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Whether you are traveling for business or a relaxing vacation, you can bring the whole family along to experience the Baltimore area. Turf Valley is located just about 20 minutes away from downtown Baltimore, where you’ll find family-friendly activities that everyone will enjoy. While your kids might be excited to explore your hotel room and the rolling grounds of Turf Valley, you should also take advantage of the bustling nearby city for entertainment and enrichment. Read on to learn about some of the family-friendly activities in downtown Baltimore.
The National Aquarium is one of Baltimore’s most-visited destinations, and for good reason. The Aquarium is home to creatures both local and exotic, from amphibians and fish to birds and underwater mammals. This living collection houses over 17,000 animals from over 750 species, all presented in natural habitats. Your kids will love seeing creatures like the blue poison dart frog, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, and the golden lion tamarin. The National Aquarium is a must-visit destination for kids of all ages.
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
For the younger members of your family, be sure to pay a visit to the Port Discovery Children’s Museum. This Baltimore gem has been ranked among the top five children’s museums in the country, and offers interactive, educational exhibits and programs for children as old as 10. Be sure to check their calendar to see what special events are happening while you’re in town.
B&O Railroad Museum
Railroad lovers of all ages will appreciate visiting the B&O Railroad Museum, a historic national landmark. Take a ride aboard the Mile One Express, or go in circles on the kid-pleasing carousel. The B&O Railroad Museum offers a kids’ area called Choo Choo Blueville, where your little ones can take a train ride through a fictional town. With interactive exhibits and activities designed just for kids, your whole family will enjoy this classic train museum.
A family vacation is easy to plan when you stay at a conveniently located hotel like Turf Valley. Feel free to ask our friendly front desk staff for recommendations of what to do and where to eat in the Baltimore area, and make this vacation one to remember. Call us at (410) 465-1500 or visit us online to book your stay at our beautiful resort.
Last updated 5 months ago
In today’s busy world, it can be difficult to stay connected to your family—even when you are all in the same town. Staying connected can be even more trying when you are travelling for business, but advances in modern technology have made it much easier. Spouses can connect with each other through quick text messages or emails during busy days, followed by more in-depth phone calls or video chats in the evening. If you have children, visual connection is especially important for both you and your child. Most new laptops have cameras you can use to see your kids and their art projects, letting you feel like you are still a part of what’s happening.
It’s easy to stay connected to your family when you stay at Turf Valley, where we offer complimentary wireless internet access to all of our guests. Book your stay with us by calling (410) 465-1500, or plan your next business conference at our Ellicott City hotel.
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Love local and buy local. This year, Savor Sip Style featured several gourmet food and wine vendors with products made in Maryland. Support local businesses and purchase fresher foods when you stock your kitchen with Made in Maryland foods.
Salazon Chocolate Co., a Maryland-based company, is a line of 100% organic, single-origin, salted dark chocolate bars. Chocolate lovers, prepare for some of the best chocolate you’ve ever tasted. Their salted chocolate is crafted in small batches and each bar is hand-sprinkled with their signature touch of natural sea salt. Certified Organic and Kosher, each of Salazon’s five Organic Dark Chocolate flavors – Natural Sea Salt, Sea Salt & A Touch of Organic Caramel, Sea Salt & Crushed Organic Coffee, Sea Salt & Organic Turbinado Cane Sugar, and Sea Salt & Organic Cracked Black Pepper are amazing. Salazon Chocolate is available online and at Wegmans, Whole Foods Markets, MOM’s Organic Markets, Roots Markets, and several other retail stores.
Popsations Popcorn says gourmet popcorn is their passion; and with features in Baltimore Magazine, The Urbanite, and even an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank, this is undeniable. Their very flavorful popcorn is made in small batches with artisan recipes and is mixed by hand to get just the right taste. Flavors include Classical Caramel, Crabby Caramel seasoned with a hint of Maryland crab seasoning, Milk Chocolate Caramel, White Chocolate Caramel, Classic Cheddar, and Classic Mix – a sweet and salty mix of Classic Caramel and Classic Cheddar. Popsations makes for a tasty treat for yourself or an amazing gift for someone else. You can purchase this deliciously gourmet popcorn at Wegmans, Baltimore Coffee & Tea, among other shops in Maryland, and on the Popsations Popcorn website.
The Wild Pea Hummous is made in Baltimore and owned locally by Blake Wollmman. Every batch is made by Blake with help from his family and a small team to be served in local farmers markets and several retailers. Fresh and local ingredients, along with Blake’s creative techniques are the source of The Wild Pea Hummous’ wild and zesty taste. With over 50 sweet and savory flavors, including Asian Fire, Cinnamon Raisin, and Old Bay, there is a flavor for everyone. The Wild Pea Hummous, featured on The Food Network and in the Baltimore Sun, is available in and around Maryland at local farmers markets, Whole Foods, Wegmans, and other retailers.
“Made in Maryland” is the first of this year’s “Great Ideas from Savor Sip Style” blog series. Connect with Turf Valley on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and stay tuned for more ideas! For a list of vendors that participated in our annual home show event, visit www.savorsipstyle.com.
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If you are planning a business conference that is too large to be held in the office, having the conference at a hotel is an excellent choice. With large venues, a wide assortment of amenities, and delicious dining options, a hotel with conference facilities is a perfect match to your needs. Read on to learn about the advantages of choosing a hotel for your conference.
To ensure optimal comfort, the meeting venue should provide adequate space for all attendees. There needs to be enough seating and table space for each person, as well as enough space for attendees to store their electronics, bags, and paperwork.
A hotel will provide a convenient, central location for your business conference or meeting. With plenty of parking space at a hotel, your guests won’t have to search for a space in a tightly packed lot.
If you hold your conference at a hotel, you will give your attendees the convenience of being able to walk to the conference in the morning. Even if you reserve a conference facility without any hotel rooms, you’ll still benefit from being able to consult the hotel concierge for your needs.
Hotels can easily provide your attendees with breakfast, lunch, dinner, hors d'oeuvres, or snacks during the conference. And even if you do not provide food, guests will enjoy being able to eat at the hotel restaurant before or after the conference.
If you need to setup a slideshow, video presentation, or microphone/audio system, a hotel conference facility has what you need. A nicer hotel can supply wireless Internet, power outlets, and even a professional A/V technician to help out.
To find out more about the benefits of choosing a hotel with conference facilities for your business conference or meeting, contact Turf Valley Resort. Located near Baltimore and Washington, D.C., we have all of the resources you need for a productive and comfortable conference. Check out our 27 event and meeting rooms on our website, and call us at (410) 465-1500 for more information.
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When you travel, it’s normal to feel tired or fatigued as you are out of your normal routine. Exercise can help boost your energy, and is easy to do even without any equipment in your hotel room. Watch this video to learn more.
There are many body weight exercises you can do in your hotel room. Push-ups help strengthen your chest and shoulders, and are excellent for working your core stability. Burpees, which are essentially a squat thrust with a push-up, will get your heart rate going in no time. Squats work your quads, glutes, hamstrings, and overall strength, and sit-ups can get you closer to your goal of flat abs.
Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean your fitness routine has to be, too. Work out in your hotel room at Turf Valley, or utilize our fitness room to stay on top of your exercise goals. Call us at (410) 465-1500 to learn more about staying at our Ellicott City resort.