Tourism Tuesdays


Tourism Tuesday: Mount Pleasant Ice Arena

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Allison Langley

MtPls What: Mount Pleasant Ice Arena… Skating

Where: 6101 Hillen Road, Baltimore

When: Click here for hours

If you are visiting Baltimore in this chilly weather why don’t you do activities that fit the weather, like… skating?

Visit the Mount Pleasant Ice Arena for a great way to spend time in Baltimore during the winter. This arena gives many options from recreation skating to skating instructions! You really can’t go wrong here. Bring the whole crew out to mimic skating greats, or maybe you are one yourself, in that case… jealous. This arena actually hosts great olympians and World Champions like Dorothy Hamill, and Kimmie Meissner.

Come to Baltimore, enjoy the harbor, see the sites, and then go skating at Mount Pleasant Ice Arena!



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Tourism Tuesday: Holiday Helicopter

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 by Allison Langley

helichristmas What: Holiday Helicopter Tour

Where: Over 34th Street to Fells Point

When: Now until December 30th, 2015

I adore and am absolutely memorized by twinkling Christmas lights! So why don’t we take it to the skies and view these awesome light displays from up above… In a helicopter… With Santa. Sure, it may not be a sleigh with eight reindeer but it is close enough!

Fly over the 34th Street Christmas light display, see the boats in Fells Point lit up to the nines! Baltimore is all ready for the holidays and you need the best view to appreciate it!

These tours are private and you can find the prices of everything here. There are daily tours from now until December 30th from 430 until 830pm. Don’t miss out on the Hampden to Harbour tour!

 



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Tourism Tuesday: Hotel Brexton

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley

hotelbrex What: Hotel Brexton Baltimore

Where: 868 Park Avenue, Baltimore

When: Whenever You Are Here!

We talk a lot about what to do in Baltimore, but where are you going to sleep after you do all of these awesome things? How about the Hotel Brexton!
Hotel Brexton is a historical hotel located in the historical neighborhood of Mount Vernon. The hotel building alone boasts an antiquated charm but inside it is upgraded for every convenience that a traveler needs! Plush bathrobes, yes! The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast that consists of fruits, yogurts, flaky pastries, and cereal! It is also close to great restaurants and nightlife, stop by the City Café (2 min walk) or the Tea House! Each room offers an unique style giving you a great and one of the kind experience! One of the best perks is that you can bring your furry little friend AKA they are pet friendly!
When in Baltimore, stay at the Hotel Brexton!

To book a room click here!



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Tourism Tuesday: Festival of Trees

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Allison Langley

MdTrees What: Festival of Trees

Where: 2200 York Rd

When: Nov 27-29, Friday/Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

We are nearing the Holidays! Of course we have to get through our delicious turkey dinners first though! But, lets get started by going to the Festival of Trees running November 27th thru 29th. It’s a festival comprised of all your favorite holiday things; ginger breads, toys and other holiday treats!
It all started on December 8, 1990, thus making it 25 years! It started in the Convention center located downtown; it was a big affair! Now there have been many additions making it an absolute wonderland! Santa is a big player now, kids get to sit on his lap, mail him letters, and even get a ride in his special sleigh pulled by “reindeer”. It really brings the north pole to you. Over the years it has grown to be the largest holiday festival on the East Coast!
So when and Baltimore stop the Festival of Trees to start the holiday cheer!



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Tourism Tuesday: The George Peabody Library

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Allison Langley

GPL2What: The George Peabody Library

Where: 17 East Mount Vernon Place

When: Tues. – Thurs. 9am-5pm , Friday 9am-3pm

One of the most beautiful spots in Baltimore is The George Peabody Library. Done perfectly with black and white tile it looks like everything you would imagine a library to be. It boasts of much grandeur and many, many books. There are five extraordinary tiers! Opened in 1878 the library now contains over 300,000 volumes, mostly pre-war. Their books are centered on British art and architecture, British and American literature, Greek and Latin classics, history of science, geography and exploration, including maps. It is also famous for hosting beautiful weddings!

Next time you are in Baltimore catch up on your reading at The George Peabody Library!



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Tourism Tuesday: Mount Vernon

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by Allison Langley

mt vernonWhat: Mount Vernon (Neighborhood)

Where: Between N Calvert and Franklin

When: Anytime!

