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Top Choice Seafood in Baltimore

Thames St Oyster House

A Fells Point icon, this vintage dining and drinking hall serves some of Baltimore's best seafood. Dine in the polished upstairs dining room with waterfront views, take a seat in the backyard, or plunk down at the b…
Top Choice American in Baltimore

Woodberry Kitchen

The Woodberry takes everything the Chesapeake region has to offer, plops it into a former flour mill and creates culinary magic. The menu is a playful romp through the best of regional produce, seafood and meats, fr…
Top Choice Stadium in Baltimore

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

The Baltimore Orioles play here, arguably the best ballpark in America, from April through September. Daily tours of the stadium are offered April through November; tours cost $9 for adults, $6 for children under 15…
Top Choice Museum in Baltimore

Evergreen Museum

Well worth the 7-mile drive north from the Inner Harbor, this grand 19th-century mansion provides a fascinating glimpse into upper-class Baltimore life of the 1800s. The house is packed with fine art and masterpiece…
Top Choice Museum in Baltimore

American Visionary Art Museum

Housing a jaw-dropping collection of self-taught (or 'outsider' art), AVAM is a celebration of unbridled creativity utterly free of arts-scene pretension. Across two buildings and two sculpture parks, you'll find br…
Top Choice Museum in Baltimore

Walters Art Museum

The magnificent Chamber of Wonders re-creates the library of an imagined 17th-century scholar, one with a taste for the exotic. The abutting Hall of Arms and Armor displays the most impressive collection of medieval…
Top Choice Afghani in Baltimore


The Helmand is a longtime favorite for its kaddo borawni (pumpkin in yogurt-garlic sauce), vegetable platters and flavorful beef-and-lamb meatballs, followed by cardamom ice cream. If you've never tried Afghan cuisi…
Pub in Baltimore

Brewer’s Art

In a vintage early-20th-century mansion, Brewer's Art serves well-crafted Belgian-style microbrews to a laid-back Mt Vernon crowd. There's tasty pub fare (mac 'n' cheese, cheeseburgers) in the bar, and upscale Ameri…
American; Mexican in Baltimore

Handlebar Cafe

Owned by X-Games champ Marla Streb, this friendly bike shop and bistro – adorned with mountain bikes and gear-themed decor – serves burritos and wood-fired pizzas behind its big garage door. Craft beer, live music a…
Sports in Baltimore

Preakness Stakes

Held the third Saturday in May at Pimlico, this long-running thoroughbred horse race is the second of three races comprising the Triple Crown, occurring between the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.