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Baltimore tourism officials point to promising signs

A display of advertisements from the My B-More campaign are displayed during the launch party at the Visit Baltimore office April 2. (Photo by Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record)

As they work to rebuild the city’s image following April’s riots, Baltimore tourism officials could look back — and forward — to some good news. In 2014, 24.5 million people visited Baltimore, an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous ...

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Sail Baltimore fishing for more ships to come to the city

Tall ships enter Baltimore’s Inner Harbor during the 2012 Sailabration. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

In the wake of successful, back-to-back events celebrating Baltimore's role in the War of 1812, a nautical nonprofit is again wooing foreign dignitaries to steer their ships toward the Inner Harbor. Sail Baltimore arranged for more than 70 tall ships and naval vessels to visit the city during the Star-Spangled Sailabration in 2012 and the Star-Spangled Spectacular last September. The two events, which also offered fireworks and air shows by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, reportedly generated a total financial impact of $333 million.

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Getaways: Fourth of July fireworks

This may be one of my favorite posts so far to write. Mostly because I still get giddy over fireworks. The cacophony of fireworks and constant Sousa, popcorn and fried food smells… It’s the best. We won’t provide an entirely ...

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