Packed with history and exciting attractions, Baltimore is a city that could take weeks to fully explore. However, if you only have one weekend to visit, use the following itinerary to make sure you see the best of the Charm City.

Dinner on Friday Evening


If you arrive in time for dinner, head to the Rusty Scupper Restaurant and Bar for upscale and regional seafood cuisine. Looking out over the Inner Harbor Marina, the Rusty Scupper serves delicious meals along with incredible views. Start your meal with the artichoke and crab dip or coconut fried shrimp. For your main course, consider one of the classics like jumbo lump crab cakes or a specialty like blackened swordfish. If you saved room for dessert, the sweet potato cheesecake or chocolate indulgence cake will hit the spot.

Entertainment on Saturday

When you want to fill your Saturday in Baltimore with some entertainment, plan on checking out the Inner Harbor. This historic seaport now has attractions that everyone will enjoy. See the history of American pop culture at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, view amazing sea life at the National Aquarium, head to the observation deck at the World Trade Center in Baltimore for stunning views of the city, or ignite imagination at the Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

With popular restaurants like Hard Rock Cafe, Fogo de Chao, Bistro 300, and Sullivan’s Steakhouse, you can easily find a spot for lunch and dinner and make a day of exploring the Inner Harbor.

History on Sunday

After you’ve enjoyed the fun attractions Baltimore has to offer, consider using Sunday to learn more about the unique history of the city. Start at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine to learn more about its role in the War of 1812 and the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to write our national anthem. After that, take a trip to the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and see where Mary Pickersgill sewed the flag that Key wrote about.

Take a trip back to the Inner Harbor and go on a tour of one of the historic ships docked there. For even more history, check out one of the interesting museums in the area, like the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, the B&O Railroad Museum, or the Baltimore Civil War Museum.

Best Places to Stay

There are numerous hotels around Baltimore that are perfect for your weekend trip. If you want to stay close to all the action and activities, look into one of the hotels at the Inner Harbor. While you can find affordable options like Days Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor and Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor, you can also find luxurious options such as Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore and Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. When you’re searching for a good rate, check out affordable options just outside the Inner Harbor, such as La Quinta Inn & Suites Baltimore Downtown or Biltmore Suites.

When you have one weekend to take in everything Baltimore has to offer, follow this itinerary, and you won’t leave the city disappointed.