Naijha and Greg's Baltimore: Heritage & Nature

Itinerary

Baltimore truly embraces its African American heritage. From museums dedicated to African American culture to black-owned restaurants and businesses, Naijha and Greg love to experience it all. Follow them around the city to see how you can experience Baltimore's rich history and culture while also enjoying Baltimore's great outdoors.

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Grind House Juice Bar 
Start the day on a  healthy note at Grind House Juice Bar. You'll find an abundance of fresh smoothies and juices as well as vegan sandwiches and wraps. Take some to go for a picnic lunch at nearby Druid Hill Park.
Druid Hill Park 
There are an endless amount of things to do in Druid Hill Park. It's home to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens of Baltimore. There are baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and a disc golf course. Plus Druid Lake is the perfect scenic spot for a run or a picnic. Naijha and Greg love to bring their daughter here to release some energy.
The Avenue Bakery 
Opened on historic Pennsylvania Avenue in 2011 by Jim Hamlin, The Avenue Bakery is famous for "Poppay's Rolls," enormous buttery soft bread rolls, as well as a delicious selection of breads, cakes, pies, and pastries. Jim has dedicated the front lobby and the outside garden area of the bakery to telling the African American story in Baltimore. It highlights trailmarkers and photos of the Pennsylvania Avenue Heritage Trail which is a historic walking trail, and there are murals depicting famous African Americans with ties to Baltimore.
National Great Blacks in Wax Museum 
America’s first wax museum of African American history and culture, the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum features more than 150 life-size and lifelike wax figures of influential African Americans such as Thurgood Marshall, Harriet Tubman and Jackie Robinson.
Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park and Carroll Park 
The Gwynns Falls trail winds through the westside of Baltimore, through Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park and Carroll Park. Trailmarkers throughout tell the story of natural and human history at 31 sites. 
Carrie Murray Nature Center 
Located within Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, this nature center dedicated to baseball legend Eddie Murray's mother teaches visitors about the creatures that live in the park such as owls, foxes, raccoons, beavers, opossums and turtles. Tour the rehabilitation room for sick or injured animals, the rainforest room and the hawk house.
The Land of Kush 
Naijha and Greg started Land of Kush with a mission to bring delicious vegan food to a wider demographic through vegan soul food. On the menu are dishes like barbeque "ribs," curry "chicken" and vegan mac and cheese. Even the biggest carnivores won't notice the difference!