Maryland, Oh Maryland, How We Love Thee…

Maryland, Oh Maryland, How we love thee…We just celebrated Maryland Day on March 25th and I hope you had a chance to get out and see what makes Maryland AWESOME! We have taken the liberty of suggesting some fun activities, must see landmarks, and fun facts about Maryland…

1. Crabs, Crabs, Crabs

steamed crabs

The Seaside Restaurant

Maryland is famous for “The Blue Crab”, blue crabs have a brilliant blue color on their front claws (tips are red on females) with an olive or bluish-green body. They have a pair of paddle shaped legs that are excellent for swimming. They live in the brackish or slightly salty waters of Chesapeake Bay.  The blue crab is one of the most important species harvested in the Bay, and has the highest value of any commercial fishery and supports a recreational fishery of significant, but undetermined, value.

Go to any local spot to get fresh steamed crabs and enjoy with good company and a cold beer. We recommend trying The SEASIDE Restaurant, a quaint seafood restaurant located on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie. Call to make reservation 410-760-2200, 224 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

2. Orioles Camden Yards

The Orioles Bird with kids

Camden Yards Oriole Park, 333 West  Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD

GO O’s… It’s about that time to get your black and orange gear out! Baltimore, Maryland is famous for their Orioles Baseball team. The influence of Oriole Park extends far beyond Charm City since it first opened its doors on April 6, 1992. Along with helping provide an economic boom to downtown Baltimore, Camden Yards became the inspiration for most of the new retro-looking ballparks to be built in the years to come. Opening Day is April 3rd, get your tickets today, http://www.baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/bal/ballpark/

3. National Aquarium

Family seeing touch exhibit

National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland

Did you know we are minutes away from 20,000 + animal residents at The National Aquarium. You will discover something new every time you visit. Check out the Dolphin Discovery, Upland Tropical Rainforest, and the new interactive touch-pools are just some of the exciting exhibits that they have to offer.

4. Bar Hopping in Fells Point

Bond Street Social Entrance

Bond Street Social, 901 S. Bond St., Baltimore, MD

Just to name a few spots…BOND STREET SOCIAL is a great swanky, upscale bar that features great cocktail creations and upbeat music. DOG WATCH TAVERN with leather couches gives a more comfortable vibe than what we have at home facing a bank of TVs bigger than ours, it’s a fantastic place to watch a game. Or play one… RYE  is a perfect venue for a first date, anniversary celebration, or other intimate occasion. An honest-to-God cocktail bar (it doesn’t even have any taps, just a well-edited selection of bottled beers), the bartenders really know their stuff.  So this weekend go hang out and see the cobble stone streets in fells point and join in the fun of nightlife in Fells Point!

5. Art Museums

Gallery in Walters Art

Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD

A stop in a Baltimore art museum paints a whole new picture of the city. The Walters Art Museum is one of just a few places in the world to view art from the third millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. See the world’s largest Matisse collection and works by van Gogh and Picasso at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Get a taste of art made by self-taught artists at the American Visionary Arts Museum, which counts a Wildflower Sculpture Garden and life-size metal angel chess set among its collection, and hosts an annual human-powered Kinetic Sculpture Race each May. – See more at: http://www.visitmaryland.org/article/museums-maryland#sthash.bCcjeAoI.dpuf

 

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