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The Grand Prix Of Baltimore

August 25, 2012 5:00 AM

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Baltimore Grand Prix - Day 3

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Grand Prix Of Baltimore

323 W. Camden St.
Baltimore, Md.
(443) 708-1338
www.raceonbaltimore.com
Date: Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Price: $15 adults Friday/ $5 children 12 and younger Friday/$50 adults Saturday and Sunday/$35 children 12 and younger/Click here for package pricing/Click here for parking info

Thousands will gather in Baltimore over the Labor Day weekend to witness the second Grand Prix of Baltimore. This IndyCar Series and American Le Mans Series race will delight racing fans of all ages. The city will be alive with the roar of engines, the cheers of the fans and the delightful smells of delicious food vendors. Get your tickets and hotel rooms early before they are sold out.All eyes of the racing world will be on Baltimore as the 2nd Annual Grand Prix of Baltimore comes to town Aug. 31.

Champion drivers, including Dario Franchitti, winner of the 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix, will be on hand to vie for the trophy once again. Experienced as well as rookie drivers will challenge the on-street course as the roar of turbo-charged engines excite the audience.The streets of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will welcome the IndyCar Series and American Le Mans Series race cars as they prepare for the second Grand Prix of Baltimore. Visitors from across the country and around the world will meet in Baltimore to enjoy the race, the Inner Harbor and special events as Baltimore also celebrates the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Related: NASCAR

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The American LeMans Series Race

Hours:  Sept. 1,  8 a.m.
This race will feature race cars, from elaborate, exotic prototypes to standard GTs in a race that lasts just around two or three hours on the Baltimore Street Circuit.

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Photo Credit: Pascal Rondeau /Allsport

IZOD IndyCar Series Race
Date: Sept. 2

The IZOD IndyCar race will feature brand new 2012 designs from Honda, Chevrolet and Lotus. The 75-lap IndyCar race will feature last year’s winner as well as four-time champion Dario Franchetti.

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Lodging

1840s Carrollton Inn
50 Albemarle St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 385-1840
www.1840scarrolltoninn.com
Price: from $150/$10 for 24-hour parking.

This bed and breakfast, the 1840s Carrollton Inn, is an historic site from the original Carrollton family homestead. All rooms are well maintained and bathrooms have modern fixtures including Jacuzzi tubs, double sinks as well as showers. The inn is also conveniently located near the racing venues downtown. Visitors may easily hop the MTA Connector bus to area venues and Fort McHenry. This B&B is just two blocks from Little Italy, an area of restaurants with the best authentic Italian cuisine in Baltimore.

Gramercy Mansion

1400 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, Md.
(410) 486-2405
www.gramercymansion.com

Price: from $150

This bed and breakfast is set in a lovely country setting. All rooms are comfortable and facilities are modern. The inn is conveniently located near Route 83, which ends in downtown Baltimore near the racing venue. Downtown parking lots will be available for an approximate cost of $25 day during the race.

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Dining

Dalesio’s Restaurant of Little Italy
529 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 539-1965
www.dalesios.com

With an awesome wine list and fabulous authentic Italian cuisine, Dalesio’s is well known to those in Baltimore who love Italian food. Enjoy top-notch service and a staff that always makes you feel at home, providing outstanding service. Private dining rooms and outdoor tables are available.

Supano’s Steakhouse

112 Water St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 986-4445
www.supanossteakhouse.com

Tucked away on Water Street, (Lombard to Grant to Water), Supano’s is famous for its steak menu, as well as pork, seafood and Italian cuisine. Decor is relaxing, and staff is friendly. Enjoy live music and a sports bar for the perfect night out after the race.

Related: Best Dates for Adventurous Couples in Baltimore

Anna Renault is a life-long resident of Baltimore County. After a 31-year career, Renault has re-careered into the world of journalism. She writes a weekly column for The Avenue News, her local paper. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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