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Apple Store

The best of the best. Just visit this store and drool. If you're not an apple person when you walk in, you will be by the time you walk out. The GENIUS desk is there to help with all your technical needs.

825 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, MD 21204

http://www.apple.com/shop
(410) 823-1988

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Atomic Books

Atomic Books is Baltimore?s legendary, independent bookstore, and is one of the coolest pop culture shops in the area. Atomic is always stocked with the latest in underground literature, magazines, art, and designer toys. They also receive and forward fan mail for legendary area filmmaker John Waters! The holidays may be over, but one visit to Atomic Books and you won?t want to stop shopping. Visit http://www.atomicbooks.com/ for titles, products, and more info.

3620 Falls Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211

http://www.atomicbooks.com/
410.662.4444

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Baltimore Aikido

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that fosters the individual's ability to harmonize with their environment. It was developed by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), an exceptional Japanese martial artist whose background included the study of jiujitsu, especially daitoryu-(aiki)jujitsu, sword fighting and spear fighting. He wanted to develop an art that would be an art of peace (Aikido) rather than an art of war (Aikibudo). Aikido opens us up to the bombnatives to conflict. It shows how to deal with violence without escalating into greater violence. THE BALTIMORE AIKIDO DOJO IS IS TOP NOTCH.

1750 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211

http://www.baltimoreaikido.com/
410-727-2318

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Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art?including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Throughout the Museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands.

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

http://www.artbma.org/
(443) 573-1700

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Baltimore Tattoo Museum

Thinking ink? Then look no further than the Baltimore Tattoo Museum. On display in historic Fell?s Point, the Museum offers free tours of exhibits and artifacts. Get a lesson in the history of electric tattooing, and if you dare, get a tattoo yourself! That?s right, the Museum is also a fully functional tattoo shop specializing in everything from old-school traditional to Japanese, Kanji, names, black & grey, portraits, and custom-drawn designs.

1534 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21231

http://www.baltimoretattoomuseum.net
410.522.5800

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Birchmere

Many careers have been launched from this internationally recognized music hall. The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia is committed to the presentation of the highest quality music in a comfortable and intimate atmosphere.

3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305

http://www.birchmere.com/
(703) 549-7500

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Black Cat

Black Cat is an all-ages, live music venue committed to bringing you the best in local, national, and international independent and bombnative music.

1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

http://www.blackcatdc.com
(202) 667-7960

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Charleston

Improvisational Dining! This is the #1 restaurant in Baltimore. Superb atmosphere and service. Spectacular food. The New York Times said: "SPLENDID". Wine Advocate: "Masterful". Baltimore Magazine: "STUNNING". Just click on the link and check out the interior...

4000 Lancaster St., Baltimore, MD 21202

http://www.charlestonrestaurant.com/
(410) 332-7373

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Da Mimmo Italian Restaurant

You gotta click on this site and get the feel of this place. There's a reason why Johnny Depp spends time here whenever he's in Baltimore. Spectacular service and some of the finest gourmet Italian food you will ever eat. Great spot for a special occasion.

217 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202

http://damimmo.com/
410-727-6876

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Earth Treks Timonium Climbing Center

GREAT INDOOR CLIMBING WALLS FOR ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. Get vertical! Earth Treks' Climbing Center in Timonium, MD was opened in 2002. Its competition inspired, state-of-the-art wall and bouldering area have hosted many competitions including three national championships. Routes are set daily by Matt Bosley. Facility highlights include: Three teaching areas Climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities Lead walls to 50 feet Pro-shop A complete cardio and strength training area

1930 Greenspring Dr., Timonium Drive, Timonium, MD 21093

https://www.earthtreksclimbing.com/md/
410-560-5665

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International Spy Museum

Only public museum in US dedicated to espionage. Largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display.

800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

http://www.spymuseum.org/
(202) 393-7798

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Featuring theatrical performances, the National Symphony Orchestra, Millennium Stage, ballet and more.

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

http://www.kennedy-center.org/
(202) 416-8000

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Komi

Komi serves a set menu for $125, beginning with a series of mezzethakia, and progressing to more robust flavors, including pasta and a shared entr‚e, followed by cheese and a dessert. To get a better idea of the unique dining experience Komi offers, read this incredible review: http://www.washingtonian.com/restaurantreviews/1929.html

1509 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

http://komirestaurant.com/
202-332-9200

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National Air and Space Museum

Just as much fun as an adult as it was as a kid. Like to dream about flying in rockets? Fascinated by the history of flight? Love IMAX? This is one of the coolest museums around. Come marvel at the rediculously fragile tin cans that our astronauts road into space and imagine what adventures await us in the future. These are the voyages of the starship Enter......

