6 Baltimore Inner Harbor Attractions to Visit

Baltimore Inner Harbor AttractionsHave you ever wanted to plan a trip to Baltimore, but weren’t sure what you should do and see? Well, we’ve made things easy for you! Use this Select Registry guide to Baltimore Inner Harbor Attractions to start planning your getaway today!

1.Federal Hill Park

This Baltimore landmark is the ideal place to begin your explorations.  Once used a look-out post during the Civil War and the War of 1812, Federal Hill gives you the best views of the entire Inner Harbor area of the city.  The land has been a public park since 1879 and was named after the celebrations following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.  Federal Hill Park is the perfect location to soak in some of the city’s history and enjoy fantastic views.

2.Historic Ships in Baltimore

Baltimore’s place in American history is strong, and there are several ships in the harbor that can take you back to a time when the military’s most critical vessels ruled the water.  Historic Ships In Baltimore has one of the best collections of these important artifacts right in the Baltimore Harbor. Their ships include the 1854 war frigate USS Constellation, the Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Taney, the submarine USS Torsk, and lightship LC116 Chesapeake.

3. Maryland Science Center

One of the best Baltimore Inner Harbor Attractions for those who love to explore science and maybe learn something in a fun way is Maryland Science Center.  The Science Center is full of hands on exhibits covering topics ranging from the human body and cells to the vast Universe beyond Earth.  There is also an IMAX theatre and planetarium on the campus.

4. National Aquarium

For lovers of aquatic life, the National Aquarium is a must-see.  The aquarium is home to more than 17,000 animals from over 750 species.  Animals include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and aquatic mammals.  The aquarium prides itself on its naturalistic habitats that promote the well being of their animals.  Special exhibits let guests explore animals from different environments and locations throughout the world including Australia, the Amazon Rain Forest, Atlantic coral reefs, and locally in Maryland.  A favorite for many visitors is the Dolphin Discovery exhibit.

5. Baltimore Inner Harbor Cruises and Boat Tours

Get close to the action on the harbor by going on a harbor cruise or boat tour.  There are a variety of ways to explore the water.  Dinner cruises, yacht trips, pirate ship adventures, and water taxis all offer visitors a way to get around the harbor.

6. Top of the World at the Baltimore World Trade Center

Get a birds eye view of the city skyline at the tallest of our Baltimore Inner Harbor attractions.  The Baltimore World Trade Center is the world’s tallest pentagonal building.  Top of the World is located on the 27th floor and offers 360 degree panoramic views of the city below.

The 1840s Carrollton Inn is within walking distance of many great Baltimore Inner Harbor attractions.  The historic Inn is located in the center of Heritage Walk in the Jonestown neighborhood, right next to the Carroll Mansion, the home of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

After a day of exploring the Inner Harbor, you can settle into a luxurious guest room featuring beds with handcrafted Kingdsdown mattress, private baths with whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces.  Each morning, enjoy a full breakfast either in your room, in the parlor, or in the outdoor courtyard.

Whatever your plans are when it comes to visiting these Baltimore Inner Harbor attractions, you can rest assured that your trip will be exceptional by staying at a fantastic Maryland Inn or any Select Registry property!

Photot courtesy Chuck Szmurlo via Wikimedia Commons.

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