Many people consider their dogs to be part of their family. If you feel the same way, it's time to visit some of the many dog-centric businesses around Baltimore. To help you get started, our real estate agents have compiled this list of five top doggie destinations around the city. Why not check them out today?
You don't need to have LeBron James' skills to enjoy a friendly and spirited game of basketball. Perfect your jump shot at these five great places to shoot hoops around Baltimore homes for sale.
Baltimore is within a few hours' drive of some of the best outdoor rock climbing destinations in the eastern United States. But the city and the surrounding communities also offer truly excellent indoor rock climbing opportunities. Climbing gyms in the Baltimore area make it possible to climb in every season, rain or shine. If you're looking for a place to do some climbing in Baltimore, these are our real estate agents' favorite local indoor climbing facilities.
It's almost time for everyone to feel a little Irish for one day, with St. Patrick's Day celebrations already around the corner in Baltimore. Whether you're in the mood for a classic St. Patrick's Day parade, a fantastic dinner featuring authentic Irish cuisine, or a healthy way to start your day before the celebrations kick off, you won't have to travel far from Baltimore homes for sale to find a great event this year. Our real estate agents have all the exciting details on the upcoming St. Patrick's Day festivities around Baltimore.
Great American Pies Month is celebrated in February, and you'll find sweet as well as savory options in Baltimore and surrounding areas. Whether you're looking for a traditional apple pie like grandma used to make or a filling, savory choice like bean pie, you'll be able to treat yourself at a local bakery.
Dreaming of an outdoor ceremony for your upcoming Baltimore wedding? It's National Weddings Month, and there's never been a better time to start thinking about the spot you'd like to book. After spending years working in the area, our real estate agents know the city and its venues very well. Here are a few outdoor venues they recommend to couples looking to tie the knot.
The latte originated in Italy during the 1600s and has since become popular across Europe and the United States. Such a delicious, iconic beverage certainly deserves its own holiday. And, in fact, it has one! National Latte Day is coming up on February 11, and there are plenty of great Baltimore coffee shops to visit in celebration. Here are some top spots our real estate agents recommend.
If you've been looking at Harrisburg homes for sale and would like to find a place for a weekend getaway near, you'll have your choice of several unique destinations. Whether you prefer skiing and other snow sports, a romantic getaway, or a lodge with an indoor water park for the kids (and adults!), you'll find it in the Harrisburg area.
One of the great things about shopping for Baltimore homes for sale is that you'll never be far from your next amazing dining experience, and the Hampden neighborhood is a great example of why that's the case. Whether you're craving breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Hampden's diverse collection of restaurants is sure to have something for you. Our real estate agents have all the delicious details on six of the best Hampden restaurants—two for each meal.
If you love learning about the history of the places you visit, you'll love spending time in Baltimore. Maryland's biggest city is packed with fascinating historical sites that preserve the art, culture, and lifestyles of people who lived centuries ago. These five places are some of our real estate agents' favorite spots to connect with Baltimore's past.
Whether you're attempting to become a gourmet chef or simply want to go a step above heating soup in your microwave every day, learning how to cook is a wonderful skill and hobby to put on your 2023 to-do list. If you've been looking for Baltimore homes for sale, then you've probably noticed all the wonderful restaurants in the area.
The crispy, sizzling staple of the all-American breakfast, bacon is considered one of the most delicious creations of all time. December 30 is National Bacon Day. That's right; this tasty treat has its own day of recognition. In honor of the day, our real estate agents are heading out to their favorite Baltimore restaurant and ordering a dish with bacon. If you'd like to do the same, here are some places you can visit.
Make this New Year's Eve one to remember by heading out to a Baltimore destination to enjoy dinner and other festivities. Many offer spectacular views of the fireworks over the Inner Harbor and other perks, such as live music and a glass of champagne to toast the New Year.
In today's market, many consumers are attempting to ditch the big-name stores, opting to take their business to smaller boutique shops. We certainly can't blame them. You could spend all day exploring these wonderful hotspots in the Harrisburg area alone.
