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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".

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 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.

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.

Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis & Maryland: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them (The Photographer's Guide)

By David Muse

Brand: Countryman Press
Released: 2012-06-04
Paperback (112 pages)

Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis & Maryland: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them (The Photographer s Guide)
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Learn when, where, and how to photograph Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the historic neighborhoods surrounding it, the Chesapeake Bay, and nearby cities.

To learn when, where, and how to photograph Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the historic neighborhoods surrounding it, the Chesapeake Bay, and nearby cities, you need to ask a local, someone with photographic expertise who also knows how to get the best images of these iconic spots. Whether it’s tall ships bedecked with snow, War of 1812 reenactors in costume, nighttime city skylines, or a leafy cobblestone street of colonial brick homes, Baltimore photographer David Muse knows the best times of day, the best seasons, and the best places to find great photo ops. He’ll help you capture city- and landscapes bathed in natural light and find interesting photo sites you might never have found otherwise. Each year he conducts several popular photo tours, trips, and workshops in and around Baltimore and throughout the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Let his insider’s knowledge of the area and expert’s understanding of the medium help you make your best photographs yet. 131

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
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
© 2013

Communities Included: Brooklyn Park, Carney, Catonsville, Elkridge, Fernale, Hampton, Lansdowne, Linthicum, Lochearn, Lutherville, Parkville, Pikesville, Ruxton, Towson, Woodlawn

Baltimore Restaurant Guide 2017: Best Rated Restaurants in Baltimore, Maryland - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2017

By Aaron K. McLean

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Baltimore Restaurant Guide 2017: Best Rated Restaurants in Baltimore, Maryland - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2017
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  • Baltimore Restaurant Guide 2017 Best Rated Restaurants in Baltimore Maryland 500 Restaurants Bars and Cafes Recommended for Visitors 2017
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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.

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

By Kathryn Wielech Patterson

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Baltimore Chef s Table: Extraordinary Recipes From Charm City And The Surrounding Counties
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  • 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.

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

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Rand McNally Folded Map: Washington, D.C. & Baltimore (Regional Map)
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Folded map features:
Regularly updated
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Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, downtown & vicinity maps
Easy-to-use legend
Detailed index
Convenient folded size
Major Street Index

Additional features:
Enlargements of Annapolis downtown
Baltimore downtown
Bethesda downtown
Frederick downtown
Old Town Alexandria
Tysons Corner/Vienna
Washington downtown

Coverage Area

Communities Included: Alexandria, VA, Annapolis, MD, Bowie, MD, Collge Park, MD, Fairfax, VA, Frederick, MD, Gaithersburg, MD, Leesburg, VA, Rockville, MD, Vienna, VA, Washington Dulles Int'l Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington Nat'l Airport, Baltimore-Wash

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Measures 9.5' x 4' and folds out to 40' x 28'.

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


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