Grand Adventures: Top Picks for Fun with Grandkids in Baltimore

Written by: Jim Schwartz

We caught up with local grandfather, Jim Schwartz to get insights into some of his favorite places to take his grandchildren in Baltimore. Jim, a resident of Pikesville, is a grandfather to 2 kids ranging in age from 10 – 13. He likes to discover places where both he and his grandchildren can have fun and explore together. Check out his recommendations.

  • Station North Arts District: Designated as Maryland’s first official Arts & Entertainment District, Station North is the perfect spot for a stroll with older grandkids. Keep an eye out for projects and events in the Baltimore Sun or Baltimore Banner.
  • Druid Hill Park Disc Golf Course: Bring the grandkids out to enjoy a day in nature at Druid Hill Park.  It’s a fun and free activity that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. Pro tip: try out disc golf while you’re there.
  • B&O Museum: Do you have a train enthusiast in the family? Check out the B&O Railroad Museum. Even though there’s an entry fee it’s worth it. Explore the rich history of Baltimore’s railroad while making memories with your grandkids.
  • Roland Park Nature Walk: Take in the beauty of nature on the Roland Park Nature Walk on Falls Road. It’s a peaceful and free activity, perfect for bonding with your grandkids.
  • Luckman Park Playground: Let the little ones run wild at Luckman Park on Glen Avenue. It’s a free playground where your grandkids can let their imaginations run wild and get some energy out.
  • The Ripken Experience: If your grandkids are baseball fans, visit the Ripken Stadiums in Aberdeen. There are 9 baseball fields that are replicas of some of the most notable MLB ballparks. The coolest one, of course, is the 2/3rd scale of Oriole Park at Camden Yards!
  • City Markets: Experience the hustle and bustle of Baltimore’s city markets. Whether it’s Lexington Market, Broadway Market, Cross Street Market, or one of the weekend-only options like 32nd Street Market or Baltimore Farmers Market, there’s no shortage of sights, sounds, and flavors to explore for a perfect adventure with your grandchildren.

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