From its beautiful harbor and its rich history, interactive attractions, and more, Charm City (as it’s affectionately known) is the perfect place to celebrate the dad in your life this year.
Though we’re still in the middle of spring, June is coming sooner than you think, and with June comes Father’s Day. Yep, Sunday, June 18 is right around the corner, and if you’re hoping to give the dad in your life the best Father’s Day yet, it’s a good move to start prepping and planning. If you’re going to be in Baltimore for the holiday this year, you have nothing to worry about — the city on the water is chock full of fun things to do for Father’s Day. From its beautiful harbor and its passionate sports fans to its rich history, interactive attractions, and more, Charm City (as it’s affectionately known) is the perfect place to celebrate the dad in your life this year. If you’re unsure which spots to hit while you’re in town, fear not: That’s where we come in. We took the liberty of putting together this short list of some of the best things to do for Father’s Day in Baltimore, Maryland. Check out our picks below and start working on that itinerary right away!
If Dad is a sports fan, we can almost guarantee he’ll love spending the day watching a ball game — and Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a gorgeous place to spend a few hours! While the Orioles aren’t at home on Father’s Day this year, they do play at home four times during the week leading up to the holiday, so if you and Dad are in town then, it’s a great idea for a daytime activity.
We can’t think of a more traditional Father’s Day gift than one relating to whiskey — and this year, instead of getting Dad another monogrammed rocks glass, take him to where it all begins: specifically, Sagamore Spirit Distillery. It’s open for business Wednesday through Sunday for guided tours and rye whiskey tastings. It’s also conveniently situated in the middle of Baltimore’s Port Covington neighborhood and has breathtaking waterfront views and plenty of events to pick from. (Pro Tip: After Dad has a few whiskeys or cocktails, the rest of the day you planned is almost certainly bound to be a hit!)
If you’re looking for a surefire fun way to spend a few hours, take Dad out for a bite on the water with Father’s Day Signature Brunch Cruise. You’ll make treasured memories that’ll last a lifetime while you’re out sailing on the Patapsco River. You and the whole family can enjoy a chef-prepared brunch buffet, classic cocktails, and incredible views of Baltimore that you just can’t get on dry land. Chill out with some dining and music from the climate-controlled interior or pop out to take in the picturesque backdrop from the open-air outdoor decks. And, if you’re hoping for some fun a little later in the day, there’s a Father’s Day Signature Dinner Cruise that has the same excellent service, delicious food, and unbeatable views.
Does Dad love horror movies and scary stories? If so, you need to bring him to the Edgar Allan Poe Gravesite and Memorial. Wander through the old graveyard and read the literature surrounding the famous author’s burial site that contextualizes his life and his many contributions to literature.
For the Dad who’s new to the city — or has never explored the water — the Baltimore Harbor Tour is a can’t-miss activity. You and Pops will enjoy a 60-minute interactive tour and sightseeing cruise from the Inner Harbor. Just kick back and relax as you take in the sites and enjoy an animated narration of Baltimore’s rich history. You’ll check out some of the best views of storied sites including the USS Constellation, Fells Point, the National Aquarium, the John W. Brown Liberty Ship, and much more.
The nature-loving dad will love stopping by the National Aquarium. As one of the world’s foremost aquariums, its collection of more than 20,000 animals — from more than 800 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, marine mammals, and sharks — draws tons of visitors every year. Plus, you can get access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes experiences and tours, as well as science-based education programs and hands-on experiences in the field. At the end of the day, who doesn’t love looking at cool fish?
Oh, and whatever you decide to do for Father’s Day in Baltimore, we just want you to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable holiday toasting the dad in your life!