Like the rest of its neighbors along the Eastern Seaboard, Baltimore sees all four seasons. The heat and humidity of July and August can make you melt, but the breezes off the Chesapeake are that much more welcome. This is high season, when you can catch an Orioles baseball game at vibrant Camden Yards, or take a boat tour of the Inner Harbor.
Spring is a great time to visit. In May you can party with the locals when the Preakness Stakes, the second stop of horse racing’s Triple Crown, hits Pimlico track north of the city. The long Memorial Day weekend brings Baltimore to life with music, festivals, and a long list of outdoor activities.
The beginning of autumn also offers agreeable weather. Watch the leaves on the trees begin to change as you stroll along the Inner Harbor and taste the salty air from the Chesapeake Bay. Or take in a Ravens football game at M&T Bank Stadium. Free Fall Baltimore, a festival of hundreds of free live art and cultural performances, runs the month of October.
Winter is cold here, with nights sometimes in the single digits. Snows come occasionally, especially for inland suburbs.