Baltimore’s Best Arts & Leisure
Best Strange Fund-Raising Event: It’s actually over two nights, and there aren’t 100 performers, but The Night of 100 Elvises in December is one of the most unexpectedly wonderful ways to spend an evening in Baltimore.
Best Woodland Estate Stroll: The beautiful trees, well-manicured lawns and gardens, and the gorgeous Cylburn Mansion make a jaunt through the two-and-a-half miles of trails at the 200-acre Cylburn Arboretum a bucolic joy.
Best Serious Bike Ride: Get to BWI Airport (the Dixon Observation Area, to be specific) with your bike, and you can cruise down the (relatively) flat 25 miles from there to beautiful downtown Annapolis along the Baltimore-Annapolis Trail; the way back is uphill, but not dauntingly so.
Best Baltimore Tour Guide: It’s not just that Zippy Tours with Zippy Larson knows things about Baltimore that almost no one else does, it’s that her quirky, unstoppable personality can get her tour groups into places no one else can go.
Best Urban Golf Course: The drive into Clifton Park may not be like rolling into Augusta or Pebble Beach, but the golf at this historic course is darn good, and the views of downtown from the last holes on the back nine are regal.
© Geoff Brown from Moon Baltimore, 1st Edition