The Baltimore Zoo is worth checking out. It isn't as big as some of the zoos Ive been to, but there are a lot of animals, a petting area, and a kids area. There is a mini-train you can take (which is fun for the little ones). The reptile house is a little disappointing. It is small, and it isn't exactly "in" the zoo. You have to walk a bit to get there. The monkey house is great, and so is the hippo house (just a little stinky). The food is overpriced, so bring your own lunch.
Record and Tape Traders has a decent selection of new and used cds, records, and dvds. They also have t-shirts, stickers, "smoking accessories," knick-knacks, and gifts. You won't find anything too obscure, but if you are looking for cheap used stuff, this is the place to come. The staff is friendly, and will help you find what you are looking for.
The Sound Garden has a great selection of new and used cds, dvds, and records. They also have t-shirts, stickers, etc. The staff is friendly and helpful. You can also trade in or sell your old cds and dvds.
Essex Dog and Cat Hospital is a great place to take your pets. The staff is caring and kind. The prices are reasonable. The whole place is very clean. Dr. Zulty is our vet, and he LOVES pets. He'll listen, answer questions, and explain everything that is being done. There is never a very long wait. If you are looking for a vet, come here.
I went to Dr. Behar for seventeen years (until we moved out of state). He is the greatest dentist there is. He is very gentle, and makes you feel relaxed (as much as you can). His staff is really nice, and the office is very clean. He will work with you on billing. There is never a long wait, either. I highly recommend dr behar to anyone looking for a dentist!
If you are looking for an honest, professional electrician, use Team Electric. Roger owns the company, which he has had for twenty or so years. He is very reasonable and friendly, and will work with you. His work is excellent, and highly recommended!
This is one of the best restaurants in Baltimore. The Chameleon Cafe is owned by Jeff and Brenda Smith (their first restaurant). Jeff is the head chef, and everything he cooks is excellent. The menu changes seasonally, so it isn't too extensive, but everything is great. There are some interesting appetizers, such as a grilled lettuce salad, a charcuterie plate (pates and sausages), awesome soups, and there is always a vegetarian dish on the menu. The desserts are great (especially the crme brulee). You can get the cheese plate as an appetizer, or dessert, and it changes daily. Don't let the location scare you off...it is well worth it. The prices are reasonable, and the dining room is cozy. There is an interesting beer selection, as well.
Keepers of the wild is a non-profit animal sanctuary, housing lions, tigers, wolves, panthers, leopards, farm animals, monkeys, reptiles, and many more. They offer guided tours ($10 for adults) where you can see the animals up close, and get each animal's history. Most rescues are from abusive situations, or from people who could no longer keep their "pet." The facilities are very clean, and the animals are well taken care of. There is also a gift shop, and a cafe, which offers a very yummy selection.
If you have a little one who wants to run, climb, jump, and get into everything, bring them here. Wiggly Fun is a big playroom, with lots of space to run. They have a rock climbing wall, a mini-bouncer, and lots of toys (even the ride-ons). They have staff that supervise and play with the kids, so you can relax while they play. There are also rooms where you can have birthday parties. The prices are cheap ($7 for kids who can walk $5 for crawlers) and it is very clean. The staff is great. Go play inside on a hot day!
The best thing about smart & final is you don't have to pay to be a member. The store is smaller than sams club, so it is easier to find what you are looking for. The prices are great, and they have a pretty good selection.