The zoo is located in the beautiful Druid Hill Park in northern Baltimore city and over 2,000 animals call it home including rhinos, zebras, leopards, cheetahs, gazelles, warthogs, lions, giraffes, and elephants. All these creatures live in the African savannah exhibit. America’s largest colony of African black-footed penguins lives on Rock Island. In the Chimpanzee Forest, visitors can see primates as well as exotic birds. The Children’s Zoo offers lily pad hopping, oriole nest perching, giant tree sliding, and goat petting. There is also a carousel, train, climbing wall, and crawl-through jungle adventure for visitors to enjoy for a nominal fee. The Polar Bear ExhibitRead More →

Known as Baltimore’s cultural district, Mount Vernon is a 15-20-minute walk from the Inner Harbor north on Charles Street about 10 blocks. Many attractions are included in the boundaries of this neighborhood such as the Washington Monument and Museum (the first memorial to George Washington), Walters Art Gallery, The Peabody Conservatory of Music, and the Enoch Pratt Free Public Library. The Basilica of the Assumption was the first Roman Catholic Church in the United States and is still the home of a dedicated urban parish. Nearby are the beautiful parks of Mount Vernon Place and outstanding historical architecture including the largest row home in Baltimore.Read More →

Just a short walk from the Inner Harbor lays the historic neighborhood of Federal Hill. When the federal Constitution was ratified, the residents held a boisterous celebration and parade on the hill that overlooks Baltimore and as a result, Federal Hill was born. In 1875, Baltimore acquired the hill and it is now a park with a cannon as a reminder of the Civil War. Cross Street Market, located in Federal Hill, is a historic, operating, public farmer’s market. Founded in 1845, the market is now home to 28 vendors who sell among other items, cheese, doughnuts, health foods, and a raw bar complete withRead More →

Since its renovation in 1980, the Inner Harbor has become a bustling place for tourists and natives alike to shop, dine, drink, and be entertained. The two pavilions offer shops such as The Discovery Store, various clothing boutiques, Baltimore souvenirs, and numerous specialty shops. Across the bay, Barnes and Nobles has a three-story location in the renovated power plant complete with a coffee bar to warm up at during the colder months. After a few hours of shopping, visitors can find refreshments at the food court, in the Pavilion restaurants, or close by such as The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Capitol City Brewing Company,Read More →

Baltimore offers a variety of attractions that are sure to please every taste. For example, the National Aquarium in Baltimore is located at the Inner Harbor and provides a unique look into marine life by offering several floors of exhibits, feedings, and a dolphin show. Across the harbor is the Maryland Science Center which offers hands-on learning experiences and a variety of displays. Port Discovery The “Kid-Powered Museum,” is a great place for children to release some of their energy and learn at the same time. A three-story climbing area is surrounded by ever-changing exhibits that kids are sure to enjoy. PowerPlant Live and Fell’sRead More →

Baltimore offers a museum for everyone no matter where your interest lies. The city is overflowing with all kinds of museum activities to see and do. Kids and grownups alike will love the Maryland Science Center which offers exhibits on outer space, dinosaurs, the human body, and even the life of the famous Maryland blue crab. Port Discovery is also a great place for kids with a three-story treehouse in the middle and tons of hands-on exhibits for kids of all ages. You won’t leave Port Discovery without taking along a creation (bug house, hand-make chewing gum, etc.) And the activities change often, so youRead More →

Baltimore offers a plethora of theaters and each offer a variety of entertainment. Due to its historical roots, many of Baltimore’s theaters are historic buildings such as the Lyric Opera House which opened in 1894. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – established in 1916, was originally created as a branch of the local government. It is the only major American orchestra to be started this way. Visitors can now hear the beautiful sounds of this world-renowned orchestra at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The Center Stage – is one of the top ten regional theaters and is known for its creative interpretations of both classic andRead More →

Since Baltimore is a smaller city, most visitors like to travel around the city on their own schedule. One tour takes visitors throughout the city streets (and waterways!) to various attractions (Ride the Ducks of Baltimore), but most of Baltimore’s tours offer a specialized look at one part of the city. These are great if you want to learn more about Fell’s Point’s ghosts, the affect of the Civil War on Baltimore, or any other part of the city. Since Baltimore is situated around the Chesapeake Bay, the most breathtaking tours available are on the water. The lady ships of Baltimore; the Bay Lady andRead More →

If you’re looking for an exciting night on the town, Baltimore has plenty to offer you. Visitors looking for laughs after a long day of serious touring can find them at two comedy clubs located downtown. The city also offers bars ranging from crazy dance clubs to sophisticated cigar and martini bars. Each of Baltimore’s neighborhoods offers a plethora of bars and clubs that allow visitors to stay in one place for the night. Or visitors can use the city’s easy transportation to tour the town to see which place they like best. A few of the more popular dance clubs include Bar Baltimore, HaveRead More →