What does the sun drink out of? Sunglasses!
Saturday, June 20th is Summer Solstice. That’s right—it’s officially the first day of summer!
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. Due to the tilt of Earth’s axis, the day will extend, whereas the night will shorten. Ancient cultures and civilizations marked the beginning of summer, or the estival solstice, with celebrations, festivals, and feasts. If interested, you can read more here.
Here’s how to celebrate Summer Solstice, Baltimore style.
Cool off with some Sweet Treats
Summer heat leaving you parched? Look no further, Union Wharf residents.
Pitango serves up the best artisanal gelato, right here in Fell’s Point. They offer a wide array of delectable flavors: fruity, chocolatey, and/or nutty You can order online for pick-up here.
Chill out with Baltimore’s best handmade ice cream at BMore Licks in nearby Canton. Beyond their irresistible ice cream, they offer soft serve, cookiewiches, creamy milkshakes, and blended flurries with your two toppings of choice. We recommend their Watermelon Chocolate Chip and the original Unholy Cannoli – it’s the creme de la creme!
Stop by Afters Cafe for some delicious frozen yogurt. You can order delivery through GrubHub here. And, don’t forget about the toppings!
Ice Queens is beating the summer heat with snowballs. Their most popular flavors are: Peaches N Cream, Root Beer Float, Old Fashioned Egg Custard, Punch Bowl, and Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Stay up-to-date with their Instagram page, @_icequeens.
Sunny Summer Cocktails
We just wanna have sun…with cocktails, of course! Here are some must-visit spots to quench your thirst.
Wet City Brewing is serving up their infamous spiked freeze pops and Coconut Mojitos in their signature Palm Tree Cup. You also have to order their Mommy/Grandma Shark Tiki Cocktails in the cutest shark cups! Check out their cocktails on Instagram @wet_city. Order on their site for delivery and pickup.
Mother’s Grille in Federal Hill is offering refreshing crushes, “funbags,” and the deliciously spiked snowballs.
Papi’s Tacos signature frozen margaritas are a must-order. They come in a variety of flavors: Strawberry, Guava, Passion Fruit, Watermelon, Pear, Chile, and more.
Choptank’s Baltimore Vice is out-of-this-world. It’s like a Miami Vice, with pineapple juice, rum, and strawberries.
Have you been to the Tiki Bar at Bo Brooks? Have a “getaway” from home with their summer “Bananas in Pajamas.” Or, order their “Booze Buckets” in Orange Crush, Rum Punch, Strawberry Lemonade, and/or Frozen Sangria. Keep up with their IG @bobrookscanton.
A Summer Getaway from Home!
Feeling adventurous? Here are some close by activities.
Enjoy paddle boarding? B’More Sup in Baltimore offers paddle boarding rentals, paddle pilates, and races. And bring your furry friends because they offer doggie paddling. Check out their site for rates and pricing.
Monkton Bike offers kayaking, tubing, and outdoor biking on their NCR Trail and Gunpowder River. View their rates here.
River & Trail Outfitters offers whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, ziplining, and biking! View their pricing.
We shore hope that you have an amazing start to the summer!