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Peabody Library Johns Hopkins University Baltimore

How To Plan Your Visit to Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University—the nation’s first research university!—is right here in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins was founded on the principle that by pursuing big ideas and sharing what is learned, we make the world a better place. For more than 135 years, this outstanding institution hasn’t strayed from that vision. In fact, they’ve expanded it. The university […]

Edgar Allan Poe house and museum

Did You Know You Can Visit Edgar Allan Poe’s Grave?

  Literature lovers and Poe enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Poe Baltimore, the Edgar Allan Poe house and museum that celebrates Baltimore’s favorite denizen. But did you know that you can also take a short trek from the Poe House and Museum to visit Edgar Allan Poe’s Grave? Poe’s House Poe’s home has been […]

Washington DC Public Transportation

A Beginner’s Guide to Washington DC Public Transportation

  When you visit Washington DC, you want to spend time planning your adventures—not how to get to them. Washington DC public transportation is a fantastic, affordable way to get around the DC metropolitan area. There’s a bit of a learning curve, but we’re here to help. Using the Metro, you can explore the city […]

Baltimore Harbor Cruise

Take a Baltimore Harbor Cruise to See the Beauty of the Chesapeake

Baltimore is a harbor town. That’s why the Inner Harbor is perhaps the city’s most popular attraction, featuring museums, restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. But you just can’t beat one of the Baltimore harbor cruises to really experience the Chesapeake. Here are a few options… Spirit Baltimore harbor cruises The Spirit cruises depart from the west wall of […]

Patapsco Valley State Park

Patapsco Valley State Park Is the Best Summer Day Trip

  Patapsco Valley State Park is the best summer day trip because there’s just so much to do. The Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 16,043 acres and eight developed recreational areas. While you’re there, you’ll have dozens of opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as […]

Annapolis restaurants

5 of the Best Annapolis Restaurants You Need to Visit

  Nearby Annapolis is a legendary port—in part because it’s home to the U.S. Naval Academy. When you’re there, it’s easy to work up an appetite taking historic walking tours, boating on the Severn River, or just meandering around the beautiful streets. Here are 5 of our favorite Annapolis restaurants you’re guaranteed to love… Boatyard […]

USS Constellation Baltimore

Why You Need to See the USS Constellation in Baltimore

  We recently wrote about the many attractions at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and we mentioned that the historic ships docked there are one of them. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor draws visitors and locals with beautiful views, museums, restaurants and shopping, and to see the historic ships docked here. The USS Constellation Baltimore is one of the […]

Washington DC monument tours

What Are the Best Washington DC Monument Tours?

  Just as there are so many places to see and experience, there’s an array of Washington DC monument tours to suit your style. Want to know the secrets behind their making? How about the perfect photo op? Whether you want to experience the sights on foot, by trolley, or even by private luxury car, […]

Top of the World Baltimore

Get a New Perspective of the City at Top of the World Baltimore

When you think of stunning elevated city views, places like the London Eye and Chicago’s Hancock Tower come to mind. But Baltimore has its very own bird’s-eye viewing perch: Top of the World Baltimore. Although perhaps lesser known than some of the biggest city skyscrapers in the world, Top of the World Baltimore rises to the challenge, offering the incredible […]

5 of the Most Amazing Works in the Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. The Baltimore Museum of Art itself is an important piece of regional history, as it was founded in 1914 with a single painting. Now, the BMA has 95,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by […]