I made reservations at the Hampton Inn in Downtown Baltimore near M & T Fields, Camden Yards and 4 blocks away from the Inner Harbor. Mom wanted me to stay here because the sports complexes are on major highways and she didn't want me crossing it (I probably couldn't). I was depressed about the price: $152 for Thursday and $161 for Friday, plus $44 in taxes, but I'm sure it'll save me on cab fare on getting to the stadium and Inner Harbor and it has a continental breakfast, so I can eat one other meal a day. I plan on spending $50/day. I was talking to Annah, a friend of Claire's, that lives near Baltimore.
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- Jessica MarieHey! Tomorrow I'm finally going to get my hotel for my Baltimore trip. I'm staying for 2 days from Aug. 22-24. I have a Ravens game and an Orioles game planned during the night and I definitely want to do the Aquarium. I'm looking to spend between $50-$60 a day. What restaurants are really good/worthwhile and what kind of attractions would you suggest?
- Annah Victoria MadriñanFirst off check out groupon. They've got some great Baltimore discounts!
That hotel (if its the one I'm thinking of) is within easy walking distance of the harbor. Wear comfy shows and you're golden! Also takes lots of water because its hot!
There's sooooo many places to eat around there. I HIGHLY recommend the Kona grill, Edo sushi, an little Italian bakery in fell's point called Vaccaro's. for cheap food there's a food court by the harbor and a noodles and co.
I've never taken the buses there so I can't explain them well. I'm more familiar with the metro, which is super easy to use.
For attractions there is the aquarium, which is expensive, like $40 per person. But its worth it! There's also boat rides, bars, museums, lots of tours to take.
- Annah Victoria MadriñanWalking from the Amtrak is doable but its really long, like almost 2 miles. If you have lots of luggage I suggest budgeting a cab.
I haven't been to pickles but I've heard wonderful things about it! Google free things to do in Baltimore and you should get a big list.
Let us know if you need anything. We literally live at the end of the metro in Owings mills and can be there in a half hour
- Annah Victoria MadriñanWell baltimore is a great place to visit! Good choice!
I'm going to Google some things to do, but the magazine I was telling Annah about mentioned The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum that I want to check out. I might go early on the 22nd; my check in isn't until 3pm and the Ravens game is at 7pm. I might arrive at 1pm and go to the Aquarium. I definitely want to do the Aquarium.
I still have to order my Orioles ticket. The other day when I looked, they were starting at $12.50 for the Friday game (which is what I need since the Ravens game is on Thursday). Then I have to get my Amtrak ticket. I'm not sure if it is better to pre-order that now or wait until the day of? If anyone knows, any advice would be great!