Downtown and the Harbor, Baltimore

After lunch, we made our way Downtown to walk around and check out the area. It was a beautiful day to go out exploring and walking, especially after the previous day had been so grey and windy. I was surprised to learn that “downtown” and the Harbor were one and the same; I didn’t realize how close Baltimore was to the coast.
While walking around, we found a HUGE Barnes & Noble to get some coffee – a must for many of our adventures!There were also a lot of other people who had the same idea of going to the Harbor to enjoy the gorgeous day.We walked all along the Inner Harbor waterfront and checked out the shops around The National Katyń Memorial, including some of my favourites– Free People and Anthropologie ♡After exploring for a few hours, we decided to get dinner. Since it was our last day in Baltimore, we thought we would treat ourselves to somewhere nice, and decided on Gordon Biersch.I decided to have the CBLT sandwich, which was the BEST choice. I also got a side of Gordon Biersch’s signature garlic fries. Yum!I love a good craft beer, especially when they are brewed on-site, so I was excited when I saw the beer menu. I decided on the “Dragon of the East” Saison which was delightfully fruity and spicy. It features Jasmine White Tea made by the Baltimore Coffee & Tea Co.After dinner it was time to head back to our Air BnB for the night to get a good sleep for the long drive home.

When we got out of the restaurant, the crowd at the Inner Harbor was even bigger that earlier in the day because of a special event called Light City – a free festival that features more than 50 attractions, like large-scale light installations, including illuminated sculptures and projections, as well as music and concerts, food vendors and interactive areas. According to locals, people come from all over the U.S. and world to participate in the Light City festivities.All-in-all, our trip to Baltimore was pretty great – which is good because I will be spending a lot of time here once my boyfriend starts school at Johns Hopkins University in September!

Thanks for following me along on my adventure to the Charm City!

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