Ready to share what you love about Baltimore? Spend some time in the city’s Inner Harbor for some amazing photos of the city’s best attractions. This sightseeing hub is every Instagrammer’s dream as it has everything from waterfront restaurants to a National Aquarium that features giant turtles. You can pinpoint these attractions from the Top of the World Observation Level, which offers a spectacular view of the city. Walk the Harbor right below and discover your favorite spots.
Remember them forever as you fill your Instagram feed with unforgettable moments. Who knows? You may luck out and get your photo featured on the city’s Instagram story. If you are in need of inspiration, then this guide has got you covered. Below are some of the most Instagrammable spots in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
Federal Hill’s Park
For a waterfront view of the entire Inner Harbor, take a photo from the top of Federal Hill Park’s enormous hill. Once a defensive lookout during the War of 1812, it is now a picture-perfect spot for many locals and visitors looking to spruce up their Instagram pages. For the best photo, take a shot just before dusk and capture the painted colors of the sky. This photo op offers just the right amount of landscape and cityscape, as well as boats that sit gracefully on the glistening water.
The Top of the World Observation Level
Snap a bird’s eye view of the Inner Harbor and the city’s skyline from the Top of the World Observation level in Baltimore’s World Trade Center. The 360-degree panoramic view is located on the 27th floor in the world’s tallest pentagonal building. This photo op is worth a $6 entrance fee for adults and $4 for children. If you are a senior or have a military ID, access to this breathtaking view is $5. This is a great starting point to a Baltimore trip, with illustrative guides that map out some of the best attractions in the Inner Harbor. Or more places to take Insta-worthy photos!
The Historic Ships
Hop aboard the historic ships and take photos that portray life at sea in the mid-19th century. The Historic Ships in Baltimore include four impressive military vessels. Quote the Beatles “A Yellow Submarine” in your photo’s caption as you pose inside the U.S. Submarine Torsk or snap a photo through its peep hole. Don’t forget to get a photo of the timeless US Sloop-of-War Constellation from the outside. If you are in for some more fun, then embark on a guided tour or an overnight adventure. Be sure to get some awesome candids of your friends and families.
Add color to your Instagram page or story and feature some of the most vibrant creatures from the National Aquarium. You don’t have to travel far to the coral reefs of Australia or Singapore to snap a photo of the Percula Clownfish. From the 120 feet long lion’s mane jellyfish to the translucent white moon jelly, capture the light, colors and shapes of various jellyfish in the Jellies Invasion. The Tropical Rainforest is home to a diverse collection of plants and animals, including golden lion tamarin monkeys and sloths that hang. Bring awareness to these creatures and their rapidly disappearing habitats by featuring them on your Instagram.
For the most Instagrammable foods and magical views, visit one of the many waterfront restaurants located in the Inner Harbor. The Rusty Scupper Restaurant & Bar is just one of them, perfect for a casual business lunch or a fun night out. You can dine harborside while eating the most delicious and authentic Maryland crab cakes and even enjoy live jazz music during Sunday brunch. Allow the Rusty Scupper to be the perfect backdrop to your most candid moments.
McCormick & Schmicks Seafood & Steaks also serves the most beautiful plates, including delectable deserts, juicy steaks and modern cocktails. Snap a photo of your #CurrentMood as you sip a crisp white wine while enjoying a grand view of the boats breezing by.
A Cruise or Water Taxi on the Bay
Head out on a sightseeing tour on the Bay and capture the panoramic skyline views. See if you can spot one-of-a-kind vistas of the Inner Harbor’s top-attractions, such as Fells Point and the National Aquarium. There are photo opportunities in every direction. Whether it’s your birthday or wedding, Baltimore Water Taxi offers private charters for all occasions. You can get photos of these amazing moments while out on the water.
For a casual day, take the Yellow or Green Route for a loop around the Harbor. You will see everything from the Knoll Lighthouse to the Domino Sugar factory. For the opportunity to dine and dance as you take photos of these spectacular views, take a Spirit Cruise with friends and family.
American Visionary Art Museum
Get some wacky tacky shots at the American Visionary Art Museum! The museum celebrates self-taught artistry by showcasing works by some of the most talented “outsider” artists like farmers and postmen. This unconventional and eccentric museum contains everything from sculptures and paintings. The exhibits and installations may incite controversial discussions, so challenge your followers with an insightful post. Located in the Inner Harbor, the building features three revitalized industrial buildings, an outdoor garden, museum store and a restaurant. Make sure you charge your phone battery, there will be plenty of opportunities for photos.
Orioles Park at Camden Yards
Get a panoramic photo of the beautiful Orioles Park at Camden Yards, located just a short walk away from the Inner Harbor. If you are visiting during baseball season, then snap a live photo of a game. Better yet, cheese with a smile as you cheer on the Orioles with an iconic foam finger. Put a timestamp on an unforgettable experience by taking a shot of your Baltimore Oriole tickets. From nachos and boiled peanuts to hotdogs and cold beer, there’s nothing like Ballpark food. Make your followers jealous and attract foodies to your page by posting a tasty shot.