Service Area Spotlight: 10 Things to Do In Baltimore, Maryland

Since 1990, Shenandoah Shutters has been honored to serve the Baltimore, Maryland area. Baltimore is a diverse, exciting city with a variety of home types available for residents. In fact, even Baltimore’s historic row houses are filled with variety and originality. There is no question that Baltimore is a city of history and charm. 

If you’re lucky enough to be a new resident of Baltimore, or if you’re just looking to explore this amazing city, here are 10 things to enjoy in Baltimore, Maryland: 

Take a Stroll of Baltimore

Seeing Baltimore from the ground gives you the opportunity to really take in the city’s many architectural and artistic gems. Use a self-guided walking tour app on your phone or take advantage of one of the city’s walking tour businesses. At the end of your walk, you’ll have gained a greater appreciation and understanding of the city.

Spend the Day at the National Aquarium 

Routinely named one of the best aquariums in the United States by multiple magazines and media publications, National Aquarium is known for its conservation efforts and award-winning exhibits. It’s the only place in Baltimore where you can see exotic animals, like the laughing kookaburra of Australia and the giant South American river turtle.

Enjoy the Inner Harbor

After you’ve seen sea life up close at the National Aquarium, enjoy the rest of the Inner Harbor. From The Maryland Science Center to shops and restaurants, the Inner Harbor is a Baltimore, Maryland favorite. You can even explore it by water taxi.  

Sightsee in Fell’s Point

The neighborhood of Fell’s Point boasts over 150 buildings on the National Register, including the Robert Long House, Baltimore’s oldest residential building. You can also visit the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum, experience history and ghost walks (the writer Edgar Allan Poe was last seen here before his death), and enjoy the annual Fells Point Maritime Heritage Festival. 

Visit the Distinctive Hampden Neighborhood

Hampden is known for its quirky and artistic style. Visitors to Hampden can enjoy over a hundred unique shops, as well as frequent festivals, including the annual autumn Hampdenfest. During the holiday season, Hampden hosts Miracle on 34th Street, a vibrant light display and holiday festival that attracts people from all over Baltimore and beyond. 

See a Game at Oriole Park

This nostalgic stadium is a baseball fan’s dream, with fascinating seasonal tours and all of the food you could ever need for game day. Another great perk of Oriole Park? The incredible views of Baltimore from the stands.

Tour a Museum

There is no shortage of museums in Baltimore. Art lovers will appreciate the Baltimore Museum of Art and sculpture garden, The Walters Art Museum, The American Visionary Art Museum, and the Evergreen Museum. There are also many galleries to explore. History buffs, meanwhile, will relish the National Cryptologic Museum, as well as numerous specialty and cultural museums, such as the Baltimore Museum of Industry, Maryland Historical Society, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Take the kids to Port Discovery Children’s Museum or Ripley’s Believe It or Not for a day of kid-centered family fun. 

Go Off the Beaten Path

One of the things that makes Baltimore so special is the variety of quirky experiences available for visitors and residents of the city. To really get a unique taste of Baltimore, check out some of the city’s more eclectic activities. Book lovers will be mesmerized by The Book Thing, a not-so-little free library, while lovers of the creepy will be delighted by Elijah Bond’s ouija board gravesite, built to mark the achievement of the ouija board game creator himself. You can also enjoy the city’s many food markets, seafooderies, and music venues.

Fort McHenry National Monument

This historic Baltimore battle site inspired Francis Scott Key to write our national anthem,  “The Star-Spangled Banner.” There is much history to explore and take in at the Monument, along with beautiful views of Baltimore. Fort McHenry is a convenient stop after visiting the Inner Harbor.

See Baltimore by Water

While you can also take advantage of the city’s water taxi during your explorations of the Inner Harbor, there are still more ways to see Baltimore. Once you’ve explored Baltimore by land, you can hop on a boat and see it by sea. From pirate cruises to relaxing dinner cruises, seeing Baltimore by water is an experience like no other. 

Searching for Plantation Shutters for Your Baltimore, MD Home?

Baltimore is called Charm City for a reason. This vibrant area easily lends itself to the beauty and elegance of plantation shutters. If you’ve recently bought a home in or around Baltimore, or if you’re just looking to add value to your home with this extraordinary hardwood window treatment, give Shenandoah Shutters a phone call today. We’ll answer your questions about plantation shutters and even set-up a free, in-home design estimate and consultation. Visiting Baltimore from D.C, Virginia, or another part of Maryland? We’re excited to serve you, too! 

Ask us about our original, patented Softedge design, a unique plantation shutter style that is similar to European cabinetry. This is a perfect option for tilt-in and casement windows. In fact, at Shenandoah Shutters, we custom build plantation shutters for any window size or shape. We even craft plantation shutters for doors and arches. 

Shenandoah Shutters crafts high quality, completely real wood interior plantation shutters using only American woods. If you’d like a specialty wood, like cherry, oak, or mahogany, we can accommodate your request. Choose from a beautiful cream, a rich stain, or a custom color for your plantation shutters. We finish every one of our plantation shutters with a silky, lacquer finish that will help set the ambiance and tone of your home. Baltimore is only a few hours from Richmond, Virginia, where our shutters are built by expert craftsmen with decades of experience. If you’re looking for a day trip from Baltimore, visit our woodshop and showroom to see our process firsthand.