Take a Bus Tour Around Baltimore to Kickoff Tourism Week

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A celebration to kick off Tourism Week is this Saturday, three buses will be offering guided tours throughout Baltimore.

Seeing the City we love in a whole new way!

“Discover a new attraction, a new neighborhood, really find a new way to discover what Baltimore has to offer,” says Allison Livingstone of Visit Baltimore.

Visit Baltimore invites you to jump on board and take a spin around Charm City for a day of exploration.

There are 24 different spots to hop off along the tour. One of the stops along the way is the newly renovated Parkway Theatre, a theater designed for educating and entertaining, and is also the Maryland Film Festival’s new home.

“I cannot wait for people to come and see the Parkway it’s really an architectural gem first built in 1915, so when people come in here they really are going to see 100 years of movie history,” says Adrienne Peres of the Maryland Film Festival.

There is no limit to your city excursion, just hop back on the bus when you’re ready.

Another stop along the way is the Great Blacks in Wax Museum, which highlights Baltimore’s significant African-American history.

“They’re surprised by how compelling our exhibits are and so I have parents talk to their children about when they enter and exit the slave ship for example this is what our people had to go to or this is what the African American people went through,” said Dr. Joanne Martin, the Great Blacks in Wax Museum founder.

The tour also shining a light on Baltimore’s tourism industry.

“Tourism is a huge driver and employer,” Livingstone says.

Whether you’re planning a “staycation” or Baltimore getaway, the tour promises to expose a unique view.

No reservations are needed it’s first come, first serve.

http://baltimore.org/article/neighborhood-bus-tours

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