People are itching to go places and give in to the urge to travel. However, in light of the pandemic, it is still not an option. Stringent rules still apply to move in between countries. The best alternative, though, especially for families, is a cross-country road trip.
So, pack up your bags, prepare your cars and recreational vehicles and make sure they are coated and maintained by quality products like those from Durabak. Traveling is much enjoyable when your vehicle can withstand long trips. A fresh coat of truck bed liner paint is easy to apply and would only take a day or two to dry and execute.
A trip to Baltimore, Maryland, makes all the nitty-gritty preparations worth it. Hailed as the “Charm City,” it boasts spectacular water views, cityscapes, and warm people.
The usual spots include the National Aquarium and the American Visionary Arts Museum. However, the charm it is known for is beyond that. Here are three things to do in Baltimore, worth every minute spent.
A walk around the Inner Harbor
Baltimore is a haven for explorers, artists, and dreamers. As a result, walking around the expansive city can be an adventure on its own. Cruise around the inner harbor and admire the hustle and bustle of the city. For off-beaten path explorations, make your way through Druid Hill Park and stop by Maryland Zoo. If you and your friends are art enthusiasts, the Baltimore Museum of the Art is home to impressionist paintings by Matisse and Cezanne. Finally, the inner harbor is the one-stop-shop for history buffs, art lovers, and foodies. It is the perfect rendezvous point home to a thriving dining and art scene.
For the history buffs and enthusiasts
Explore the history and be awed by over a hundred life-sized wax figures at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. These beautifully sculpted figures portray the rich background and contributions of the African-American community. Front and center is the majestic slave ship replica that honors the sufferings of our brothers in the early days.
In the middle of Baltimore, right smack is the birthplace of the American national anthem, which is now a museum and a park, Fort McHenry. If you’re in kids’ company, never miss out on Port Discovery Children’s Museum. It features a sky climber, a sprawling 80,000 square feet of three levels of adventure activities great for the kids and the young at heart.
The thriving restaurant and food scene
The Baltimore restaurant scene is very much alive, thriving, and on point. It has been on the radar of critics, food award-giving bodies and hailed as one of the top U.S. cities for food lovers. The expansive city is known for its plates of seafood and crabs, public markets, and speakeasies. In addition, Baltimore boasts of fresh bounties of the Chesapeake Bay like the Maryland blue crabs, shrimps, and oysters. Nick’s Fish House, Bertha’s, and Thames Street are the best places to get your seafood fix. These are can’t-miss-out seafood joints in Maryland.
Baltimore can offer a lot more than what’s in this article. These are just popular locations to provide you with a head start. There are more than three things to do, for sure. All it takes is to explore on your own and get lost in the city. It is not a far-fetched idea to build your itinerary in this beautiful and charming city.