Weekend Getaways in Baltimore

Baltimore is a city known for its delicious foods and restaurants, significant historical places and landmarks and so much more. This is also the main reason why it is called by many as “The Charm City”. This is indeed true, there are no boring moments while you’re in the city for a tour.

If you’re in the city and still undecided what to do over the weekend, check out this awesome article written Kaitlyn Pacheco in Baltimore Magazine and you’ll surely enjoy your weekend in Charm City.

Weekend Lineup: February 1-3

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The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

Feb. 2: Valentine’s Pajama Brunch

Miss Shirley’s Café, 513 W. Cold Spring Lane. 7:30-9 a.m. Free-$27.99.

Valentine’s Day might not be for another few weeks, but we’ll take any excuse to indulge in cheesecake-stuffed French toast or red velvet pancakes on a Saturday morning. Keep your pajamas and slippers on from the night before and treat the whole family to this two-course brunch, featuring special breakfast boxes for the kiddos and tons of sweet and savory entrees for the grown-ups. Stick around for crafts, balloon art, and Valentine’s Day-themed activities that will leave everyone ready for a mid-morning nap.

Let’s face it: It’s hard to find a reason for a Baltimore fan to get hyped for this year’s Super Bowl. But luckily, local watering holes around the city are throwing watch parties with enough drink specials to give us something to cheer about. Spend Super Bowl Sunday booing the New England Patriots with bottomless brews at Mother’s Grille, knocking back $3 cans of Natty Boh at R. House, or bellying up to the bar at any of our best places to hate-watch the game. And remember: There’s always next year for the Ravens.

Feb. 2: Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day

The SNF Parkway, 5 W. North Ave. 7-9 p.m. $8-10.
After a week of fighting the chill of the polar vortex, we’re practically begging Punxsutawney Phil not to see his shadow on Groundhog Day. Whether the all-knowing groundhog declares six more weeks of winter or not, celebrate this hair-brained harebrained tradition by watching Harold Ramis’ 1993 comedy of the same name this Saturday night. Settle into the (warm) Parkway Theatre and laugh along with the inimitable Bill Murray as he relives Groundhog Day over and over in this crowd-favorite flick.

Feb. 1: Live at the Hive

Charm City Meadworks, 400 E. Biddle St. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $5.

Not only is Charm City Meadworks known for its wide range of still and sparkling meads, but the Mt. Vernon space also draws crowds for its one-of-a-kind events like gear swaps, video game tournaments, and this Friday’s multi-genre concert series. Pack the meadery to sip $5 drafts and slushies while jamming to a headline performance by standout local MC Eze Jackson, along with DJ Mac Hewitt, Ring WorldØØØ, and Revvnant—a new project from local songwriter Elias Schutzman. See full post here…

As you can see in the article above, whether you want to eat, drink to celebrate, hear some of the cities video game tournaments, or see some comedy show. Name it and Baltimore will give it to you on a silver platter. Over the years, the tourism of the city has significantly improved, with an increasing number of tourists visiting Baltimore all year round.

However, if you’re one of those tourists that only have a couple of days to spend in Charm City, DeMarco Williams wrote an article about perfectly enjoying Baltimore in two days for both tourists and locals. Check out the article below.

Spending Two Perfect Days In Baltimore

We may get Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia in a huff by saying this, but Baltimore could be the most patriotic big city in the Union. We don’t know if it’s the fact that Mary Young Pickersgill sewed the Star-Spangled Banner flag in her home on what is now known as Pratt Street, or the reality that one of our national pastime’s finest institutions, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, glistens downtown, but something about the city just emanates red, white and Inner Harbor blue. With Independence Day fast approaching, now would be the perfect time to head in B-More’s direction. When you go, though, make sure you pack this guide to the All-American city with you.

Day One

There’s nothing more American than the freedom of choice. And when it comes to high-end downtown hotels, the bounty of options ranges from Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore to the super stylish and historic Hotel Monaco Baltimore. However, for your next weekend jaunt, you won’t go wrong with a few nights at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. A sense of subdued elegance is apparent all around the 31-floor property. Plus, its location right on the edge of the harbor wouldn’t be more scenic had Francis Scott Key put it to words. So, take your time basking in all that’s gallantly gleaming at the hotel—mobile check-in desk, heated indoor pool, spacious bedrooms—but do plan to be on your way by 1 p.m.

