21 Things To Do In Baltimore When You're Bored And All Your Friends Are Busy
No need to be bored when there's so much to do.
Bored in Baltimore? There's no such thing - at least, there's no excuse for it. Even when your friends are all busy and you're alone, there are a ton of great things for you to do to pass the time.
From working on your physique to treating yourself to a much-needed chill day, you will never need to be bored again because of your friend's busy schedules. Plus, they'll be jealous you're having so much fun without them. It's a win/win situation and you can thank me later - for now, get out there and have a blast partying solo.
Go skydiving indoors
Where: 8209 Town Center Dr, Nottingham
Want to experience the zero gravity thrill of skydiving without all the danger involved? iFLY is an indoor theme park where you can do just that. A high powered wind tunnel picks you up while the air chamber becomes your playground. Sounds pretty fly, right?
Grab a bite to eat and enjoy the scenery at Tiki Barge Baltimore
Where: 500 Harborview Dr
This colorful oasis invites you to take a seat and enjoy the tropical scenery you just won't find anywhere else in the city. Grab a drink, order a meal, and by the end of it all, you won't even remember you're not actually on a Hawaiian Island.
Treat yo'self to a spa day
Where: Four Seasons, 200 International Drive
Perhaps the best thing to do when you're all on your own is to spend a day getting pampered at the spa. Book a massage, soak in the hot tub, and top it all off by basking in the sauna. No matter what you choose to do, you will feel amazing by the end of it all.
Where: multiple locations
There are a TON of unique museums in the city that you need to check out if you have not already, including the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. Exactly how Mr. Ripley would have wanted it, it's full of oddities and amazing objects that you won't find in any other museum. My favorite part is the interactive exhibits, like the impossible spinning tunnel. Basically, be prepared to have your mind blown.
Get involved with trivia night
Where: 3531 Gough Street
Over 21 and need something to do in the evening on a Tuesday? Not a problem. The Laughing Pint holds their weekly trivia night every Tuesday starting at 8 pm. So, if you're ready to mingle in with the locals and have a good time, there's no better evening to do it on.
Hike the Patapsco Valley State Park trails with your pooch
Where: 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City
While your friends are busy, your dog said he'd like to spend some time with you. Why not treat your loyal buddy to a long scenic hike through the miles of trails at Patapsco Valley State Park - think of how happy he'll be!
Make something cool with pottery
Where: 5707 Smith Ave.
Baltimore Clayworks host classes that teach you how to refine your pottery-crafting skills. Their classes help you learn everything you need to know about pottery from start to finish, and of course, you get to keep your creation. I mean come on, it's not every day you get to make your own custom mug.
Try some wildly flavored donuts at Diablo Doughnuts
Where: 1035 Light St
Eat your sorrows away at this donut shop, known for their delectable and savory donut flavors. The best part? Going alone means you don't have to share. More for you!
Add to your oddity collection
Where: 3534 Chestnut Avenue
Admit it, you have some unique items that you like to collect. Luckily, there's a shop right in town that's prepared to provide you with any additional trinkets you didn't know you needed. Whether you're in the market for taxidermy specimens, shrunken head replicas, human skulls, seance candles, or vintage medical equipment - to name only a short few - Bazaar has it.
Try some traditional Irish cuisine
Where: Mick O'Shea's Irish Pub, 328 N Charles St
So you have gone to Hawaii on the barge, now you're going on a trip on the other side of the world at Mick O'Shea's Irish Pub. You can get everything from Gunissess on tap to perfectly cooked corned beef, all while you enjoy the authentic Irish decor and Celtic music. You'd never know you were still in Baltimore.
Go on an urban exploration trip
Where: multiple locations
The city has seen its share of businesses and residents come and go over the years, making it the perfect place to do some urban exploration. Just by casually walking along the sidewalks you will pass a few unfortunate buildings that have been left to rot, which probably get more attention now than they ever had. Of course, you don't have to just visit the abandoned areas - Baltimore is full of lively urban areas just waiting for you to explore them too.
Taste the brews of the city
You drink - they drive. The Baltimore City Brew Tours chauffer you around from brewery to brewery, serving you up to 15+ different local craft beers and a perfectly paired dinner. Tours last around 5 hours and are always a good time, plus you get to hang with some fellow beer lovers. Cheers to that!
Grab a free book to read
Where: 3001 Vineyard Lane
If you consider yourself a bookworm you're going to love this place. The Book Thing is a groovy hole-in-the-wall non-profit organization that relies on public donations and volunteers for their one and only mission: providing free reading material to the general public. There are so many books here in every subject imaginable, so don't worry about running out of reading content any time soon - and yes, you can take the books home with you for the low price of zero dollars and zero cents.
Play some games at Dave & Buster's
Where: White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd
Nothing will cheer you up like a solo date night at Dave & Busters. It is the perfect excuse to act like a kid again, play some arcade games, maybe a bit of skeeball, win some tickets, cash them in for prizes, you know, without anyone judging you. Just because you're older doesn't mean scoring 100 points isn't just as exciting as it was 15 years ago. Ya feel?
Self-guide yourself on the ultimate Edgar Allan Poe site seeing tour
Where: multiple locations
Baltimore is a city with rich history, made especially notable by one resident in particular, 18th-century macabre poet Edgar Allan Poe. It's no secret that the struggling alcoholic writer lived out the rest of his tragic life right here in Baltimore - forever to be immortalized by placards throughout the city.
You can visit the home he once lived in, his grave, the site of his death, oh, and you won't want to forget to grab a drink at the bar that claims to have served him his final drink. Heck, there's even a street named after him.
Get flexible at Federal Hill
Where: Federal Hill
Breathe in...and out... The Federal Hill neighborhood is a trendy spot for nightlife, shopping, and yoga. The picturesque atmosphere overlooking the river often makes it a favorite spot for practicing yogis - but don't just take their word for it, dust your mat off and experience it for yourself.
Attend a comedy show
Where: 5625 O'Donnell St
Everyone loves a good laugh, and Baltimore Comedy Factory brings in some of the most hilarious comedians for your enjoyment. No matter what sense of humor you have there's a comedian show waiting here just for you.
Take a new profile pic at Sherwood Gardens
Where: 4310 Underwood Rd
Let's face it, your profile is practically begging you for a new profile pic, so now's the time to give it what it wants. Sherwood Gardens is a park full of breathtaking scenery and no admission fee, the perfect recipe for good photos. If you really want to make it fancy, buy a phone tripod and be completely hands-off. No one will even know you didn't hire a photographer!
Shop until you drop at the Patapsco Flea Market
Where: 1400 W Patapsco Ave
Admittedly sometimes you have to do adult things, like shopping. The good news is that you can totally forget shopping at overpriced department stores because Patapsco Flea Market has everything you need in one location, for a fraction of the price and double the amount of fun.
Grab a slice in Little Italy
Where: Little Italy
Two things you will find in the Little Italy neighborhood: amazing food and Italian pride. There are several blocks full of nothing but Italian shops, eateries, artwork, and recreational activities to partake in - and when your feet get tired, rest at one of the Italian flag-colored benches.
Check out the Curtis Creek Ship Graveyard
Where: 6100 Chemical Road
In Baltimore, there is a place where ships go to die, the Curtis Creek Ship Graveyard. Many of the ships are from WW1 and never used for their purpose - only left to slowly decay in the marina. The best way to see them is to paddle out in a kayak past the industrial ships or from atop the I-695 bridge.