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Pratt Street Ale House

Enjoy a Local, Craft Beer at Pratt Street Ale House

Craft beer enthusiasts will find a place to taste the best of Baltimore at the Pratt Street Ale House. (You can find all our recommendations for our favorite things to do in Howard County in our free area vacation guide!) Pratt Street showcases local, craft beers in a historic setting that just can’t be equaled. […]

Howard County Conservancy.

Explore and Learn at the Howard County Conservancy

  Both Baltimore and our own Ellicott City are located within wonderful Howard County. The Howard County Conservancy celebrates our historic county’s natural features and provides a number of programs that are both fun and educational. From meteor showers to nature walks, Flashlight Hikes and holiday celebrations, the Conservancy showcases the best of Howard County. […]

Ice Skating on Christmas in Baltimore

Memorable ways to celebrate Christmas in Baltimore

If you’re looking for a charming holiday getaway this year, come spend part of your Christmas in Baltimore this winter. With the variety of events and scenery offered during the holiday season, Baltimore is one of the top Christmas destinations on the east coast. (Tip: many of our favorite destinations in our free area vacation guide […]

Symphony of Lights

Celebrate at the Howard County Symphony of Lights

  Every year in our own Howard County, the Symphony of Lights makes the region sparkle. A must-see annual event, the Symphony of Lights in Columbia, MD, has been recognized by the Baltimore Sun as a family-oriented spectacular. (For more family-friendly things to do, check out our free area vacation guide.) What Is the Symphony […]

Baltimore Christmas market

Get Festive at The Amazing Baltimore Christmas Village

Starting on Thanksgiving Day, the Baltimore Christmas Village will open for business! Since 2013, this German Christmas market offers indoor and outdoor vendors in the style of the traditional Christkindl Market in Nuremberg. (For more recommendations for places to visit while you’re in Baltimore, download our free area vacation guide!) The market will be open […]

Peabody Library

Get Inspired by the Breathtaking Peabody Library

Whether you’re a bibliophile or an architecture enthusiast—or both—you simply must visit the Peabody Library next time you’re in Baltimore. (For more ideas on things to see and do, places to eat, and our favorite activities for the region, download our free area vacation guide.) The Peabody Library is part of Johns Hopkins University, and […]

Rusty Scupper

Why the Rusty Scupper Is the Best for Local Seafood

  There are so many excellent places to dine in and around Baltimore, it’s hard to choose. Our free Howard County vacation guide will point you to some regional favorites, but today we’d like to highlight the Rusty Scupper, located right on the Inner Harbor. Rusty Scupper: Prime Location Put simply, the Rusty Scupper offers […]

Sotto Sopra

You’ll Love the Amazing Dining Experience at Sotto Sopra

The Mount Vernon neighborhood, just a short walk from the Inner Harbor, is home to Baltimore’s amazing Italian eatery Sotto Sopra. Open for 20 years, Sotto Sopra is helmed by executive chef and owner Riccardo Bosio. The next time you’re heading into Baltimore, consider dining at this celebrated restaurant. The Flavors of Sotto Sopra Chef […]

Ellicott City shops

The Best Ellicott City Shops to Hit Before the Holidays

We recently gave you the heads up on Ellicott City’s annual Christmas Midnight Madness tradition. The shops stay open late and the holiday season is kicked off with style and irresistible cheer. One key ingredient to the whole celebration is, well, the Ellicott City shops! Ellicott City features a number of charming shops, with everything […]


So anyone who has a third grade sense of humor (and I have been accused of that more than once) knows that “Pilgrims!” is the answer to this riddle: “If April showers bring May flowers, what to may flowers bring? Pilgrims!” And what the heck does that have to do with The Wayside Inn and […]