Posts Tagged 'Baltimore'

Baltimore’s Unique Crosswalks

Crosswalks are one of those things that don’t get much attention. Other than Abbey Road in London what other famous crosswalks can you even think of? I totally walked across Abbey Road barefoot, in a suit, and holding a cigarette but I can’t think of any other notable time I ever crossed a street before. Well the city of Baltimore is trying to change that. Their Office of Promotion and the Arts is trying to increase the amount of public art in the city and one of the things they’ll be doing is making cool crosswalks like this one:

That zipper crosswalk doesn’t hold a candle to this hopscotch one though:

Yes soon enough in the city of Baltimore you will be seeing people playing hopscotch while doing the simple act of crossing the street. That’s certainly one thing you can do to set your city apart from everyone else.

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Ten Best Cities For Recent College Graduates

There are plenty of people who are fresh out of college today many of whom face a difficult job market. That being said, there are certain parts of the country where it is easier to be a fresh grad than others. Nerdwallet recently put together a list of what they feel are the top ten cities in America to be a recent college graduate. The factors that they consider are conventional measures like the availability of jobs in the local economy, the city’s population of people ages 18-24, the median rent for an apartment, the city’s walk score. They also consider more unusual measures like the number of bars per capita, the cost of a 12 inch pizza at Pizza Hut, and the price of a six-pack of Heineken. What follows is their top ten list:

10. San Francisco, CA
9. Chicago, IL
8. Austin, TX
7. Columbus, OH
6. Washington, DC
5. Philadelphia, PA
4. Baltimore, MD
3. Denver, CO
2. Seattle, WA
1. Boston, MA


The many sights of Boston

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Day Trips in the DC Area

Washingtonian.com offers a great list of endless opportunities in the DC area for exciting day trips from sandy beaches, pretty picnic spots, scenic hikes, pick-your-own orchards and other great escapes.  For a taste of the country, visit these three delicious outings for food lovers- Warrenton, VA,  Delaplane, VA and La Plata, MD. Go for a hike at some favorite spots like Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, MD  or Mason Neck State Park in Lorton, VA to experience quiet woods,waterfalls and dramatic overlooks. Visit Baltimore, a great city made up of interesting neighborhoods filled with history, antiques, science and sports. The sandy beaches of Maryland like North Beach & Betterton Beach are terrific for a day trip or long weekend. The Potomac Wineries in VA offer some of the region’s best wine and is perfect for picnics, off-the-beaten-track antique shops, and farm-fresh meals.

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18 Most Underrated U.S. Cities

Huffiingtonpost.com has published their list of the 18 Most Underrated U.S. Cities. The cities were chosen by the editors at ShermansTravel.com. The list includes cities such as Baltimore with its revitalized Inner Harbor area, Providence with its reborn downtown/water ways and Fort Lauderdale with its stunning seaside promenade.

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Free Baltimore!

National Geographic Traveler’s “Free Baltimore!” tells you all you need to know about seeing the best of Charm City without spending a dime. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore is a great destination for culture junkies, history buffs, and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Some of the highlights are:

Baltimore Museum of Art – The museum is free for all ages and closed Mondays and Tuesdays. It features 90,000 works of 15th- to 19th-century contemporary and modern art.

National Electronics Museum – Free to the public and open every day but Sunday, visitors can learn about the Morse code, Bell telephone and SONAR.

Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race –  Free admission to a 15 mile race featuring “amphibious, human powered works of art”. The race is held the first weekend of May.

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Fall Freebies in Baltimore

Photo Courtesy of FreeFallBaltimore.org

Photo Courtesy of FreeFallBaltimore.org

The Arts are alive and well in Baltimore where several museums, historic tours, and musical performances are being offered for free this fall. Enjoy some of the best modern art in Baltimore at the Contemporary Museum, which opens its doors for free during select hours Wednesdays-Sundays through December 20. Catch some free art exhibits at the Walters Art Museum, such as the darkly alluring Master of the Macabre: A Night at the Museum with Edgar Allan Poe. To keep with the Halloween spirit, the Strand Theater Company is offering free showings of the Spoon River Anthology-based play, Graves in the Water. For science buffs, the Maryland Science Center is free to enter after 5 on October 9 and October 30. To learn more about the world-renowned port city of Baltimore, tour some of the city’s historic ships, such as the USS Constellation or the USS Torsk, free on select days during October. Business travelers and other visitors are sure to have something to write home from Maryland this fall. For more information about free attractions in Baltimore visit FreeFallBaltimore.com.