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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:

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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 is some more information about Baltimore:
  • Some of the major companies with their headquarters in Baltimore include Black & Decker (in the suburb of Towson), Constellation Energy and Grace Chemicals (in the suburb of Columbia).

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

  • Perhaps the best known educational institution in Baltimore is John Hopkins University, which is a private institution of higher learning, which was founded in 1876 and was the first American research university.

  • Professional sports teams in Baltimore include the American football team, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Major League Baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles.

  • 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".

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Books About Baltimore


Here are a few books about Baltimore:

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

By Judy Colbert

Reedy Press, LLC
Paperback (160 pages)

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.

Explorer's Guide Baltimore, Annapolis & The Chesapeake Bay: A Great Destination (Explorer's Great Destinations)

By Allison Blake

Brand: Countryman Press
Paperback (320 pages)

Explorer s Guide Baltimore, Annapolis & The Chesapeake Bay: A Great Destination (Explorer s Great Destinations)
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The definitive book on the Chesapeake Bay, with a new focus on Baltimore, Annapolis, and Maryland's portion of the Bay area!

Once again, travel writer and longtime maryland resident Allison Blake surveys the Chesapeake Bay area and its distinctive lodgings, aquatic adventures, and tucked-away towns. In Explorer's Guide Baltimore, Annapolis & The Chesapeake Bay: A Great Destination, the new version of her well-loved guidebook The Chesapeake Bay Book, Blake has also thoroughly explored from Baltimore (the colorful old port city that anchors the northern end of the Bay), to Maryland's 300-year old capital, Annapolis (known as America's Sailing Capital), south to the Potomac River and the Eastern Shore and onto the Virginia border. This is Maryland's Chesapeake Bay plus iconic Tangier Island, located in Virginia. This expansive guide will give visitors and residents alike all the information they need to fully explore and enjoy the thousands of miles of shoreline, the towns and cities, and the adjoining countryside of this lovely and historically significant area.

Whether you're interested in urban or outdoors adventures, oysters in a chic bistro of famous Maryland blue crabs on a paper-covered picnic table, pursuits like hiking, biking, boating, museum-hopping, or relaxing on a beach, Maryland's Chesapeake Bay has everything you're looking for.

As in every Explorer's Great Destinations title, you’ll find helpful information for lodging, dining, shopping, transportation, recreational activities, and special events. The focused and very helpful "If Time Is Short" advice, historical notes, and many maps and photographs make this an indispensable guide. Use it to help you discover all the Chesapeake region has to offer. Includes: history, lodging, dining, culture, recreation, shopping, transportation and more! Previous editions of this guide were published under the title The Chesapeake Bay Book. 100 black-and-white photographs and maps

Baltimore Travel Guide 2017: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Baltimore, Maryland (City Travel Guide 2017)

By Terry G. Easton

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (154 pages)

Baltimore Travel Guide 2017: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Baltimore, Maryland (City Travel Guide 2017)
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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.

Moon Baltimore

By Jennifer Walker

Moon Travel
Released: 2014-07-01
Paperback (340 pages)

Moon Baltimore
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As a Baltimore native, travel writer Jennifer Walker knows the ins and outs of Charm City, from browsing galleries in Station North to catching a game at M&T Bank Stadium. Walker also includes unique trip ideas tailored for all time constraints and interests, such as the Two-Day Best of Baltimore itinerary. With updated maps and details on everything from visiting the National Aquarium to finding the best food in Little Italy, Moon Baltimore gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Moon Virginia & Maryland: Including Washington DC (Moon Handbooks)

By Michaela Riva Gaaserud

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-04-04
Paperback (600 pages)

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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

Streetwise Baltimore Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Baltimore, Maryland - Folding pocket size travel map with light rail & metro

By Streetwise Maps

StreetWise
Released: 2014-01-01
Map (1 pages)

Streetwise Baltimore Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Baltimore, Maryland - Folding pocket size travel map with light rail & metro
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Streetwise Baltimore Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Baltimore, Maryland - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated light rail & metro stations

This map covers the following areas:
Main Baltimore Map 1:25,000
Baltimore Area Map 1:180,000
Downtown Baltimore Map 1:12,500

The glory of spring in Maryland issues sights of trees budding, flowers blooming and a 13 foot tall pepto pink poodle bobbing in the Baltimore Harbor.

The American Visionary Art Museum, located on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, is the site of the annual East Coast Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race.

Kinetic sculptures are amphibious, human powered works of art, but they may be better described as colossal propelled pool gizmos engineered to run on ingenuityand inspired by, well the inspiration can be from anything.

Previous years’ entries included Cake on A Lake with a bee-hived hairdo beauty popping out of a tiered cake as the pastry made its way down the harbor (the beehive is one of Baltimore’s gifts to the world).

Past entries have also included a mobile beaver lodge, the Shrimptastic float complete with support shrimp on bikes, the nine-seater PLATYPUS (Personal Longrange All-Terrain Yacht Proven Un-Safe) and the perennial plastic poodle Fifi.

Sculptures are optimistically engineered to withstand the 15 mile course that encompasses city streets, a sand trap, a mud hazard and a regatta in the harbor. Bribes are de rigueur for the officials who line the course dressed in costumes holding chicken-on-a-stick signs.

After eight hours awards are bestowed including the Golden Flipper, Sock Creature of the Universe (a sock puppet is required of each team), Next to Last and the Dinosaur Award for the most memorable breakdown along the race.

Winners of the race are then eligible to compete in the World Championships in Arcata California, providing both pilot(s) and sculpture have survived.

Baltimore is also home to the Baltimore Orioles, the Ravens, art museums, shopping, historic sites, and several colleges. But let’s face it, for one day, all that matters is the race - For the Glory!

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

By Evan Balkan

Wilderness Press
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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."

Rand Mcnally Folded Map: Baltimore Street Map

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally
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Rand Mcnally Folded Map: Baltimore Street Map
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Rand McNally's folded map for Baltimore is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around this part of Maryland, 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.

Regularly updated
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Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
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Enlargements of downtown
Easy-to-use legend
Detailed & full street index
Convenient folded size
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Communities Included: Brooklyn Park, Carney, Catonsville, Elkridge, Fernale, Hampton, Lansdowne, Linthicum, Lochearn, Lutherville, Parkville, Pikesville, Ruxton, Towson, Woodlawn

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

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Baltimore Inner Harbor

By Livy Sinclair

Released: 2014-06-30
Kindle Edition (40 pages)

Baltimore Inner Harbor
 
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The Baltimore Inner Harbor travel guide will save you valuable time in planning your trip to Baltimore, Maryland for business or leisure. It is easy to read information and has a clickable Table of Contents which takes you directly to the specific points of interest. For example Baltimore Transportation, Baltimore Inner Harbor Shopping, Baltimore Inner Harbor Attractions, Baltimore Inner Harbor Dining, Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotels and more.



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