By Geoff Brown
First Edition, June 2009
Price: $17.95 USD
As the former managing editor of Baltimore magazine and a long-term resident of the city, Geoff Brown knows firsthand why so many publications are touting Baltimore as a “hidden treasure.” Brown leads travelers to both the famous destinations and the little-known secrets, from historic sights like Fort McHenry, the birthplace of The Star-Spangled Banner, to the music shows and galleries of the art collective Wham City. Brown also includes unique trip ideas tailored for different kinds of travelers, such as “A Cinematic Tour de Baltimore” and “The Locals-Only, Never-See-Another-Tourist Way.” With details on visiting the National Aquarium and finding the best Italian food in Little Italy, Moon Baltimore gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Baltimore
Enjoy the very best of Baltimore with these itineraries:
- The Two-Day Best of Baltimore
- Local Favorites
- Top 10 for Kids
Discover the ins and outs of Balitmore’s neighborhoods.
Recommendations for the top restaurants, nightlife, shops, sights, and hotels in:
- Downtown and Inner Harbor
- Fell’s Point
- Little Italy
- Federal Hill
- Mount Vernon
- Hampden and Homewood
- Greater Baltimore
Take a trip outside the city with these excursions:
- Easton and St. Michaels
Geoff Brown was born outside Philadelphia, but grew up all over the nation, including rural Colorado, Atlanta, southern California, and northern Virginia. Finally, in 1988, he moved to Baltimore—the city he has called home ever since. Back then, the downtown and waterfront held only a few skyscrapers and developments (the most important of which was Harborplace), along with some well-preserved historic neighborhoods. More than two decades later, Charm City has transformed itself into a successful model of how to blend recent urban growth and preserve historic beauty. It’s a transformation that Geoff watched and chronicled firsthand, as he spent nearly eight years as an editor at Baltimore magazine, the nation’s oldest city magazine.
Now a full-time freelance writer, Geoff lives in a sprawling, charmingly dilapidated, century-old Baltimore row house with his wife, expert proofreader and photographic advisor Stacey Mink. When their schedules permit, the pair enjoys taking quick trips—heading off to everything from an unpretentious West Virginia county fair to the romantic cobblestone streets of old Montreal.