#Fitbloggin: Baltimore from an Insider

If you see Katie, be sure
to buy her a drink!
My lovely friend Katie did an AMAZING job of putting together some information of what to do in Baltimore during #Fitbloggin -- to not only see the sights and get some eats, but to get some exercise as well.

Not only is Katie one of the most socially/environmentally aware people that I know, she's also one of the kindest people I've ever met.   Originally from Cleveland, Katie has lived in Baltimore for the past few years.  In that time she has made many connections in the local community -- through Fresh Farms and her work in sustainable living. 

Katie's Bmore* Fit and Fun List:

Run to Fort McHenry
  • Approximately a 8 mile loop from the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront
  • Stop by the Federal Hill Park (at Battery Ave and Key Highway), run up and down the steps and take a break to take in the jaw dropping view of the Inner Harbor.
  • Pass by the American Visionary Art Museum for eye candy.
  • Run along the waterfront and pass by rowhomes built in late 1800s.
  • Loop around Ft. McHenry to see the statue dedicated to Francis Scott Key.  Stretch, watch the boats on the water and stop in the newly opened visitors’ center.
Walk along the Inner Harbor
  • Shopping, live music and many dining options.
  • For those looking for something different or have dietary restrictions, check out:
Pizzazz Tuscan Grille, 711 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202 – sources local and organic food, accommodates people with special dietary needs.

Keep walking to Harbor East (Baltimore’s “second” downtown just past the Inner Harbor)
  • Teavolve, 1401 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231 – Lounge with wraps, light entrees, crepes and tea infused alcoholic drinks. Live music on weekend evenings with no cover charge. 
  • Bagby Pizza Co, 1006 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21202 – Not just pizza!  Also includes entrees, sandwiches, salads – and a fun atmosphere.
Keep walking to Fells Point (just a few blocks past Harbor East)
  • Liquid Earth, 1626 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231 – A haven for vegetarians but loved by meat-eaters as well. Only downfall is they close at 7 pm! Good place to grab an early dinner and then grab a drink or dessert in Fells Point.
  • Bertha’s Mussels, 734 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 – Famous for their mussels. Other options, such as chicken and vegetarian options are available.
  • Pitango, 802 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 – The best gelato ever. Nuff said.
  • Koopers,   1702 Thames Street, Baltimore MD 21231 -- fun atmosphere and dog friendly.  For parties of 6 or more, call ahead! @ (410) 563-5423
In Canton (East of Fells Point)
  • Mama's on the Half Shell, 2901 O'Donnell St, Baltimore, Maryland, 21224 -- one of the best seafood places in baltimore
  • Dangerously Delicious Pies: 2839 O’Donnell St. Baltimore, MD (under 2 miles from the hotel.... this is just one reason why it's dangerous!)
Dine in Historic Federal Hill
A 10 minute walk from the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront and downtown
  • Regi’s Bistro, 1002 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230 – great salads and sandwiches, sources much of their food from local farms.
  • Ryleigh’s Oyster House, 36 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230 – amazing crab cakes, oyster. Great salads and sandwiches.
  • Byblos, 1033 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230 – Lebanese food. Excellent light fare and friendly staff. Small dining area. Or better yet, take the food as carry out and eat at Federal Hill Park just a block away.
Walk uphill to Mount Vernon
  • Brewers Art, 1106 North Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 – One of the best bars in the country. Beautiful historic building, laid back atmosphere, incredible beer (they brew their own), and delicious food. Live music in the lower level.
  • Soup’s On, 11 W. Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201 – Best for a light, quick lunch or dinner. Small menu that changes daily with soup, sandwich and salad options.
Helmand, 806 North Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 – Consistently rated one of Baltimore’s Best, this Afghan restaurant has something for everyone. The cuisine is a reflection of Afghanistan’s history in the cross-roads of the Eurasia continent, drawing on flavors from the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and South Asia.** If you walk to Mt. Vernon and would like a ride back, use the Charm City Circulator’s Purple Line. No fee (free!) and comes by every 20 minutes.  Pick up on St. Paul Street (one block parallel/east of Charles Street) by Preston Street or Eager Street. More info at http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/route/purple-route

*(pronounced "Bawlmer")

From Robby:

If that's not enough activity, check out one of Baltimore's many gyms for a free pass (sign up before you travel, print out any vouchers)!
Also check out:


Aww! My cousin is one of the owners of The Brewer's Art. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see that on your list. :D


Sharla -- so.... um... party at Brewer's Art? Can we get a deal on pitchers?


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