Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland is among the more enjoyable stops on the east coast, and its closely knit neighborhoods and historic quarters provide an engaging backdrop to many diverse attractions, especially those along its celebrated waterfront, like the Inner Harbor's National Aquarium and the Pier 6 Concert Pavilion and Power Plant entertainment complex. The city also boasts top-rated museums, like the Walters Art Museum and the child-oriented, interactive Port Discovery, which cover everything from fine arts through black history to urban archeology. That Baltimore has been home to such diverse figures as writers Edgar Allan Poe and Anne Tyler and civil rights activists Frederick Douglass and Thurgood Marshall goes some way towards explaining its sometimes bizarrely varied character.

Restaurants

Louisiana Restaurant - Louisiana presents a romantic setting that is perfect for celebrating any special occasion, allowing patrons to enjoy an atmosphere that is cozy and intimate without being pretentious. Located in the heart of Fells Point, it’s uniqueness among the area's establishments by offering a quiet, amorous setting along with the area's best French and American Fare, all made with a true Creole flavor. And now those special occasions can be shared with up to 150 people as Louisiana has opened its new ballroom. The ballroom provides a southern mansion setting perfect for weddings, receptions or any other festivity or gala event you are planning. If you want people to remember your event forever, then Louisiana's ballroom is the perfect setting. Then there is the food. Renowned by area journalists as one of Baltimore's finest upscale eating establishments, Louisiana was again recognized in 2005 by Baltimore Magazine as one of the area's 50 best restaurants.

Le Bistro Du Village - We have a very unique menu no other restaurant can offer in Baltimore. Our variety of French food lets you experience and explore the many regions of France’s culinary traditions. Whether you are craving duck confit or our famous crepes, you will find it here at Le Bistro Du Village. We serve Brunch every Saturday and Sunday with a variety of choices like eggs benedict, omelets, waffles, and savory crêpes all in one menu. Our daily lunches include choices of sandwiches, soups, salads, and our savory and dessert crêpes. Dinners are served with uniquely French options such as coq au vin, trout meunière, “Bistro” mussels, “carré” (rack) of lamb, our famous "Le Cheeseburger to die for", and our savory or sweet crêpes and desserts are always available.

Alizee Noutique Bistro and Wine Bar - Our exciting restaurant menus feature a variety of tempting options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Alizée is one of Baltimore's most fashionable restaurants, Great for a meal with your significant other, colleague, friends and family or your special event. Relax in intimate, stylish surroundings and indulge in the modern American cuisine with a creative twist. Our exciting restaurant menus feature a variety of tempting options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Tapas Teatro - Imagine ordering an entire meal of what you like most. There are no rules for this delightful mix and match, and everyone at the table is sure to find something to enjoy: hot and cold dishes, salads, meats, ham and sausages, fish, shellfish, veggies, eggs and more.  And for those with hearty appetites there are equally hearty dishes, like rich paellas and grilled lamb-chops. Here at Tapas Teatro, the sampling, the mixing, the sharing, and the conversation are the experience.  Servers make it easy: they're knowledgeable about a full selection of fresh,  rustic, reasonably-priced wines and a range of interesting beers. We offer meals that you design for your own maximum enjoyment.

BRIO Tuscan Grille - BRIO is an upscale affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian food. Menu has special sections for items with a lower calorie count and also gluten free options.  Every meal at BRIO Tuscan Grille is prepared with the best quality ingredients and freshest flavors, offering you the high energy of a chop house paired with the lively atmosphere of an Italian restaurant. Whether you're stopping in for a quick bite or toasting to a milestone, celebrate life, love and unforgettable moments with BRIO Tuscan Grille

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Get the best steakhouse experience at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in the Pier V Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland. Treat yourself to a USDA Prime steak that arrives sizzling on a 500° plate and a bottle from our award-winning wine list. With a spacious bar and multiple dining rooms that are ideal for business dinners, private parties and date nights, our Pier V Hotel, Baltimore steakhouse offers a dining experience you and your guests will long remember.

