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Top Three Ways to Enjoy the Inner Harbor Sunshine this Spring

sunset photo of Inner Harbor Baltimore showing vivid colors of blues, pinks, oranges and reds
May 7, 2018, by 2hopkinsadmin

Boating, live music, and sightseeing are the must-do’s near your Downtown Baltimore apartment.

Even the perfect apartment is nothing without its neighborhood. Luckily, your 2Hopkins Downtown Baltimore apartment is surrounded by the best of Baltimore. From fine food and craft beverages to shopping and entertainment, the Downtown neighborhood has so much to offer. And we’re finally approaching the best season for city sightseeing. Check out the top three outdoor activities in the Inner Harbor, pick a favorite and get going!


Get out on the water


The Inner Harbor’s deep blue water draws people to the docks every summer, locals and tourists alike. The temptation to explore is tremendous and it’s a craving that’s easy to satisfy in this neighborhood. Because of Baltimore’s historic shipping industry and deliberate commercial development, there are ample options for getting on the water. Cruises on the Bay is the go-to for basic trips. They offer 45- and 90-minute cruises at different times, and kids cruise free on Mondays! Spirit Cruises specializes in dinner and lunch cruises, but also offers affordable sightseeing rides around the Inner Harbor. Both offer private yacht rentals for events. For something more casual, you can rent a plain paddleboat for $12 per half-hour or splurge for a “Chessie” or pirate-themed paddle.




Get down


Live, outdoor music is one of the best things about summer. And the Inner Harbor is filled with great venues, all within 10 blocks of your Downtown Baltimore apartment. The recently renamed Mecu Pavilion, formerly Pier Six Pavilion, is the biggest in the area. Popular artists like Khalid, the Steve Miller Band, and the Barenaked Ladies fill the summer lineup. There’s also Power Plant Live! It has a full schedule for the season, with a craft beer festival called Springfest Live! on May 12 and a Family Fun Day on May 19th.



Get some exercise


Living in a Downtown Baltimore apartment means that you can walk out your front door and into the city. One weekend this spring, go on a walking tour of Baltimore and learn a little more about the town’s history. The Heritage Walk leads you through the Inner Harbor, Little Italy and historic Jonestown neighborhoods. The Mount Vernon Cultural Walk runs along the Charles Street National Scenic Byway. View impressive architecture from different eras and visit some of Baltimore’s most prestigious institutions: Walters Art Museum, Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Peabody Institute. This tour culminates at Baltimore’s Washington Monument. Looking for a great place to exercise on a rainy day?Head to our 21st floor fitness center to bang out a workout!



There are always ways to enjoy the summer sunshine at your 2Hopkins downtown Baltimore apartment. See more of the neighborhood here. And schedule a tour to learn more about 2Hopkins, inside and out.