The Best Time of Year to Visit Baltimore

Best Time of Year to Visit BaltimoreBALTIMORE, MD - For optimal experience, Baltimore should be visited during spring (March to May) or autumn (October to mid-November). While winter can be off-season, you'll still enjoy tolerable temperatures and fewer crowds if visiting in that season; just make sure that if planning on coming in that period, you check the snow forecast carefully and dress accordingly!

Best Time of Year to Visit Baltimore
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When is The Best Time of Year to Visit Baltimore

The Charm City hosts numerous festive events and festivals throughout the year.  Pimlico Race Course hosts an unforgettable horse race called Preakness Stakes every third Saturday of May at Pimlico, followed by a week-long celebration including sunrise tours of the stadium, Black-Eyed Susan Day honoring women racing, and Baltimore's Best Hon pageant. Beer fans won't want to miss either Baltimore Craft Beer Festival in the fall or Das Oktober Fest featuring over 60 German breweries. When October rolls around, don your most eccentric costume and join a haunted or ghost tour of Charm City!

While locals indulge in their favorite outdoor activities, spring and autumn offer milder temperatures and lower hotel rates. Enjoy some freshly-steamed crabs seasoned with Old Bay at Locust Point Steamers; explore Fell's Point or Little Italy by water taxi; take in Fell's Point's waterfront scenery during a sightseeing cruise; discover historic neighborhoods on food-focused tours like Fell's Point and Little Italy; head into parks to take in changing foliage while sampling locally-crafted beer at one of Baltimore's many breweries; or head straight into Baltimore's vibrant downtown where concerts can be seen at Royal Farms Arena or small venues across town!