Quality Inn Downtown
110 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 637-3600
Fax: (410) 234-3678
The Holocaust Memorial in downtown Baltimore was originally built in 1980 and was refurbished in 1997. Today, the centerpiece of the stark gray memorial is two concrete monoliths that represent the boxcars used to transport Jews to the Nazi death camps during World War II. Railroad tracks surround the structure. The redesign which involved the removal of a grassy hill, gives passersby along the Inner Harbor a view of the memorial.
Entrusted to the Pallottine Priests and Brothers by the Archbishop of Baltimore in 1917, the St. Jude Shrine is the center of St. Jude Devotions in the United States. St. Jude Thaddeus has been dubbed "The Forgotten Saint" due to the actions of Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus. Unlike Judas Iscariot, St. Jude Thaddeus died a martyr and his remains are in the great basilica of St. Peter in Rome. He is considered the patron saint for those in dire need. After an increase of St. Jude Devotions following WWII, the Pallottines established regular novena services to honor the saint. Call the shrine for timings. The popularity of the shrine has skyrocketed, attracting both local and nationwide parishioners.
The Camden Yards Sports Complex, which is managed by the Maryland Stadium Authority, is an enormous complex encompassing the Oriole Park, The M&T Bank Stadium and The Sports Legends. Located just a few blocks away from the Lexington Market and Charles Center, the complex boats of 85 acres of land space which is extensively used for various outdoor sporting events and includes a large parking lot too. The famous Baltimore Marathon, the AST Dew Tour and the American Heritage Festival which are held in the complex draw in crowds from all over the world.
This center had humble beginnings as the Model Cities Art Program. It was renamed in 1984 when James Hubert "Eubie" Blake, the famous ragtime pianist, left his archives to the city. Today, through photos and memorabilia, the museum offers visitors a glimpse of Baltimore's jazz legends—including Blake, Cab Calloway and Billie Holiday. In addition to the exhibit space, the center also arranges live jazz performances throughout the city and organizes lessons for students.
Federal Hill Park is a pristine park offering spectacular views of the Inner Harbor and a wonderful, fenced-in play area for the kids, complete with slides, a sandbox and monkey bars. Dogs are also welcome. While you're visiting the park, take a moment to learn about one of Baltimore's most prominent citizens. A monument details the life of Major General Samuel Smith, who helped defeat the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812. He went on to become a Congressman, then president of the Senate and, finally, mayor of Baltimore.
The Baltimore American Indian Center provides educational opportunities for youths who would like to learn about Native American culture. View Native American art and learn to make moccasins and jewelry, or take classes in Native American dancing and drumming. The center is housed in a three-story building and also offers social services for the city's large Native American population, which includes about 6,000 Lumbee. Each year, thousands of people attend the center's three-day powwow, which is usually held on a local college campus.
Following the Gwnns Falls stream, this 15 mile urban nature path provides a beautiful and scenic retreat in the city of Baltimore. Popular among hikers and cyclists, the trail runs through one of the largest wilderness parks in the United States and makes its way through 30 various neighborhoods. Perfect for a leisurely stroll or afternoon picnic, Gwynns Falls Trail will having you enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.
This non-profit kayak club is dedicated to providing Baltimore residents and visitors the chance to learn how to kayak and see the city by waterway at an affordable price. The certified instructors are passionate about their work and their city, which can be seen in their enthusiastic tours. Purchasing a lesson means purchasing a membership, so patrons can come and use the clubs equipment as often as they like after their initial 'quick start' class. Scheduled group outings take place throughout the season and even monthly happy hours! Visit the website to find out more.
This handsome brick row home is Baltimore's oldest residence. Restored by the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point, it is filled with period furnishings and illustrates what life was like for the shipping merchants who lived in Baltimore before the American Revolution. A small garden features herb plants the type that would have been found in Colonial gardens. It is free and open to the public. The house is open for tours daily; call for more details.
A nonprofit sailing organization, this company offers affordable sailing opportunities, including youth and adult lessons, recreational sailing and racing. Sailing opportunities are available for all age and skill levels. Adult lessons are offered Monday evenings and select weekends May-October. More than 800 youngsters have attended the center's Junior Sailing Camp and hundreds of adults have learned to sail through its sailing programs. Wednesdays nights are open sailing. Skipper and crew members gather on the dock and are matched according to abilities.
This small park, just south of the Inner Harbor, offers a gigantic, well-kept public swimming pool, where neighborhood children swim for a dollar a day during July and August. There are plenty of benches, and a small gazebo offers a shady spot for a picnic lunch. Other sporting facilities include basketball courts, and two ballfields. In 2008 this park was named one of Baltimore's historical landmarks.
Plan a fun day out with family or friends and opt for one of Captain Don's Fishing Charters. After you've reached Baltimore's Inner Harbor, it won't be too hard to spot the one you've got to board as it's the only charter to depart from Fell's Point. Come equipped with hats, sunscreen, rain gear, comfortable shoes and don't forget your camera! Also carry your daily quota of food and beverages along. Remember, only six people are allowed at a time, so make arrangements keeping that in mind. What's more, there are also private harbor tours on offer. Don't worry about safety issues, as a PADI certified diver and first aid are at hand.