Are you in search of that place that would be perfect for a date night? Would you like to venture into something more than a restaurant or bar or movie theater? Baltimore has some very unique places where couples can go, inexpensively, and still experience the intimacy of a date night. Each place is extremely special if you are a lover of Baltimore.

Federal Hill Park
300 Warren Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 396-5828
bcrp.baltimorecity.govThis park, established in 1880, offers a gorgeous view of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Couples can sit on the hill and picnic or just gaze at the stars. There is also Rash Field, which hosts a range of activities, including a playground area. The park is located in close proximity to Cross Street Market, Maryland Science Center and the American Visionary Arts Museum.

Credit: Vickie Lawson

Credit: Vickie Lawson

American Visionary Arts Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 244-1900
www.avam.orgThe American Visionary Arts Museum, located in Federal Hill, offers couples the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild as they view exhibits from local, self-taught artists. In addition, there are fun workshops offered at various times of the year which will allow couples to get in tune with their creative sides. Guided tours are also available as patrons are encouraged to look at art in a different way. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., but closed on Mondays.

Top Of The World Observation Level (Inside The World Trade Center)
401 E. Pratt St., Suite 27
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-8439
www.viewbaltimore.orgTop of the World Observation Level is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center. According to the website, the Top of the World Observation Level offers “a breathtaking view of the Baltimore skyline, harbor and beyond.” There are exhibits and special events available as well. Couples are free to check out the 360 degree panoramic view of Charm City, in a safe environment, while identifying familiar points of interest. This is a great place to visit prior to a romantic dinner on the town. The hours of operation are Mondays – Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.Related:  Best First Date Spots Around Baltimore

Entrance to Cylburn Arboretum (photo by Vickie Lawson)

Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 367-2217
www.cylburnassociation.orgThe Cylburn Arboretum, located in northwest Baltimore City, is open daily (except Mondays) from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. This city park offers couples an intimate place of wooded trails to stroll while admiring the various flora and fauna grown there. The mansion, built during the Civil War, offers couples the opportunity to reflect upon by-gone days while admiring the architecture of the building. Special events are available as well.

National Aquarium
501 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD
(410) 576-3800
www.aqua.orgLocated in Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium is one of Baltimore’s most fascinating places to visit. The Aquarium is home to turtles, birds, sharks, dolphins, frogs and so much more. Visitors can get an up close and personal view of what lies above and beneath the sea. Exhibits spotlight and showcase the various habitats of the animals within the Aquarium. The best date night for this location is Fridays when the Aquarium is open until 8 p.m.Related: Best Dates For The Adventurous Couple In Baltimore

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