Ok, ok – So obviously you’re excited about FBLA NLC 2018 this coming June! Traveling to a new place, meeting new people, taking home new trophies… It’s pretty awesome all around!
Bet you didn’t think it could get any better. But guess what! It does!
You’re probably already aware that FBLA Nationals this year is being held in Baltimore, Maryland, but did you know that there’s actually a TON of awesome stuff to do in Baltimore? In fact, you might just have a hard time fitting it all in!
Not to worry though! We’ve broken things down nice & simple to compile this “Best Baltimore Has To Offer” list for you to pick and choose from. These are some of the most appealing attractions and activities for your upcoming visit to The Old Line State for FBLA Nationals!
Maryland Must-Do’s (The Classics)
Just a classic! The Inner Harbor’s brick-clad promenade is full of awesome eateries, stores, museums, entertainment, and more right on the Chesapeake Bay!
Baltimore Water Taxi
Get a ticket and ride all day! It’s a watery, open-air adventure, and an awesome way to see the city (all 13 stops) in a fun way.
Check out the United States Navy’s last ever build all-sail warship permanently docked in the Chesapeake Bay.
Incredible views from the top of a former Civil War lookout point, now transformed into a historical park.
Right smack in the middle of the city sits a beautiful park, with huge grass fields, curvy walking paths, a super cool pagoda, and frequent activities. Definitely a great place for just chillin’ out!
Stuff To Fill Your Brain! (Educational)
Maryland Science Center
Three levels of exhibits, a planetarium, and an observatory – all conveniently located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
Considered one of the best aquariums in the world, this non-profit attraction has over 17,000 animals and more than 750 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, marine mammals and sharks!
Baltimore Museum of Art
Founded in 1914 with a single painting, now the museum has over 90,000 works of art!
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Check out where the writer, editor, and poet lived with his aunt, grandmother, and two cousins. This site is now a National Historic Landmark.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
The historic fort that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. national anthem.
Keeping It Hipster (Not-So-Touristy Stuff)
Fell’s Point Farmers Market
Fell’s Point is a historic district full of delicious restaurants, unique shops, and beautiful waterside views. Then you add a farmers market?! Done deal.
Catch a game, maybe get yourself a good ol’ fashioned ballpark hotdog, and enjoy one of the newest, and yet most old-time feeling major league parks in baseball.
The one hotspot for street art in Maryland where spraying graffiti isn’t illegal.
Pier Six Pavilion
An awesome event space right on the Inner Harbor that host concerts and shows of all kinds.
Harborplace & The Gallery
This is basically the place you want to be if you want to get your shopping fix and grab some tasty food while you’re hanging out around the Inner Harbor.
Good Eats By The Sea (Hopefully that’s too fishy for ya!)
Bite of Baltimore
If you’re looking for an experience that is both delicious and educational about the culture and history of Baltimore, this is for you!
This open kitchen in a former grocery store has options for everyone, including vegan & vegetarian options.
A huge, colorful, open-air, indoor market established in 1782 full of food stands and produce, and specializing in seafood. This is one of the longest-running markets in the world!
“Ace of Cakes” at Charm City Cakes
Take a class to learn how to decorate incredible cakes like the pros!
Thames Street Oyster House
You into oysters? This place was made for you. They’ve got so many options, you probably didn’t know that many choices existed. Also, rated #4 of all restaurants in Baltimore!
Nick’s Fish House
This open-air restaurant is a Baltimore favorite and sits right on the dock. It’s a pretty legit way to dig into your famous Maryland crab leg.
Hopefully, this list will help and inspire you in making fun plans for your trip to FBLA NLC 2018 to Baltimore. We can’t wait to see you all there, and wish the best of luck to everyone competing at the National Conference! Check out our recent Quick Guide for FBLA NLC too!
Advisors!!! We know that dealing with flights, bussing, tickets for activities, hotels, and everything in between can get a little crazy (to say the least)! If you would like any help with making those plans, give us a call! We’re happy to help! We’ll make sure the trip is a blast for your students, and the whole process is easy-peazy for you!