighborhoods such as Downtown Baltimore, Fells Point, and Mount Vernon before beginning your descent. Land safely back down at your starting point filled with adrenaline and incredible memories.

Baltimore: Guided Craft Brewery Tours with Lunch or Dinner

6. Baltimore: Guided Craft Brewery Tours with Lunch or Dinner

Embark on an all-inclusive Baltimore craft beer tour that you won’t forget. Experience Baltimore's highly rated beer scene by stopping at 4 of Baltimore's best Breweries. Sample up to 16 delicious beer styles and enjoy a curated beer pairing lunch. Meet your guide and follow along for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at each brewery's beer-making process. Choose to start the tour in the day or the evening. The original tour takes you to a total of 4 breweries while the compact tour option for visits 3. The breweries you'll visit range from large production breweries like Guinness or Heavy Seas to smaller, more intimate spaces like Nepenthe and Mob Town. During your trip, enjoy up to 16 beer samples and lunch.

Baltimore: Charm City Helicopter Tour

7. Baltimore: Charm City Helicopter Tour

The city of Baltimore, MD has so many great things to offer but it's too hard to visit them all in one day. Luckily, you are able to view much more through the skies, in the cabin of a helicopter. All tours are in climate-controlled turbine jet-powered Bell 206 Jet Ranger seating up to four passengers and offering Bose noise canceling headsets for the utmost comfort while you soar over the city. On the 18-20 minute Destination Baltimore Tour, you can expect to see the following (but not limited to): • Fort McHenry • Port of Baltimore/Seagrit Marine Terminal • Natty Boh Sign atop Natty Boh Tower • Patterson Park • Johns Hopkins Hospital • Historic Fells Point • Downtown Baltimore • Oriole Stadium at Camden Yards • Ravens Stadium at M&T Bank Stadium • Mount Vernon (Baltimore) • Inner Harbor • Baltimore Aquarium • Under Armour World Headquarters • Iconic Domino Sugar Sign • USS Constellation • USS Torsk • Locus Point • Countless sailboats • Baltimore Zoo • Key Bridge • Fort Carroll Sanctuary • Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus • TV Hill • Druid Lake • Hampden • Pimlico Race Course

Baltimore Self-Driving Audio Guided Tour

8. Baltimore Self-Driving Audio Guided Tour

Discover Baltimore and uncover its strange and fascinating secrets with this app tour. Take a tour from the comfort of your smartphone, and the highlights of the city from the beginning at the inner harbor to the end at the Fort McHenry. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Explore the USS Constellation, the Baltimore Aquarium, and more on this picturesque stretch of walkway. Spot the locally famous “Mr. Trash Wheel,” a funky contraption built to keep Baltimore’s harbor clean. Head to the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park, which honors two African American heroes. Enjoy the atmosphere at the Horse You Came In On Saloon, which is supposedly the last place Edgar Allan Poe stopped on before his death. Visit Douglass Place, a neighborhood of historic homes built by Douglass himself. See the city hall, which has seen some seriously rowdy altercations over the years. Travel with an audio guide that covers Washington Monument, Edgar Allan Poe’s grave, Babe Ruth's house, and more.

From DC: Baltimore and Annapolis Day Trip

9. From DC: Baltimore and Annapolis Day Trip

Enjoy the marvels of Maryland with one of our private Baltimore day tours from Washington DC, which also includes a stop at historic Annapolis!. Often dubbed ‘charm city,’ Baltimore is a short 60-minute drive from DC and makes for the perfect day trip from the capital. Enjoy pickup from your DC address in a luxury vehicle, and after a short scenic drive through Maryland, arrive at the first destination, the grave of legendary writer, Edgar Allen Poe and the former home of baseball icon, Babe Ruth. Next, take an informative tour with your guide of the cultural Inner Harbour, complete with entrance to the USS Constellation Ship and Fort McHenry. Here, learn how this place was where Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," and spend the afternoon exploring Annapolis. Enjoy eye-catching architecture downtown before taking a historic Annapolis walking tour of the United States Naval Academy. Don’t forget to grab some of the region’s renowned seafood in a harbourside restaurant before the journey home.

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What people are saying about Baltimore Inner Harbor

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 155 reviews

My husband and I did this activity for our 22nd anniversary. I surprised him with this food and walking tour and during the tour he commented that I had made an excellent choice! It turned out we were the only ones on the tour that time which actually was really fun. Our guide Simone was amazing, very personable, very knowledgeable and we had an immensely memorable fun experience! And the food was amazing!! I even ate vegetables and loved them! We will absolutely be sharing this opportunity with friends and family and suggesting that they take advantage of this experience as well!

This experience provided intimate details of Fells Point and early Baltimore history, along with delicious food from an exciting variety of restaurants, pubs, and markets. I enjoyed that the pacing of the event allowed for enough time to walk off the food, while also not providing an overwhelming amount of information between stops. I can't say enough positive things about our tour guide Simone, who was knowledgeable, friendly, and went above and beyond to create an inclusive environment for everyone to be comfortable and get to know the other people on our tour.

I had a good experience and I recommend. The food, music and employees were great!

It was a nice experience but they need to at least serve a drink

Great good and service! I highly recommend this cruise!