There are quite a few boutiques to choose from, so our real estate agents have narrowed the list by discussing some of their favorites.
Are you ready to find a home in the Hershey or Harrisburg areas close to one of these amazing boutiques? Contact us if you're in the market to buy or sell your home, and one of our friendly agents will get you started.
The holiday season is fast approaching, and as always, there are tons of fun, festive events to enjoy around Baltimore this December. Whether you're in the mood for shopping, holiday music, dazzling lights, or exciting events for the youngest members of the family, there's so much to look forward to near Baltimore homes for sale during the holiday season. Our real estate agents have all the festive details on five Christmas events you won't want to miss around Baltimore.
Is there anything more satisfying than a calzone? It's like a whole pizza just for you in a convenient, handheld form! The Baltimore area is lucky to have several restaurants that serve delicious calzones. This weekend, take a break from looking at Baltimore homes for sale and stop by one of these eateries. Your taste buds will thank you.
Neighborhoods across Baltimore are enriched by the vibrant, diverse collection of small businesses that call the city home. With Small Business Saturday coming up on November 26, now is the perfect time to show your support, do some holiday shopping, and discover all of the amazing things produced in Baltimore by Baltimore residents every day. Our real estate agents have the details on six of the many Made in Baltimore small businesses that are more than worth visiting when you celebrate Small Business Saturday.
Ready to find a home that makes it easy to visit your favorite Baltimore small businesses? Our local team is here to help with all of your real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Baltimore, MD, area.
Christmas events are a big part of many people's holiday experiences. If you're part of the crowd that loves them, you're in luck. There are so many Christmas shows, plays, parades, and other holiday events going on around our Baltimore homes for sale that you'll always have a new one to look forward to. The four performances listed below are some of the most exciting events this holiday season, so get out your calendars and save those dates!
The holiday season is right around the corner in the Baltimore area, and that can only mean one thing—time to lace up your running shoes! It's officially about to be 5k season.
Our real estate agents always look forward to this time of year. The crisp air and holiday atmosphere are perfect for a brisk morning run, so mark your calendars and get ready to hit the pavement at these Baltimore County 5k runs this season.
Cinnamon is one of the world's most beloved spices. In fact, it's so adored that it has its own holiday: National Cinnamon Day. Since 2019, Americans have been celebrating this holiday on November 1st. This year, our real estate agents recommend celebrating by enjoying some cinnamon rolls. We know all the top places in Baltimore for these delicious treats.
It's almost time once again to celebrate National Make a Difference Day, which is coming up on October 22. With so many non-profit organizations making a difference in the lives of others throughout the Baltimore area, finding your ways to give back is the perfect way to celebrate Make a Difference Day this year. Whether through volunteering, donations, or other forms of support, you can make a difference in someone's life. Our real estate agents have the details on five non-profits in the Baltimore area that would welcome your support on Make a Difference Day.
Of all the fun food-related holidays to observe, National Chocolate Cupcake Day, celebrated on October 18 each year, is one you won't want to miss. Chocolate cupcakes are the perfect dessert and can be basic—yet still delicious—or more inventive and creative.
To see and taste what local bakeries have available, our real estate agents recommend the following bakeries where you can indulge in chocolate cupcakes around Baltimore.
As one of America's oldest cities and the birthplace of famous horror writer Edgar Allen Poe, it's easy to see how Baltimore has earned a reputation for being one of the spookier cities in America. The area's rich history has given rise to many awesome ghost tours around town, which are tons of fun around Halloween. These tours also allow you to see and experience different neighborhoods and areas throughout town.
Our real estate agents try to attend at least one Baltimore ghost tour every October. Here are some of their favorites.
Soups are the ultimate comfort food and come in an endless variety of options, with ingredients to suit every palate. Warm up with a flavor that's traditionally served hot, or cool your taste buds with a gazpacho. Plenty of Baltimore restaurants serve up soups that are house-made with locally sourced ingredients, with many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available.
Our real estate agents recommend the following places to enjoy a delicious cup or bowl of soup in Baltimore.
