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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 other 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).

  • Professional sports teams in Baltimore include the American football team, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Major League Baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles.

  • Probably the best known 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 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".

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Books About Baltimore


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Moon Maryland: Including Washington DC (Travel Guide)

By Michaela Riva Gaaserud

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2017-05-30
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  • 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
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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.

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

By Terry G Easton

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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)

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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.

Travel Like a Local - Map of Baltimore: The Most Essential Baltimore (Maryland) Travel Map for Every Adventure

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

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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.

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."

Streetwise Baltimore Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Baltimore, Maryland - Folding pocket size travel map with light rail & metro

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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!

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Baltimore Travel Guide (Unanchor) - A Harbor, Parks, History, Seafood & Art - 3-Day Itinerary

By Paulina Stachnik

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A Harbor, Parks, History, Seafood & Art - 3-Day Baltimore Itinerary

Welcome to Baltimore, Maryland! Or, as locals call it, “Bawlmore, Merlin.”

Get ready to immerse yourself in the blend of a diverse city full of quirky surprises and deep historical roots. Baltimore, the central hub of The Old Line State, is a symbolic bridge of the north and south division—and home of the Orioles and Ravens—offering a unique combination of urban culture and welcoming hospitality. The city’s rich art scene can have you museum hopping for days. From the 40,000 displayed works at the Walter’s Art Museum to a taste of creativity’s more eccentric side at the American Visionary Arts Museum, there is a plethora of treasures to uncover.

Any native will tell you that the first dish to try is crabs—preferably very well seasoned with Old Bay spice. With this guide, you’ll get clued on the best spots to grab a bite, looking over the Inner Harbor or with the neighborhood locals, enjoy the city’s hip music scene, or—if you’re in the mood for something spooky—see a ghost in downtown Fells Point, former hangout spot of Edgar Allen Poe, Babe Ruth, and Frederick Douglass.

Visit once, visit often. Pack a pair of comfortable shoes—along with a sense of adventure—and explore the city on foot or bike. Get excited for three days of fun, art, nature, history, great food, good music, and extraordinary memories. This is, after all, America’s Charm City!


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