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

  • Probably the most famous 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.

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

  • 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


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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Baltimore: Including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties

By Allison Sturm

Menasha Ridge Press
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Baltimore: Including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties
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It’s Time to Take a Hike in Baltimore, Maryland!

The best way to experience Baltimore is by hiking it! Get outdoors with authors Allison Sturm and Evan Balkan, with the full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Baltimore. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.

Take in the beautiful vistas of Chesapeake Bay. Explore the serpentine barrens of old American Indian hunting grounds and abandoned chrome mines. Find peace along the Patapsco River, including a trail through the ghost town of Daniels. Challenge yourself with trips around Baltimore’s reservoirs, or bring the family on stroller-friendly jaunts to playgrounds and animal exhibits. With Allison and Evan as your guides, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of Charm City’s best hikes!

Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Baltimore provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Baltimore and the surrounding communities.

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.

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.

Baltimore Travel Guide 2019: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Baltimore, Maryland (City Travel Guide 2019)

By Terry G Easton

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (154 pages)

Baltimore Travel Guide 2019: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Baltimore, Maryland (City Travel Guide 2019)
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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 Travel Guide 2020: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Baltimore, Maryland (City Travel Guide 2020)

By Terry G Easton

Independently published
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Baltimore Travel Guide 2020: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Baltimore, Maryland (City Travel Guide 2020)
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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.

Rand McNally Baltimore, Maryland Street Map

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Rand McNally
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Rand McNally Baltimore, Maryland 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 Full-color maps Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, schools, shopping malls, and vicinity maps Enlargements of downtown Easy-to-use legend Detailed & full street index Convenient folded size 2013Communities Included: Brooklyn Park, Carney, Catonsville, Elkridge, Fernale, Hampton, Lansdowne, Linthicum, Lochearn, Lutherville, Parkville, Pikesville, Ruxton

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

By Michaela Riva Gaaserud

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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

Maryland/Delaware Atlas & Gazetteer (Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer)

By Delorme

Delorme
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Maryland/Delaware Atlas & Gazetteer (Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer)
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  • Includes back roads, elevation contours, recreational areas, etc.
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Delorme, a travel planning resource. More than just a great place to purchase DeLorme mapping software, the earth mate GPS and Atlas & gazetteers for every state. You'll find a rich assortment of travel planning items, guide books, globes, maps and atlases covering the entire world. Plus geography-related gift items for travelers, perfect for graduation, retirement, father's day, and holiday gifts.

Baltimore Then and Now®

By Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Pavilion
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Baltimore Then and Now®
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Baltimore Then and Now chronicles changes across the city since the dawn of the camera age. It pairs photographs over a century old with specially commissioned views of the same scenes as they exist today, showing how Baltimore has evolved and changed and also how it has preserved its heritage.Baltimore’s many communities boast sprawling city parks, wide tree-lined boulevards, and authentic sailing fishing vessels and pleasure craft, with neighborhoods such as Little Italy and Greektown showing a rich heritage of diverse cultures. The city’s place in American history was firmly established when the poem about the bombardment of Fort McHenry, "The Star-Spangled Banner," became the American national anthem; the fort itself is still one of the city’s most famous landmarks.Located at the mouth of the Patapsco River, Baltimore owes much of its history to geography, which has assured its role as a major port and transportation center. The Industrial Revolution and the two world wars saw Baltimore play a major role in the construction of thousands of ships and the building of nearby weapons, aircraft, and munitions plants. But Baltimore has undergone tremendous change since Susquehannock Indians first inhabited the area centuries ago. From the fire of 1904—the last major city fire in America—which destroyed most of Baltimore’s downtown historic district, to the tourist 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, Maryland Art Institute.

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
Released: 2014-01-01
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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

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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!

Our pocket size map of Baltimore is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Baltimore map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Baltimore map today and you too can navigate Baltimore, Maryland like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Amazon search bar.



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