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Baltimore: A City With Much to Offer During Winter Break

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Baltimore is about 200 miles from Teaneck and will take about four hours of travel by car.

According to the community’s 2010 population survey, some 31 percent of its approximately 94,000 Jews comprise an active, strong, unified Orthodox community.

There are so many places to visit, from the National Aquarium to Inner Harbor to the B&O Railroad Museum, that if a family wants to spend a day or two away from home, their days will be filled with activity. Those activities will attract all ages.

Of course, during the summer months it is already well known that families from Boston to New York to New Jersey take in the Baltimore attractions while taking in a baseball game at the Baltimore Orioles’ beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards. But there’s still plenty to do during a winter break.

One of the great attractions about a Baltimore visit is that the downtown Inner Harbor attractions such as the Science Center, Aquarium and Constellation are only about a 20-minute ride to the vibrant Jewish communities in Upper Park Heights, Cheswolde, Greenspring, Pikesville, Stevenson, Owings Mills and others.

Many of the major-named hotels such as the Hyatt Regency and the Sheraton are located just footsteps from the Inner Harbor. Again, during the summer, the harbor area includes boat rides and street acts. Still, there are plenty of shops that are within walking distance to many of the Inner Harbor attractions.

If the family would like to travel another 46-60 minutes south, there are the year-round attractions that Washington, D.C., has to offer.

But Baltimore is a good place to start and really stop for a quick, turn-around trip. Amtrak’s Penn Station stops in the city’s cultural district. A light rail line can take you from the train to the Camden Yards area or even out to Mt. Washington, which is located on the fringe of the Orthodox community and a good way to meet any friend or relative you have in Charm City.

Yes, this can be done in a day. But stay awhile. There’s much to do.

Minyanim:

Check BaltimoreJewishLife.com for a list of the many rich davening opportunities.

 

Many Kosher Places to Eat

Tov Pizza

6313 Reisterstown Road

410-358-5238

TovPizza.com

David Chu’s China Bistro

7105 Reisterstown Rd.

410-602-5008

Serengeti

Greenspring Shopping Center

2839M Smith Avenue.

410-413-6080

Serengetibaltimore.com

Cocoaccinos Coffee Café

2831 Smith Avenue

410-653-3888

Cocoaccinos.com

Accents

2839 Smith Avenue

410-602-2224

AccentsKosher.com

Dougie’s

600 Reisterstown Road

410-486-0060

Dougiesmd.com

Dunkin’ Donuts

7000 Reisterstown Road

410-764-6846

And 1508 Reisterstown Road

Corner of Old Court Road

410-653-8182

Van Gough Café

300 S. Ann Street

410-558-1958

Vangoughcafe.com

Places to Visit:

Babe Ruth Birthplace

and Baseball Center

216 Emory Street

410-727-1539

Baberuthmuseum.org

Baltimore City Fire Museum

414 Old Town Mall, Baltimore, MD 21202

410-727-2414

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive

410-396-7101

Artbma.com

Baltimore Museum of Industry

1415 Key Highway

410-727-4808

Thebmi.org

Baltimore Streetcar Museum

1901 Falls Road

410-547-0264

Baltimorestreetcar.org

B&O Railroad Museum

& Roundhouse

901 West Pratt Street

410-752-2490

Borail.org

Fort McHenry

Fort Avenue

410-962-2490

Jewish Museum

of Maryland

15 Lloyd Street.

410-732-6400

Jewishmuseummd.org

Maryland

Science Center

601 Light Street at Key Highway

410-685-5225

Mdsci.org

National Aquarium

501 East Pratt Street

410-576-3800

Aqua.org

USS Constellation Museum

Baltimore Inner Harbor

410-539-1797

Historicships.org

Harbor Place

201 East Pratt Street

Harborplace.com

By Phil Jacobs

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