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8 Date Ideas in Baltimore to Inspire Romance

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

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Baltimore, Maryland, has a unique charm that lends itself to romantic experiences. While it might not be the first city that comes to mind for a romantic getaway, it offers a variety of activities and settings that can make for a memorable and romantic time. All couples should experience at least one of the date ideas from our list to truly inspire and strengthen romance in their relationship.

1. A Night Out to the Museums

Baltimore has a plethora of astonishing museums to choose from! Some of our favorites include: the Baltimore Museum of Art or Walters Art Museum. The Baltimore Museum of Art is a particular favorite museum amongst couples for date nights as their art workshops provide a unique outlets for couples to bond and explore their creativity. See this link to see the unique events and workshops happening currently.The Baltimore Museum of Art has so much to offer a trip would be remised without a visit to Gertrude's Restaurant, located in the museum- making it a popular dining choice for several art lovers. The Walters Art Museum is a must for any couples seeking adventure their "Museum After Dark" exhibition is sure to impress your date and spark connection between you and your date.

Baltimore Museum of Art

2. A Walk Along the Harbor

Baltimore's Inner Harbor is a picturesque setting for romantic strolls along the waterfront. This is the perfect date for couples who enjoy to people watch or the beautiful sceneries that a harbor can provide. You can take a romantic cruise on the harbor or simply enjoy the view while dining at one of the many waterside restaurants.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

3. Explore Baltimore's Historical Sites

Both Fort McHenry and the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore can provide unique and engaging experiences for couples who are interested in history and culture. Fort Henry provides a romantic atmosphere as it overlooks Baltimore's Harbor. Couples can enjoy leisurely walks along the fort's ramparts, taking in picturesque views of the waterfront. All couples visiting Fort McHenry should not miss witnessing the daily flag-raising ceremony. The ceremony creates a moving experience that can evoke a sense of pride and unity. Couples can stand together and take in this patriotic ritual while reflecting on the significance of the national anthem. For couples who share an interest in literature and the macabre, the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum is a must-visit. Walking through the rooms where Poe lived and wrote can create a sense of connection to the author's literary world.

Baltimore, Fort McHenry

4. Tour Union Craft Brewing

For a more laid back evening, take up a tour at some of Baltimore's local breweries. Union Craft Brewing offers tours of their facility, where you can see the brewing process up close. The tours often include tastings of their popular brews. The brewery has a laid-back, industrial vibe, making it a great place to really get to know your date and enjoy a variety of beer styles.

Union Craft Brewing Baltimore

5. A Night Out at Baltimore's Jazz Clubs

Music is a connecting force in society but can be especially connecting when shared between couples as it creates memorable bonds. Exploring Baltimore's live music scene, particularly at local jazz clubs like An die Musik and The Cabaret at Germano's, can be an excellent choice for a couple looking for a romantic and memorable evening experiencing Baltimore's night life. A die Musik provides an intimate atmosphere for you and your date to immerse yourselves in the jazz club scene and connect on what songs speak to your soul.

The Cabaret at Germano's not only includes live jazz music but live cabaret acts and theatrical performances. Delight in a fine dining experience with an array of gourmet dishes and an extensive wine list to complement your evening. Refer to the club's website to be informed on what kind of evening you will be engaging in for your date night as the club often has themed performances or special events that add a unique and even romantic touch to your date.

An Die Musik- Baltimore

6. Tour Local Parks and Gardens

Enjoy a romantic picnic in one of Baltimore's beautiful parks, like Druid Hill Park or Patterson Park. The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens at Druid Hill Park is a particularly romantic spot with its lush greenery and Victorian architecture. The conservatory isn't typically overcrowded, especially during weekdays or off-peak hours. This means you can enjoy a sense of privacy while still being in a public space. It's an ideal setting for couples who want to escape the crowds and have quality time together. Whether you want to stroll through the gardens, set up a picnic blanket, or sit on one of the benches, you have plenty of options for making your date special. You can customize the experience to suit your preferences, whether it's a casual picnic or a more formal outing.

Botanical Gardens at Druid Hill Baltimore

7. Enjoy a Romantic Evening at a Rooftop Bar

Baltimore's rooftop bars offer a unique and romantic experience, combining great drinks, delicious appetizers, and breathtaking views of the city. The rooftop bars provide the perfect atmosphere to watch the sunset together and admire the city lights. Two of the most popular rooftop bars in Baltimore include The Bygone and Topside at the Revival Hotel.The Bygone is located in the Four Seasons Hotel, right in the heart of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. This fine rooftop bar and eatery will make you and your date feel as though you've stepped back in time to the glamorous era of flappers and jazz. A date night at the Bygone is sure to be memorable and romantic. A list of their current menu and drink options can be located here.The Topside at the Revival Hotel has a more relaxed and contemporary vibe compared to The Bygone. The rooftop deck features a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, creating a welcoming and casual atmosphere allowing you and your date a comfortable and intimate environment for the perfect evening.

City rooftop bar

8. Visit the Baltimore Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is a unique and captivating place to explore with your date. The aquarium's carefully designed exhibits create a unique atmosphere that feels like stepping into a different world. With its dim lighting, soothing music, and immersive displays, it sets the stage for a serene and romantic setting, perfect for intimate conversations. What makes this date even more special is the range of interactive activities available. Many exhibits at the National Aquarium are interactive, allowing you and your partner to get up close and personal with some of the creatures. Located in the Inner Harbor area, the National Aquarium also offers stunning views of the harbor itself. After your visit, you can extend your romantic evening with a leisurely walk along the waterfront, taking in the scenic and ever-changing views that the harbor has to offer.

aquarium on the sea
I hope this list has inspired you with some delightful date ideas to explore in Baltimore. Whether you and your partner are locals looking for new adventures or visitors seeking unique experiences, Baltimore offers a diverse range of romantic possibilities to suit any couple's preferences. From scenic parks and waterfront views to cultural excursions and intimate dining experiences, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant city.
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