"Charm City" Top 5 Page for this destination Baltimore by frankcanfly

Baltimore Travel Guide: 1,232 reviews and 3,482 photos

Baltimore is where I have spent the largest percentage of my life. I love it!!!!

This city is a wonderful contrast to it's southern neighbor. While some would call the Washington DC/North Virginia area a bit pretentious, Baltimore has a more "Blue Collar" atmosphere like Philadelphia or Boston, this is more appealling to me.

But keep that to yourself, we want to keep it a bit of a secret......

The Inner Harbor has been extensively revitalized since the early 1980's, and is a great destination on a sunny day.

You can walk around harborplace, the science center, the aquarium, and many other locations.


1 - n. the regional dialect of Baltimore, Maryland, in which syllables are often dropped and multiple words contracted into indistinct, mumbled phrases.

2 - n. persons speaking the regional dialect of Baltimore, Maryland. (affectionate term, used with respect)

1 - Baltimorons commonly call all members of the opposite sex "Hon," short for "honey."

2 - "Gone downy o-shun" is the phrase used to describe "Going down to the ocean (Ocean City)" for a vacation.

3 - "Wayoo ain calmee" is the urban B-more equivalent of "Why haven't you called me?"

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Ethnic neighborhoods and small town 'charm'
  • Cons:Was once a dirty city, some people can't forget that....
  • In a nutshell:It's home, I love it
  • Last visit to Baltimore: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jun 30, 2009 at 6:39 AM

    What are "artists" but ordinary citizens who express themselves in many creative ways? At any rate, I was in awe of the "self-taught" artists' work and the experience and certainly look forward to visiting again.

  • Jan 8, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Did any body recently check the Hunt Valley Mall other then 2003. I am interested in current situation there. Thanks

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    Mar 23, 2008 at 2:17 PM


  • Jan 11, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    too late. searching.... ;)

  • Nov 10, 2007 at 9:20 PM

    I am visiting Baltimore MD. from Nov 10-25. I want some great crab cakes and local food, bars & of course the usual tourist stuff. What is your suggestion to weed through all the info on the net?

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    Nov 7, 2007 at 11:37 AM

    Loved the pictures of the zoo and Druid Hill park from the air- But did you know that in the Baltimore zoo category, Baltimore is spelled Balitmore?

  • Oct 17, 2007 at 5:36 PM

    ...what do you mean they are not artists?

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    Oct 15, 2007 at 4:58 PM

    I thought those little mini-pumpkins they sell at farmers market would be perfect...but not sure how to pull it off. Also, a bit afraid of more VAs than attendees.....

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2007 at 5:26 PM

    Enjoy Vietnam! I bet you miss home. I am looking at B-more through your pretty eyes! good tips!

  • Oct 23, 2006 at 2:46 PM

    How did I miss the porn?

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