My boyfriend and I are thinking about doing a day trip in Baltimore over Memorial Day weekend. We probably will stay the night on Saturday and either drive or take the train back Sunday morning.
Despite living so close to Baltimore, I know nothing about it. I am unfamilar with the layout, the cool neighborhoods, and I only know a teeny tiny bit about the restaurant scene.
We would like to stay in a centrally located area, close to restaurants, and attractions. We are pretty much open to anything, but the aquarium will probably be on our list of things to do since we've heard so much about it.
If we wanted to be near some good restaurants for dinner and maybe breakfast or lunch, where should we say (neighborhood-wise, but if you want to give us exact names of hotels, even better).
In terms of dinner, where should we eat? (I'm sure a lot of this will depend on where we stay and if we have a car). The night before we will be having Indian at Rasika so that type of cuisine is out. We like all types of food but tend to lean towards farm fresh, seafood, seasonal, well-thought out menus, with a fun, neighborhood vibe. We like New American, Italian, French, Asian (fusion), Latin (fusion)...pretty much anything.
We are in our late-20s/early 30s. As for a price-range we would like to keep it moderate (entrees in the $20s. Maybe no more then $150 for 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, a dessert, and a glass or 2 of wine).
Any great breakfast or brunch spots as well? We don't eat pork products and don't like fried foods.
Thanks for your help!