Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Allison Langley
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!
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: 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!
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Mount Vernon (Neighborhood)
Where: Between N Calvert and Franklin
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!
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Druid Hill Park
Where: 900 Druid Park Lake Dr, Baltimore
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!
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Allison Langley
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!
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: 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!
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Fells Point
Where: Main Street, Baltimore, MD
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!
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Cruises on the Bay
Where: 1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD
When: Click here for schedule times
There are so many other ways to view the beautiful city of baltimore, one of those being by boat! You have until October 11th to take advantage of this wonderful experience. While the weather is still beautiful and balmy hop on a boat to see several sites of baltimore. You will see the famous Domino Sugar sign, historic Fort McHenry, and the inner harbor as a whole. Learn a little history and enjoy a lovely day on the water, breathing in the sea breeze with friends and family by your side. If you’re interested in more than just a day time cruise; they off the Key Bridge Cocktail Cruise and Saturday’s City Light Cruise.
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Where: Hampden, MD
When: September 19
Support local businesses at HampdenFest in Hampden (Baltimore), MD, along W 36th Street. Get excited for live music, great food, awesome vendors and other fun events! Come see School Of Rock, Tomason, Blackwolf Beach, Ginger Blossoms, Raindeer, Hampden Idol and Bosley!!!! There are also two other stages if you want some other options. For those food lovers, there is a Dangerously Delicious Pie Eating Contest, um yum. Test your pie eating talents, maybe you’ll be winner and have pie in your stomach! Maybe after pie register for the Hampden Idol! You could be the next star!
For a local event sponsored by the local business’s this is a cant-miss-event!
Annnnnd guess what?! WLOY will be there! So you have to stop by and say Hi!
For more info (including all the bands playing) click here!
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: City Lights Helicopter Tour
Where: Monumental Helicopters (Ft. Meade, MD)
Don’t be your average tourist traveling by foot around the inner harbor–try a helicopter! Monumental Helicopters offers day and night helicopter tours of the inner harbor. It can be a great family experience or a romantic evening over looking the city lights! These private tours give you an unique view of Baltimore, one, I am sure you will not forget! For more information and booking click here!