A virtual stink hole located in the eastern part of Maryland, Baltimore consists of five principal elements: Ambulances, Drugs, Murder, Black People, and Police.
Going for a stay in Baltimore? Don't leave your hotel room. Need a drink, or a meal? Order Pizza, or go eat/drink in your hotel's bar. The drinks are higher priced because your life isn't on the line. Baltimore's football team is horrible, and home to the NFL's only murderer, Ray Lewis, a person who reflects the city's attitude with great pride: loud, ignorant, abrasive, and dangerous.
Baltimore's Inner Harbor provides a brief bit of relaxation between watching your wallet, running from gangster rappers, and dodging speeding fire trucks. But, sadly, this is pretty much painting a dodge neon the same color as a dodge viper and expecting it to go as fast. The panhandlers, unemployed thugs, and crack dealers will quickly ruin the charm of even something as beautiful as the Inner Harbor very quickly.
For tourists, literally, do not leave your hotel lobby. If you insist, you can probably walk about 1/2 block to 1 block in any direction before you enter a war zone of murder and drugs.
My husband was murdered in Baltimore because he was white last year during our vacation.
Baltimore is the greatest city on earth. Sure its a little dirty, but thats a city for ya. What's there not to love. Going north on 95 at night there isnt a prettier sight. The neon Nati Boh, Domino sugar, and Philip's signs are great. The inner harbor and power plant live. There has to be something great about the city for row houses to sell for upwards of 300,000. And whats not to love about patterson park. And sure theres crime. But it's concentrated. Its not smart to wander onto north ave or greenmont street at night. All i can say is i love baltimore and anyone who bashes Bmore has probably never been here.
How bout them O's.
A city (not in Baltimore County, Baltimore City is entirely separate) in central MD.
Home to many crab cakes, the Orioles, the Ravens, Harborplace, and many other nifty things
One of the best party cities in the world... Well, not if you are: A.) Under 21 and obsessed with letting sweaty yo boys dance all over you; B.)Scared to sit in a cab and have a friendly conversation with your foreign cab driver; or C.)Looking for some sort of "celebrity encounter".
I have lived here my whole life, and I can't imagine being anywhere else. I like to sit at Kisling's and drink a beer while watching the O's kick some Yankee ass on TV. I like walking around the Square (Canton) and jumping into a stool at one of the first bars with their windows open. I LOVE sitting in the cheap seats at Camden Yards cheering on the most underrated team in baseball (just because our payroll isn't ridiculous doesn't mean we aren't good). And I can't imagine missing Sunday night karaoke at Fletcher's with all of my friends.
Most of these definitions are bashing Baltimore. But if you have lived here, you appreciate all of the little things. So we aren't the safest city... Don't be an idiot and wander into West Baltimore after dark. We might not be the cleanest, but the Inner Harbor collects all of the trash that floats through the freaking bay. But we have history. We are extremely cultured. We are Baltimore, and you aren't going to change that.
"How 'bout dem O's, hon?"
The city in Maryland that's bashed repeatedly on this site by those who have never been there before. One can easily travel through the East Side of Baltimore with no problem at all: black, white, man, woman. What's more, bands frequently play in the neighborhoods that you fear the most, and they manage to lug their instruments back and forth without any mugging/robbing attempts whatsoever.
We do have the STDs and weed, though.
I walked up and down North Avenue with twenties hanging out of my pockets, and nothing happened to me.
home of the best people in the world! i love bmore! filled with the best people and places in the world!
Baltimore: Best city posible!
Welcome to the home of Crabcakes, Club music, chicken boxes and Crown Vics. From Park Heights to Cherry Hill to Greenmount to Edmonson Village, Baltimore is historic Bitches!!! You gotta love us!
The best chicken boxes are in Baltimore!
A city that thrives on letting you know how hard you REALLY are is NOT how fat your wallet is, or how stacked your portfolio may be. Come correct, or you could be the next statistic they love to examine us by.
Come correct, or don't come.