Baltimore is a waterfront city steeped in history that boasts a thriving cultural and culinary scene and diverse neighborhoods. A key to Charm City's continued vitality is its strategic location on the Atlantic seaboard, right at the heart of the most densely populated area in the United States. In Baltimore, a “bop” is slang for a long walk, and with Visit Baltimore’s free BoP Pass, visitors can journey through the streets where Frederick Douglass, Billie Holiday and Harriet Tubman once walked, learning about their contributions to history and how their fearlessness, big ideas and bold innovation informs our culture even today. The pass also unlocks exclusive deals and discounts to museums and attractions that celebrates Baltimore’s deep African American history and heritage, and provides special offers for some of Baltimore best Black-owned shops and restaurants.
There is no better way to kick off a day in Charm City than at Miss Shirley’s Café, a family-run Baltimore landmark that is known for its coconut cream-stuffed French toast, fried green tomatoes, grit fries, and chicken and waffles. If you need a walk after your grits, head over to Little Italy, an area charged with history and authentic Italian culture and cuisine. Be sure not to miss a visit to Jonestown, once a predominately Jewish enclave, and still home to Baltimore’s corn beef row.