Experience the Magic of Maryland, Baltimore city
We invite you to explore the magic of Baltimore and see why it attracts tourists globally as a family-friendly destination. Considered the largest city in the state of Maryland, it is only natural to expect much in terms of majestic landmarks, beautiful scenery and friendly people. However, that’s just the surface of it because the city offers far more than you can ever explore in one travel expedition.
One of the prime destinations is Inner Harbor, a cruise ship port of call with a myriad of shops, restaurants, hotels and top attractions. Incredibly kid-friendly attractions, museums, historic monuments, sports places, shopping, night-life, bars, music venues, and delectable dining all make Inner Harbor a prime hub of magic waiting to be explored.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore MD is packed with discoveries, far too many to enjoy or experience in one day. It is one of the only cities that offers over 20,000 animals covering many species in naturalistic habitats. Even though it is natural to get distracted by the many other attractions as you are on your way to the National Aquarium, try to continue as you have plenty to experience. Here you enjoy a live seashore, travel through an Amazon River Forest, on through to Shark Alley, dive with the sharks, enjoy a dolphin show, and much more. A top recommendation is the Immersion tour which covers close to everything.
The Fort McHenry National Museum, which is rich in history and part of the Battle of Baltimore in 1812, is a must-see destination. As a military prison during the Civil War, it is an embodiment of America’s spirit. Regular military displays and special events like the Fort McHenry Guard’s artillery and musket demonstrations and drill demonstrations. Plan your trip to experience the spectacular Defenders’ Day fireworks over the harbor. Other kid’s activities and special events are a regular occurrence too.
When you want to see more of Baltimore in one day, you cannot go wrong with Cruises on the Bay. Several daily cruises leave from Finger Piers with adult prices at $19 while children pay $7. And you get all your money’s worth as the boat offers bars, restrooms, and climate controlled top decks. Evening rides and twilight rides, aside from daily rides give you the opportunity to explore the Inner Harbor and further to explore attractions and history. It includes a restaurant and great as events venue too.
A good venue that young and old will enjoy is the Maryland Science Center. It is both educational and entertaining with spectacular displays, hands-on exhibits and the main attraction in Baltimore MD. Considered a mind challenging and imagination explorative experience, you get to witness optical illusions, combustible reactions, learning about microbes, and many more.
The Science Center is closed on Mondays, but Tuesdays to Fridays open from 10 am to 5 PM, and weekends, 10 am to 6 pm. Regular daily special events to educate and entertain include science, plating and electro-etching workshops, gadgets and gears events, dinosaur mysteries, and more.
With all the above points of interest, there is no limit to what you can experience in Baltimore.