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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


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  • 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).

  • Perhaps 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.

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

  • Sports teams in Baltimore include the American football team, the Baltimore Ravens, and the 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


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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 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

Moon Baltimore

By Jennifer Walker

Avalon Travel Publishing
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.

Baltimore Guidebook 2019: Shops, Restaurants, Entertainment and Nightlife in Baltimore, Maryland (City Guidebook 2019)

By Arthur W. Bunker

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (154 pages)

Baltimore Guidebook 2019: Shops, Restaurants, Entertainment and Nightlife in Baltimore, Maryland (City Guidebook 2019)
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The places found in this guidebook 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.

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.

Baltimore Restaurant Guide 2019: Best Rated Restaurants in Baltimore, Maryland - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2019

By Aaron K McLean

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Baltimore Restaurant Guide 2019: Best Rated Restaurants in Baltimore, Maryland - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2019
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The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (Cuisine Types). Afghan, African, American, Asian Fusion, Brazilian, Caribbean, Chinese, Cuban, Dominican, Ethiopian, European, French, German, Greek, Himalayan/Nepalese, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Pakistani, Persian/Iranian, Peruvian, Portuguese, Salvadoran, Senegalese, South African, Spanish, Tex-Mex, Thai, Trinidadian, Turkish, Venezuelan, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

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

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
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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

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!

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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