Labalope, yeah I wouldn't cross over the beltway towards the city.
I always liked the Hunt Valley, Cockeysville area.
You're good out in Timonium, or further out from beltway. That's just me
Good lord, I tell you, I rode the train through there ( Baltimore) last Novemeber; I am glad we didn't stop ! Looked like a war zone.
I had a uncle that lived up there , he moved out in 1998, and I had friends that left Cockeysville, 2004.
They use to have some monster model train shows in the 'Cow palace'. We always stayed up in Hunt valley, near the McCormick plant, always smelled good, sometimes like bacon bits
Have a safe trip