Quality Inn Downtown
110 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 637-3600
Fax: (410) 234-3678
Located at the water's edge, Harborplace and the Gallery consists of two glass-enclosed pavilions, Light Street and Pratt Street. The twin, bi-level marketplaces offer a variety of 16 different restaurants and 40 small, carry-out eateries. Highlights include the Capital City Brewing Company, City Lights Seafood, with outdoor seating overlooking the harbor, the Cheesecake Factory and Planet Hollywood. For the shopaholics there are around 101 specialty shops. A city park between the pavilions is often the site of free entertainment, including musicians, jugglers and clowns.
Come to the Sandarac Gallery that hosts a unique collection of contemporary and ethnic arts and crafts from all over the world. The Gallery includes a variety of ceramics, jewelry, fabrics and antiques, particularly from Asia and the Middle East. American art also finds place on the shelves of Sandarac Gallery. This fantastic gallery rents as well as sells art and selected crafts.
This independent book shop, the Book Escape, houses a huge selection of new and used books at the lowest prices. The neatly-shelved and sensibly-organized stock is complemented by comfortable chairs for relaxing and perusing before you buy. Their frequently displayed specials make your visit worth all the efforts you take.
Lucinda Gallery & Gifts specializes in showcasing art by local artists. You'll find a wide range of products for sale, including prints, handmade stationery, jewelry, ceramics and accessories. The gallery frequently hosts events with live music and refreshments. Please note: they are only open on the weekends and on the first Thursday of each month.
Avid cyclists will find whatever they need at Light Street Cycles, the bicycle shop most convenient to the Inner Harbor and downtown. In addition to offering a nice selection of road and mountain bikes not to mention equipment and accessories, the store offers repairs and rents bicycles, as well. You'll also find last year's bicycle fashions at big discounts. The staff is friendly and will meet all of your needs. Light Street Cycles is the best downtown shop to visit, buy or rent a bike from while visiting this fair 'inner-harbor' city.
Since 1845, Cross Street Market has been a vital part of the Federal Hill community. The present structure, built in 1952, is home to 28 vendors, selling everything from cheese to tobacco, donuts to health foods. In addition to fresh food, merchants also have prepared foods available, perfect for a picnic or day trip. For those who enjoy raw clams and oysters, the raw bar here simply can't be beat for freshness or atmosphere.
This small shop offers an amazing amount of goodies, from costume jewelry to Hawaiian shirts and funky home accessories. If you're in the market for fiesta ware or retro gear, this is the place to visit. The prices are affordable and the racks are overflowing. But be prepared to do some serious hunting. Finding the treasure, often buried beneath piles of junk that dates to the 1950s, is no easy task.
Founded in the 1780s before Baltimore was even chartered as a city, this market continues to thrive as one of the city's more accessible markets. Visitors will find a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats, seafood, as well as prepared foods and drinks. Over the years, the vendors' sheds have been reconstructed. At one time, they extended all the way to the waterfront. Not anymore. Today, the market is self-contained.
This eclectic music shop in the heart of Baltimore's historic Fells Point neighborhood, offers a great selection of new and used compact discs. You might not always find what you're looking for, but it's a good bet you'll leave with something. Sound Garden also scores points for its well-organized selection. You'll probably never have to ask for help in your search for a particular genre, but if questions do arise, the friendly sales staff is more than happy to assist.
Hey all you surfers, head to this happening spot for all your sport needs! Fells Point Surf Company is 'the' place to be in when it comes to shopping for the latest sport accessories and clothing. And surfing is not the only sport it caters to—skiing and skating gear is also available. Come loaded with cash, as you might not be able to resist buying some of the stuff. So next time, along with your moves, go ahead and flaunt some of the latest in sports gear.
Although you'll find everything from cookbooks to travel guides here, this store specializes in old, rare and used books by well-known authors. If you're looking for a first edition or collectible book, this is the place to come. This four-story shop boasts some 85,000 titles, including a first edition of Moby Dick and relics from as far back as the 15th Century. The shop encourages browsing and offers something for every budget, from half-price paperbacks to rare and costly books.
This small record shop in the historic Fells Point neighborhood specializes in independent and underground records and compact discs. You'll find new titles as well as a pretty good selection of deeply discounted used compact discs. The owner Chris is usually around, greeting his many loyal patrons. Over the years, Reptilians has earned a reputation for supporting local musicians and underground talent. If you want to know about upcoming shows, this is the place to call.