Though it puts on a tough act for gimmicky tours inspired by crime-drama TV series <em>The Wire</em>, Baltimore is upbeat and laid-back: families are drawn to the revitalized Inner Harbor by the National Aquarium and Baltimore Orioles games. Arty types find inspiration in Fells Point galleries, and hungry hordes join Johns Hopkins University students for Indian eats and beer by the gallon in Charles Village.
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Cadillacs blaring Motown once lined these streets, but Detroit is moving on from its Motor City days with turnpikes turned to bike trails, pioneering urban farms around Eastern Market, and bargain dining and drinking in interethnic Greektown—a far cry from the 8 Mile urban jungle of Eminem rap fame, though you can still find Tigers in Comerica Park and Lions in Ford Field.
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