Baltimore, Maryland was founded in 1729, and has been one of the country’s largest cities ever since. Today it is known as “a city of neighborhoods”, with more than 70 unique areas each with their own culture and ethnicity. Sports fans will know the NFL Baltimore Ravens (Super Bowl XLVII 2013 Champions) and the Baltimore Orioles with now retired third baseman Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore is a great town to visit, and has its own distinct dialect: don’t be surprised if you hear locals referring to the city as “balmer” in some areas, while “baldamore” in others. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra calls this city home, in addition to the Maryland Film Festival, and Peabody Institute, part of the Johns Hopkins University (one of the city’s top employers). The last Civil War era floating vessel, the USS Constellation, remains docked in this historic port city. Visit “B’More”, “The City of Firsts”, or “Mobtown” 🙂 today!