that makes people who visit fall in love with its vibe. With the world-famous Inner Harbor, renowned museums and attractions, award-winning restaurants, a locally loved music scene, and hip and historic neighborhoods, get ready to explore a truly authentic American city.


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Baltimore Inner Harbor

From family-friendly museums and restaurants that satisfy every palate, to exciting nightlife, cultural experiences, and spectacular people-watching, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor offers more to see and do than you can imagine. Check out these Inner Harbor activities:


Take a Cruise on the Bay with Watermark

Cruise the Inner Harbor and beyond on the 65-foot BIG RED BOAT. Choose from: daily, 45-minute narrated cruises; a Friday night, 90-minute “Key Bridge Cruise”; or a Saturday night, 60-minute “City Lights Cruise.”

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Get in the Spirit with Baltimore Spirit Cruises

The Inner Harbor Spirit offers interactive, narrated 50-minute sightseeing tours of Baltimore from April to October. It’s an insider’s view of the famous Inner Harbor.

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Visit the Maryland Science Center

Let your senses and mind wander as you explore numerous hands-on activities at the Maryland Science Center. Featuring an IMAX theater and planetarium, it's sure to please all visitors. Don't miss the new exhibit Science & Main that takes you past Baltimore landmarks as you learn how science interacts with your everyday life.

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Get Close to Nature at the National Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore houses sharks, dolphins, rays, and tropical fish among the more than 17,000 creatures in naturalistic exhibits, including a walk-through rain forest, a 4-D Immersion Theater, the Living Seashore touchpool, and an Australian exhibit featuring a 35-foot waterfall. This spectacular aquarium is sure to be a hit with folks of all ages.

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Take in Breathtaking Views from the World Trade Center

The World Trade Center in Baltimore offers the best view of the city in every direction from the “Top of the World” Observation Level on the 27th floor.

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Explore the Inner Harbor's Historic Treasures

Be sure to witness the Historic Ships in Baltimore by touring the USS Constellation, the USS Torsk, the USCGC Taney, the Lightship Chesapeake and more. Learn about the roles these vessels played during various battles in American history.

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Visit Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

At Fort McHenry, you can learn about the Battle of Baltimore and the birth of the "Star Spangled Banner," and experience events like living history weekends, when the Fort McHenry Guard performs demonstrations — all just a water taxi ride away from the Inner Harbor.

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Discover the Unexpected at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

This is the only place in Baltimore where you’ll find shrunken heads, a 12-foot tall Transformer sculpture made of scrap car parts, the Fiji Island mermaid, one-of-a-kind artwork, tons of hands-on interactives, and sculptures made out of matchsticks.

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Shop ‘til You Drop at Harborplace and The Gallery

Located in the heart of the Inner Harbor on Pratt Street, Harborplace and The Gallery offer unique shopping, diverse dining, and a variety of entertainment right on the picturesque waterfront.

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Get Around the Inner Harbor on the Baltimore Water Taxi

For ideal transportation in and around Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the water taxi is an affordable solution. One price buys unlimited rides for the day, and group discount rates are available. Ticketing is located on Lancaster Street.

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Dine in Style at Baltimore Inner Harbor Restaurants

Elegant gourmet cuisine, ethnic foods from around the world, and plenty of fresh seafood from Maryland's Chesapeake Bay can be found at the many Inner Harbor restaurants. A block away from Baltimore's Inner Harbor is Power Plant Live!, a premier dining and entertainment district that features a variety of restaurants and nightclubs surrounding a common plaza. There is also outdoor seating, which often features live performances.

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Take in a Baltimore Orioles or Baltimore Ravens Game

A visit to Camden Yards is just minutes away from the Inner Harbor, so it's an easy walk to see a game. If you're a true baseball fan, be sure to check out the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame exhibit and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, located nearby. You can also experience the spirit of the purple and black when you attend a Baltimore Ravens football game at M&T Bank Stadium, just a short distance from the Inner Harbor.

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Free Activities in Baltimore

From family-friendly historical sites and the bustling Inner Harbor, to museums and monuments, Baltimore has a plethora of unique attractions to see and experience that are not only fun for everyone - they're also free! Consider these free things to do in Baltimore, and be inspired.


Historical Attractions

From the time that Captain John Smith sailed into Baltimore’s harbor (yes, that Captain John Smith, so prominent in America’s early days), to the penning of our National Anthem, the story of the African American journey to freedom, the industrial revolution, and waves of immigrants, Baltimore’s story is America’s story. From Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House to the Edgar Allan Poe House and Federal Hill, there is so much to explore. Each period in America’s march from a British colony to industrial powerhouse can be discovered along the city’s Belgian-block streets, national historical trails and scenic byways, in tiny row houses, and in mansions of the gilded age.



The Neighborhoods of Baltimore


Bolton Hill

Bolton Hill is known as Baltimore's garden district for beautiful fountains, parks, and monuments. It's home to a collection of stunning architecture from the 19th century.

Charles Village

Charles Village is a hub of activity for students, as well as families, living in brightly colored rowhomes.


Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill is a residential area along the water in South Baltimore, home to the Baltimore Rowing Center and the factory that makes Baltimore's famous Berger Cookies.


Brewers Hill

Brewers Hill gets its name from the landmark breweries that once called it home: National Brewery and Gunther Brewing. Spot the illuminated winking Mr. Boh welcoming you here

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