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May 16, 2015:

Philadelphia, PA

For more information about Philadelphia, or as we like to call it, “Philly”, click here.

Need a map? Click here to go to Google Maps for Philadelphia.


What should you do if you miss the ELI bus going home?:

  • The bus from Philly will leave at 6:00 pm.
  • If you are not on the bus you will be left behind. This means you must take a train back to Newark, DE.
  • The train from Philadelphia, PA to Newark, DE is located in 30th Street Station.
  • You will need to take the Amtrak Train to Newark, DE (NRK)
30th Street Station Contact Info:
2955 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104



September 21, 2014:

Beautiful Baltimore

For more information about Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area, click here.

Getting around:

It’s a good idea to purchase a ticket for Inner Harbor Water Taxi. The first taxi departs 10am; there are 17 stops on the route. Tickets can be purchased on their website.

Landing 1: Aquarium
Landing 2: Harborplace
Landing 3: Science Center
Landing 4: Rusty Scupper
Landing 5: Pier Five
Landing 7: Harbor East
Landing 8: Maritime Park
Landing 9: HarborView
Landing 10: Tide Point
Landing 11: Fells Point
Landing 14: Captain James Landing
Landing 16: Canton Waterfront Park
Landing 17: Fort McHenry

(In the “Things to do” list below, water taxi landings are mentioned if known)

Check out the Charm City Circulator (free bus) routes. They list places of interest.

Things to do, places to go:

  1. The National Aquarium at Baltimore (Landing 1)
  2. Go to the top of the “Top of the World” to see a 360 degree view of Baltimore. (Landing 1)
  3. USS Constellation – Civil War ship (Landing 1)
  4. For history buffs there is the Fort McHenry National Park (Landing 17) It’s very nice, picturesque, great for photographers as well as history buffs. (It should be noted that this year is the bicentennial of the War of 1812, in which the fort played a significant part.)
  5. Museum of Industry (Landing 10)
  6. Maryland Science Center (Landing 3)
  7. Art Museums: Walters Art Gallery (try the Charm City Circulator), the Baltimore Museum of Art (try the Charm City Circulator), and the American Visionary Art Museum (Landing 4).
  8. Places to eat: Eat crabs at Phillip’s (Landing 1, at the Power Plant), Harbor East (Landing 7, walk to Pratt St., turn right to get there), Italian food in Little Italy (Landing 5), Fogo de Chao (Landing 1, a Brazilian restaurant–great meat served off swords at your table, but very expensive.)
  9. Shopping: The Harbor Pavilions, Fells Point (Landing 11), Canton (Landing 16), etc..

Random Interests:

  1. Rent a paddle boat/dragon.
  2. For passionate fans of Edgar Allen Poe: Poe’s gravesite is in a churchyard at the corner of Fayette & Greene Streets. (The Charm City Circulator Orange route should get you there).
  3. Rita’s Ice Cream!


Need a map? Click here to go to Google Maps for Baltimore.


What should you do if you miss the ELI bus going home?:

  • The bus will leave at 6:00 pm.
  • If you are not on the bus you will be left behind. This means you must take a train back to Newark, DE.
  • The train from Baltimore to Newark, DE is located in Baltimore Penn Station.
  • You will need to take the Amtrak Train to Newark, DE (NRK)
Baltimore Penn Station Information:
1500 N Charles St,
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 291-4261
Click here to go to the station website


September 15:

The Ocean City, MD Boardwalk!Looking at Ocean City from the sky

Join your friends on a fun bus trip to Ocean City, MD for a day at the beach. Ocean City has one of the Top Ten “Boardwalks” in America [a boardwalk is an area along the beach with lots of stores and entertainment, usually with an amusement park and rides.] You can spend the day sunning or swimming at the beach, or you can visit the amusement park and carnival, or you can go shopping at some of the fun gift stores for tourists, or just sit a cafe or restaurant and watch all the other people.

If you plan to go swimming, remember to take an extra set of clothing with you so that you can change into something dry. It’s also a good idea to have a towel to sit on while you are on the beach.

If you want to go to the amusement parks, try the Jolly Rogers amusement parks. Admission to the amusement parks is free, but you have to buy points to go on the rides. You can also buy a day pass for unlimited rides all afternoon long for only $15.99. The Jolly Rogers Splash Mountain water park has an admission price ($34.99/day), but does not charge for the rides once you are inside.

A view of the rides on the Pier in Ocean City

Here are some suggestions:

  1. relax on the beach
  2. play beach volleyball
  3. swim in the ocean
  4. walk along the boardwalk (named one of America’s “Top 10 Great Boardwalks” by USA Today!)
  5. ride the rides and waterslides at the Pier
  6. play games in the arcade on the Boardwalk
  7. visit Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum
  8. gather your friends for an Old Time Photo, located at 1st Street on the Boardwalk
  9. play miniature golf
  10. enjoy a variety of water sports (parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, and more!)
  11. go to Planet Maze and Lasertron: includes maze, laser tag, mini golf, and arcade
  12. enjoy local food

This Weekend Only!!!
The O.C. Bike Fest (a celebration of motorcycles!)
Events held at the Inlet, Jolly Roger Park, and the Convention Center
Tickets required for some events.

Take a minute to go to the Ocean City website to see what is available and plan your day.

Worried about transportation?

Don’t be afraid to explore the town! Getting around Ocean City is super easy! Tired of walking on the boardwalk? Ride the Boardwalk Tram for just $3 per ride.

  • Want to go somewhere in Ocean City besides the beach and boardwalk? Use the Coastal Highway Transit Bus.
    • runs the entire length of Coastal Highway in Ocean City and to/from the West Ocean City Park & Ride
    • $1 per boarding or $3 to ride all day! (hop on and off as many times as you want!)
    • Fall Schedule: buses stop every 15 minutes from 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, and every 30 minutes after 10 PM

For more information, visit the Ocean City Transportation page.


Other Trips:

Session IV12, our FREE trip was to Washington, DC!

ELI students spent the day in America’s capitol. They visited the museums and monuments, saw the historic buildings, enjoyed the cherry blossoms, visited DuPont Circle and Georgetown, and had lots of other fun.

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