You know what they say about all work and no play, so we make travel a top priority. There’s nothing better than going to a new city and discovering its quirks, drool-inducing restaurants, or totally unique activities. (And then coming home to adorn your walls with photos!)
Let’s start with the place we at Nations Photo Lab call home – Baltimore, Maryland. Here are eight places you shouldn’t miss in your next visit.
You’ll have to do some digging to locate this Station North neighborhood spot, but it’ll be worth it. Graffiti artists across the city come here to tag the alleyway with their street art, and there’s so much to discover here. By @baltimorebride.
Views on views on views. Topside is a relatively new bar to Baltimore, but it has such an impressive birds eye view of the Washington Monument that it’s quickly become a city-wide favorite. By @topsidebmore.
A true hidden gem in Baltimore, the Rawlings Conservatory is a historic greenhouse and botanical garden right next to the Maryland Zoo. Entry is donations-based, so you can pay as much as you want for total exploration of vibrant tropicals, gorgeous orchids, and a room full of impressive palms. By @willpowerphotos.
This brand new space for the popular brewery in North Baltimore is covered in wall art that’s perfect for posing. Practice your best Tyra in front of one of their painted walls while sipping on some juicy IPAs. By @thebmorecreatives.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
In Downtown Baltimore, you can actually go inside a real, working clock tower. After taking an elevator up 15 floors through this historic building, you’ll then climb a ship ladder to the industrial clock room. By @one.pic.at.a.tyme.
The Water Taxi
Explore one of the many routes of Baltimore’s water taxi, and you’ll get boat-side views of the Inner Harbor. (Hint: certain routes are free! Others are a small fee for a day pass, in which you can hop on and off.)
George Peabody Library
I can’t imagine actually studying in the gorgeous Peabody Library – there’s so much to look at! This Mount Vernon library opened in 1866 and was intended by its financier to be “for the free use of all persons who desire to consult it.” Right on, George. By @lhewittphoto.
Tucked away in North Baltimore, Sherwood Gardens is a must if you’re in Baltimore in the springtime. Why? For the rows and rows and rows of tulips! By @annamartin94.
Have any Baltimore travel plans? Tell us your favorite spots!
Thanks to @smittythepup for our header photo!