Winter in Baltimore Harbor

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Since our 25th wedding anniv balcony fantastic cruise was canceled due to a fire, we now have a couple Amtrak eCredits we may use in JAN and thought about going to Baltimore Harbor for a weekend since we have never been there. Having dinner along the waterfront and lunch in Little Italy.

Any recommendations or suggestions?

Dining, places to stay, things to see and do (in a short time frame). THANKS!

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You have to go to Vaccaro's for pastries and gelato if you have lunch/dinner in Little Italy.  So many good Italian restaurants there, too!  The aquarium is great, and The Maryland Science Center is cool. There are interesting historic ships in the harbor.  The Edgar Allan Poe house and museum is supposed to re-open in the Fall.  You can find lots to do right in the Inner Harbor.  Fells Point is a neat historic waterfront neighborhood. 

I loved walking to Lexington Market when I worked in downtown Baltimore - you find everything there.

There are a couple of cool B&Bs in Baltimore, too.   

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I am on THIS page

and requested a visitors guide and got this response after hitting CLICK

"Thank you for requesting Baltimore's Official Visitor Guide. Your guide will take approximately 3 weeks to deliver. If you require your information sooner, please call our Visitor Hotline at 1-877-Baltimore."

Way to go, on the ball, up to THREE WEEKS? Where are they on the moon? Can you imagine how many reservations we would have if we said that!

Anyway, innside innfo is what I want, not tourist brochures as such. Thanks.

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They have good concerts and shows at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore - you could check that out.  We saw Jackson Browne there and I'm pretty tempted to get tix for John Fogerty coming up.  The Aquarium is fun, too.  The Inner Harbor has got a bit commercial but you can still find good restaurants in Little Italy next door. Last time we went we stayed at a Marriott on the Harbor that was a Priceline deal - it was fine. There was a Washington Post travel article recently on Baltimore - you might google it and check it out.

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muirford wrote:

They have good concerts and shows at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore - you could check that out.  We saw Jackson Browne there and I'm pretty tempted to get tix for John Fogerty coming up.  The Aquarium is fun, too.  The Inner Harbor has got a bit commercial but you can still find good restaurants in Little Italy next door. Last time we went we stayed at a Marriott on the Harbor that was a Priceline deal - it was fine. There was a Washington Post travel article recently on Baltimore - you might google it and check it out.

Thanks I will google. I am going to go to Travelzoo as well.

Also - we will have no vehicle, so it means getting around on public transport or feet. Taxi from the train over. I WILL get great Italian food there, too many guests have told me "You gotta go to Baltimore!"

HEY a free shuttle from amtrak and all over baltimore!

http://baltimore.org/transportation/charm-city-circulator

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