Following the annual tradition, I took a weekend in December away to travel to a local city in search for a Christmas market, and other holiday related events. This year, the choice was Baltimore, and it couldn't have been more sucessful. Here is an itinterary of the places I hit, along with some lovely photos.
Arriving around lunch time, I checked into the Shereton Inner Harbor Hotel, and then took a walk to the Christmas Market. If you remember from last year, I visited a Christmas Market in Philidephia. The same company owns both markets, and also do them in other locations around the US. If you would like to see if there is a location near you, click here.
In comparison between this year's and last year's market; I would say that Philidephia's is more authentic because the entire event is outside, so it feels bigger, and the vendors that take it up are more german-themed. Here, half of the market was inside, and although it was cute, it felt more like a craft fair and less like a german market.
Lunch and walking around the Christmas Market was followed by a walk along the water where is was located, stopping at a Barnes and Nobles.
The unique thing about this bookstore that made it the coolest barnes and nobles I have ever been in was that it used to be a power plant. Inside, the shells of tubes are still kept and the escalators are old styled to look industrial. All together the bookstore had a cool aura that made me want to stay in it all day.
Exiting the bookstore, the walk continued to the old town. The destination was a cute square decorated with Christmas lights and a lot of quirky shops, otherwise known as Fell's Point.
Once the sun had set, I walked along the wated back to the hotel, while watching the parade of boats decorated with Chritmas lights. Dinner was at Alewife, a cute gastropub. The last stop of the day was at Miracle at 34th Street, a small block famous for having overly eleaborate decorated homes.
Each home had a distinct theme, a lot with many Christmas collectibles that you can tell have been collected and passed down by family after family. It was the most impressive set of lights I have ever seen, and was crowded with people on the streets, and lines to walk up and get a closer view on houses.
That concudes my day in Baltimore. I hope that it gave you some inspiration to go out and do something with family or friends! There is plenty to do in any town or city, sometimes it just takes a little searching. I hope you are having a great start to your december, let me know if there are any specific christmas or other holiday themed posts that you want to see this month. Have a great week!
A sixteen-year-old fashion obsessed girl, who stands just under 5 feet tall.