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.
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 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.
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.
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
Ah, dessert. It's so delicious and indulgent, but you may not allow yourself to enjoy it as often as you'd like. On May 6th, it's time to make an exception and say "Yes" to dessert—with zero guilt. That's because May 6th is International No Diet Day! This holiday is a chance to set aside those unachievable beauty standards and restrictive eating habits and enjoy yourself. Our real estate agents can recommend some wonderful places to order dessert around Baltimore.
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.
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.
Wedding season is fast approaching, and our real estate agents are just as excited as you are. Whether you're a bride-to-be or accompanying a friend or relative in their dress search, we've created a list of the best wedding dress shops and bridal boutiques in Baltimore for your shopping convenience.
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.
Are you ready for the Big Game? When you live in Baltimore, you won't have to travel far to find a great sports bar where you can experience football's biggest event of the year. No matter your neighborhood or how you like to watch the game, there's a Baltimore sports bar with your name on it. Our real estate agents have the details on six of the best sports bars in the Baltimore area where you can see a champion crowned in the Big Game this year.
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.
How are you planning on celebrating International Hot and Spicy Food Day on January 16th? If you're interested in a meal with a little kick, Baltimore's best restaurants have you covered. These establishments cover a range of different types of cuisine, but all are mouthwateringly delicious. Here are some of our real estate agents' favorite places to indulge in something spicy.
Whether you recently brought home a new puppy or you're about to welcome a new rescue into your family, there's never been a better time for dog training. January, after all, is National Train Your Dog Month. While you can do a lot of training at home, it can also be helpful to work with a professional dog trainer and take your dog to various classes. If you've been looking at Baltimore homes for sale, here are some nearby places to train your dog.
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:
Pubs are a great spot to enjoy a drink, with some offering a cozy atmosphere and others playing host to exciting sports fans. They're not just about adult beverages, though, since many pubs offer delicious food ranging from appetizers to full-size meals.
Our real estate agents recommend checking out the following places to score some pub grub and drink in Baltimore:
Baltimore is gearing up for another exciting holiday season, packed with family-friendly events that have something to suit every interest. Whether you're looking to catch a show, shop for the perfect gift, enjoy a delicious meal, or learn to create your own holiday decorations, there's a local event with your name on it. Our real estate agents have all the details on six holiday events you won't want to miss around Baltimore this year.
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.
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.
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 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:
Want to enjoy many of the same benefits as a traditional round of golf, but without worrying about buying clubs or paying for greens fees? Disc golf is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise in the fresh air, participate in some friendly competition, and spend some quality time with your favorite people. Whether you're brand new to disc golf or you're an experienced player looking for a new challenge, the Baltimore area has a disc golf course with your name on it. Our real estate agents have the details on 5 places around Baltimore where you can enjoy a round of disc golf this summer.
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.
If you've been busy exploring Baltimore homes for sale, you already know that there's a lot of culture here! While many cities are lucky to have a single brick-and-mortar bookstore, you'll find many wonderful options in our area. A locally-owned independent bookstore provides a unique experience that you just can't find with an online retailer or a big box store.
National Book Lover's Day is coming up on August 9th, making now the perfect time to visit some of the area's best local bookstores. Here are a few we recommend.
Summers in Baltimore get pretty steamy, and there's no better way to cool off than with a scoop of ice cream. The area has an abundance of ice cream parlors serving up creamy classics, unique, traditional, and vegan offerings this season. Whether you're a local looking to try a new shop or a home buyer looking for a spot near Baltimore homes for sale, here are the top scoop spots in Charm City that will make your sweet tooth go crazy.
When you're in the mood for comfort food, there's nothing quite like enjoying a creamy, delicious bowl of macaroni and cheese. While it's easy to make your own at home, it's far more fun to visit local restaurants and explore their unique versions of this classic dish.
Whether you need to refuel after a day of exploring Baltimore homes for sale or you're just feeling a "need for cheese," we recommend trying out one of these great local restaurants.
As we sprint through summer in the Baltimore area, our real estate agents are always on the lookout for fun ways to get out and stay active in our beautiful city. If you like a good run as much as we do, you might want to lace up your sneakers and get set for these upcoming summer races in Baltimore!
