The plans for Inner Harbor 2.0 call for all sorts of new stuff to be installed around Baltimore’s prime waterfront neighborhood. There will be an underground parking garage, increased green space, “interactive water features,” and playgrounds. But there may not be beach volleyball courts, and for some Baltimoreans, that’s a big problem.
There are plenty of Oktoberfests out there (and we encourage hitting as many as possible) but this one is Das Best, or “the best” if you’ve forgotten your German definite articles. What makes it das best? How about the incredible selection of international and local beers, wines, and schnapps that come with an “all you can taste” policy for those attending? Not only that, there’s music, sausage, and, thanks to the Orioles needing the stadium for a home game, a waterfront view. That’s right, the location for Das Best has been moved to Rash Field at the Inner Harbor. We guess no one was expecting there to be hordes of Os fans downtown this late in the season. Oh, snap. Read More →
It was a mere four months ago that the Huffington Post decided Baltimore was a great place to visit. I guess they felt as though people didn’t get the message, because they’re at it again, with a list of “10 reasons why Baltimore should be your next weekend getaway.”
Now that the Star-Spangled Spectacular has folded up, the Inner Harbor will have to buckle down and get its nose back in the books. The annual Baltimore Book Festival offers a new way to thumb through the city’s best-known destination from Sept. 26-28, boasting new programming for kids, more than 200 author appearances and…free samples! Read More →
The folks at the Maryland Science Center want you to know that, “Science can happen in a lab, science can happen in space and science can happen in your own backyard!” Of course, to find out how, you’ll need to leave your own backyard for just a minute and hop on down to see what the Science Center is cooking up. August 16th and 17th are the Maryland Science Center’s 9th annual Backyard Science Days this year. They’ll be full of animal encounters and hands-on activities. You can stomp on stomp rockets (what?), race vegetables, build a beetle habitat, make seed bombs and much more.The folks (and beasts) from Scales and Tales will be there all weekend as well featuring live birds of prey and reptiles. Read More →
Fodor’s Travel recently included Baltimore among their picks for the 15 best waterfront cities in the world. The city was honored alongside the likes of Venice and Amsterdam!
The Fodor’s writeup focuses on the Inner Harbor, natch, and recommends travelers visit the aquarium and the science center before watching the sunset while eating a crab cake at The Rusty Scupper. Artscape also gets a shout-out. Read More →
We may not get a fishable, swimmable harbor until 2020 (if then!), but we get an ice skate-able one by November. That is to say, Waterfront Partnership Inc. just got the go-ahead to install an ice skating rink at McKeldin Plaza for Baltimore’s cold season.
Waterfront Partnership are currently gathering sponsorships to pay for it. (T. Rowe Price just promised $250,000, so looks like they’re good.) If the money works out, the rink would measure 60 feet by 120 feet and operate from November to February. Read More →
With Baltimore’s prime location between Washington D.C. (our nation’s capital, you know) and Philadelphia (where this whole “independent nation” thing got started) we’ve got plenty of options for places to see some of the most spectacular, no-holds-barred fireworks displays for July 4th. And since this year our country’s birthday falls on a Friday—it’s sure to be an extra-celebratory night no matter where you go. But for us, we like to keep it simple and close to home. Baltimore is a city that knows how to throw a good party, after all. And nothing makes viewing fireworks better than the backdrop of our gorgeous bay. Read More →
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