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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 is some more information about Baltimore:
  • Probably the most famous 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 franchises in Baltimore include the American football team, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Major League Baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles.

  • Some of the leading 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 for Baltimore is Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

  • 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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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 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 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.

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

By Terry G Easton

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (154 pages)

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.

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

By Judy Colbert

REEDY PRESS
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.

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 Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From Charm City And The Surrounding Counties

By Kathryn Wielech Patterson

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Hardcover (224 pages)

Baltimore Chef s Table: Extraordinary Recipes From Charm City And The Surrounding Counties
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In the midst of recent growth and downtown development, Baltimore is breaking away from its culinary stereotypes and emerging as city that is attracting some extraordinary restaurants and talented chefs. While embracing the local food movement, the city is now being recognized for an expanding culinary movement. Newcomers and homegrown chefs alike are charming diners with delicious variations staring the perennial favorite, crab, as well as offering unique options like frankenfish tacos and hearts of palm crab cakes that are becoming the taste of Charm City.
With more than eighty recipes for the home cook from over fifty of the city's most celebrated eateries and showcasing photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Baltimore Chef's Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both tourists and locals alike.

City Maps Baltimore Maryland, USA

By James McFee

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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City Maps Baltimore Maryland, USA
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City Maps Baltimore Maryland, USA is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities and the list goes on and on. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city. This city map is a must if you wish to enjoy the city without internet connection.

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Maryland (Images of Rail)

By David Shackelford

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2014-04-21
Paperback (128 pages)

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Maryland (Images of Rail)
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Incorporated in 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) was one of America’s first railroads, and Maryland was its heart and soul. The B&O’s creation was a tangible symbol of the Industrial Revolution, representing commerce and progress to towns along its route. Its headquarters and operations, centered in Baltimore, provided years of economic growth for the port city. This book contains images of well-known stations in Maryland, including Ellicott City Station, Gaithersburg Station, Camden Station, and the Mount Clare Shops―a self-contained industrial city, now home to the B&O Railroad Museum. Some stations still exist and are home to small museums or restaurants; others no longer stand, but images of them will remind even the casual historian of a time when railroads were a part of everyday life in America. Take a step back in time and revisit the sites, stations, and trains of the B&O that were once part of everyday life in Maryland and remember the glory of a bygone era.

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

By Michaela Riva Gaaserud

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2017-04-04
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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



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