The 8 Most Instagrammable Places in Baltimore (2024)


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Our list of the top Instagrammable places in Baltimore includes only a few of the places we love. In fact, it was a challenge to narrow them down! These days, it’s relatively difficult to tell apart big cities, but Baltimore always stands out. Dripping with history and soul, as well as influenced by Southern culture, this city perched on the edge of the Atlantic seaboard is about as distinctively American as you can get.

Not to mention, it boasts a thriving underground art and music scene. All in all, Baltimore offers visual curators plenty of Instagram-worthy adventures. This is something that speaks to us at Peerspace loud and clear since it’s our job to connect you with all of the Instagram-worthy spaces out there. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we make it easy to discover hidden gem spaces in cities across the globe. And as you’re about to see, there are so many amazing Instagrammable places in Baltimore, many of which you can book through Peerspace.

1. Reawaken that creative spark at the Hotel Revival

Hotel Revival is the only boutique art hotel in Baltimore. Yet it’s so much more than that. Since opening in 2018 in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood, Revival has earned a reputation as one of the city’s most stylish and multifaceted gathering places. Want to hang out with friends in a high-tech karaoke room? Revival has you covered. Need to rent space for an intimate wedding or art show? You’re covered there, too.

Crisp and professional-looking Instagram backdrops are within the 14-story building, but make sure you head up to the Topside bar on the roof for some of the best views of Baltimore’s famous Washington Monument. And don’t forget to enjoy one of Topside’s signature cocktails while you’re there!

2. Make your mark at Graffiti Warehouse

Graffiti Warehouse is all about innovation and challenging the status quo. And what’s more Baltimore than that? This one-of-a-kind shooting space for videographers and photographers is next to Graffiti Alley — the only place in Baltimore where street artists can do their thing without fear of winding up in handcuffs.

The warehouse also hosts art therapy classes, photo booths, and pop-up dance parties, just to name a few events of late. Beyond the political and social importance of Graffiti Warehouse, the space offers a bonanza of stunning visual backdrops. Without question, this is one of the most Instagrammable places in Baltimore.

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3. Get acquainted with the many faces of the UNION Collective

Union Collective represents an exciting new model for local economic development that’s catching on in Baltimore and beyond. Located in a former Sears warehouse building in the trendy Hampden neighborhood, the collective houses a range of independently owned businesses. In fact, a climbing gym, a brewery, a hand-crafted ice cream shop, and a coffee bar with a full espresso menu are a few of its tenants.

The industrial vibe of the converted warehouse provides plenty of eye-catching photo opportunities throughout the complex. Photographers searching for crisp ‘Grammable shots set off by warm pastel backgrounds will not want to miss the amazing murals surrounding the beer garden at Union Craft Brewing.

4. Get lost among the stacks at the breathtaking George Peabody Library

If you’re searching for an interior space that combines a sophisticated vibe with sheer jaw-dropping aesthetics, then welcome to the George Peabody Library. Known as the city’s “Cathedral of Books,” the library is part of the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University, housing more than 300,000 volumes of historic texts dating from the Renaissance to the 19th century.

Beyond attracting bibliophiles and researchers from around the world, the library also hosts some of the city’s premier weddings and dinner events. The enormous skylight at the top of this architectural marvel allows plenty of natural light, giving your Instagram shots a decidedly professional feel. This is genuinely no-filter territory.  

5. Get weird at the American Visionary Art Museum

The American Visionary Art Museum houses an incredibly eclectic variety of creative works. In fact, self-taught artists who have “listened to the inner voices of the soul” inspire the museum. What matters here, in other words, is more about the act of creating than the final product itself. And what better inspiration for Instagram shots!

Photographers exploring the museum will find installations defined by aesthetics that are “raw” and “intuitive.” So much so, the spaces are likely to surprise viewers. One of our favorite areas is the gorgeous wild garden outside the museum, wherein opportunities abound for photographers to let their creative vision run free. The color combinations and art-specific themes make this one of the most Instagrammable places in Baltimore.    

6. Grab a muffin and ‘Gram your newest vinyl purchase at Baby’s On Fire

Funky '70s Retro Bar With An Airstream Trailer & Backyard Bbq.
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Atmosphere is everything at Baby’s On Fire, one of Baltimore’s hippest and eclectic cafes. The joint’s as much about delicious coffee and pastries as it is about the vintage vinyl records for sale inside. To top it all off, it’s in a renovated former carriage house in historic Mount Vernon. A pair of Baltimore musicians created Baby’s on Fire and named it after the classic Brian Eno song.

The duo wanted to bring something decidedly different to the city’s coffee shop landscape. The interior of Baby’s on Fire features white walls set off by bright red lighting fixtures and artfully chosen music paraphernalia. When combined with plenty of natural light, the space is a prime spot for Instagram shots that give off an inviting vibe.

After you nab your favorite vinyl, use these groovy 70s photoshoot ideas to create a stylized retro shoot!

7. Stop to smell the flowers at Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is one of the most Instagrammable places in Baltimore for photographers searching for that perfect outdoor shot. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a simple or an exotic background. The bright, magical-looking landscapes make any photo stand out.

Located in the historic Druid Hill Park, the complex contains the second-oldest glass conservatory in the country. Inside the conservatory, you can wander along perfectly manicured walkways that wind through five distinctive greenhouse settings. These include the Mediterranean House, the Tropical House, the Desert House, the Orchid Room, and the Palm House. Then, step outside and access the 35 flower beds that need to be in one of your Instagram posts.

8. Put in a hard day’s (creative) work at The Baltimore Museum of Industry

The Baltimore Museum of Industry may not immediately strike you as a prominent spot for Instagram superstardom. For one, it’s set within a former oyster cannery that dates to the 1860s. Give the place a closer look, and you’ll quickly realize it makes an ideal location for super-creative photo experiments.

The five-acre outdoor complex along the waterfront is the most obvious choice for starting your shoot. Along with spectacular views of the harbor, the museum features vintage signs, hulking cranes, and all manner of salvaged industrial equipment. A shoot here will give your pics a distinctively retro flare.

Step inside the museum and explore everything from retro cars to an early-1900s replica drug store. The museum’s entire mission is to showcase the stories of entrepreneurs who ushered Baltimore into the industrial age. So there’s something fun and playful about the idea of Instagramming your way through the place in contemporary times.

Instagrammable places in Baltimore: conclusion

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Though it might feel like a “big small town,” Baltimore bursts at the seams with unique attractions. They are practically tailor-made for Instagram-inspired excursions yet steeped in history. It was a challenge to choose only eight of the most Instagrammable places in Baltimore. Ultimately, we settled on an eclectic mix of the historic and the hip. Every portrait, selfie, and landscape photo is a way to share this city with the rest of the world.

Looking for spaces that are more private yet still captivating? Check out Peerspace! We are home to hundreds of bookable venues in Baltimore that are sleek, stylish, and designed by creators just like yourself. Using Peerspace, you can easily rent eclectic and trendy downtown lofts, pink and neon retro lofts with glam Barbie vibes, luxury content studios in Woodlawn, and historic mansions with ornate decor, to name but a few options. With Peerspace, the sky’s the limit in terms of what you’ll discover, but we know one thing, it will be one-of-a-kind and totally Instagrammable!

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