Fall is in the air. The leaves are just starting to change color around Baltimore, and in another week or two, they'll be in their full, colorful glory. If you're looking for a fun way to relax on the weekend, consider taking a drive to admire the fall foliage. Our real estate agents recommend visiting one or more of these top spots.
Fall is almost here, and you know what that means—time for apple picking! The area around our Harrisburg homes for sale has plenty of pick-your-own apple farms for your family's next weekend outing. Here are a few of the orchards we are returning to year after year.
You'd be forgiven for thinking every day should be International Chocolate Day, but the good news is that we have the perfect place for you to celebrate on September 13 when the real day arrives! Hershey, PA, is a dream destination for chocolate lovers of all ages on International Chocolate Day this September or any time throughout the year. Experience all the chocolate you can handle at Hershey's Chocolate World and Hersheypark, then be sure to leave some room to sample sweet treats from local small businesses as well. Our real estate agents have all the delicious details on five destinations for International Chocolate Day in Hershey this year.
Fall is here, and that means swimming outings and beach days are over for now. What can you do for fun instead? Attend festivals, of course! Look out for these exciting festivals happening in the area around our Baltimore homes for sale. Each has something unique to offer the residents of this city.
Did you know that every August is National Fishing Month? Whether you're an experienced angler looking to haul in a record-breaking catch or simply someone who enjoys a relaxing day of fishing by the water, there are tons of great local parks around Baltimore where you can celebrate this year. Our real estate agents have all the details of five of the best parks for fishing in the Baltimore area.
Who doesn't smile when they see a sunflower? Tall, bright yellow, and always cheery, these blossoms are a classic sign that summer is coming to a close. These sunflower fields near our Harrisburg homes for sale offer you the chance to spend an afternoon among the blooms and even take some home for a personal display. Many of these locations also offer extra activities to complete your fun family outing.
Looking for your new favorite meal? It might just be parked around the block. Food trucks provide a quick and easy way to try something new. Since many great restaurants start as food trucks, they're also a good way to discover a new up-and-coming local eatery.
Our real estate agents are big supporters of the Harrisburg food scene, and we know how to spot a good food truck when we see one. Whether you're in the mood for a sandwich, some great BBQ, or even some dessert, here is a quick list of the best food trucks you'll find around town.
National Book Lovers Day is coming up on August 11th. This holiday was created for people who love books of all types. Whether you love mystery novels, historical fiction, or comic books, we encourage you to visit a local Baltimore bookstore and find some new reading material. Here are a few bookstores our real estate agents recommend.
A nice glass of white wine is one of the best beverages to pair with a light summer meal. Ranging from sweet to dry, white wine comes in so many delicious varieties. August 3rd is White Wine Day, and there couldn't be a better time to visit your favorite wine bar and order a glass.
Whether it's chardonnay, pinot grigio, riesling, or moscato, our real estate agents love getting together with friends over a nice glass of wine. It's also pretty easy to do on the weekend since there are so many amazing wine bars around Baltimore. We went ahead and created a list of our favorites.
Art lovers are probably aware that July is World Watercolor Month, but if you're a newbie, that's okay. This wonderful art style truly expresses the human soul, and Maryland is a great place to view these gorgeous works of art. To get you started, our real estate agents have put together a quick list of their favorite places in Baltimore and the surrounding areas to find the best watercolor art:
Have you ever wondered why pina coladas have their own song but daiquiris don't? At least daiquiris have their own holiday! National Daiquiri Day is coming up on Tuesday, July 19th. Luckily, our real estate agents know all the best places to get daiquiris in Baltimore. Check them out below.
Outdoor concerts provide an amazing experience as you enjoy music under the sky in a unique setting. Soak up the sun during a daytime event or take in a concert under the stars with music from a wide variety of genres.
Our real estate agents share the following popular Baltimore outdoor venues for live music.
July 15 is National Ice Cream Day, but the treat is so popular that the entire month of July has been designated as National Ice Cream Month. With warm temperatures, it's the perfect time to enjoy a smooth, creamy scoop or two of your favorite flavor.
