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If you’re looking for great first date ideas that will totally impress your partner, check out our list. Whether you’re looking for something romantic, classic or an outdoor location, we’ve selected some of the best spots around Charm City. No matter what you choose, you’re bound to have your date invite you to the second one. – Roxana Bardan

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Illusions Magic Bar And Lounge

1025 S. Charles Street,
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-5811 

Make your first date truly memorable and magic! At Illusions Magic Bar and Lounge in Federal Hill, you’ll be able to live an incredible experience, in an atmosphere that blends fun, magic and suspense all together. While enjoying a great selection of wines, vodkas and desserts, you’ll witness an amazing performance by Baltimore’s Houdini, Spencer Horsman. One of Spencer’s best kept secrets is his escape from two straightjackets, while hanging (sometimes 50 feet high!). Check their website for future events and plan a wonderful first date at Illusions.

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Harborplace and The Gallery

200 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 332-4191

For a romantic date, go for a stroll in the Inner Harbor along the waterfront. From spring to fall, the ‘pearl of Baltimore’ hosts numerous outside entertainment events that will make for a perfect first date. Admire the historical boats, sing along some local bands, and go on “top of the world,” on the 27th floor observation deck of the Baltimore World Trade Center. Choose from 13 different restaurants and 30 different eateries, and get to know each other while enjoying a traditional or exotic meal. Then, take the water taxi to Locust Point, Canton or Harbor East and you’re bound to absolutely enchant your date with the city’s charm!

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The Helmand

806 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 752-0311

If you’re looking for a great first date spot, and you’d like to go for something more classic, then look no further than The Helmand. Located downtown Baltimore, the Afghan restaurant prides itself in being the best spot for an amazing first date. And with 20 years of history enchanting Charm City’s senses with a fine Afghan cuisine, this might totally be the perfect place for you two, where you’ll enjoy a romantic dinner and get to know each other. Check their website for hours of operations and reservations.

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Salt A New American Tavern

2127 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 276-5480

Looking to impress your date? Then take him or her to Salt. Located in downtown Baltimore, the new American tavern features a very unique, romantic atmosphere, that’s bound to offer you two a great experience. Salt’s extraordinary libations menu includes red, white and sparkling wines that will get the conversation going, no matter how nervous you two might be. Their food menu is also very rich, featuring amazing starts and entrees. Check their website for hours and much more.

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Clipper City

803 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 837-6700

For a truly unique romantic experience that includes Baltimore Inner Harbor, the Chesapeake Bay and much more, take your date on board of Clipper City. Designed to entertain locals, visitors, as well as corporation parties, the boat offers an atmosphere “that can’t be duplicated anywhere in the world,” sailing from many Maryland ports, including Annapolis, Havre de Grace and St. Michaels. See their website for more information, including tickets and schedule.