One of Baltimore’s crown jewels, the Baltimore Inner Harbor has a lot to offer its visitors. It is the city’s prime tourist attraction with areas of interest such as the Maryland Science Center, Harborplace and the National Aquarium among others. Visitors will experience different cultures as well as enjoy a wide variety of cuisines in any number of restaurants along the harbor.
The inner harbor has come a long way from a rundown port area that was populated by dockworkers, and sailors to its present day state becoming one of the most visited and photographed areas of the city. If you are looking for a re-creation Of Australia’s Northern Territory, along with a lively dolphin show, then you need to take a trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
The Maryland Science Center attracts both the young and old to its doors. It is one of United Sates’ oldest scientific institutions. One of the things you will come across while in the center is the IMAX theater with pictures that look real enough to touch, and the Planetarium which gives insight in space exploration. While at the center, you can learn a bit of astronomy that will help you in identifying stars and constellations.
A trip down history lane will not go amiss courtesy of the USS Constellation. The USS Constellation was the all-sail warship that sailed into the harbor in the 1950s and was the last built by the United States Navy. While on the history learning spree, you can take a water-taxi ride to visit Fort Henry where you will learn of the nations’ battle in addition to the nation’s history.
The Harborplace and the Gallery, which is located on Pratt Street in the heart of the Inner Harbor is home to a number of retail and dining facilities .Football fans can take a trip to the M& T Bank stadium and attend the Baltimore Ravens football game, while the baseball fans can view the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame exhibit
A trip with the kids to Baltimore will not leave them out of all the fun, they can enjoy the giant jungle gym, while at the same time learning and exercising their creativity. Designed for children between 2 and 10 years of age, the museum offers three floors of interactive and educational experiences for the children.
In case you fancy a panoramic view of the harbor, then you need to get atop the World Trade Center, on the 27th floor, you will find the observation level where you will be able to take in the city’s exquisite sites.
In case you have worked up an appetite, then you can take a trip to the Power Plant Live which is just a block away from the inner harbor. The site features a vast number of restaurants to choose from in addition to outdoor seating that is intended to let you enjoy live performances while having your meal or refreshing. It is also an entertainment district that comes alive in the night with the nightclubs lining its streets. Last but not least, cruises along the harbor can be had.