No plans this weekend? Check out Baltimore’s dollar days

3 Dec

Baltimore's Inner Harbor is by far the city's biggest tourist attraction. Photo by Chuck Szmurlo

Oh, Baltimore. The largest city in Maryland that inspired a television show about drugs and crime. But Baltimore has many redeeming qualities … like museums! And this weekend’s a particularly great time to check them out because it’s a dollar days weekend.

Participants include the National Museum of Dentistry (which I’ve heard is surprisingly interesting), the Flag House and Star Spangled Banner Museum, the awesome Maryland Science Center (though I imagine it will be super crowded) and the Contemporary Art Museum (which is actually free this weekend). (While the National Aquarium is participating, I can’t advocate going there until they get rid of their dolphin show.)

While you’re in Baltimore, I suggest making a day of it and going to the Inner Harbor for lunch. It’s very touristy and you’ll probably have to wait to get seated, but the Inner Harbor is a nice place to spend time nonetheless. You could also drive by Charm City Cakes or, if you’re like my best friend, loiter outside until someone eventually comes out.

Driving from DC to Baltimore will take about an hour. Once you get there, be aware of your surroundings because there are definitely some less safe neighborhoods. And like most cities, plan on paying for parking and anticipate some traffic.

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