This public aquarium, located in the Port of Baltimore, opened in 1981, and has 10,500 specimens of 560 different species. It consists of three buildings connected by bridges, and covers several areas - a dolphinarium, an Australian natural habitat, the local fish of Maryland, and the rainforest. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Maryland, with 1.6 million visitors.
On a quiet May Day eve, as the sun was setting, the clouds rumbled together for a perfect storm, in sharp contrast to the industrial smog thickening the air. Walking on the promenade along the harbor, the beauty of a city marred with the imagine of danger was apparent. Baltimore, often best known for its crime scene and abandoned homes - resulting from a viscous cycle of poverty - rather than its historical significance and as the residence of the late writer Edgar Allen Pore, is its own paradise. Often times paradise is closer than we imagine.
Nestled in Baltimore International Airport's Terminal D, about fifty miles from the center of Washington, Candy Express is a great shop that caught our eye as we waited for our flight. The choices are particularly wide, with some commercial brands like Lindt truffles (which you can buy by the unit, a welcome rarity) as well as homemade chocolates, and typical American candy like jelly beans. Impossible to resist!
An amazing neighborhood, it is the most exclusive area within the already "super-exclusive" Beverly Hills. All glamor and luxury, incredible mansions, I recommend that you get lost driving through the neighborhood and do not forget to stop to admire the gardens, entrances, incredible cars... To freak out.
The Potomac Association is a regional organization with thirty locations in the greater Washington, DC area which extends from north to Gaithersburg, MD, and south of Richmond and Chesterfield, VA. We are one of the five associations That Comprise the UCC's Central Atlantic Conference. We are one of the five associations that are part of the UCC Central Atlantic Conference.
One of my favorite state parks in the country, Assateague is sure to delight the whole family. This state park is near Ocean City, MD for touristy beach fun or near Chincoteague, VA for a more laid-back and nature-oriented vacation.
Assateague's claim to fame is being home to wild ponies ve roam on the beach and throughout the park. You're not supposed to approach them too closely, but they will wander near you on their own and make for some great wildlife viewing.
Additionally, Assateague is right on the ocean and has great, sandy shoreline without hordes of tourists. These are great shores to stroll and during low tide, you might find some small crabs and other critters roaming around.
Hike through the park, bike on the nearby paths, or camp for the night. It's a great place.
In Oakland, Maryland, USA, there are a variety of places to visit, but the Mills College Art Museum should be a mandatory stop. In this museum you will have a great time, because in addition to magnificent works, everything is very well organized and offers a friendly atmosphere.
The Oakland Zoo in Knowland Park is located in the city of Oakland. Their mission is to inspire respect for and stewardship of the natural world, while providing a quality visitor experience. The zoo is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA) is located in the city Oakland. Visitors can explore art through the eyes of eight 20th century women artists and create works inspired by their styles and techniques. Camp registration forms are available at MOCHA and at the museum.
The Cohen-Bray House is a historical museum located in Oakland, California. It was built in 1884 as a wedding gift for Emma Bray Cohen and her husband, Alfred H. Cohen. It's regarded as a unique place with architecture dating from 1880 and it still contains the original decor furniture and aesthetic style of Charles Eastlake. It's interior is Anglo-Japanese design.
The amphitheatre is nestled in a residential neighbourhood in Oakland, California, near the border with Piedmont. It was built in 1932 as a Works Progress Administration project. It was named in honour of the mayor of Oakland, Fred N. Morcom. Outside, there are thousands of roses and a garden with paths, a pond and a cascading fountain. The garden is available for weddings accommodating up to 200 people.
The Dunsmuir House & Gardens can be found in Oakland and it was built in 1899. It's a neoclassical style mansion with an garden area. The mansion also has a carriage house picturesque, ancient and elegant gazebo.Dispone pavilion and a variety of objects to education, culture and development of entertainment events throughout the year.The place is open weekends for 11-17 hours.
This museum is one of the largest architectural and historic treasures of Northern California. Those who visit can explore the cliff decorated with the exterior beauty of the house and gardens. After entering the house, visitors will find exceptional historical importance with unique interiors and international artifacts.
The Oakland Museum of California is a great place to make memories where you can appreciate the best works of art from the entire city, if not the entire state of Maryland, U.S.A. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
The Kennedy Art Center Gallery is located on the banks of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The centre opened to the public in September 1971, however, its roots go back to 1958 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed bipartisan legislation to create a national centre for culture. To honour Eisenhower's vision, one of the theatres founded was the Kennedy Center for the Arts.
The Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland) opened in 1883 as the Oakland observatory. The Observatory was moved to its current location due to increased light pollution and urban congestion. Besides telescopes, it contains a complete digital system offering several shows daily, a domed IMAX auditorium, and a Challenger Learning Center.
The Junior Arts & Science Center was founded in 1954 and is an independent, non-profit organization that serves more than 35,000 children a year. This center is dedicated to all children in the East Bay. The Junior Center of Art and Science Encourages active and creative responses of children through artistic and scientific expression through the exploration of their natural urban environment. What a great program!
As a lover of history and art, I couldn't resist visiting one of the most famous museums in the United States, located in Baltimore, Maryland. This museum was designed in the late nineteenth century by the neo-classical architect John R. Pope; however it wasn't inaugurated until the year 1914. The art is distinctly European, from a collection that belonged to the Cone sisters, a well-heeled local pair who were responsible for looting a bit of the old continent to bring to Baltimore. So you can find works by masters like Picasso, Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Matisse, Manet and more. In addition there are some local American works by artists such as Andy Warhol. Interesting? Well yes, but strangely in recent years the huge graffiti outside has started to overshadow the Cone collection, adding an urban touch...