Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Penguin Coast
Where: Maryland Zoo
I am very excited to tell you about Penguin Coast at the Maryland Zoo and I think I might procrastinate on everything and go visit penguins. They are cute, they are friendly, and they look funny when they walk. I love them.
So waddle on down to the Maryland Zoo to see your favorite lil’ guys in the new exhibit. Penguin Coast features African penguins, this habitat is designed to replicate an African penguin’s environment on the South African Coast. Luckily for us humans, we will be able to get closer than ever and truly observe penguins with the new design. This is a great addition for both the penguins and their fans!
Go here to find out all the info about our lil’ penguins!
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: The Inner Harbor
Where: The Inner Harbor
When: Whenever you want to go.
I think this might be the most vague Tourism Tuesday, but yes, the Inner Harbor in the spring is something that every tourist and Baltimorean should visit/experience. We have all been spoiled with this amazing weather the past couple of days so how can one not think of a harbor with sail boats, blue crab, water taxis and the taste of a cool drink down by the water.
The Inner Harbor is the place to go because not only do they offer excellent dining choices they also have a wealth of fun activities. Try out the water taxi with the family to see all of Baltimore’s sites, or hit up Ripley’s Believe It or Not, or just go for a nice walk around the harbor.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Baltimore 10-Miler Race
When: June 4
Where: Druid Lake to Lake Montebello
No need to panic! You still have 56 days until the big day! The big day being the Baltimore 10-Miler…duh…
This is an excellent course, you may just want to go run it for fun after this… There are some lovely scenic routes as you loop around Druid Lake and Lake Montebello. After you beat that 10 mile mark you will be greeted with juicy, thirst quenching watermelons and cold towel, and special beverages for people of age. The super cool thing about the Baltimore 10-Miler race is that there are several way that you can give to some excellent charities through running. Places such as Athletes Serving Athletes, Back On My Feet, Team Diabetes, and Signal 13.
Volunteers are needed to make this all possible so if watching people run is more your speed then sign up!
So buy yourself some sweet Mizunos, put that running belt in place and jump into training to have an excellent race day! Go here to figure out where you need to do to get behind the start line!
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Oriole’s Game!
Where: Camden Yards
When: Game Schedule!
Baltimoreeeee the O’s are back and better than ever!
It is finally that time of year where we can head over to Camden Yards, get a hot dog and what a good old fashioned ball game. For Baltimore natives or tourists this is an excellent idea to hang out with friends and family as the weather begins to get nicer and nicer. Make sure to find your best orange or Oriole’s attire, a faded orange baseball cap is absolute must, do not speak to me if you are not wearing one.
Oriole Park opened on April 6 in 1992, this is a ball park that paved the way for many more across the country. So while in Baltimore this season why not catch a game and take a tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Go here for all the Oriole information you will ever need!
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Baltimore Water Taxi
Where: Aquarium to Canton Park
Calling all tourists! It is finally that time of year again where we all get to ride the magical ride that is the Baltimore Water Taxi. You’ve seen it here before and you will probably see it again! Simply because WLOY just wants to remind you how cool the water taxi is for Baltimoreans and tourists.
This taxi has 16 stops for you to observe and explore: Aquarium, Harborplace, Science Center, Rusty Scupper, Pier Five, Harbor East, Maritime Park, Locust Point, Fell’s Point, Captain James Landing, Canton Waterfront Park. Yes, I listed a lot of places right now, which mean you have plenty options when choosing the water taxi as your main form of transportation.
Click here for all of your very reasonable ticket options and to explore the Baltimore Water Taxi!
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Hiking at Lake Roland Park
Where: Lake Roland
When: When the weather is bright and shiny
When the sun is out and you’re visiting Baltimore go to Lake Roland Park for a nice a hike with your family and friends. I’m sure you have already seen the Inner Harbor (because you’re an active Tourism Tuesday reader) and now you’re a tourist that needs to spice things up with entertaining physical activity. Nothing like the great outdoors to do that!
Interested in canoeing? Well grab your canoe and go because Lake Roland offers a canoe launch! Or hit the Red, or Blue trail for some awesome bike riding!
Lake Roland also has fun events like an easter egg hunt this March 24th!
Get out in the spring fresh air at Lake Roland Park!
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Sherwood Gardens
Where: Off of St. Paul Street
With all of this perfect weather it is hard not to think of pretty tulips and bright red roses. Luckily there is the Sherwood Gardens to take all of these magical images and make them come alive. So when in Baltimore in the spring this could not be a better place to visit.
For all of you Loyola students it very convenient to get to, and for the tourist it would be an excellent stop along all of your Charm City travels.
The space was originally a pond and a lake but then those were filled in when they began the creation of the Sherwood Gardens. It began as a hobby for John Sherwood in the 1920s but then turned into something much bigger and beautiful. The tulips were imported from the Netherlands, these have become some of the most popular tulips in North America.
So at your leisure stop by the Sherwood Gardens along with your other adventures! For more historical information on the gardens click here.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Oysterfest at Phillips Seafood
Where: Phillips Seafood
When: Now until March 31st
When in Maryland get seafood. That is the number one tourist thing, in my mind, that you can do… and it is delicious. So now through March 31st head down to Phillips Seafood for a delicious Oysterfest , conveniently located in the heart of the inner harbor. While you’re there stop by the aquarium, go on a boat ride, or rent a dragon paddle boat! There are so many things do while enjoying a large helping of meaty oysters at Phillips! See ya in B-More soon!
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Maryland Science Center
Where: Inner Harbour
When visiting B-More with the fam jam I think the Maryland Science Center, situated in the heart of the inner harbor, is the perfect place to go! Its for the kids and the adults! Learn about the blue crab in Follow the Blue Crab exhibit or head to the SpaceLink exhibit to see what it is like to be an astronaut, planetary explorer, engineer or astronomer. The Maryland Science Center features over 10 interactive exhibits for everyone to enjoy and learn from. They offer a variety of Science Encounters, including an observatory! The next event they have coming up is on March 14th for Pi(e) Day to celebrate the wonder that is Pi!
Make sure you stop by the Maryland Science Center next time you visit Baltimore! Click here for pricing information and hours!
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: American Craft Council Winter Show
Where: Baltimore Convention Center
When: February 19-21
For all of you crafters and touristing crafters out there its time to come to Baltimore Convention Center to fulfill your crafting desires. There will be more than 650! Yes 650 crafting experts there featuring their jewelry, furniture, doo dads, and clothing. You will be seeing crafts from California to New York City! So come through and either purchase some great picks or gather ideas for your next crafting extravaganza!
Click here for more info on this upcoming craft show!