Hey duders, so I just moved to Baltimore from Miami for work and don't really know anybody. What are some places I should check out?
Hey man, I've lived in and around Baltimore my whole life. If you're looking for the Bar scene check out Fed Hill or Fell's Point. Both are fairly historical areas so there's a lot to see and do. There's always the Inner Harbor if you're looking for touristy things to do, and there's also the bar scene around the Power Plant as well. Patapsco State Park is the place to go if you want to get outdoors and do some hiking, kayaking, or mountain biking. Strip clubs are located on "The Block" and if you'd like to see our ghetto version of the beach you're going to have to travel over the Bay Bridge to Ocean City. If you're into Baseball check out Oriole Park at Camden Yards, it's a beautiful park and the O's have been doing well the past 2 years. The Babe Ruth Museum is only a block away from the park too. Stay away from the far West Side and far East Side of Baltimore, that's where most of the murders happen. There's a lot to see and do with Washington D.C. and Annapolis so close by as well. Let me know if you have any other questions or would like me to go into better detail.
I lived there for a couple years as a kid and I always loved their aquarium. Dunno how it is these days, but 20 years ago it was awesome. I've lived in various coastal cities on both the Pacific and Atlantic and I've never seen an aquarium as awesome as that one. Again, haven't been in decades and I was like 5 or 6 when I lived there so I'm not going to say my memory is super accurate, but I really remember loving it, and my parents still speak fondly of it to this day and they've lived not only all over the country but in other parts of the world as well.
- Get Cap'n Crunch French Toast from Blue Moon Cafe, ideally at an obscenely late hour of the night.
- Get a cannoli from Vaccarro's in Little Italy. In general, go to Little Italy and eat a good hearty Italian meal.
- If you like art or archaeology, visit the Walters Museum, it's worth checking out
- Visit DC - you're only 40 minutes away and it's got way more worth seeing than Baltimore
- Visit Annapolis - It's a decent day trip, not a ton there besides the Naval Academy but quaint and worth a visit
@kratosx: Where in Baltimore are you living? City or County?
If you want to connect to other gamers, Baltimore is central to a large Midatlantic network of gaming events, such as MAGfest, which is in the DC area every January. The BitGen game music festival, in the city, is coming up August 10th, and a lot of my friends will be there, most of whom were fellow gamers I met at my college's (UMBC) game room.
There's much more to the city than violent, drug-related crime (which you will completely avoid if you stay away from certain areas). I spent the first 25 years of my life in the western/southwestern part of the county and can vouch that Baltimoreans, while often crass, have a lot of heart. Engage with the locals, even gamers if you want, and you should have a ball, hon.