Things to Do

Baltimore Museum of Art - Situated in Charles Village, just north of the downtown area, the Baltimore Museum of Art claims the title of largest art museum in Maryland. Filled with 90,000 art pieces, including an impressive Matisse collection, donated by Baltimore natives Claribel and Etta Cone, the museum draws art enthusiasts from across the globe. An entire "Cone Wing" of the museum is devoted to the sisters' spectacular repertoire of paintings from distinguished artists like Matisse, Picasso and Cézanne. Recent visitors praise the extensive collection, citing free admission to the world-class museum as a major perk.  The museum is also home to one of the largest Andy Warhol collections in the world and features European sculptures, African and Asian arts, and decorative arts. The Contemporary Wing, which showcases Warhol's notable "Last Supper" print, and the sculpture garden, which hosts jazz sessions during the summer, are two main museum highlights.

The Walters Art Museum - Although not as famous as the Baltimore Museum of Art, this free Mount Vernon museum covers art across a 5,000-year time span. Since it opened in 1909, the museum has expanded into a total of three distinctive buildings. Featuring Renaissance paintings, Asian art, Byzantine and Ethiopian art, and an extensive Egyptian collection, among other works, the exhibitions offer a diverse selection of art styles. The Walters is also known for its medieval galleries, which include artifacts like suits of armor from the middle ages.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine - While detained on a ship in the Chesapeake Bay during a battle in the War of 1812, lawyer, poet and writer Francis Scott Key saw a flag of 15 stars and stripes soaring above the fray, signaling the Americans success in holding of a British naval attack. As the story goes, this sight inspired him to write the country's national anthem. Today, the site of the battle — and Key's moment of inspiration — is one of the most popular tourist haunts in Baltimore. Admission to the general park area is free, but there is a $7 fee for visitors ages 16 and older to enter the historic star-shaped fort

 HISTORIC SHIPS - Historic Ships in Baltimore represent one of the most impressive collections of military vessels in the world.  Located within easy walking distance of each other, the US Sloop-of-War Constellation, the US Submarine Torsk, the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, and the Lightship Chesapeake exhibit life at sea from the mid-19th century to the mid-1980.  Also included in the collection is the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse which marked the entrance to the Patapsco River and Baltimore Harbor for over 130 years.

There is always something happening at the Historic Ships so please check our calendar for the latest programs and events. 

Maryland Science Center - This 200-plus-year-old Maryland Science Center is one of the oldest scientific institutions in the country. Originally a meeting place for amateur local scientists to discuss papers, the museum has transformed into one of the most visited attractions of the Inner Harbor. Boasting interactive exhibits for children, a planetarium for astronomy gurus, and giant dinosaur replicas for budding paleontologists, the museum offers plenty of activity for its visitors.  One of the most popular parts of the center is the IMAX Theater, which shows a wide range of movies, from science-related flicks to more mainstream blockbusters. General adult admission prices are $18.95; however entrance to the IMAX Theater costs $22.95. Discounts are available for kids ages 3 to 12, seniors and large groups.

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum - The B&O Railroad Museum brings alive the magic and adventure of railroading every day! This historic national landmark allows you to see, touch, hear and explore the most important railroad collection in America.  The Civil War was the first major conflict where railroads played a prominent role, and the B&O was the major line that straddled a divided country. Between April 19, 1861 (The Baltimore Riot of 1861), and April 21, 1865 (Lincoln’s funeral train leaving Baltimore for Illinois), the B&O stood as witness and participant in the greatest conflict the United States has ever faced. The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the course of American history during pivotal moments of the conflict.

National Aquarium - The nonprofit National Aquarium opened in 1981, the jewel of Baltimore City's Inner Harbor redevelopment. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures, the Aquarium is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top three aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening. It is Maryland's largest paid tourist attraction, with more than 20,000 fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals living in award-winning habitats. 

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