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Baltimore


250 West Pratt Street in Baltimore, Maryland:
250 West Pratt Street in Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland. As of the 2000 census, its population was 641,943. The city is home to an important sea port, and historically was a center of manufacturing and industry as well. While the sea port remains important, industry has gone into relative decline, and today Baltimore's economy is more orientated towards the service sector.

Attractions in Baltimore include:

Official Website


The city's official website is:
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, Maryland:
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, Maryland


Baltimore Facts


Here are some more facts about the area:
  • Probably the best known educational institution in Baltimore is John Hopkins University. John Hopkins University is a private institution of higher learning, which was founded in 1876 and was the first American research university.

  • Some of the leading companies headquartered in Baltimore include Black & Decker (in the suburb of Towson), Constellation Energy and Grace Chemicals (in the suburb of Columbia).

  • The principal airport for Baltimore is Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

  • Sports teams in Baltimore include the baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles, and the NFL American football team, the Baltimore Ravens.

  • During the 19th century, Baltimore was the second largest port for immigrants to the United States, after New York City.

  • In 1996, Baltimore became the first American city to adopt 311 as a non-emergency "hot line" telephone number, leaving 911 reserved only for genuine emergencies. The scheme has been highly successful, and, as a result, has been widely emulated by other American cities.

  • Baltimore's nicknames include "America's Comeback City", "Bodymore, Murdaland", "Charm City", "The City of Firsts", "The City That Reads", "Crab Cake Capital of the World", "Harm City", "Mobtown", "Monument City", and "The Greatest City in America".

Weather in Baltimore


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Books About Baltimore


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111 Places in Baltimore That You Must Not Miss (111 Places in .... That You Must Not Miss)

By Allison Robicelli

EMONS PUBLISHERS
Released: 2018-04-16
Paperback (240 pages)

111 Places in Baltimore That You Must Not Miss (111 Places in .... That You Must Not Miss)
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  • The ultimate insider's guide to Baltimore, fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs
  • Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides
  • Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 170 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide

  • Appeals to both the local market (nearly 3 million people call Baltimore home) and the tourist market nearly 25 million people visit Baltimore every year!)

There is possibly no city in the United States as misunderstood as Baltimore, and yet there are few that can match it in majesty. One of the oldest Great Cities of America, Baltimore is profoundly rich in history and culture. But its character is not only derived from its past: Charm City's present and future belong to the thousands of artists and innovators who call it home. Baltimore is full of adventure and surprises. You'll visit the site of one of the most notorious scenes in cinematic history, and a candy shop that birthed a legendary R&B group. You'll hear music performed by future classical music stars, grab a bite at the last old-fashioned Polish smokehouse on the East Coast, and spend a day on a street art scavenger hunt. You will find 111 hidden places in Baltimore, whether it is your first time visiting or your 20th time, and even if you have been here for a lifetime. The city is yours to discover.

Walking Baltimore: An Insider's Guide to 33 Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, and Hidden Treasures in Charm City

By Evan Balkan

Wilderness Press
Paperback (256 pages)

Walking Baltimore: An Insider s Guide to 33 Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, and Hidden Treasures in Charm City
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Walking Baltimore includes Charm City's well-known neighborhoods -- Downtown, the Inner Harbor, Mount Vernon, and Fells Point. But in the voice of its insider author, the book also covers lesser-known and far-flung corners, revealing what makes Baltimore such a wonderful and fascinating destination and hometown. Full of little-known facts and trivia, this book shows how and why Baltimore was an essential player in the country's early history and continues to be influential today. Here is a city almost unparalleled in American history and it lives up to its modern reputation as a quirky, come-as-you-are and be-what-you'll-be place. The zany Baltimore-based film director John Waters (of Hairspray fame) summed it up best when he said, "It's as if every freak in the South was headed to New York City, ran out of gas in Baltimore, and decided to stay."

Moon Maryland: Including Washington DC (Travel Guide)

By Michaela Riva Gaaserud

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2017-05-30
Paperback (280 pages)

Moon Maryland: Including Washington DC (Travel Guide)
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Discover Maryland with Moon Travel Guides!

