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Fall Activities in Baltimore, MD

A city skiline in the late afternoon over the bay area.

Now that fall has arrived and school is back in session, the weekends are more important than ever to enjoy. If you’re in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore area, you’re in the right place to find something new to do all the time. But if the idea of too many options seems overwhelming, look no further than this blog post to get you started. Here’s our breakdown of activities you’re sure to love in the Greater Washington, D.C., and Baltimore area this fall!

Things to Do in Baltimore, Maryland, This Autumn

Can’t-Miss Baltimore Attractions

One of the things to do in Baltimore, Maryland, that you can’t do anywhere else is visit the sites that make this city so unique. Here are just a few:

  • Tour the Battle of 1812, arguably the most important battle in American history, or see the city skyline from Fort McHenry (where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the National Anthem).
  • Visit one of the museums of Maryland, like the B&O Railroad Museum, a national landmark that offers train rides and a full calendar of events all year long.
  • Choose one of the many guided tour options in Baltimore — from wine and foodie expeditions (the Federal HillFood Tour is a local favorite) to historical outings and scavenger hunts.

Go-To Ideas for Family Fun

There’s no better way to celebrate the season than to head out and enjoy the best of Baltimore’s natural beauty. Mark these outdoor-themed events on your calendar for these family crowd-pleasers that include activities for children and meal options on-site. Due to COVID restrictions that could be in place, be sure to call ahead to confirm dates and times of planned events.

  • Explore a corn maze
  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Attend a free fall festival 
  • Go apple picking (and enjoy some cider donuts while you’re at it)
  • Take a hike through a local state park and identify leaves
  • Make friends at a local petting zoo
  • Join in a hayride 
  • Enjoy s’mores around a campfire

Still looking for more ideas? Consider meeting animals from around the world and helping change the way we care for our oceans at Baltimore’s National Aquarium or learning about the arts at the Free Fall Baltimore celebration, one of the best free Baltimore events you’ll find for all ages.

Our Must-Try Date-Night Locales  

It’s no surprise that Baltimore was previously rated as a top city for singles — it’s an understatement that you have your pick of things to do in Baltimore, Maryland:

  • Touring haunted houses is one of our favorite fall activities in Baltimore for adults because there are so many to explore! See a complete list of scary sites to visit for an excuse to snuggle up to your significant other.
  • The Maryland Zoo is always a sure thing for family fun, but did you know it’s a great place for an adults-only evening as well? Do something different and head out to Oktobearfest, when you can check out the animals as well as German cuisine and the best in seasonal brews.
  • Make it a romantic evening at a moment’s notice (even during the day) by taking in the stars at the Maryland Science Center. It’s a spectacular view you can’t see anywhere else in the Greater Washington, D.C., and Baltimore area.
  • Get the conversation going at The Book Thing, the only shop where you’re not allowed to pay a cent for any book, or spend a few hours back in time at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum to revisit the history of American pop culture.

5 Great Places to Enjoy Live Music

Baltimore seems made for those who love live music — with so many venues available, the only question is, “Which one do you choose first?”

  • Westminster’s Saturday Night Concert Series offers a range of genres in performances throughout September and early October. With food and drink also available, you can plan for dinner and a show.
  • Ottobar, an indie-rock club that hosts bands and DJ dance parties, was named one of the “10 Best Live Music Venues in America” by Rolling Stone magazine, no doubt because it’s one of the few places where you can get close to the musicians.
  • There are multiple historic jazz clubs to visit in the area, but now’s the time to visit Keystone Korner Baltimore, where you can enjoy two shows a night, five days a week, either live or streaming online.
  • For the biggest acts in entertainment, check out Rams Head Live! in downtown Baltimore — you can even book parking ahead of time.
  • As the country’s first conservatory, the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University offers many of its dance and musical performances free of charge. There are more than 1,000 concerts and events to choose from throughout the year.

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One of the fall activities in Baltimore you don’t want to do is give up your weekends to clear your home of unwanted clutter that’s piled up over the last few months. Turn to Self Storage Plus to help keep your spaces (and your schedule) clear, with storage solutions to fit your needs. Learn more about our storage options and storage supply materials for sale by contacting us today — in the Greater Washington, D.C., and Baltimore area, there’s sure to be a Self Storage Plus location near you.

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