I’m back with the second part of the recap to my trip to Baltimore, Maryland that took place last month. In the previous post, I talked about where to stat and what to eat. Now, I want to focus on all that there is do and what you should do during your visit to Baltimore.
W H A T T O D O
Going to the National Aquarium when you’re in Baltimore is a must. Every time that I visit Maryland, I make it a point to head over to the aquarium. There is so much going on and so much to see and every experience is different.
They have areas where you are able to touch some of the marine life (safely), they have moments when you can see when some of the biologists take samples or feed the various species, and they have open exhibits where the animals are roaming free such as birds flying around or the sloth climbing up the tree tops.
It’s a magical wonder.
My favorite part of going to the National Aquarium is going to the dolphin experience. In these experiences, the audience is not simply given a show of the various tricks that the dolphins can perform, but we are educated on their well-being, how they bond, how the biologists take care of them, and the process of keeping these dolphins happy and ready to join back into the natural world if they are set to be released.
It’s just an overall amazing experience that I always HIGHLY recommend.
THE NATIONAL GREAT BLACKS IN WAX MUSEUM
Another top place that you must visit while in Baltimore is the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. I love history. I don’t teach it but I love hearing about it. There’s this thing about dates with me that just doesn’t stick. But I digress…
The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is filled with a collection of historical black figures that have impacted history in many ways. In the museum, you are educated about the harsh realities of the African American culture with real life facts, clippings, artifacts, and almost true to look views of what many blacks in history went through.
The one aspect that stood out to me is that this museum didn’t just cover the figures that everyone knows about such as Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Malcolm X, and Harriet Tubman. It showcased the figures on congress that many people don’t always know about. Those that have made tremendous impact behind the scenes and aren’t always seen at the forefront of what is going on.
There were a lot of figures that I was not familiar with before. But I left feeling fully enriched in my culture and more knowledgeable about what has happened and what is happening currently today.
SHOPPING AT HARBOR EAST
Now if you truly know me, you know that I cannot go anywhere without having to find the prime spot to shop. Plus, there are just some places where you must shop because a store may only be in that location in comparison to the stores back where you are from.
Harbor East is a great place to shop because of the mix of retailers that are located in the area. They have a collection of some of the bigger stores that everyone shops such as Free People, MAC, South Moon Under and a collection of others. Additionally, they have a variety of local boutiques that are unique to that area. So if you’re looking for that one perfect look that no one else is going to have, shopping a local boutique is the way to go.
Thank you to Visit Baltimore for hosting me on this trip. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.