Independence Avenue at 6th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20560

http://www.nasm.si.edu/
(202) 633-1000

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National Arboretum

Not just flowers. HERE'S A PEACEFUL ZEN EXPERIENCE YOU OUGHT TO CHECK OUT. People are flocking to the National Arboretum in record numbers. Why? One reason is improvements to the grounds like the colorful, attractive and expanded plants in the Introduction Garden; the new Flowering Tree Walk; and the major efforts to improve the appearance of the collections, display gardens, and grounds by the Gardens Unit and Facilities Services. Over 14,000 different species, varieties, and cultivars are displayed in a series of world-class gardens and collections on the 446-acre campus in northeast Washington, D.C.

3501 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, D. C. 20002-1958

http://www.usna.usda.gov/
(202) 245-2726

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National Gallery of Art

A NATIONAL TREASURE. The National Gallery of Art has one of the finest art collections in the world. It was created for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress accepting the gift of financier, public servant, and art collector Andrew W. Mellon in 1937. European and American paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, and decorative arts are displayed in the collection galleries and Sculpture Garden. Admission is always free. The National Gallery of Art, located on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on December 25 and January 1.

2000B South Club Drive, Landover, MD 20785

http://www.nga.gov/
(202) 737-4215

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National Museum of American History

Learn about the history of the United States from the beginning. Also, see Dorothy's ruby slippers, Julia Child's kitchen and more national treasures here!

14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001

http://americanhistory.si.edu/
(202) 633-1000

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National Museum of Natural History

Find here everything relating to the natural world from the prehistoric past to present day and beyond! Discover fossils, animals, gems and more at this Smithsonian!

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560

http://www.mnh.si.edu/
(202) 633-1000

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Newseum

Mission is to champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment through exhibits, public programs and education.

555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

http://www.newseum.org/
(202) 292-6100

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Pier Six Pavilion

In the Spring of 2006, a new Pavilion has arrived in Baltimore - with a fresh new look towards entertainment.

731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202

http://www.piersixpavilion.com/

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Red Maple

Mount Vernon's hottest spot. Red Maple has become the place in Baltimore to experience the modern lounge/restaurant vibe. Exotic cocktails, Asian inspired tapas and mod-lounge sounds echoing off of a unique retro-modern architecture. Located in the historic and cultural district of Mt. Vernon, Red Maple offers a critically acclaimed fare, resident and guest djs and an atmosphere that will lounge you deep into the night. If you think the website (link above) is ultra-cool, wait until you see the place in person.

930 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

http://www.930redmaple.com/
(410) 547-0149

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REI

Same as every REI store in the country, which is to say, something for every outdoor gear addict. Lots of stuff you don't need, but really want.

63 W Aylesbury Rd, Timonium, MD 21093

http://www.rei.com/
(410) 252-5920

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Smithsonian American Art Museum

The nation's first collection of American art. Home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.

8th and F NW, Washington, DC 20004

http://americanart.si.edu/
(202) 633-1000

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South Moon Under

These are the clothes you've been looking for, all gathered together in one place. You could probably find your entire casual wardrobe here but bring a thick wallet. Easy style comes at a price ;) Check out the website. PS - Don't miss the best shoe store in Baltimore for women and men between South Moon Under and Whole Foods.

815 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21202

http://www.southmoonunder.com
(410) 685-7820

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The Black-Eyed Susan Paddle Wheel

The Black-Eyed Susan, an authentic paddlewheel driven riverboat, undoubtedly offers the finest dining on the water. Since the year 2000, this beautiful and exclusive charter boat has enhanced the attraction of Baltimore's skyline, and provided a warm and outstanding venue for private and corporate entertaining. Enjoy panoramic views from the upper deck and relax in the Victorian-style interior of the main deck.

901 S. Bond Street-#100 Baltimore, Maryland 21231

http://www.baltimorepaddlewheel.com/
410-342-6960

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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Large collection of animals from penguins to polar bears to giraffe. Beautiful walking trails to explore the habitats.

876 Mansion House Dr, Baltimore, MD 21217

http://www.marylandzoo.org/
410-396-7102

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The Smithsonian

The world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 16 museums and the National Zoo in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and two museums in New York City.

901 Seventh Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20001

http://www.si.edu/
(202) 633-1000

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The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was amassed substantially by two men, William and Henry Walters, and eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.

600 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

http://www.thewalters.org/
(410) 547-9000

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Towson Town Center

If you must go to a mall - acceptable - crowded - a little flash and trash but a few good stores - Apple Store here and the typical chain fashion - Banana Republic, Talbots, J. Jill, Gap, Nordstrom - yoou get the idea.

825 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, MD 21204

http://www.towsontowncenter.com/
(410) 494-8800

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United States Botanic Garden

Living plant museum informing visitors about the importance plants play in our ecosystem.

100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

http://www.usbg.gov/
(202) 225-8333

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Whole Foods

Several locations in area. Whole Foods is more than a grocery store. They offer great breakfasts, lunches and dinners and a place to sit down and eat. Come here to buy some cool magazines, eat and get a good coffee buzz. Then head out and explore the city!

1330 Smith Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/
(410) 532-6700

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