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How to Get the Most Out of Your Summer in Baltimore

Can you believe it’s almost AUGUST? Back-to-school items are cluttering the aisles and people are already craving their first pumpkin spice latte. Well, hold on a minute Charm City! We’ve got some summer left to enjoy! Here in Baltimore we know we have to enjoy those months in the sun because it won’t be long until we’re stuck in that winter abyss again just praying for a beacon of warm weather.

So if you’ve found yourself even remotely excited for the fall season…take a minute to read what you need to do to make sure you squeeze every drop out of this summer!


Attend a Festival

Festivals have been growing in popularity over the last decade and there’s a good reason why. A festival is a great way to spend time outside socializing with friends and even meeting new people. Here are two great festivals to get you to the end of summer:

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival, August 18, 2018

Who wouldn’t want to go to this? Baltimore’s largest crab feast features a four hour, all-you-can eat crab event. There will also be more than 50 beers and wines to choose from. Music lovers can enjoy the local bands playing in the background. The Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival is located at Rash Field, which will be covered in tents for the comfort of guests at this sell-out summer event.

Baltimore Seafood Festival,  September 15, 2018

If you didn’t get enough from the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival, here is another chance to take in some of our area’s best seafood. This festival celebrates Baltimore’s seafood and the local restaurants that serve it. Samplings include crab cakes, crab soup, shrimp salad, local oyster, Maryland blue crabs, and more. Located at the Canton Waterfront Park, this festival also includes drinks, live music, cooking demos, and a family area with face painting and games. Truly a great way to spend the last weekend of summer.


Rent a Boat

There isn’t anything better than being out on the water on a nice summer day. If you don’t have a boat, or know anyone who does, there are some great options to rent one. Hit the water with any of these great rentals:

Baltimore Fishing Charters

If you’re looking to catch more than just a tan, Baltimore Fishing Charters are driven by their own captain and crew to allow you to go fishing. The crew knows where to go, and can help you catch a fish you can brag about.

Baltimore Electric Boat Rental

Whether you’re looking for a party boat, or a sun cruiser, to pilot
yourself or rent a captain, Baltimore Electric Boat Rental has what you need. Create that perfect summer day with a cruise around the Inner Harbor.


Catch the Sunset

With the warm summer nights winding down, make sure you take the time to catch an awesome sunset in our amazing city. Here are two great options:

Federal Hill Park

This scenic park that gives an incredible view of Baltimore City’s Inner Harbor and Fells Point areas.

Top of the World Observation Center

No matter which way you turn, the observation level of the World Trade Center on the Inner Harbor offers spectacular views of the city and the bay. Located on the 27th floor of one of the tallest buildings in the city, the observation level is truly a great place to watch the sunset.


Pretend You’re a Child Again

Finally, keep it simple and just pretend you’re a child again for these last few weeks of summer. Because who has a better time during the summer than children? It’s hard to compete with the carefree attitude of a child but you can try. If you have children, host a lemonade sale. If you don’t, go find one and be a customer. Break out the sprinklers and get a Slip N’ Slide. Chase down the ice cream truck. Go the day without wearing any shoes. Run around outside with the dog. Be present in your summer days. Even if, as an adult, that means you can only do these things on the weekend.

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Josh Mente

Real Estate Leader Josh Mente, is a founding member and owner of The MD Home Team of Keller Williams Excellence, and is responsible for business administration and marketing for the firm. Josh’s career path began in 1998 as a loan officer for Eastern Savings Bank, where he managed national accounts. He later joined Option One Mortgage originating more than 500 transactions per year valued at $100M+ in sales. In 2006, Mente shifted his expertise to real estate sales, gained his license and focused on buy/fix/sell transactions. Josh is a member of Elite Real Estate Network (ERN), the 2009 Rookie of the Year for Long and Foster corporate, and in 2012 ranked 206 and 2013 ranked 234 in Real Trends of the Wall Street Journal, ranking in the top 250 agents nationwide for all brokerages. From any early age, Josh was introverted and worked hard to overcome a fears of sales - a business that doesn't lend itself well to introverted people. When challenged by a manager that he didn’t have what it took for a specific job, Josh pushed forward and won approval in his new position. That was a pivotal moment that set the pace for his success in real estate sales. Having earned an AA degree from Montgomery College in business administration in 1995 and a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Towson University in Mass Communications 1997, Josh married his college sweetheart Melinda and they now have three wonderful daughters that provide the opportunity to watch them grow up and experience things for the first time. A committed sports fanatic, Josh spends time on the golf course, and follows the Ravens and Orioles as a season ticket holder. He is a part owner of two restaurants in Manhattan, enjoys music and time away with the family at their beach house in Rehoboth, DE. He hopes to find time for his hobbies that include building furniture, playing guitar, learning Spanish and flying planes.

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