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Baltimore is awesome in so many ways. It offers a wide scale of experiences and countless ways to make memories, have fun, learn something new, blow of some steam, or however else you want to while away your free time. There are certainly plenty of options to do this that will cost money. But, if you want your free time to actually be free, there are just as many ways to do the same thing while keeping your money in your pocket.
While the list provided here offers experience that are generally available year round–it can get a little chilly for the outdoor activities in the winter months–there are also all manner of free events and activities dotted throughout the city, throughout the year. Trust me. Keep an eye out for Sock Monkey Saturday at the American Visionary Art Museum in December. Just picture a room full of 700 people making sock monkeys. And it’s free! Well, except for the socks.
You won’t have to burn much gas on getting from free thing to free thing, either. Baltimore is supremely walkable. If your home base is in the Inner Harbor, a short walk will get you to almost all of the places on the list. For places that are a bit further than you’d prefer to hoof it, the City offers the Charm City Circulator, an eco-friendly bus service that will get you need to go for free.