Take a stroll through Baltimore’s own Little Italy, home to numerous
Italian restaurants and bakeries, bocce courts, and the classic skinny row
houses that served as home to the city’s Italian immigrant community.
This downtown neighborhood hosts open-air movie screenings, Italian
heritage festivals, the President Street Station Civil War Museum, and
the Star Spangled Banner Flag House. Stop at Vaccarro’s (222 Albemarle
Street) and take your cannoli to go. Little Italy is adjacent to the Inner
Harbor, bordered by President St., Pratt St., and Fleet St.
A map of Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood sites and sounds is available at
Baltimore’s water taxi offers one of
the most affordable options for seeing the myriad sites located in the
city’s famous Inner Harbor. Water
taxi riders can get off for stops at the
National Aquarium, the Maryland
Science Center, and historic ships including the USS Constellation, the
USS Torsk, the USCGC Taney, the
Lightship Chesapeake, and more.
Baltimore Water Taxi: 1800 S. Clinton St., Unit
C, Baltimore, MD 21224; 410-563-3900; $14
for an all day ticket; www.baltimorewater-taxi.com. Inner Harbor: http://baltimore.org/
Miss Shirley’s Cafe
The Inner Harbor location of this local favorite for breakfast,
brunch, and lunch is just a short walk from the convention center.
The cuisine combines southern tradition with ingredients sourced
from the Chesapeake Bay region. Don’t miss the Crab Cake and
Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict. They do not take reservations,
so going during the week is advised.
750 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-528-5370; Price: $$;
A bocce ball court in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood, 2007, by Iburiedpaul. http://tinyurl.com/ze8vwxk