Our real estate agents suggest stopping by the following Baltimore ice cream shops during July as well as throughout the year.
June is Great Outdoors Month, and we can think of no better way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors than by exploring our local bike routes here in Baltimore County. We're fortunate to have hundreds of miles of paths and trails to choose from.
If you're looking for a place to ride your bike in the Baltimore area, it's safe to say that you have no shortage of options. Our real estate agents are eager to share their favorite bike trails near our Baltimore County homes for sale.
Spending an afternoon fishing is one of our real estate agents' favorite ways to unwind. If you're a fishing enthusiast, too, you'll be happy to hear that there are plenty of great fishing spots near our Lancaster homes for sale. Visit one of these five locations this weekend for a little quiet time angling in the summer sun.
June 15th is a special day for anyone who enjoys nature, photography and spending time outdoors. It's Nature Photography Day, a holiday dedicated to professionals and amateurs who appreciate the beauty of the natural world. If you're looking at Harrisburg homes for sale, there are some lovely places to stop and take nature photos nearby. Here are a few top suggestions.
There is no better way to enjoy spring than spending some quality time with the family outdoors, and Dutch Country is filled with great places to explore. A family bike ride is an excellent way to see the sights, with a wide variety of quiet country roads, beautiful parks, and scenic trails. Ready to ride? Our real estate agents have the details on five of the best places for a family bike ride in Dutch Country.
Although many people have switched to ebooks, there's nothing quite like holding a physical novel in your hand. There are many different book stores in the Baltimore area, perfect for both casual and avid readers. Our real estate agents can't cover them all, of course, so we've picked out some of our favorites.
Warmer weather is here, which also means grilling season is upon us! Enjoying good barbecue is one of our favorite things about spring and summer. Delicious smoked meats, spicy or tangy barbecue sauce, and your favorite southern-style sides make for quite a satisfying meal. One great way to celebrate National Barbecue Month is by grabbing your favorite barbecue sandwich and dining outside in the sun with friends and family.
Our real estate agents love grabbing lunch at the many great barbecue joints around Baltimore. Here are five of our favorite restaurants.
Did you know that the first Friday of May every year is National Space Day throughout the United States? This special day was created to recognize the wonder, progress, and pursuit of knowledge about all things space-related. The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, located a short drive from Baltimore homes for sale, is the perfect place to visit with your family for National Space Day. Our real estate agents have all the details on what to expect when you visit this fascinating museum.
Where: Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum – 701 Wilson Point Rd., Ste. 531, Middle River, MD 21220
Hours: Open every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM
Whether you're a newbie in the kitchen or consider yourself to be a good cook, there's always something you can learn to sharpen your culinary skills. Fortunately, Baltimore has many cooking classes that cover endless techniques and types of cuisine for different age groups.
Our real estate agents recommend checking out the following five places to take cooking classes in Baltimore.
Spring is finally in the air! It's the perfect time of year to start a garden. Just in case you need a little extra incentive to start planting, April is actually National Garden Month. So pull on those gloves, get your green thumb out of storage, and head out to the garden. If you need any gardening supplies, our real estate agents can recommend some great shops in the Baltimore area.
National Acai Bowl Day is celebrated on April 6, so why not head out to a Baltimore cafe to treat yourself to this delicious dish? Made with a base of pureed acai berries and topped with a wide variety of sliced fruits or berries or other goodies like granola, acai bowls are customizable to suit your tastes. And in addition to being tasty, the berries are a superfood packed with antioxidants.
Our real estate agents suggest stopping by any of the following Baltimore cafes for an acai bowl.
If you're looking to shake off the last of the winter chill before spring finally arrives, a nice glass of bourbon can really do the trick. Bourbon is a type of whiskey, but it's actually only made in the US and must be distilled from at least 51% corn. Also, it can only be aged in new oak-charred barrels, which helps promote the delicious smoky flavor.
