A Sporty Day in Baltimore

Enjoy outdoor swimming at Beaver Dam.

A day out in Baltimore is always a treat, but it’s even better when you can get a little competitive with it. In such an active city, with such a bunch of great sports teams, it’s easy for sports to be the order of the day. If you find yourself with a free afternoon in this great city, then here are some of the sporty things you should definitely check out.

Visit the M&T Bank Stadium

It would be crazy to go to Baltimore without heading to the M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. Bookmakers predict the Ravens will have a great season, with many sites tipping them to win at least 11 of their games – no mean feat! If you happen to be visiting on game day then you absolutely must go; the atmosphere is electric and watching the sea of purple in the stadium come to life is an experience you’ll never forget. There are tiered seats, so it’s possible to view a game for not much money at all and even from the furthest away position you’re guaranteed a good clear view. Grab a crab tot on your way out, they really ought to be mandatory at all sports stadiums. They make the perfect beer accompaniment.

Cool Down at Beaver Dam Swimming Club
Shoot a few hoops before jumping into the water at Beaver Dam.

If you’re feeling the need to cool down then Beaver Dam is the perfect place for a dip. Located in Cockeysville, just a few miles from Baltimore, this old quarry has been flooded and used as a swimming location since the 1930s. The site covers a beautiful and natural 30 acres in total and is famous for it’s huge rope swing that crashes into one of the two pools below. As well as the pools you can find a volleyball court and a basketball court, so it really is the perfect place for a full day of sport. Once you’re finished with your exercising you can get comfortable at one of the many shaded picnic areas and get the grill going. Of course, if you’d rather have something prepared for you then there’s a snack house on site too. This place really feels like a home away from home and is a perfect empty nester destination.

Let Other People Do The Hard Work

If you’ve worn yourself out after an afternoon at Beaver Dam then a sports bar should be high on your list for the evening. City Limits is just the thing, with a laid back vibe, plenty of televisions for easy viewing and a surprisingly good menu. So often with sports bars, the emphasis is on beer and football, at the expense of all else. However, whilst City Limits certainly does a great job at providing ice cold beer and a great view of the sports, it also puts on a great all-American menu. The wings are crunchy but succulent, absolutely to die for, and the burger menu, whilst concise, is perfectly put together. Fresh, simple food that tastes as good as it would at home. Perfect.

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