Because there is so much to see in DC, places and buildings that so many, including locals don’t really know anything about, here’s more pictures of this 30 Plus Teams Tour of Washington DC aka “The District”.
When people do their own 30 Plus Teams Tour of Washington DC, they visit the usual spots, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, even the Martin Luther King Memorial.
Many of them even take the Washington DC Metro even though many of us, (the Sports Diva included who visits The District quite often)don’t get the concept of swiping your Metro Card entering a station and then again EXITING a Metro Station.
These pictures are from places that’s known to tourists but mostly locals.
When doing a 30 Plus Teams Tour of Washington DC, aka “The District”, you might want to check out some of these places and get familiar with some of these Metro Stations.
In an earlier post , I mentioned the Hampton Inn Downtown Convention Center as a hotel option if you’re visiting the city of Baltimore .
(See sportsandtravelblog.wordpress.com/2017/08-09-Hello-Charm-City-Baltimore-Hampton-Inn-Downtown-Convention-Center )
There’s another hotel that I would recommend if you happen to be staying in town .
It’s located on North Gay Street and it’s not really that far from the Hampton Inn .
It’s the Holiday Inn Express Downtown .
When you walk into the lobby , you look around and you get the feeling that you’re in your local bank.
You aren’t that far from the truth .
This used to be the Old Town Bank of Baltimore and the hotel has kept many of the bank’s features , like the interior .
As with many hotels , check in time is 3pm and check out time is Noon.
The hotel isn’t only close to the major Baltimore attractions like the Inner Harbor and the Convention Center , but it’s also close to one of the major hospitals in the country , John Hopkins Medical Center .
You could walk to the Inner Harbor from the hotel , but they make it so easy for you not to do that .
There’s a complimentary hotel shuttle that not only brings you to the Inner Harbor , but John Hopkins as well as the Convention Center .
Are you going to Orioles Park at Camden Yards to see a game?
(Of course you are . This is a 30 Plus Teams Tour, after all . )
They’ll drop you off as close to the stadium as possible as well as the Baltimore Basilica and the restaurants in Little Italy as well .
The shuttle runs until midnight .
They won’t pick you up at the Baltimore Thurgood Marshall Airport or Greyhound Terminal , but if you’re coming on an Amtrak, the shuttle will pick you up at Baltimore’s Penn Station .
Just give them a call .
The hotel does offer a breakfast buffet as well as a fitness center .
Don’t look for a pool though .
There isn’t one.
Like the Hampton Inn , the rooms are spacious , with a microwave , refrigerator , coffee makers , and big mirrors .
You don’t have any fantastic views of the two stadiums , but with the shuttle , you’ll be watching baseball and football in no time .
There aren’t any restaurants next door or across the street from the hotel , but there’s a 24 hour 7-Eleven , which is okay in my book.
Perfect for those late night munchies .
The hotel isn’t close to public transportation , but the shuttle is your best friend , just make sure to check the times that the shuttle runs.
Holiday Inn Express Downtown is another option for you if you happen to be staying in town .
Holiday Inn Express
221 North Gay Street
Baltimore , Maryland