Baltimore Your Way
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Family traveler, luxury seeker, romantic or all three? We’ve got just the itinerary, tailored to suit your travel style.
Baltimore can be a grown-up town, but its playful personality hints at pro-kid leanings, too. Even in the off season, there’s plenty to see at the (1) Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Tots spot African penguins (especially at meal time: 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.), giraffes and polar bears. At the Inner Harbor, (2) Uno Pizzeria & Grill offers kids more than their own menu; they get to make their own pizza pie. On the site of a former oyster cannery, the (3) Museum of Industry tells the story of Baltimore’s manufacturing past with intriguing displays and hands-on demonstrations.
In the city where Edgar Allan Poe fell in love, there’s plenty of inspiration for amorous outings. At the (free) (1) Baltimore Museum of Art, lovers gaze at beautiful paintings and sculptures and the world’s largest collection of works by Henri Matisse. In (2) Patterson Park, couples take selfies by the lovely Victorian Pagoda (above) or glide along hand-in-hand on the ice rink (through March 30). Candlelight and live opera singers set the mood for romance at chef Riccardo Bosio’s (3) Sotto Sopra, where diners also fall in love with house-made pastas like ravioli “dell’amore.”
This city of Gilded Age mansions offers many ways to enjoy the good life. The father-and-son team at (1) Christopher Schafer Clothier’s entices the fashion-conscious with bespoke suits made with the latest fabrics from London’s Saville Row and Jermyn Street. Art aficionados find fine prints by Kirst, Kusama and Stella at (2) Goya Contemporary, plus up-and-comers through the gallery’s Goya-Girl Press. At (3) Magdalena restaurant inside The Ivy Hotel, a mansion-turned-luxe lodging, chef Mark Levy plates up luscious dishes like bucatini with crab and scallops.