Susan Seifried, vice president of communications for Visit Annapolis & Anne
Arundel County, sums it up best: “When
you come, you don’t put your lifestyle on
hold, you continue it here.”
Charm City continues to hone its wellness
offerings for the destination’s growing
segment of Millenials.
“They’re focused on work-life balance,”
said Al Hutchinson, president and CEO of
Visit Baltimore. “So we’re focused on put-
ting together programs that interest them.”
What’s that mean? Cycling, for starts.
“Our city has spent millions to really
improve and upgrade infrastructure for cycling in the community,” Hutchinson said.
Launched this autumn, Baltimore Bike
Share provides a fleet of 500 cycles avail-
able for rent 24/7. Some 200 of the Share’s
rides feature electric pedal assistance, or
pedelec, putting Baltimore at the forefront
of pedelec bike-share systems in the West-
“It’s a great way for visitors to explore the city without automobiles,”
Throughout the spring and summer,
the Waterfront Wellness Partnership of
Baltimore runs a popular Wellness Series
in the Inner Harbor’s scenic West Shore
Park. Designed for participants at every
skill level, the program’s
offerings include boot
camp, yoga and Park-our—a discipline that has
its origins in a training
program for French
Special Forces. Advance
registration is required,
but classes are free.
Attendees looking to
recharge will find an
impressive range of spas
and wellness centers
throughout the city, many
of which are partnered
with hotels that highlight health conscious
amenities, such as hypoallergenic rooms.
The Kimpton Hotel Monaco provides
in-room spa services, an on-site 24-hour
state-of-the-art fitness center, bike access
and a yoga mat in every room.
The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
recently unveiled “The Night Spa Experience,” where visitors can luxuriate in a
late-night pampering session including
two 80-minute massages and a candle-lit
rose petal bath.
Aiming to provide male business travelers with a full spa experience, the “
Quintessential Gentleman” additionally offers a
comprehensive grooming menu, complete
with straight-razor shave.
There are also outlets with a variety of
classes that offer rental space for groups,
such as Movement Lab, which features
aerial yoga and boxing among its options.
Life doesn’t stop while you’re on the road. Any seasoned traveler knows that a nourishing self- care practice is as crucial as a toothbrush for getting the most out of a trip, whether in a
meeting or out. Throughout Maryland, visitors are
invited to travel a variety of paths to wellness, each
region offering its own distinct atmosphere and
philosophy to the art of well-being.
Groups sprint for wellness in Annapolis, Baltimore and Maryland’s Eastern Shore
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