Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast Blog ...

Are you ready for some football? Baltimoreans are gearing up for the 2024-25 season cheering on their beloved, two-time Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens. The team's inception in 1996 followed a bold move by Art Modell, then-owner of the Cleveland Browns, who announced in 1995 that he would be relocating the franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore. Leaving behind the team's colors, history, and records in Cleveland, the Baltimore Ravens emerged as a fresh expansion team, ready to forge their own path.

Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay are synonymous with fresh seafood, and there's no better way to experience this culinary delight than by embarking on the Maryland Crab and Oyster Trail. This trail is a curated journey highlighting the best crab houses and oyster bars across the state, with at least a dozen stops here in Baltimore.

Zebras and elephants and penguins, oh my! Nestled within the lush Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, the Maryland Zoo is home to some of the globe's most incredible creatures. When you visit the zoo during your next stay at Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast, you’ll meet 130 different species of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.

Each year in June, kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders participate in an aquatic parade on the Inner Harbor known as the Baltimore Floatilla. This scenic, 5-mile roundtrip paddle from Canton Waterfront Park to Inner Harbor has become a cherished tradition for locals and tourists alike. It's a one-of-a-kind gathering that celebrates the joy of paddling, the beauty of Baltimore’s waterfront and the spirit of community.

As the 30th largest city in America, Baltimore may not be thought of as a juggernaut of farming. But in the midst of this vibrant cityscape, a green revolution is emerging with the growth of urban farms. These innovative spaces are transforming Baltimore's vacant lots and abandoned land into thriving hubs of agriculture, community, and sustainability. And residents and visitors get to reap the harvests of these farms at city farm markets and local restaurants.

Warm summer nights and hot music — an electrifying combination that draws people from far and wide to Baltimore's incomparable outdoor concert venues. From waterfront pavilions to sprawling parks, the rhythm is going to get you when you groove to some tunes under the open sky. Whether you're a fan of smooth jazz, heart-pumping rock 'n' roll, or even moving orchestral music, you'll find world-class entertainment in some of Baltimore's most stunning outdoor settings.

Baltimore, a city steeped in maritime history, offers a captivating journey through time with its collection of historic ships. Anchored along the bustling Inner Harbor, these vessels serve as living monuments, transporting visitors back to pivotal moments spanning 200 years of Maryland's naval and maritime history.  Walk the decks, learn the ropes and live the life at sea with one of the most impressive collections of military vessels in the world!

Baltimore is a city bursting with creativity, culture and endless possibilities for entertainment. As you plan your next visit to Charm City, let us introduce you to a side of Baltimore that truly embodies its artistic soul — the Arts and Entertainment districts. These four districts — Bromo, Highlandtown, Station North, and Pennsylvania Avenue — each possess a unique charm while collectively breathing life into the city's arts and entertainment scene.

As March unfolds, Baltimore transforms into a city painted green, bustling with the infectious spirit of St. Patrick's Day. Baltimore’s biggest wave of Irish settlers came in the mid-19th century and their presence can still be felt today — from the city's time-honored St. Paddy's parade and cozy Irish pubs to museums and festivals dedicated to Irish history and heritage. Don't worry... you don't need to be Irish to partake in Baltimore's Irish culture and celebrations.

Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay in Baltimore if your plans include catching a major league baseball game. We're an easy 5-minute walk to Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. Come root, root, root for the home team with professional baseball action right in our backyard.