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 →