Spring is here, and the surrounding blooms can be seen from every street side corner. Baltimore is blossoming with buds and flowers, and the unusually warm sunshine has been sweeping through the streets (Since March!) as rush hour traffic wiggles through the lanes surrounding the Inner Harbor. Like any other work day, cars inch forward bumper to bumper and intersections are blocked by overcrowding. However, car windows down with a little fresh breeze makes traffic much more tolerable as compared to sleet, ice or even snow (heaven forbid!) during this time in past years.
So what does this early spring bloom mean for business in Baltimore? Well for starters, drug stores and clinics may reap the benefits from the needs of allergy sufferers and your neighborhood’s grocery and department stores may be selling a lot of tissues and allergy medication. The apparel industry is sure to be selling higher volumes of the latest spring styles. An early boost for agriculture may expand the growing season resulting in cheaper produce, but what can be visibly seen as a change for the Baltimore Inner Harbor is out door and sidewalk seating.
Tourism has arrived in Baltimore a little earlier then had been expected. Like Washington DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival, because of an early spring, the city is swimming with pedestrians out to enjoy the sun and smell the flowers. On the downside, rising gas prices have left some travelers no choice but to enjoy spring break locally as opposed to out of state vacationing. Some airlines and cruise ships are charging higher fuel surcharges making out of state and oversea traveling a challenge for travelers on a budget. However, smart vacationers have booked months in advance in order to lock in affordable prices and many vacationers are happy to spend spring break right here in Baltimore.
Enjoying spring break in your local area can turn out to be not only affordable but entertaining and fulfilling as well. Some of the events and recreation Baltimore has to offer include several concerts at Ram’s Head Live such as Tommy McGee, The Wisdom Court Spring Fest with DJ Remedy and Blue October. Also, don’t miss out on the most talked about entertainment currently taking place in Baltimore: Ringling Brothers And Barnum & Bailey Circus!
After a long workweek, spend the weekend at the Inner Harbor or even take a break from the Monday through Friday routine and spend a week night enjoying live music in Baltimore City. What spring has brought to business life in Baltimore is a way to get outside on your lunch break or enjoy a breath of fresh air at a patio style dinner after a long day’s work. What both tourists and Baltimoreans alike can agree on, is that spring is in the air, and city life is looking brighter and smelling sweeter right here in Charm City.
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