EVENTS IN BALTIMORE:
County: Independent city
Population (2010): 620,961
Climate: Humid subtropical with lots of precipitation common to East Coast cities. Summer highs average in the upper 80s (F) and winter lows average in the lower 30s (F).
Time Zone: Eastern / Eastern Daylight
Baltimore's Top Venues: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium
Teams in Baltimore: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens
Featured Events in Baltimore:
It may not be the capital of Maryland, but Baltimore is certainly the most well-known city in the Old Line State. Located alongside the beautiful shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore is often regarded as the cultural heart of Maryland, so it comes as no surprise that it has something for virtually every visitor.
Baltimore is well-known for its sports, most notably the Baltimore Orioles of the MLB. The Orioles are one of the oldest franchises in the league, and have had some of the most legendary players pass through their clubhouse, from Eddie Murray to Cal Ripken, Jr.
While their history is well-known, perhaps the most famous aspect of the Orioles is their home park, Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Often regarded as one of the best places to take in a baseball game, the stadium has hosted their games since 1992, and virtually everybody who watches a game there has nothing but good things to say, and with a beautifully framed panorama of the skyline over center field, it would certainly be hard not to.
The city is also home to the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL, who made to the move to Maryland in 1996 and have enjoyed a rabid following ever since. The purple and black play their home games at M&T Bank Stadium which is able to hold more than 71,000 spectators on any given Sunday.
Sports are certainly a big part of Baltimore's identity, but there is much more to the city than athletics. Anybody who visits Baltimore would be remiss if they did not stop by Harborplace before leaving. Opened in 1980, this complex is the perfect place to spend a day as it has something to offer everyone, including popular stores, restaurants and a gorgeous view of the city's Inner Harbor.
While near the Harbor, visitors should also swing by the Maryland Science Center. This popular attraction offers science buffs plenty to do and see including an observatory, planetarium and three levels of exhibits.
As for food, Baltimore is widely recognized as a diverse culinary destination. It's most famous dish is most certainly blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay.
There really is no city quite like Baltimore. With a location that can't quite be classified as north or south and a atmosphere that is certainly unique, visiting this city by the bay is a must.