Mere footsteps from your room is the country’s National Aquarium, the first stop on your walking tour. The green moray eels and zebra sharks cause dropped jaws every day, but special events such as World Oceans Day (June 7-8) and the July 4th Pier Party give the aquarium some added splash. Another unmistakable gem in the immediate area is the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, a priceless attraction named in honor of the late businessman that spotlights integral (but often overlooked) players in U.S. history. For Whom It Stands is an especially telling temporary exhibit (through February 2015) centered on Pickersgill’s indentured servant, Grace Wisher.

Day Two

Photo Courtesy of DeMarco Williams

Start your next morning by doing what any blue-blooded American would on a weekend—working out at 8 a.m. But instead of merely hitting the treadmill in the hotel gym, grab an energy bar and join Elite Fitness Tours for a three-mile session of light sprinting, squatting and sightseeing. The trek takes you around the harbor, past Mount Vernon and up—literally!—famed Federal Hill. The whole thing lasts just about an hour, but your calves will swear it’s longer.

It’s for that very reason that scheduling some pampering at Four-Star The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore afterward makes great sense. Though its hot stone and aromatherapy massages hit the proverbial spot, this inner-city sanctuary separates itself with Reiki, chakra balancing and a complimentary monthly Mind, Body and Soul series (June 24’s class focuses on acupuncture) for guests. Click here to read the rest of this post…

In Baltimore, it is possible to have a perfect stay in the city in just 2 days, savoring each day visiting the best places, eat in the best restaurants and watch your favorite baseball game. Baltimore definitely has lots to offer. Lastly, if you’re staying in the city for a weekend trip, check out this article by Mehera Bonner about an awesome weekend trip in the Charm City.

Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Baltimore, Maryland

You + Charm City = perfect Saturday.

Image Courtesy of Courtesy Woodberry Kitchen/The Ivy/Golden West

If your weekend travel requirements include a sunny pier, the country’s best record store, succulent Chesapeake blue crabs, and a cozy fire + unlimited free minibar, look no further than Baltimore. Maryland’s biggest city isn’t the most obvious place for a vacation, but that’s what makes it the best spot to take one—it’s not swarming with crowds, locals are crazy-friendly and even more crazy down to give you advice, and there’s a distinct lack of tourists with selfie sticks. In short, it’s the perfect place for a girls’ trip—and did we mention that the food is insanely good? Here, where to eat, sleep, and hang in Charm City—the most aptly nicknamed town ever.

Where to Stay

It’s easy to keep things cheap in Baltimore, so throwing down a few extra $$ for an indulgent hotel experience is well worth it. And if you really want to get the most for your money, check out The Ivy, a historic renovated mansion that was first built in 1889 and sits on a charming leafy corner of the Mount Vernon neighborhood. The building should honestly be in the dictionary definition for “Cozy,” and you can easily spend the entire weekend there without getting bored. There’s a warm fireplace around every corner, an open bar is available to guests in one of the many plush lounge rooms, and guys—there’s high tea served in the afternoon and it’s included in your stay. What more could one possibly need other than free sandwiches and petit fours stacked sky high on a cake tray?

Even if you don’t stay at The Ivy, stopping by for a meal at Magdelena Restaurant is a must (the included breakfast was basically a five course meal)—and if historical tours are your thing, this building needs to be high on your list.

What to Do

If you’re a fan of shopping, Baltimore actually has a lot to offer. Stop off at White Fox, Hunting Ground, or Brightside Boutique for clothes that have major Brooklyn vibes, and hit up Trohv for what might be the coolest and best-stocked gift shop ever (I spent way too much money there). Learn more here…

Your weekends in Baltimore is definitely well-spent with a wide variety of events, places, and activities in the city. You’ll definitely experience fun and excitement like no other during your stay in the city. Don’t forget to include Baltimore in your must-visit list. If you want to know more about Baltimore; history, economy, etc. Dependable Homebuyers can help you learn a lot about the city. Visit us on https://www.dependablehomebuyers.com/maryland/baltimore to get started.

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