Catching up with friends over a nice bourbon is a great weekend activity. There are several great bourbon destinations in and around Baltimore. Since our real estate agents are always out and about, they compiled a list of the top bourbon bars Baltimore has to offer. Be sure to include these stops on your bourbon tour.
Did you know that the Maryland Zoo is the third-oldest zoo in the country, and was founded in 1876? You can learn about that history and so much more when you visit the Maryland Zoo for National Zoo Lovers Day, which takes place on April 8 every year. Our real estate agents and Baltimore residents alike know that the Maryland Zoo is one of the best spots in the city for family fun, and we're excited to tell you more about you'll find when you visit this legendary local landmark.
Lancaster is famous for quilts, often stitched by Mennonite and Amish women with great attention to detail. Whether you'd like to buy a fully finished quilt or need some help completing the project you've started, the area has many shops you'll want to visit. This is especially true on or around National Quilting Day, held on March 19.
Our real estate agents recommend stopping by the following five quilting shops around Lancaster.
St. Patrick's Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate than by attending a local event?
If you're in the area near our Baltimore homes for sale, you'll have easy access to plenty of fun things to do on this lighthearted holiday. From a cooking class to a 5K race, here are some of the most exciting events going on in Baltimore this St. Patrick's Day.
Although searching through the many Baltimore homes for sale—and ultimately making a purchase—is certainly an exciting event, it's impossible to deny that stress is always waiting around the corner. If left untreated, this can lead to unhappy home life, ill health, and worse.
Yoga is a very popular and effective way of reducing stress, and Baltimore has plenty of choices. To give you an idea, our real estate agents have put together a list of favorite yoga studios in the area.
Chocolate is delicious. Mint is delicious. Do you know what's even better? Pairing chocolate and mint together. In fact, this combination is so well-loved that there's a national holiday to celebrate it. National Chocolate Mint Day is coming up on February 19th. In the spirit of the holiday, our real estate agents would like to recommend a few places to get your chocolate and mint fix around Baltimore.
Baltimore's food scene might just be the best-kept secret on the East Coast. From taco trucks to five-star restaurants, Baltimore offers a culinary experience to satisfy every palate. So if you're looking for a restaurant to host your next get-together, you have no shortage of options.
Of course, it helps if you can find a great restaurant that also has a private dining room you can book for your party or get-together. Luckily, Baltimore has plenty of those too! These are some of our real estate agents' favorite eateries for private dining in Baltimore.
Food halls are great places to visit as you take in the sights, sounds, and delicious smells from different vendors. They offer a variety of dining destinations in one convenient location, so you'll have your choice of cuisine and can each try something different if you're in a group of family, friends, or coworkers.
Our real estate agents recommend trying the following food halls around Baltimore.
If there's one thing for sure about Baltimore homes for sale, it's that you're never too far from an amazing chai tea location. Our real estate agents have put together a list of their favorite places to find this delicious drink and many more.
In Maryland, the fun doesn't end when the snow flies. In fact, you could argue that the best time to seek out family fun in Baltimore is in the middle of winter.
You'll find an abundance if great indoor and outdoor activities in the Baltimore area in winter, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorites. Be sure to check out these fun, family-friendly attractions in Baltimore this winter.
The pumpkin eating season is officially on, all the way from the fall harvest, during Thanksgiving to Christmas. Our real estate agents have put in the work to find pie pastry shops and bakeries around Baltimore where you can enjoy some excellent pumpkin pie anytime, proving it isn't just for Thanksgiving.
One of the best things about buying a new home in Baltimore is that you have all new closets to fill up and stock with your favorite clothes. However, if you're new to the area, you may not know the best places to shop. Since December is National Tie Month, shopping for some new dress clothes is a great way to get out and explore Baltimore.
Whether you're moving into the area for a new job or moving across town for a change of scenery, our real estate agents recommend the following mens' clothing stores where you can find the latest ties, suits, and fashions paired perfectly with the personalized service you deserve.