Looking to hold a wedding reception, block party, or other big event? Have you thought of booking a food truck for the occasion? This is a convenient way to ensure everyone gets to enjoy delicious food. There are lots of great food trucks in the Baltimore area. Here are a few that our real estate agents recommend checking out.
Pizza is many people's favorite dish, but by cooking it over a wood fire, it's made even better. That's because this style of cooking allows for faster cooking as well as better flavor.
Our real estate agents suggest trying the following wood-fired pizza restaurants in the Baltimore area.
The martini has been a staple for cocktail lovers everywhere ever since it was first created, and National Martini Day on June 19 is the perfect time to celebrate this classic drink. Depending on whom you ask, the martini may have been invented in a New York cocktail bar, an old mining town in California, or a hotel bar in San Francisco. But if you want the perfect martini, then it's hard to top the fantastic cocktail bars of Baltimore. Our real estate agents have the details on six of the best cocktail bars for National Martini Day around Baltimore.
Planning to stay closer to home this summer rather than travel out of state? Consider discovering Baltimore attractions like a tourist would. The city is home to many outstanding destinations that you may have never visited or perhaps haven't seen in years. Visiting one or several of them will create a fun, interesting staycation and let you learn more about what Baltimore has to offer.
Our real estate agents recommend visiting the following sites to see Baltimore through a tourist's eyes:
There are friends and family, and then there's your girl squad. The ladies who know you inside and out and have been there through the good times and bad. With everything that goes on in life, however, staying in touch with every one of your girlfriends can be hard. Having a girls' day out is a great way to catch up, have fun, and create memories with your gal pals. So, why not stop by local Baltimore boutiques for unique apparel, shoes, jewelry, handbags, and accessories? Below, our real estate agents highlight these six boutiques ladies love to frequent in Charm City. Plug these addresses into your Google Maps and prepare for a super-fun shopping trip with your girls.
Photography your deal? Do you regularly like to share your special finds on Instagram? If you're new to the Baltimore area, you'll soon find out why it's known as Charm City as you scout out spectacular photo ops.
Baltimore is a vast city, with many neighborhoods and suburbs, and you probably won't have to go far to find Baltimore homes for sale that suit you. The same thing applies to breathtaking photographic venues to wow your friend: They're in ample supply.
Spring is in the air, fresh fruit is abundant, and the juice bars of the Baltimore area are creating unique, refreshing beverages that you're sure to love. Beyond the fact that it's simply delicious, fresh juice has so many health benefits while making it easy to get your daily servings of fruit and vegetables. National Beverage Day takes place every year on May 6, presenting the perfect opportunity to explore Baltimore's many juice bars. Our real estate agents have delightful details on six local juice bars that you won't want to miss in the Baltimore area.
Pure Raw Juice – 1401 Riverside Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230
We begin our tour of juice bars near Baltimore homes for sale with a small juice bar that's big on flavor. Pure Raw Juice has a flagship location in the Federal Hill neighborhood, along with a number of other convenient locations throughout the Baltimore area. This local chain has been voted as Baltimore's best juice bar for three of the last four years thanks to its fantastic menu of raw juices and fresh fruit bowls.
Tired of the same old fast food dinners and microwaved meals? Fresh farm-to-table cuisine can make for a flavorful healthy alternative. With delicious farm-to-table meals, you can trade in sodium and trans fats for nutrients and healthy oils. By incorporating fresh, unprocessed food into your diet, you can even reduce your risk of type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and a wide range of other health problems.
Baltimore actually has a ton of fantastic restaurants serving up delicious farm-to-table cuisine, and our real estate agents absolutely love them. Below is a list of some of our favorites.
Golfers in Maryland have a lot of reasons to be excited. Spring is in the air, and the greens are getting greener on all our beautiful Baltimore area golf courses. Not only that, but April 10th is National Golfers Day.
Our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite local golf shops in and around Baltimore. There's a good chance you'll see us there on our way to the links this April.
