Baltimore January 20, 2018
9 Things Longtime Baltimoreans Wish They Could Tell Newcomers
New to Charm City? Then we have some tips for you! You may think you know what Baltimore is like from the news, but you don’t really know until you’ve spent some time here. Here are 9 things longtime Baltimoreans wish they could tell newcomers…
1. You're not going to be murdered as soon as you move here...
It's no secret that Baltimore has a high murder rate. As long as you know where to go and stay out of trouble, you'll likely be fine.
2. But you should stay on alert.
As with any city, you should always be on the lookout. If something feels off, trust your gut.
3. Be sure to explore all of the green spaces.
Charm City has more than just big buildings. There a several parks that are perfect places to refresh the senses.
4. We're pretty passionate about crab cakes.
Ask a Baltimorean about the city's best crab cakes and you'll likely get into a long conversation. Everyone has their favorites and it's best to try as many as possible to decide for yourself.
5. Always support Baltimore's teams.
Don't roll up in Baltimore wearing a Steelers jersey. Just don't.
6. There is a lot more to Baltimore than just the harbor.
Yes, the harbor is beautiful and has a lot of attractions. But be sure to explore the various neighborhoods, too!
7. Mom and pop restaurants are the best restaurants.
It may be tempting to check out the chain restaurants when you first move here, but you'd be missing out. It's the smaller eateries that serve the best local food.
8. Don't forget to check out the underrated gems.
If you search the best things to do in Baltimore, you'll likely get a list of the biggest attractions, like the aquarium and zoo. While those are great, there are also plenty of underrated gems that are quieter and gorgeous.
9. There's no other place like Charm City.
Don't move to Baltimore and compare it to other places. Baltimoreans know just how unique this city really is, and they take pride in that.
Are you a longtime Baltimorean? What are some things that YOU would tell newcomers? Feel free to share below!