Baltimore is my hometown and a city that has a special place in my heart. Schaefer was determined to push Baltimore before, and it did. He persevered to the Inner Harbor development a reality, and from Harborplace pavilions opened in the mid-eighties, Baltimore was launched as a city of great vision and progress. When Orioles Park at Camden Yards entered service in 1992, he became a prototype of the new generation of baseball parks across the US
The Inner Harbor offers some wonderful family attractions, including the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland Science Center and American Visionary Art Museum. As Baltimore resurgence took place, the avant-garde design was complemented by charming neighborhoods of the city. Some examples are Mount Vernon, Charles Village, Fells Point, Little Italy and West Baltimore.
Mount Vernon is the cultural heart of the city and contains the Peabody Institute (one of the best music schools in the country), Walters Art Gallery, Washington Monument, the Assumption Catholic Basilica, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Lyric Opera House . Some of the grandest architectural lines Charles country road next to Mount Vernon Place.
Charles Village, anchored by Johns Hopkins University, is the intellectual center of Baltimore. Charles Street, which is the mark of the Hopkins campus, home to numerous apartment buildings and high-rise condominiums, as University Parkway just off the north campus. Side streets of Charles Village are surrounded by huge terrace houses built at the turn of the 20th century, home to students, teachers and other professionals. The Baltimore Museum of Art, better known for its collection of Post-Impressionist paintings Cone, is also here.
The trendy Fells Point, east of the Inner Harbor, continues to see a revival as Inner Harbor redevelopment expands toward her. Fells Point cobbled streets feature craft shops, and many places for drinks or dinner. West Baltimore refers to the western area of Inner Harbor and just west of Orioles Park at Camden Yards. A crowd of old terraced houses, wearing the white steps for which Baltimore is famous, were renovated in the homes of millions of dollars. Some of the main attractions of the West Baltimore include Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, B & O Railroad Museum and Westminster Cemetery, burial place of poet Edgar Allan Poe.Little Italy is adjacent to the eastern end of the harbor, and is full of old small terraced houses and fabulous Italian restaurants. The area was home to the legendary Baltimore mayor Thomas D'Allessandro, whose daughter is the speaker of the United States Nancy Pelosi.
The crab in cities across the country, and they rarely compare with crab cakes in Baltimore. Baltimoreans also enjoy participating in buckets seasoned crabs steamed with Old Bay and accompanied by your favorite drink. The overall quality of restaurants in Baltimore is far from New York or Chicago, but the city has few places to eat in circulation.
Baltimore makes for a great long weekend or family summer destination.