It’s the only planet we have. Since 1970, April 22 has been set aside as an annual day to celebrate nature and environmentalism.
Looking for ways to honor the Earth? Hoodline crunched the numbers, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a ranked list of the best parks, botanical gardens, and vegetarian eats around Baltimore.
Venturing outside is the basic start to an Earth Day celebration. Get inspired with these top-rated parks near you.
1. Sherwood Gardens
Topping the list is Sherwood Gardens. Located at 4310 Underwood Road in Guilford, the park and botanical garden is the highest rated park in Baltimore, boasting five stars out of 35 reviews on Yelp.
2. Druid Hill Park
Next up is Reservoir Hill's Druid Hill Park, situated at 900 Druid Park Lake Drive With 4.5 stars out of 30 reviews on Yelp, the park has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Canton Waterfront Park
Canton's Canton Waterfront Park, located at 3001 Boston St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the park four stars out of 20 reviews.
Cutting down on meat is a good place to start reducing your footprint, not to mention a healthy choice for most people. Get a taste for vegetarian fare at these top veggie-forward eateries.
1. Lebanese Taverna
Topping the list is Lebanese Taverna. Located at 719 S. President St. in the Inner Harbor, the Mediterranean, Lebanese and vegetarian spot is the highest rated vegetarian restaurant in Baltimore, boasting four stars out of 392 reviews on Yelp.
2. Sobo Cafe
Next up is Federal Hill's SoBo Cafe, situated at 6 W. Cross St. With 4.5 stars out of 377 reviews on Yelp, the New American, breakfast and vegetarian spot has proven to be a local favorite.
The Inner Harbor's sweetgreen, located at 1306 Fleet St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the vegetarian spot, which offers salads and more, 4.5 stars out of 108 reviews.
Get a closer look at the wonders of the natural world by hitting a local botanical garden. For extra credit, don't forget a sketchbook.
1. Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory And Botanic Gardens
Next up is Druid Hill Park's Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, situated at 3100 Swan Drive, Druid Hill Park With 4.5 stars out of 51 reviews on Yelp, the botanical garden has proven to be a local favorite.
2. Cylburn Arboretum Association
Coldspring's Cylburn Arboretum Association, located at 4915 Greenspring Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the botanical garden 4.5 stars out of 34 reviews.