When I am “touristing” I think one of my favorite things to do is to visit new neighborhoods. Luckily, in Baltimore there is a wealth of neighborhoods to visit, one them being Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon is located just north of downtown Baltimore. It is a beautiful and historical neighborhood, it is known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Baltimore. It houses the first Washington Monument; it’s hard to miss! Along with its history there are great restaurants and other cool spots to see.
Check out Dooby’s while you’re in the neighborhood or maybe have a nice read at the beautiful George Peabody Library, or marvel at the grandeur of Mt. Vernon place United Methodist Church. I would recommend to simply sit down on a park bench, while it is still fall, and enjoy the scenery!



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Tourism Tuesday: Druid Hill Park

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

DruidHillPark What: Druid Hill Park

Where: 900 Druid Park Lake Dr, Baltimore

When: Whenever!

Before it gets too chilly out enjoy a nice visit to Druid Hill Park. Druid Hill Park is a large municipal park that has idyllic scenes for you, and your family and friends to enjoy. The scenery features perfect water scenes and pretty and full trees.
The park dates back to 1652 when the Susquehannock Indians gave the land to Lord Baltimore. In the late 1800;s the park was officially turned into a city park.
Within the park exists the Howard Peters Rawlins Conservatory, the country’s second-oldest victorain glass conservatory and the Maryland zoo. There is also a wide variety of available activities, such as playgrounds, basketball courts, a pool, picnic spots, the Jones Fall Trial and the Lakeside Loop Trail which circles the resovior—guaranteed for a pleasant view.
So grab who ever you want and head to Druid Hill park for a lovely day with plenty to do!



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Tourism Tuesday: Water Taxi

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Allison Langley

WaterTaxi
What: Baltimore Water Taxi

Where: Baltimore Inner Harbor

When: Mon-Sun 11am-6pm (Nov 1- March 31 *Weather permitting)

Skip all that annoying street traffic and take to the water! Thats right, the most in fashion way of travel is the Baltimore Water Taxi. Travel to all your favorite (or going to be favorite) spots in Charm City. The taxi takes you to the Aquarium, Harbor Place, Science Center, Rusty Scrupper, Pier Five, Harbor East, Maritime Park, Locust Point, Fell’s Point, Captain James, and Canton Park. I think it is safe to say that your options are certainly not limited! The Baltimore Water Taxi has been running for over 35 years, it is a great way to experience Baltimore’s harbor culture and to travel to some great destinations.

Click here to check out ticket prices and passes for this awesome ride! This water taxi season the taxis run on a weather permitted basis so make sure to check that out before heading out!



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Tourism Tuesday: Maryland Zoo

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Allison Langley

MDZOOWhat: Maryland Zoo

Where: Baltimore, MD

When: 10-4pm Daily

If you are visiting Baltimore I see no reason why you shouldn’t visit The Maryland Zoo. The Maryland Zoo hosts a wide variety of animals from penguins to elephants! After you have viewed some very cool mammals grab a bite at The Whistle Stop Grille, The Natural Selections, Railway Express, or just a simple refreshment station. All very yummy! There are so many things to explore: enjoy a Penguin Encounter from 11am to 2pm, or try the Family Scavenger Hunt. The Maryland Zoo is keen on conservation of the planets animals; donations are always appreciated!
If you are in town this weekend check out ZooBoo! There will be trick-or-treating, costume contests and much more! Don’t miss out on all the fun The Maryland Zoo offers and come on by the next time you’re in Charm City!



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Tourism Tuesday: Fells Point

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Fellspoint What: Fells Point

Where: Main Street, Baltimore, MD

When: Anytime!

When in Baltimore one must stop by Fells Point (a personal favorite). The entire neighborhood is filled with character from the cobble stone streets, to the colorful townhouses with the unique doors. It is a historical neighborhood that began in 1726 when shipping company was built at its waterfront.

Fells is filled with pubs, restaurants, and boutiques. Dine at Alexander’s Tavern and enjoy their many different varieties of tatters tots … so good. Stop by One- Eyed Mikes for a drink afterwards and maybe sooth your palette with Pitango Gelato. For those music lovers, which I hope you all are, go to the Sound Garden and pick up your favorite vinyl.

Not in the mood to shop, eat or drink? That’s fine! Enjoy a trip on the Water Taxi, or a Baltimore Ghost Tour; quite fitting for October!

There is an ample amount to do and see when visiting Fells Point!



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