Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Is for Visitors

January 18, 2007 at 6:04 pm 3 comments

There’s no doubt that the Inner Harbor area is designed for tourists. A rather compact area, the Inner Harbor is packed with hotels, restaurants, shops and more.

National Aquarium
The key attraction is the National Aquarium, which I’veThe National Aquarium visited several times over the years and always enjoy. One of the more interesting areas is the frog exhibit. The dolphin show is pretty standard fare, if you’ve seen one before. I always enjoy the tropical rain forest in the glass pavilion on the top floor. The National Aquarium is right on the waterfront, also a stopping point for the water taxi. Inside the tropical rain forest.Aquarium admission is $21.95.


Visitors’ Center.
Be sure to stop at the Visitors’ Center before you begin touring the area. It’s located on Light Street (on the harbor), right across from the Intercontinental Hotel. Filled with aisles and aisles of brochures, all nicely categorized for the visitor’s convenience. Even better, you’ll enjoy the personalized service offered by the Center’s staff.

Shopping on the Inner Harbor.
Harborplace consisists of two European-style pavilions at the HarborPlace shopsharborfront, filled with restaurants, sidewalk cafes, small shops and bars. In warm weather, you’ll find street entertainers and other events taking place outside on the promenade. We lunched at Phillips Seafood Restaurant in HarborPlace. Enjoyed excellent lump meat crabcakes — the best I’ve ever eaten!

More Inner Harbor Attractions
The Maryland Science Center/IMAX and the Maritime Museum also border the harbor. In the water at Pansies were in bloom everywhere in January.Harborplace, you’ll find the USS Constellation, a civil-war era sailing warship. The Power Plant is also near the water and it houses restaurants, clubs and other entertainment venues.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jean DeGroff  |  January 24, 2007 at 7:57 am

    Please send any information you have on attractions in the Inner Harbour. I am planning a trip 2/15/07.Thank you
    Jean DeGroff
    450 County Hwy 138
    Broadalbin,New York 12025

  • 2. tish  |  January 24, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Jean —
    I’m sorry but I cannot mail you trip information. My service to you and other readers is that I actually visit the city, then blog about my experiences and provide numerous links to individual sites and to the visitors bureau, where you can find a wealth of information. Your best bet is to link to the Visitor’s Bureau and search there. You can also generally request that information be mailed to you from that bureau. So go back through my 5 Baltimore posts and you’ll find all sorts of links to follow.

    Thanks for reading my blog.


  • 3. madalina p  |  February 17, 2007 at 9:20 am

    Title: Inner Harbour Hotel Guide
    Description : Find hotels near Baltimore’s Inner Harbour!


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