How to Enjoy a Visit to Westminster, Maryland

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Westminster, Maryland, conveniently located less than a half hour north of Baltimore is a unique city providing a combination of both historic and state-of-the-art amenities.  Whether you are interested in fine dining at Paradisio’s, or stepping back in time at the Carroll County Farm Museum there is fun to be had by all ages, anytime of the year.  You may find accommodations in familiar motels such as Days Inn or Best Western, or you may choose to stay in one of the quaint historic bed and breakfasts!

Looking for an exciting family outing? Join the kids at the batting cages or enjoy a game of laser tag at Players Rec Center.  Ready for some holiday shopping?  The Town Mall of Westminster features anchor stores including Belk, Sears and Boscov’s as well as a movie theater and a variety of exciting restaurants.  Looking for a gift unlike any other?  Check out the quaint shops, boutiques and bookstores featured up and down Main Street!  Also while your here, don’t forget to stop in for lunch at O’Lordon’s; an Irish Pub features historic décor, authentic Irish food, and live Irish music! 

When you arrive, be first to head to the library or City Council and pick up a pamphlet of events.  Westminster is constantly acting as host to parades, craft shows and concerts, and even the Baltimore Ravens!  In the summer, be sure to stop by McDaniel College as it serves as the official Baltimore Ravens training camp!  There are games and rides for kids, shops to purchase Ravens merchandise, you can watch the team as they practice and even get autographs from your favorite players!

No matter what your preference, Westminster will have something to suit your tastes and desires!

For a schedule of upcoming events, check out: http://www.westgov.com/

For things to do in surrounding areas of Carroll County, check out: http://www.carrollcountytourism.org/thingstodo/equestrian.aspx

•    Love seafood?  Don’t leave town without checking out “Frisco Family Pub” for all you can eat crabs and/or “Parks Landing” for other delicious seafood meals!

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