Explore the rustic beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, experience Baltimore's unique urban vibe, and uncover a slice of classic Americana with Moon Maryland.

What you'll find in Moon Maryland:

  • Strategic itineraries for any budget and timeline, ranging from weekend trips to Washington DC and Baltimore, to five days on the Eastern Shore
  • Detailed maps and handy reference photos throughout
  • Curated advice for history buffs, foodies, beach-goers, outdoor adventurers, and more
  • Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Explore Baltimore's world-class museums, check out the National Aquarium, or wander the bustling Inner Harbor. Browse the trendy boutiques in historic Annapolis and unwind with a craft beer as the boats sway in the harbor. Visit the U.S. Naval Academy, or hear the stories behind Revolutionary War battlefields and Civil War landmarks. Hike verdant trails, go rock climbing on Sugarloaf Mountain, or try your hand at sailing. Relax on a quiet beach, spot wild ponies roaming freely, and crack claws at an authentic crab shack
  • Honest advice from Maryland expert Michaela Riva Gaaserud on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from luxury hotels and historic inns to beach campgrounds
  • Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, traveling with pets, and travelers with disabilities
  • Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, and history
With Moon's local insight, diverse activities, and expert tips on experiencing the best of Maryland, you can plan your trip your way!

Exploring more of the Mid-Atlantic? Try Moon Virginia & Maryland. For more beach adventures, try Moon Coastal Carolinas.

Moon Chesapeake Bay (Travel Guide)

By Michaela Riva Gaaserud

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2017-06-06
Paperback (194 pages)

Moon Chesapeake Bay (Travel Guide)
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Moon Travel Guides: Make Your Escape!

Moon Chesapeake Bay reveals the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay's historic cities, charming villages, and untouched natural treasures.

What you'll find in Moon Chesapeake Bay:

  • Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, ranging from a long weekend in Baltimore to seven days on the Eastern Shore
  • Curated advice for beach-goers, family vacationers, history buffs, and more, including tips for a Chesapeake Bay road trip
  • Detailed maps and handy reference photos throughout
  • Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Explore Baltimore's myriad museums, or browse the trendy boutiques in historic Annapolis. Hike verdant trails, go rock climbing, or try your hand at sailing. Relax on a quiet stretch of secluded shoreline, or stroll along the busy Virginia Beach boardwalk. Spot wild ponies roaming freely on Assateague Island, crack softshell claws at an authentic crab shack, and unwind with a drink as the boats sway gently in the harbor
  • Honest advice from Maryland expert Michaela Riva Gaaserud on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from historic inns to motels or beach campgrounds
  • Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, traveling with pets, and travelers with disabilities
  • Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, and history
With Moon's local insight, diverse activities, and expert tips, you can plan your trip your way!

Coverage of: Baltimore, Annapolis and Southern Maryland, Maryland's Eastern Shore, Assateague Island, Ocean City, Delaware beaches, and coastal Virginia (Northern Neck, Williamsburg and the Historic Triangle, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, and Virginia's Eastern Shore)

For more beach adventures, try Moon Coastal Carolinas. Exploring more of the Mid-Atlantic? Try Moon Virginia & Maryland.

Baltimore Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Baltimore, Maryland (City Travel Guide 2018)

By Terry G Easton

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Baltimore Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Baltimore, Maryland (City Travel Guide 2018)
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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places listed in four groups and ranked by category. "TOP 500 SHOPS" (74 Store Categories), "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (79 Cuisine Types), "TOP 500 ATTRACTIONS" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Churches, Botanic Gardens, Tours, Cultural Centers, Festivals, Cinemas, Stadiums, Arenas, Music Venues, Performing Arts. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE" Lounges, Bars, Pubs, Sports Bars, Tapas Bars, Hookah Bars, Cocktail Bars, Gay Bars, Karaoke, Jazz & Blues, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Baltimore: A Photographic Portrait

