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Downpour in Baltimore

A May 2005 trip to Baltimore by Saphira

Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Photo, Baltimore, Maryland More Photos
Quote: There was quite a downpour the 2 days we visited the Inner Habor in Baltimore. First a downpour of rain, then a downpour of Phillies fans, and finally a downpour of horse-racing fans. Good thing Baltimore is a big city with plenty to do.

Downpour in Baltimore

Overview

View from the Inner Harbor Photo, Baltimore, Maryland
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We experienced quite a downpour during our 2-day trip to Baltimore. First there was a downpour of rain, then a downpour of Phillies fans, and finally a downpour of horse-racing fans. Every time I told someone I was going to Baltimore, they would give a little sigh and say, "Baltimore, oh you'll love it there." Indeed I did. There was so much to do contained in a small amount of space. The Inner Harbor was filled with food, entertainment, and fun. Camden Yards was amazing and proved not only to be a top-notch ball park, but it has some of the best atmosphere outside of the ballpark I've seen. This is definitely a city everyone should experience at least once.Quick Tips: Go to the visi...Read More
Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Photo, Baltimore, Maryland
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When we walked into the opulent lobby of this hotel, we could not believe that we were staying there, especially for free! The secret is discipline. We have a Visa Gold Points card. We charge our daily expenses, like groceries, eating out, etc., on it. Then we pay it off at the end of the month and keep the points, which we use for free hotel stays. (Our room would have cost us $250 a night). This hotel was impressive. It did not have a pool or other such amenities, but there is so much to do right within walking distance that it didn't matter. The room appeared clean and bright and was stocked well with good-quality soaps and shampoos. The cozy bed included a down mattress cover, dow...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 28, 2005

Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore
20 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 539-8400

Regi's American Bistro

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Restaurant

Regi's American Bistro Photo, Baltimore, Maryland
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Located on Light Street in the Federal Hill section, this bar and bistro is a perfect place for locals and tourists alike. The atmosphere appeared casual and inviting, and you could choose to sit in the dining room, at the bar, or outside café-style. Although it was a lovely day, we decided to sit in the bar area and take in the entertainment of watching the locals cheer their favorite horse on in the Prekness. The menu contained a great selection of soups, salads, and sandwiches. They also had a great brunch selection, which included pecan pancakes, croissant French toast, and a Portobello and spinach omelet. I ordered the turkey and brie sandwich, which was comprised of fresh turkey breast, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 28, 2005

Regi's American Bistro
1002 Light St
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
+1 410 539 7344

City Lights Restaurant

Restaurant | "City Lights"

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City Lights is a good place for those who may not be very adventurous with seafood eating. Located in Harbor Place on the second floor, it offered a bright, pleasant atmosphere with a fantastic panoramic view of the harbor. The menu was simple and offered seafood, steaks, and pasta. I partook in the mango-barbequed salmon, which was accompanied by red bliss smashed potatoes and sautéed summer squash. The barbeque sauce offered a unique flavor, so I was sure to dip my potatoes into it for every bite. My husband went very simple with fried shrimp and french fries. He had a very ample serving. Be sure to pick up the Quick Look visitor guide or visit the CITY LIGHTS website to utilize the ha...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 28, 2005

City Lights Restaurant
301 Light St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
+1 410 244 8811

National Aquarium Baltimore

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Attraction | "Baltimore Aquarium"

National Aquarium Baltimore Photo, Baltimore, Maryland
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As there was a downpour of rain our first day in Baltimore, there was no better activity than the aquarium. The aquarium looms over the Inner Harbor as a large and impressive building that provides fun for the whole family. I will admit that the Aquarium of Americas in New Orleans is far superior to Baltimore's. Baltimore's aquarium feels very crowded and fails to give you time to really explore the exhibits. You are granted enough time to walk up quickly, look, and move aside as the people in the back push their way through. The large pool on the main level is a nice feature, and Calypso, the one flipper sea turtle, is an interesting sight to see. If you do go to the aquarium, don't miss the...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 28, 2005

National Aquarium Baltimore
501 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 576-3800