Urban Pirates

This pirate cruise sails around the inner harbor from its starting/docking point in Fells Point. They offer an adult booze cruise which we thoroughly enjoyed, as well as kids cruises earlier in the day.

The booze cruise is BYOG (bring your own grog), and they supply music and a really good time.

I thought it would be cheesy but it sure wasn’t! We all said this was the most fun we’ve had in Baltimore.

“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 🙂

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.
Clicking on the underlined under the “destination” will take you to their website, which will have additional info.

TimeDestinationParking/info
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 🙂
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 ❤
-Rosie

Baltimore Water Taxi

I always knew that Baltimore was a beautiful place. I’ve been to Federal Hill, Under Armour Promenade, and Harbor East, all of which have amazing views of this city. However, the most dramatic sightseeing can be done on the Baltimore Water Taxi.

Before I went to Australia, I heard from a friend that I absolutely had to take the Manly Ferry in downtown Sydney. We did that ride and it sure was spectacular, just like they said. This taxi ride is actually comparable to my experience in Sydney. It truly took my breath away.

Fallston, Fells Point, Kent Narrows, & Chestertown

This weekend I was mostly in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, but I made sure to make the most out of being in MD even if it was just for a day or two! I started out the weekend hanging out with Kelly and her kids in Fallson on Friday night 🙂 We went to Belvedere Farm and picked out farm-fresh flowers to display in our homes. We also got carry out from Basta Pasta. They did have an outdoor area that looked safe, if that appeals to you! Their entire menu is delicious. Kelly sent me a picture of her oldest son holding up a sign that gives me all the feels! Love you, little one!

On Labor Day, we explored our favorite parts of town – Fort McHenry and Fells Point. The star fort is STILL closed as well as the museum, but we made the most out of it and enjoyed the 1 mile walk around the fort. We went into a bunch of shops in Fells Point. But first, make sure you spot the Vote Against Prohibition sign in the center of the small town. We went into EC Pops for the first time… what a cool store! We also like going to Poppy & Stella and Brightside Boutique for outfits, and The Seasoned Olive for creative gift ideas.

Also in Fells Point is The Choptank. Their frozen drinks and the atmosphere make us feel like we are at the beach. We love their music and vibe. We ended the weekend with a pitstop at Chiapparelli’s in Little Italy. Their drooling gnocchis are absolutely drool-worthy.

Since Marie was at work on Tuesday and I had the day off, I showed Emma around Baltimore some more. We biked/ran around the harbor in the morning. She got to see the Sandlot, and we had brunch at Miss Shirley’s in the Inner Harbor. We got the Wake Up Call and the Spicy Shirley to start us off. We each got an Elote Street Corn Avocado Toast, and we shared the S’Mores Baked Donuts. What a treat! It is always super busy on the weekends, so I would recommend coming here during the week. We recommend to ask for some Old Bay on top of the toast 😉 I took a Lime home… it definitely is touchy and scary at times, but it is SO MUCH FUN!

We also went to my favorite touristy spots: Graffiti Alley, Edgar Allen Poe’s gravesite, and Cross Street Market in Federal Hill.

Mom and Dad have been wanting to take me to The Bridges on Kent Narrows ALL SUMMER. Finally, we made it! Boy was it worth it. Our favorite drink was the Bridges Breeze, and we ate the fried green tomatoes, crab cake, coconut shrimp, and ahi tuna. For dessert, we had the key lime cheesecake and the blondie. I’m drooling just typing this right now. It was nothing short of amazing. This restaurant is also right on the water and has a very relaxing view and atmosphere.

Afterwards, we explored the small town of Chestertown. We also drove around the nearby Washington College, and Camp Pecometh which is where my bestie got married! On the way home, we checked out our favorite new neighborhood called Gibson’s Grant, which is along a beautiful bike trail. Wow what a weekend. Did I mention I went to Shenandoah? Check out the “Around the U.S.” section tomorrow night for that post.

Canton and Guinness Brewery

Here is a compilation of all of our runs the past few days… To start off the weekend, we ran 11 miles bright and early in the morning to miss the crowds. Pictured below are views from Fells Point, Canton waterfront, Federal Hill, Inner Harbor, Otterbein, and Riverside Park. Thanks to Marie for the celeb shot in Fells Point/Harbor East area.

For the longest time, I kept hearing about the Pagoda in Patterson Park in Canton, but I could never find it. It’s on the west side of the park, not sure how I missed it! Sure is beautiful.