By Alan Gilbert

Twin Lights Publishers
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Baltimore: A Photographic Portrait
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Baltimore is a city that never ceases to surprise - whether you live here your whole life or visit for a day - and it's a strikingly beautiful place from the soaring dome of City Hall to the panoramas of the Inner Harbor at twilight. It's a city full of history and culture, quirky and idiosyncratic with its own one-of-a-kind personality. It's a city of innovation - the birthplace of the national anthem, the railroad, and Babe Ruth - and it celebrates those achievements with monuments and museums that bring the city's story to life. The talented Alan Gilbert takes us on a photographic tour of his hometown, from the Washington Monument and Fort McHenry to museums celebrating the city's immigrants, industry, and maritime past to neighborhoods like Bolton Hill and Hampden with its very own Bawlmer flair. Baltimore does indeed surprise, as visitors remark who come here knowing only the Orioles, the Ravens, and The Wire. It's an all-American city, a creative, sometimes eccentric place, and a marvelous place to visit or call home.

Rand McNally Folded Map: Washington, D.C. & Baltimore (Regional Map)

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Rand McNally Folded Map: Washington, D.C. & Baltimore (Regional Map)
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Rand McNally's folded map for Washington, D.C. is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around the Washington, D.C. area, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years.
Folded map features:
Regularly updated
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Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, downtown & vicinity maps
Easy-to-use legend
Detailed index
Convenient folded size
Major Street Index

Additional features:
Enlargements of Annapolis downtown
Baltimore downtown
Bethesda downtown
Frederick downtown
Old Town Alexandria
Tysons Corner/Vienna
Washington downtown

Coverage Area

Communities Included: Alexandria, VA, Annapolis, MD, Bowie, MD, Collge Park, MD, Fairfax, VA, Frederick, MD, Gaithersburg, MD, Leesburg, VA, Rockville, MD, Vienna, VA, Washington Dulles Int'l Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington Nat'l Airport, Baltimore-Wash

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Measures 9.5' x 4' and folds out to 40' x 28'.

Moon Virginia & Maryland: Including Washington DC (Travel Guide)

By Michaela Riva Gaaserud

Avalon Travel Publishing
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Moon Virginia & Maryland: Including Washington DC (Travel Guide)
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Discover Virginia & Maryland in a New Way

Travel writer Michaela Riva Gaaserud shares her expert perspective on Virginia and Maryland, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.

Whether you're visiting the monuments in Washington DC or hiking in Shenandoah National Park, Moon Virginia & Maryland has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “The Unusual and Unearthly” and “History Comes Alive,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Michaela's trustworthy advice, Moon Virginia & Maryland provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!

Moon Virginia & Maryland covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including:
  • Shenandoah and Northwestern Virginia
  • Maryland's Eastern Shore and Atlantic Beaches
  • Baltimore

100 Things to Do in Baltimore Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)

By Judy Colbert

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100 Things to Do in Baltimore Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)
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100 Things to Do In Baltimore Before You Die explores the must-do and must-see parts of Charm City for visitors who have a few minutes or a few days and for those who are visiting for the first time and those who visit regularly. It digs a little deeper for residents who have been here for a decade or an entire lifetime, marking such unusual aspects of the usual as the revolutionary layout of the Contemporary Wing of the BMA that set as much a trend in design as Orioles Park at Camden Yards did for retro designs of baseball stadia. 100 Things to Do In Baltimore Before You Die explores the popularity of snoballs, Rheb's candies, and Natty Boh beer and fuels the continuing debate about where to find the best crab cake and pit beef. There's also a note about the best places to watch Inner Harbor July 4 and New Year's Eve fireworks.

Baltimore Maryland Travel Guide Game and Journal: Travel Guide Game and Journal

By John Pennington

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Baltimore Maryland Travel Guide Game and Journal: Travel Guide Game and Journal
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Welcome to an interactive Travel Guide! The Travel Guide, Game and Journal series is designed to be more than a list of places you can visit, but a new way to experience those places. This guide encourages interaction with the places you visit and provides you with incentives to explore more. The guide provides you with a game system to accumulate points and a journaling system to help record the memories you experience. We do not provided detailed information on locations. Instead we encourage you to use this as a way to record your memories. Enjoy exploring!


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