In the city of Baltimore, things to do often draw upon the metropolis's rich history, coastal amenities, and thriving artistic communities, but some draw upon history itself. The Baltimore Museum of Art, for instance, gives visitors a chance to study the brushstrokes of a real life Rembrandt or Matisse between strolls through its two distinctly landscaped sculpture gardens. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, on the other hand, explores the classical and contemporary arts of the ear, playing everything from Rachmaninoff rhapsodies to originally commissioned symphonies. Meanwhile, laughter provides the primary soundtrack at Baltimore Comedy Factory, where comedians of both local and national fame bring polished material to share with audiences.

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