When you don’t have too long to visit any one place, it can be hard to decide what to do. You want to take in as much as possible, but you don’t want to try and do too much at once. If you attempt to fit too much in, you won’t get a proper feel for the things you see and do. Whether you’re on your own for a business trip, having a fun weekend with the family, or even just on a 24-hour layover, Baltimore, MD offers plenty for you to do in just a few hours. Have a look at these ideas for inspiration.

Spend an Hour or Two at the Baltimore Museum of Art

For a lot of people, checking out the art that a city has to offer is a must whenever they visit somewhere new. Most cities have a range of galleries and museums to check out, which can sometimes make it difficult to know which one to pick. If you’re not sure where to go in Baltimore, start with the Baltimore Museum of Art. Handily, you can find it on Art Museum Drive. You can explore historical, modern, and contemporary art through their collections, exhibitions and events. It’s a great choice if you want a museum that will offer you a little bit of everything.


Check Out the Baltimore National Aquarium

Everyone loves an aquarium. The Baltimore National Aquarium not only has some great things to see, but it helps to conserve and educate about marine life. If you’re staying at the TownePlace Suites Baltimore BWI Airport, it’s only 20 minutes to get there. There are some fantastic exhibits, from fish of the Amazon River to an Australian river gorge, and even dolphins. If you’ve got kids with you, it’s a good choice, but you don’t have to visit as a family. It’s a cool option for adults on their own too.

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Chill at Patterson Park

Sometimes, you don’t want to spend your whole visit rushing around. If you don’t have much time and it’s a nice day, why not try a visit to Patterson Park? There’s plenty to do, including a boating lake, where you can also go fishing. The Pagoda is an amazing way to get some views of the city, which is always handy if you don’t have too long to take it in. There are playgrounds and a dog park if you’ve got your kids or your furry kids with you, plus a swimming pool in the summer and an ice rink in the winter.


Arrive Early for Your Onward Flight

Waiting for your flight can often be boring, especially in small airports. But if you’re flying out of Baltimore Washington International Airport, you might want to arrive early. The airport offers lots of things to do so you won’t be bored. There are places to eat, art to observe, an observation gallery, and exhibits about flight and space travel. If you like to keep fit when you travel, include the BWI Cardio Trail or the Roam Fitness gym.


You don’t need to have a lot of time to start exploring Baltimore. Choose your activities carefully, and you can have a fun time.



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Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.