I was only in Baltimore for three days to visit my boyfriend while he had training camp, but I was able to see all these beautiful places in the time I was given. To be honest, I was a little nervous going to Baltimore just two months after the riots happened, but everyone was so nice and welcoming and it made me question how this beautiful city was all over the news just months before.
Since my boyfriend had camp all day long, I decided to venture out on my own. The first stop was the World Trade Center Baltimore, which takes you up 27 floors and shows you a 360 degree view of the city, including my boyfriend’s new home M&T Bank Stadium (Go Ravens!). It’s only about $7 to view Baltimore from above and is also super peaceful.
The waterfront has to be my favorite place in Baltimore. There are so many different shops and boutiques along the water, and dine in restaurants such as Bubba Gump Shrimp, Hard Rock Cafe, and Morton’s to name a few. Oh, and their jumbo shrimp is to die for. Maybe because they are so close to the water? Who knows? With the hot weather though, I had to stop to grab some ice cream too. Like that’s a bad thing. Never. Oreo is the go-to flavor of choice.
Just outside the shops there are fountains and I picked a good day to be there apparently, because there were dancers and singers performing for the public. Not only that, there is a mall across the street with a wide selection of popular stores such as Forever21 and Victoria’s Secret. This spot is the place to be if you want excitement and a good place to shop.
I had obviously done some research before flying to Baltimore, just as anyone would do, and came across a library that I had to stop by. This Music library also known as John Hopkins is truly stunning. If you’re ever in the area, take a short drive away from the waterfront to the library.
Baltimore is a hidden gem that is for sure. I loved the hospitality.