Columbia is a nice place in which to live, but what if you just want to visit? Well, you won’t find as much excitement there as in the big city, but it has its moments. Take for instance the Oriole Park at Camden Yards, dubbed “The Ballpark that Changed Baseball Forever,” where you can ogle the bronze likenesses of Oriole Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson, Earl Weaver, Frank Robinson, Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray, and Jim Palmer.
In keeping with the spirit of Columbia, you can head over to the man made Lake Kittamaqundi, which means “Friendly Meeting Place,” and commune with nature with family and friends. It’s just walking distance from The Mall.
You can also try to catch a musical performance at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in the, apropos enough, Symphony Woods. Originally designed as the home of the National Symphony Orchestra by architect Frank Gehry, it has since housed more contemporary, but still impressive talent such as Jimi Hendrix and Green Day. Toby’s Dinner Theatre is also an option for dinner and a show.
If you feel peckish, but don’t feel like a show, head on over to Fell’s Point instead. This is a historic landmark named after the Englishman that founded a ship-building company in the area. Go for the Chesapeake cuisine, especially the local oysters, in one of the many food establishments in the area.