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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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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.

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 Virginia & Maryland: Including Washington DC (Travel Guide)

By Michaela Riva Gaaserud

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2017-04-04
Paperback (600 pages)

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

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."

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

By Allison Blake

Brand: Countryman Press
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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

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.

Baltimore: Then and Now®

By Alexander D. Mitchell IV

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Baltimore: Then and Now®
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Baltimore has undergone tremendous change since Susquehannock Indians first inhabited the area centuries ago. From the fire of 1904 that destroyed most of downtown, to the development of the Inner Harbor in the 1970s, and sports stadiums in the 1990s, the city has undergone years of renovation and rebuilding. Sites include: Federal Hill, U.S.S. Constellation, Fells Point, Shot Tower, Peale Museum, City Hall, Camden Station, John Hopkins University and Hospital, Bromo-Seltzer Tower, B&O Building, Pratt House, Washington Monument, Walters Art Gallery, Union Station, and Maryland Art Institute.

Food Lovers' Guide to® Baltimore: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' Series)

By Kathryn Wielech Patterson

Globe Pequot Press
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Food Lovers  Guide to® Baltimore: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers  Series)
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The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

 

The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including:

 

• Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries

• Farmers markets and farm stands

• Specialty food shops, markets and products

• Food festivals and culinary events

• Places to pick your own produce

• Recipes from top local chefs

• The best cafes, taverns, wineries, and brewpubs

 

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.

Moon Baltimore

By Jennifer Walker

Moon Travel
Released: 2014-07-01
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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.


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