The wonderful scent of fresh pastries at your favorite bakery is truly one of the world's greatest experiences. Pastries are certainly one of our guilty pleasures — whether it's for a weekend breakfast or an after-dinner dessert, our real estate agents love visiting our local bakeries for a sweet treat. With Pastry Day coming up on December 9, there couldn't be a better opportunity to do the same. If you're looking for a place to grab your favorite pastry, here's a quick list of our favorite Baltimore bakeries:
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to encouraging consumers to shop small and bring more holiday shopping to local small businesses. Small Business Saturday is sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and lands on Nov. 27 this year. Our real estate agents encourage you to extend your purchasing power to stores in Harrisburg, PA, many of which are convenient to Harrisburg homes for sale.
With its soothing effects on body and soul, chicken soup may be the ultimate comfort food. Nurture your well-being by celebrating National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day on Friday, November 12.
Join our real estate agents in savoring a bowl of chicken soup at one of these great restaurants around Baltimore.
Rich, flavorful, and just slightly sweet, the cappuccino has been extremely popular among American coffee drinkers since it first rose to prominence in the 1980s. True cappuccino enthusiasts have been known to scour entire cities in search of a version that meets their high standards.
Since November 8th is National Cappuccino Day, our real estate agents have been on the lookout for the best cafes and coffee shops in Baltimore. Whether you are a regular cappuccino drinker or just want something to celebrate the occasion, the following five shops are great places to pick up one of these delicious drinks.
Calling all chocolate lovers! This one is for you. National Chocolate Day is quickly approaching on October 28th. If you don't already have plans to celebrate, we highly recommend making some. There are so many places to stop and enjoy some chocolate while looking at Harrisburg homes for sale.
Did you know National Pasta Day is coming up soon? That's right, there's an entire day dedicated to enjoying this amazing food. To help you prepare, our real estate agents have been visiting local restaurants and trying their pasta dishes - all so we can give you great recommendations.
Next time you're in the mood for some decadent comfort food, we suggest visiting one (or more!) of these local hot spots.
October 9 is National Motorcycle Ride Day, and we can't think of a better way to explore Pennsylvania Dutch Country than on a motorcycle. In honor of the occasion, our real estate agents are excited to share some of our favorite scenic drives in the Harrisburg and Lancaster areas!
The National Aquarium is one of the most popular family attractions in the Inner Harbor, with a location that's easy to reach from Baltimore homes for sale. In addition to an amazing selection of regular exhibits to explore, the National Aquarium offers a wide variety of special programs. Our real estate agents have all of the details you need to plan your next visit to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
The exhibits at the National Aquarium will take you around the world to explore some of the most fascinating creatures and their ecosystems. There are more than a dozen large exhibits to explore, each with its own theme.
September 26 is World Rivers Day, and it's a beautiful time of year for a kayaking trip in Pennsylvania. We decided to mark the occasion by singing the praises of some of our favorite local streams in Dutch Country.
If you're ready for an adventure, there are some truly amazing rivers and creeks in our neck of the woods. These are our real estate agents' favorite places to paddle in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas.
September is National Friendship Month, so why not celebrate your bond with your buddies and head out to a Baltimore restaurant to spend time together and enjoy a delicious meal? And while you're at it, ask each person in your group to invite a new friend so you can meet potential new pals during your get-together.
Our real estate agents suggest meeting your friends for dinner at some of the following restaurants around Baltimore:
August 24th is a special day: National Waffle Day. Since the waffle iron was invented in the 1860s, waffles have become a breakfast staple. But actually, you can enjoy waffles at any time of the day, and there are several excellent Baltimore restaurants known for their waffles. Here are a few places our real estate agents recommend visiting in honor of National Waffle Day.
If you've ever longed to take to the skies, you're not alone. Flight has been a dream of mankind throughout history, and even now that the ability to soar above the clouds has been achieved, it remains a dream for many of us.
But it doesn't have to! Learning to fly is more accessible than ever before. In honor of National Aviation Day—coming right up on August 19—our real estate agents are excited to share these amazing flight schools in Baltimore and the surrounding areas.