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5 Baltimore Hidden Gems to Explore

Baltimore is home to many top-notch attractions, including the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the National Aquarium, and Port Discovery. Of course, Charm City also boasts numerous hidden gems that visitors of all ages can enjoy, including:

1. West Shore Park

401 Light Street, Baltimore, Md. 21202

An Inner Harbor favorite, West Shore Park offers many fun, family-friendly activities. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the majesty of the scenic Inner Harbor, cool off at the Walter Sondheim Fountain on a hot summer day, or simply spend some time outside, West Shore Park provides an exciting setting for guests of all ages.

Let’s not forget about West Shore Park’s great lawn, either. This park offers plenty of space where you can celebrate a variety of events throughout the year, ensuring you’ll be able to make the most of your time at the park whenever you visit.

2. Papermoon Diner

227 W. 29th Street, Baltimore, Md. 21211

The Papermoon Diner is comfort food at its finest. Their carnivore- and vegetarian-friendly menu is something every appetite can appreciate. The diner is a Baltimore favorite, and it’s simple to understand why. The menu includes everything from meatloaf to crab quesadillas. Don’t get us started on the dessert menu.

The diner is also quite a sight to see, as it is decked out in creative, eclectic décor from floor to ceiling. From its thousands of unique Pez dispensers to the dazzling toy trains, the Papermoon Diner boasts photo op-worthy décor that you are unlikely to find anywhere else

3. American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore, Md. 21230

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is an art lover’s dream come true, as it features an extensive collection of eye-catching masterpieces. However, you don’t need to be an art aficionado to enjoy the awe-inspiring works featured throughout this one-of-a-kind museum as well.

At AVAM, you can check out vibrant exhibits that include soulful creations from an array of artists. Every work has a story behind it, and at this museum, you’ll be able to learn and discover the beauty of a wide range of exemplary pieces any time you visit.

4. Atomic Books

3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, Md. 21211

Want to curl up with your favorite book? Or would you rather read a new title that your friends can’t stop talking about? Atomic Books offers a comfortable atmosphere where you can sit back, relax and read any book you choose.

Atomic Books boasts a distinct look and feel and may be best known to Charm City residents as the home of the largest graphic novels collection in the area. This bookstore continuously offers “literary finds for mutated minds,” a slogan it has followed since its launch in 1992.

5. Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

301 W. Camden St., Baltimore, Md. 21201

Explore the history of pop culture in the United States at a stellar museum that offers the perfect blend of education and excitement – Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.

For many guests, the museum offers a blast into the past, as it features many classic pieces of Americana that are sure to make visitors feel like they’ve taken a trip back in time. The museum also provides a variety of special exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year, making it easy for guests to enjoy a unique experience at any time.

Getting to Baltimore’s Hidden Gems

Now that you know about some of Baltimore’s hidden gems, you’ll next need to determine how you can travel to these outstanding destinations. Fast, reliable ground transportation, however, can be tough to find in Baltimore.

For instance, public transportation offers no guarantees, which means you may end up waiting for an extended period of time before your ride arrives. Meanwhile, ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber offer an alternative to public transportation. But these services rarely, if ever, offer the first-rate ground transportation you deserve.

Fortunately, when it comes to getting around Baltimore, there is a top-notch car service that can take you where you need to go quickly, safely and comfortably – ZBest Worldwide.

With ZBest, you can enjoy superb ground transportation services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ZBest even offers a comprehensive vehicle fleet that accommodates both solo travelers and large groups of passengers. This vehicle fleet includes:

+ Luxury sedans – Designed for comfort and elegance, ZBest’s luxury sedans boast sleek leather interior, tinted windows and other excellent features.

+ SUVs – Looking for plenty of leg room? With one of ZBest’s SUVs, you can reap the benefits of a large, spacious vehicle that is both safe and dependable.

+ Stretch limousines – For those who demand nothing but the best, ZBest’s stretch limos are available for travel groups of up to 14 passengers.

+ Stretch SUVs – Take advantage of one of ZBest’s stretch SUVs to explore the Charm City in a stylish, comfortable vehicle that includes a complimentary bar arrangement of glassware and bottled water

Streamline your travel plans across Baltimore with ZBest – you’ll be happy you did. This Charm City car service offers top-of-the-line vehicles, courteous chauffeurs and other best-in-class accommodations to ensure you can get around the city without delay. Choose ZBest for your Baltimore excursion, and ultimately, you can check out the city’s main attractions and hidden gems any time you visit.

*Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in March 2016. However, it has since been updated to reflect the most accurate information.

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George Rains
Executive Vice President of Global Operations at ZBest Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation Services.