The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
For a real family adventure, check out the National Aquarium in the Inner Harbor, with an amazing collection of more than 10,000 specimens and 560 species. You'll encounter everything from the gigantic pacific octopus to a blue poison dart frog, and don't forget humpback whales, monkeys, sharks, puffins and more. There's even a simulated rain forest with piranha and sloths, and a coral reef with vividly colored tropical fish.
Other Fun Things to Do
- Let the kids go wild at Port Discovery, the Kid-Powered Museum. With three floors of interactive exhibits, there's something for everyone.
- Learn the history of baseball and tour Babe Ruth's Birthplace and Museum, listed as a national historic site.
- Enjoy a great Italian meal in Baltimore's own Little Italy and then take a stroll through the quaint streets.
- Catch an IMAX movie or planetarium show at the Maryland Science Center.
- Visit the Baltimore Zoo, home to more than 2,000 exotic animals in a wooded, 180-acre setting.
- Walk through Federal Hill, a neighborhood on the historic register, and the Cross Street Market.
- Our nation's anthem will unfold before you when you visit the star shaped Fort McHenry. Tour the historical site that defended the Baltimore Harbor in the War of 1812 and inspired Francis Scott Key to pen The Star-Spangled Banner.
If there's one thing that the people of Baltimore are crazy about, it's baseball, played right in the Inner Harbor in Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Another exciting sporting event in the area is the Preakness Stakes, part of the prestigious Triple Crown of horse racing. It's held every May at the oldest racetrack in Maryland, the Pimlico Racecourse.
Taste of Local Flavor
Given its seaside location, it's not surprising that Baltimore has its fair share of great seafood restaurants. But for a true culinary experience, you'll want to stop by one of the many crabhouses you'll come across to try the popular local dish, the Crab Cake. What's so special about it? It's made with Maryland Blue Crabs, which are found predominantly in the brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
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