Hubby (43) and I (42) and flying into Baltimore to explore 8/23 – 8/26. We are staying at either the Residence Inn or the Renaissance (Marriott points) We would love some itinerary help! We are “foodies” to the extent that we love good food, wine and drinks and don’t mind paying for it. Our caveat? We don’t like stuffy. We don’t mind “trendy” but we won’t visit a place simply because it is trendy. It must also be good. We don’t want nightclubs, but wouldn’t mind bars, pubs or taverns with music. We like to find out-of-the way but memorable places. You know, the places to where you take your out-of-town guests. While I don’t mind getting dressed up, hubby does not want to be required to wear a jacket and tie. Here is what we have so far, please chime in.
Arrival: Thursday, Aug, 23rd. Check into hotel.
Thursday evening: We presently have reservations for Charleston. I have read the reviews, celebrity chef, great food, yadda yadda. Is it really worth it? Will I walk away saying “OMG” or “ehhhh?” We would probably look to do the 4 courses with wine. For that price we could probably dine twice anywhere else. What do you think? Alternate suggestions for our “special” dinner?
Friday am/afternoon – was thinking about touring the Maritime Museum and the ships. We do like to do a bit of sightseeing.
Friday evening – we have tickets to a ball game. Any advice about what to do pre-game? A good bar?
Saturday – Not a clue as to what to do!! Was thinking about fashioning our own bar/food tour of Fells Point. Thoughts?
Saturday happy hour – B & O for their cool drinks?
Saturday dinner – wide open! I was thinking seafood. We can’t rightly come to Baltimore and not have crabs right? I saw one of the destination experts recommend Canton Dockside. Any others? We would like to stay relatively casual for Saturday night (especially if we do Charleston on Thursday)
Sunday – plane leaves at 3. Good place for a late breakfast/lunch around our hotel area?