Design Date: Plenty Of Cultural Charm In Charm City

Stacey Schwartz | Sep 1, 2016 | No Comments

This started as a recommendation for the Matt Sesow exhibit at the Visionary Arts Museum (the best museum ever!!), but once I got started, it was hard to stop so now I have a full overnight planned. Baltimore is one of our favorite locations for a quick romantic trip. It was perfect when our kids were little and we didn’t want to leave them for long with my folks. Now we love it because it’s still charming and it reminds us of when we were younger (not that we’re old!). There’s no place like Baltimore. Lots to list, so I’ll keep it simple.

Visionary Art Museum: The Big Hope Exhibit and DC Artist (and friend) Matt Sesow Solo Show

We just visited here recently with the kids and some good friends and were reminded of just how amazing this place is. Get inspired!

This is also a great museum to take the young artist in your life. Lots of eye candy from oversized pig floats to a sound and light exhibit inside a giant head you can lie down in (my son’s favorite).

Save time for the one-of-a-kind gift shop!

Many fun photos to be taken on the grounds of the museum.

Many fun photos to be taken on the grounds of the museum.

Fifi is one of several Kenetic Sculpture Race vehicles on display at the museum. AVAM hosts each year. Another great Baltimore event!

Fifi is one of several Kinetic Sculpture Race vehicles on display at the museum. AVAM hosts each year. Another great Baltimore event!

Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD · (410) 244-1900, check site for hours and tickets.

Romantic Dinner at Fork & Wrench: Amazing farm to table food in rustic industrial meets flea market décor. Delish and great for Instagramming pics to your friends.

Romantic Dinner at Fork & Wrench: Amazing farm to table food in rustic industrial meets flea market décor. Delish and great for Instagramming pics to your friends.

Fork & Wrench
2322 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD · (443)759-9360, check site for hours and menus.

Images from Fork & Wrench

If you stay overnight …
Inn at 2920
Beautifully designed boutique Inn, that is very serious about being earth friendly. Get a wonderful nights’ sleep in a fun part of town, and try something different from big chain hotels on the waterfront.Brunch at Fells Point Blue Moon Café
There is always a line but it’s worth it! Try the Captain Crunch French Toast. Quirky and delish!
1621 Aliceanna St
Baltimore, MD 21231

Then you can stroll off your brunch in Fells Point before heading back home.

We always stop at Sound Garden for Mark’s vinyl fix.
1616 Thames St, Baltimore, MD · (410) 563-9011

And the weekend isn’t complete without browsing for a little something for your home to bring back. I end up here when Mark takes too long at Sound Garden:
Su Casa for Home Décor, 901 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD · (410) 522-7010

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About the Author: Suzanne Manlove, owner of Arlington Home Interiors, a DC/Metro based interior design company, helps busy families create beautiful, personal and functional homes. Learn more at http://arlingtonhomeinteriors.com.

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