Baltimore January 28, 2018
You Can’t Afford To Miss These 11 Free Outdoor Activities In Baltimore
There’s no need to spend big bucks to explore the outdoors in Charm City. In fact, most of the city’s outdoor attractions are absolutely FREE. Below is a list that you simply can’t miss, and they won’t cost you a cent.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Patterson Park
Mostly known for the pagoda, Patterson Park is also the perfect place for a stroll. The sights are beautiful year-round, especially during spring and autumn.
2900 E Lombard St
2. Druid Hill Park
Charm City's largest park is filled with an abundance of attractions, including the Maryland Zoo. Although the zoo certainly isn't free, you can still explore the grounds, which are filled with sculptures, statues, trees, and water views.
900 Druid Park Lake Dr
3. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Speaking of Druid Hill Park, be sure to check out Rawlings Conservatory, which is filled with various rooms of exotic plants. This beautiful spot is free of charge and you'll want to bring a camera.
3100 Swann Dr
4. Cylburn Arboretum
This underrated gem is home to a historic mansion and gorgeous gardens. Be sure to check out the Japanese maples while you're here.
4915 Greenspring Ave
5. Sherwood Gardens
You can visit Sherwood Gardens year-round but it truly comes to life during spring. Thousands of multi-colored tulips sprinkle the property and it's a stunning sight to behold. This is a great spot for a warm-weathered picnic.
6. Pierce's Park
This interactive park is located near the harbor and it's fun for both children and adults. The "playground" is full of fun things to climb on and there's also a musical fence!
716 Eastern Blvd
7. Federal Hill Park
For some of the best views of the city, head to Federal Hill Park, which is located across from the harbor. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the sights or simply relax while taking in the views.
300 Warren Ave
8. Green Mount Cemetery
Exploring cemeteries isn't for everyone, but you may change your mind when it comes to Green Mount Cemetery. This historic spot is full of character and the weathered sculptures are intricate and beautiful. Many historical figures are buried here, including John Wilkes Booth!
1501 Greenmount Ave
9. The Sculpture Garden at Baltimore Museum of Art
Not many people know that The Baltimore Museum of Art is free of charge. Even lesser known is the hidden sculpture garden out back, which is breathtaking year-round. Check out this inspiring place at least once.
10 Art Museum Drive
10. Graffiti Alley
Graffiti is usually frowned upon, but not at Graffiti Alley. In fact, you're encouraged to leave your mark at this colorful spot in the city.
Located between North Avenue and Howard Street
11. The Harbor
We couldn't end our list of free outdoor attractions without mentioning the harbor. Sure, some of the businesses in the area are tourists traps, but simply walking around the water is a picturesque and refreshing time.
What are YOUR favorite free things to do outdoors in Baltimore? Let us know below!
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