“Bmore Beautiful” Itinerary

My dad’s cousins came into town and they made T-shirts to promote my blog! We had a blast exploring my favorite parts of the city to showcase its BEAUTY. I made an itinerary for our day; you can see it at the bottom of this page if you would like to follow in our footsteps! There’s also a downloadable PDF file of the itinerary beneath it. After looking through it, please take the poll at the bottom of this post to let me know what you think about the itinerary!

Billy and Patty have a camper, and camped at Hollofield Campground in Ellicott City, approximately 20-30 minutes from inner city Baltimore. Don’t these pictures make you want one?! After checking out their portable apartment, I showed them around my beautiful city ๐Ÿ™‚

First stop: Federal Hill Park

The view from here is spectacular. You can see the entire Baltimore skyline from above the inner harbor. Then take a brief stroll on Montgomery Street to see the gorgeous historic homes in Federal Hill.

DiPasquales at Harborview

We had lunch at this Italian marketplace on the water near Federal Hill. It has delicious pizza and sandwiches with a view of the harbor.

Under Amour Promenade and the Water Taxi

The promenade offers views of Fells Point, Harbor East, and Canton from the water. From there we took the Water Taxi around to Harbor East.

Harbor East

We explored the Under Armour Brand House for shopping, and the Sandlot: a beach-themed bar on the water.

Fells Point

We walked from The Sandlot to Fells Point and explored the cute shops here. We had a drink at Choptank before heading back on the Water Taxi.

Bmore Beautiful Itinerary

Hint: If you click on the underlined under the “parking/info” it should lead you to directions to the location through Google Maps.
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11-11:30amFederal Hill Park
Walk 1-2 blocks along Montgomery Street
Pay to Park on Key Hwy/2 hr free parking along Warren Avenue
Montgomery St
11:30-12:15pmLunch at DiPasqualesParking lot (free for customers)
Dining is outdoor-only right now. If it’s good weather the scenery is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚
12:30-1pmWalk the 1-mile loop around Fort McHenryParking lot (free)
1:30-2pmUnder Armour PromenadeStreet parking in Locust Point
2-2:30pmWater Taxi to Harbor East
Walk to The Sandlot
Walk to Fells Point
Water Taxi
The Sandlot
Fells Point
3-4pmExplore Fells PointSu Casa, The Seasoned Olive, EC Pops, walk up S Ann Street
4pm*Drinks @ ChoptankReservations (request outdoor seating)
5:30pmWater Taxi to UAWater Taxi, pick up car in LP
6pmDinner: LP Steamers, Diamondback BreweryPark along Fort Avenue or in McHenry Row shopping center parking garages

*Recommend reservations

Thank you for visiting my site! Much love to all, stay positive โค

Manor Hill Tavern in Old Ellicott City

We thoroughly soaked in the holiday ambiance in Old Ellicott City. We explored several shops, some of which placed items they are selling outside for safety reasons and to lure people in. Some of our favorite stores are Shoemaker Country, Sweet Elisabeth Jane, Su Casa, and Sunflower Trading Company where I bought my favorite new hat! It wasn’t as crowded as past years, but the holiday cheer was everywhere. We even spotted the Grinch!

Once all of the stores closed at 5pm, we went to Manor Hill Tavern for a warm weekend meal. Their menu has so much to offer but when we saw the brick oven there was no turning back for our taste buds. We ordered two of their brick oven pizzas, a salad, and burger and fries, all of which impressed. Their drink menu was also extensive; I was very pleased with their apple specialty drink. They also serve their own brewed beer: Manor Hill Brewing. It sure was a cozy evening near the oven and with the holiday decor.

Thank you Old Ellicott City! We will be back soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Ellicott City and Hampden

As always, our weekend started with a long run, this time we took pictures of the American Visionary Arm Museum, Domino Sugar/Little Havana, and Fells Point. We ended at Pure Raw Juice at their location in Federal Hill: nom nom nom ๐Ÿ™‚

Ellicott City is recently known for the devastating floods in 2016 and 2018. Earlier this year, Gordon Ramsey fixed up a few places in the town in his mini-series โ€œ24 Hours to Hell and Back.โ€ The Phoenix used to be a bar at the bottom of the hill. Due to the floods, it could not make it on its own. So, Gordon Ramsey decided to mesh The Phoenix with Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, which was at the top of the hill, to be Phoenix Upper Main. We ate here and loved it! The food was much better than the two old places, combined! We got the deviled eggs, burger, peach burrata salad, and the peanut butter bomb. Their spiked lemonades were really delicious too. While we waited for our meal, we explored Lawyerโ€™s Row, which can be accessed from the stairs behind the restaurant. The town also had live music Saturday night along Tonge Row. All of the stores close at 5pm (even though it says otherwise online!), so we didnโ€™t get to explore the cute shops.