The City and Around Campus
Baltimore's skyline is newer and higher than ever before, and so is the level of pride Baltimoreans take in their exciting city. Urban renewal continues to happen at a rapid pace. As a result, Baltimore is becoming an increasingly popular place to live. The Inner Harbor is the city's main tourist area, attracting one million people each weekend (located 5 blocks from the campus). At one end is the National Aquarium, arguably the best in the country, and at the other is the Maryland Science Center. The U.S.S. Constellation, the nation's oldest wartime ship, is docked between them at the center of Harborplace, one of the country's first and most beautiful waterfront shopping malls.
Baltimore is home to the most amazing baseball stadium in America - Oriole Park at Camden Yards, just two blocks from UFM. Also the NFL's 2001 and 2013 Champions - the Baltimore Ravens - play right next door to Camden Yards. Every year, horse racing enthusiasts turn to Baltimore for The Preakness, the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown run at Pimlico Race Course.
As a cultural center, Baltimore offers a world-renowned symphony, opera, theaters, a variety of concert venues attracting local and national recording artists, The Peabody Conservatory of Music, The Maryland Institute College of Art, The Walters Art Gallery, The American Visionary Art Museum, and The Baltimore Museum of Art. Numerous cultural events take place throughout the year allowing exposure to different cultures from around the world. The city is conveniently located in the Boston-Washington corridor. Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City are an easy drive or bus ride away.
Two and a half hours east of Baltimore are the Atlantic beaches. 30 minutes to the south lies Annapolis, the state capital and premier boating center for the Chesapeake Bay. Two hours to the west are the Appalachian mountains, offering year-round recreation, including skiing in the winter. Maryland is, indeed, an America in miniature.
For more information, call the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service at 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).