There is much to see and do in Baltimore, Maryland. The Inner Harbor is one of our favorite places to visit. There are tons of restaurants, shops, museums and activities for both the young and old alike.
Baltimore National Aquarium: In 2003, separate aquariums in Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, joined as one “National Aquarium.” The National Aquarium venues together hold living collections that include more than 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals living in award-winning, naturalistic habitats.
Maryland Science Center:Harbor. Aside from its science exhibits, the museum is home to an IMAX movie theater and planetarium. With a number of hands-on exhibits, the science center is a phenomenal attraction for kids, and is a must-see stop for tourists and locals alike. A quick note: The IMAX theater plays much more than just science films. The five-story, 38-speaker theater also plays Hollywood features, 3D movies, and music films.
Harborplace Mall: Experience Unique Shopping & Dining On The Waterfront! The heart of Baltimore’s renowned Inner Harbor, Harborplace The Gallery features a mix of 120 unique shops, restaurants and diverse eateries, plus live seasonal entertainment on the waterfront. Visit Harborplace Mall, The Best Shopping, Dining and Entertainment in Inner Harbor / Baltimore, Maryland.
Baltimore Spirit Cruises: The Spirit fleet consists of 10 vessels, operating in 9 harbor locations nationwide. Join us out on America’s most exciting waterways for an engaging assortment of bountiful buffets, live entertainment, DJ music for dancing and spectacular views. Spirit turns every event and special occasion into a fun and festive celebration! Welcome aboard our cozy, climate-controlled decks any time of year for a Lunch, Dinner, Themed or vibrant Holiday cruise. Enjoy lunch, dinner and holiday cruises along with our special events! Sixty-minute sightseeing cruises from April-September.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine: This 18th-century brick fort defended Baltimore Harbor during the War of 1812 and is the birthplace of the American national anthem. Park rangers offer visitor programs and special events that highlight the park’s history. Visit the birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner!”
Historic Ships In Baltimore: Historic Ships In Baltimore – Four ships and a lighthouse that are all National Historic Landmarks – USS Constellation, USS Torsk, USCGC Taney, Lightship 116 Chesapeake and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. Enjoy “hands-on encounters with history,” demonstrations, activities, overnight adventures and tours. Open daily.