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Visiting Baltimore

Baltimore is home to a host of family-friendly entertainment, and the best crabs in the United States, served up hot and crusted in Old Bay at its many harborside restaurants.

Catch a game - or a foul - at the Orioles Camden Park, then stroll over to the tourist-friendly mecca known as the Inner Harbor, home to the wildly popular National Aquarium Baltimore, the Maryland Science Center, and the U.S.S. Constellation, not to mention the shopping and dining options housed inHarborside and the Gallery. Historic ... Read More
Baltimore is home to a host of family-friendly entertainment, and the best crabs in the United States, served up hot and crusted in Old Bay at its many harborside restaurants.

Catch a game - or a foul - at the Orioles Camden Park, then stroll over to the tourist-friendly mecca known as the Inner Harbor, home to the wildly popular National Aquarium Baltimore, the Maryland Science Center, and the U.S.S. Constellation, not to mention the shopping and dining options housed inHarborside and the Gallery. Historic Fell’s Point boasts fantastic shopping and unbelievable nightlife, with the highest concentration of bars and pubs in the entire city.

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Stories and Tips Baltimore

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Long Live the Squid! The Great Halloween Lantern Parade

Written by Idler on 11 Mar, 2003

The way of life is wonderful; it is by abandonment. – Emerson The restoration of once-neglected Patterson Park is one of the most successful of Baltimore’s urban renewal projects. Now dubbed "Baltimore’s Best Backyard," the park hums with recreational sports leagues, community gardens, karate classes, art…Read More


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4 out of 5 voices in my head said Go For It

Written by Idler on 11 Feb, 2003

As you may have already guessed, there’s nothing that I find quite so captivating as the offbeat or downright bizarre. Anything that gives rise to the question, "Why on earth would anyone do that? “ makes my pulse race. So, naturally, when I…Read More


Neighborhood Markets: A Real Taste of Baltimore

Written by annekmadison on 05 May, 2002

Visitors to Baltimore are fortunate to have not one, but four traditional markets in close proximity to many of the important sites and attractions. Each market provides space for many vendors, and most (if not all) of the market stalls deal in food or drink. Maintained and…Read More


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Crab lore, Bay Lore

Written by annekmadison on 15 Jul, 2001

This little free-form essay is a glossary of the crab knowledge I’ve gained from 25 years of living next-door to the Chesapeake. Watermen: I suppose in any other part of the world, they’d be referred to as "fishermen." In Maryland, men who make their living…Read More


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Maryland Historical Society Honors Everyday Working People

Written by Eve Carr on 19 Feb, 2002

Just a few blocks away from Baltimore’s busy Inner Harbor, at the Maryland Historical Society, you can relive many important events and the people who helped shape the state’s dramatic history. Throughout history, of course, it has been the "important people" who have been remembered…Read More


Baltimore Beyond the Harborplace

Written by Eve Carr on 25 Mar, 2001

You can enjoy even more attractions outside of the Inner Harbor. Nearby, at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and 1812 Museum at 844 East Pratt Street, you can visit the 1793 home of Mary Pickersgill, who made the 30- by 42-foot Star-Spangled Banner which flew…Read More


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Learning is Really fun in Baltimore

Written by Eve Carr on 25 Mar, 2001

At the Maryland Science Center, just a block southwest of the Inner Harbor, three floors of captivating hands-on activities and live demonstrations await. Don't miss the incredible five-story IMAX movie theater or the Davis Planetarium. There's even more learning fun at the National Aquarium at…Read More


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Amtrak Metroliner

Written by jphil on 09 Apr, 2006

I decided not to drive from New York to Baltimore, but to rely on the convenience of Amtrak. I booked a round-trip ticket with a discount code found online and saved 25% of the full fare. The train trip south was incredibly enjoyable. The…Read More


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Shocked and Amazed! The Insanitarium

Written by Idler on 12 Mar, 2003

I remember going to rural county fairs when I was a child and staring in fascination at the lurid pictures of sideshow freaks painted on canvas banners. Outside the tent, a barker delivered his spiel, megaphone in hand: SEE! The Petrified Man!MARVEL! At the…Read More


A Newfound Appreciation for Fells Point, Baltimore

Written by Lulu Byrd on 01 Apr, 2001

The first time I went to the Fells Point neighborhood in Baltimore (Oct. 1999), I wasn't impressed. Maybe I was hoping for more, maybe I thought it was too earthy, maybe I expected it to be more "gentrified", maybe it seemed a little more edgy…Read More


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