The Top 10 Things To Do And See In Canton, Baltimore

Photo of Harriet Lawrence
9 February 2017

One of the crown jewels of Baltimore’s waterfront communities, Canton is a vibrant neighborhood built from the ashes of Baltimore’s former industrial base. Though it may not be the most populated part of the city, this bustling hub is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city.

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Patterson Bowling Center

A bowling is always guaranteed as a fun, group activity, it’s never a bad idea to check our Patterson Bowling Center whilst in Canton. The shoes are included in the price so it’s a good deal. Be prepared for the desk to hold your ID while you bowl per their standard procedure. There’s also Duckpin bowling here, where the ball and pins are smaller. This alley has been here for a long time, but its slightly faded façade is all part of its charm. The attendants are always happy to help if there’s a problem. This is true blue collar bowling and you don’t want to miss it.

2105 Eastern Ave Baltimore, MD 21231 +1 410 675 1011


Savor the smell and taste of authentic, Neapolitan wood oven pizza without leaving Maryland. Verde, Baltimore’s premier Neapolitan pizza restaurant, teaches people about traditional cooking methods and ingredients from a family who brought the Italian essence to Baltimore. Learn about the history of Neapolitan pizza and facts about the pizza industry while experiencing a hands-on Neapolitan pie being made. This experience is a must for foodies and pizza fanatics

641 S. Montford Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224 +1 410 522 1000

Family Creative Arts Workshop

Every first Wednesday of the month Everyman Theater holds a story-based activity workshop for parents and young children. The children participate in a seasonal story dramatic play, music, dance, and take home craft activities. A parent or guardian is asked to remain present through the day, however it is fun for new parents with one or two children.

The Everyman Theater, 315 West Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21201 +1 410 752 2208

National Aquarium in Baltimore

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National Aquarium, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, Day
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The National Aquarium in Baltimore is an attraction that’s fun for dates, by yourself, or as a family outing. It’s a beautiful aquarium with a multitude of different exhibits featuring hypnotically stunning sea creatures. Some of the animals can even be touched as an interactive activity – which is a lovely change of pace from the typical aquarium.

Maryland Science Center

The Maryland Science Center has discounted admission on the first Friday of each month. With three levels of exhibits – a planetarium, observatory, and IMAX theatre – there’s something for everyone who enjoys science. There are modernized hands-on exhibits that include more than two dozen dinosaur skeletons. The center displays contain subject material focusing on physical science, space, earth science, the human body, and the blue crabs native to the Chesapeake Bay.

601 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21202 +1 410 685 5225

Port Discovery Children's Museum

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Port Discovery Children’s Museum is fun for all ages despite being specifically targeted at children under the age of 10. There are three floors of exhibits and programs designed to be interactive and hands on, allowing children to learn through play. The activities are incredibly interactive and often times need physical activity to complete. It’s slightly tiring though exhilarating fun for the whole family!

Ride the Ducks of Baltimore

Ride the Ducks of Baltimore is a tour of the city harbor through part of DC. However, it’s only available from April to November as it’s too chilly between December and March. See the Washington Monument, Edgar Allen Poe’s Grave, Camden Yards, Mount Vernon, Star Spangled Banner Flag House, the “Homicide” Set, Broadway Market, the Carroll Mansion, The Shot Tower, City Hall and the National Aquarium In Baltimore.

25 Light Street, 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21202

+1 410 727 DUCK

Power Plant Live!

Power Plant Live! is a collection of bars, businesses, and clubs in Baltimore. Located near a former power plant on the pier, the “Power Plant” is a mixed-use project that was developed in the 1990s. There are constantly events going on to check out and the nightlife is fantastic. And it’s a short drive from Camden Yard as well as many downtown hotels, making it an ideal place to stop by.

601 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202 +1 410 727 LIVE

Architectural History Tour

Tour the historic area of Baltimore with the Architectural History Tour by Baltimore’s Preservation Society. Visit the Preservation Society at The Fell’s Point Visitor’s Center or online to purchase a ticket to see the beautiful architecture of Baltimore’s harbor areas.

812 South Ann Street Baltimore, MD 21231 +1 410 675 6750 16

By Susanna Mostaghim