If you've been exploring Baltimore homes for sale, you'll soon need to start thinking about how you'll decorate your dream home. While there's no shortage of places to shop in the Baltimore area, we think there's something really special about decorating with unique vintage pieces.
On their days off, many of our real estate agents enjoy visiting local vintage shops in search of hidden treasures. Here are a few of their favorites.
If you're looking for ways to improve your diet, there couldn't be a better time to start. March is officially Nutrition Month, so it's a great opportunity to learn how to integrate nutrition into your diet so you can live a long and happy life. And with warm weather just around the corner, developing healthy eating habits is a great way to shed those extra winter pounds.
For many people, eating healthy while dining out can be quite a challenge. Many restaurants serve oversized portions filled with quantities of salt and other unhealthy ingredients. Luckily, Baltimore has a wide selection of restaurants that focus on health, sustainable nutrition. Below are some of our real estate agent's favorite restaurant options for eating healthy:
When it comes to Mexican food, everybody has their favorites. Whether you prefer tacos, burritos, or quesadillas, there's one thing we all love — the chips and salsa!
With National Tortilla Chip Day coming up on February 24th, we thought it would be a great time to ask our real estate agents about their favorite Mexican restaurants. Not surprisingly, the same names kept coming up. If you're ready to fiesta, head on out to one (or more!) of these local hot spots.
The Baltimore area is notable for its generously wooded areas and its miles of shoreline, both of which are excellent habitats for our avian friends. If you've been actively walking the woods and shores more than usual, and you've begun to wonder about the local birds you've spotted, the good news is it's easier than ever to become a bona fide birdwatcher and identify what you're seeing and hearing.
The investment can be as budget-busting or as modest as you choose: From an inexpensive set of binoculars to a state-of-the-art spotting scope, camera, and tripod, but you will need enhanced vision to track birds. Another helpful and usually free aid is an app such as BirdNET of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which records the sound of a particular bird and then analyzes it for identification.
If you're looking for a home or listing yours among Baltimore homes for sale, there are some prime bird-watching spots near your neighborhood of choice. Here are five great places.
Just south of Laurel, MD in Prince George's County sits the magnificent Montpelier Mansion. This five-part mansion dates back to the 1700s and has five distinct parts. Once the home of Major Thomas Snowden and family, today the home is a National Historic Landmark. One of the benefits of buying a home in Laurel, MD is the chance you have to explore this historic home, and maybe even rent it for your own special occasion.
The Montpelier Mansion is an excellent example of Georgian architecture from the 1700s. The house itself sits on a 70-acre homestead that is beautifully maintained and rivals the greatest park in the area. Both inside and out, you will find exceptional detail and historic architecture that makes it a joy to tour the facility. The mansion even has a secret doorway in the drawing room hidden in the paneling.
Throughout its history, the Montpelier Mansion has hosted some of history's greatest people. Of distinction are George Washington and Abigail Adams, and more modern famous guests include Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Today it stands as a museum and is available for tours.
Tours of Montpelier Mansion are available to the public during set visitor hours, which are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 to 5. Select Sundays are also available. You can enjoy a self-guided tour of the building and grounds during your visit, and then explore the gardens on your own.
Kids are welcome at the museum, and they can enjoy dressing up and playing old-fashioned games in the kids area, which is entirely hands-on. The museum also has a Dinosaur Room which is filled with fossils ready to be explored, as well as hands-on dinosaur activities. Many visitors and residents of Laurel MD are surprised at how kid-friendly the museum is.
In addition to touring the facility, the Montpelier Mansion invites residents of Laurel, MD and the surrounding areas to rent portions of the property for their special events. Enjoy your special event under cathedral ceilings lined with crown molding and lit by gorgeous, historically accurate chandeliers.
The Montpelier Mansion is just one example of the many interesting things to see and do in and around Laurel, MD. If the community appeals to you, then you may wish to think about relocating to the area. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty is ready to help you find homes for sale in Laurel, MD.
Whether you're going on your first date or out for your twentieth wedding anniversary, date night is a special time for you and your partner to relax, enjoy each other's company, and have a good time. Laurel MD has plenty of places for couples to get together and enjoy a leisurely dinner or let loose and have a little fun.