Downtown: The Raven to the Ravens Professional Review and Guide
"Downtown is hip. Full of cool sights. But sometimes, even in neighborhoods where those cool sites are concentrated, it’s often the case that folks don’t string them together. This walk concentrates on quite a few city highlights, but ones that visitors and locals alike rarely see except in isolation. That’s because while this section of downtown is a strange and wonderful amalgam of things to see, many of the sites are unrelated to one another. But they’re definitely interesting nonetheless. This walk covers many of Baltimore’s icons, past and present. It heads through the heart of upper downtown, taking in America’s oldest market and first dental school, several museums, the boyhood home of one celebrated native (Babe Ruth) and the final resting place of an adopted son (Edgar Allan Poe), plus restored and rehabbed beauties (the Hippodrome Theatre and the Bromo Seltzer Tower) and stops at what is still the best ballfield in America, Oriole Park at Camden Yards. And then, across the way, you can take in the edifice of Baltimore’s newest favorite birds, the Ravens. It’s a reminder: downtown is where it’s happening."