I've spent the day researching the city and surrounding areas and would love to fill you in.
Baltimore played a key part in the American Revolution. In 1814 after burning Washington, DC the British attacked Baltimore where troupes successfully defended the city. Francis Scott Key witnessed the battle and later wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner", a poem recounting the attack.
July is typically the hottest month of the year with temperatures typically between 91 and 73 with high humidity. May will probably be the best month with average temperature being 77.
Baltimore has a light rail system. Its airport is the Baltimore-Washington International Airport and is about 10 miles South of down town.
As I do every year I have started compiling a list of some "must see". Here is what I have come up with so far:
The Baltimore Harbor, John Hopkins University, Baltimore Orioles is the MLB team, Colts are the NFL team, Historical Ships, Maryland Science Museum, the National Aquarium, American Visionary Art Museum, Fort McHenry, the Inner Harbor in Fells, The Baltimore Zoo, Washington Monument, The Enoch Pratt Library, Lexington Market, St. Mary's Park Island, Walters Art Gallery, Tyson Street, Antique Row, and Edgar Allan Poe Grave.
In DC I will be going to the Smithsonian, Holocaust Museum, International Spy Museum (Court wants to rob banks when he grows up so he will LOVE this), National Cathedral (sixth largest in the world), and a visit to the White House to name just a few.
Not to mention its location in the East.
I googled how long it would take me to get from Baltimore to a couple places and these were the results:
Washington DC 1 hr 3 min
New York NY 3 hr 30 min
Philadelphia PA 1 hr 55 min
Virginia Beach VA 4 hr 43 min
Warwick RI 6 hr 20 min
St Cloud FL 15 hr 23 min (hint hint Chad and Teri)
Fort Walton FL 17 hr 41 min (hint hint Sean and Spring)
Bethlehem GA 11 hr 14 min (hint hint Doug and Joanna)
If you have ever been , please let me know what I should do while there. And for anyone of you that have ever wanted to go, I know we could make room in our (actually quite large) apartment. We haven't had many visitors during the summers and I would love some!