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Ideas for the Long Holiday Weekend in Baltimore

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Last November we provided members of our apartment community here at The 501 with some tips for Black Friday shopping, so check those out if you’re gearing up to go again this year. We know, however, that not everyone is enthralled with shopping, so today we have some alternative ideas for the long holiday weekend whether you are staying in Baltimore or heading across Maryland or cross country.


Alternatives to Black Friday Shopping

If you decide the Black Friday shopping frenzy is not for you; take advantage of Cyber Monday, and spend the weekend with your focus on family and friends. Here are some activities to do:

Play Games  

Did you know that the week of Thanksgiving is National Games and Puzzles Week? According to an article from Schoolyard, “The most important thing to keep in mind is that these games should require more than one person to play. This week is about gathering together and collaborating in games.” So pull out those old favorites or try something new, just spend some time together playing games.

Take Part in a Service Project  

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, and when we are grateful for what we have, we naturally want to share our good fortune with others. Volunteer Match has a multitude of opportunities to serve in the Baltimore, MD area. Check it out and spend some time volunteering.

Prep for the Rest of the Holidays

Thanksgiving is traditionally the beginning of the holiday season, and it’s a good time to decorate — or at least take inventory of your decorations and repair or replace broken or worn items. This Holiday Decoration Checklist from Real Simple may be helpful. Make yourself a gift-wrapping kit, prepare the advent calendar, and plan your calendar for the next month.


Organize a Day Trip

Be a tourist in your own backyard this weekend. Just be sure to check that the place you’re planning to visit will be open! Here’s a list from Trip Advisor of Things to Do in Baltimore to get you started with planning a fun adventure.


What will you be doing over the long holiday weekend? Let us know in the comments so we can all expand our horizons. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in our apartment community!