Inner Harbor, Baltimore
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If you are planning a cruise from the Cruise Maryland Terminal at the Port of Baltimore, definitely plan some extra time to explore the Inner Harbor area. It's filled with delicious local restaurants, great shopping and don't forget the terrific National Aquarium.
Visit the shops at Harborplace for unique Maryland themed shopping and delicious fudge and candy at The Fudgery.
The Maryland Science Center is a great spot for kids to explore science. There are so many fun multi-sensory activities that they don't even realize they are learning! They even have a wonderful IMAX theater that always shows terrific movies on an enormous large screen. Once you are finished here, just a short walk away there is a water splash park with dancing fountains to play in. Looking for an active experience to enjoy? In the summer time, join in a fierce game of beach volleyball at the Baltimore Beach, or if visiting during the winter months, head over to ice skating rink.
If you've planned ahead and lucky enough to stay overnight in the Baltimore Inner Harbor area, there are lots of wonderful hotels to stay in and it's easy to get around. Experience the Baltimore Water Taxi which runs from about mid-morning to evening and takes you around the Inner Harbor to various points around the city. Cruise over to Fell's Point for local seafood and bars, or experience the upscale restaurants and shops at the newest Harbor East area. If you've never been to Baltimore before, try the infamous Phillips Seafood Restaurant or Hard Rock Cafe.
Virtual Hint: For all of the Pokémon Go fans, there are numerous Pokémon stops and gyms to visit when walking to dinner or while exploring the Inner Harbor.
With Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise ships leaving from the Cruise Maryland Terminal all year long, the Baltimore Inner Harbor is the perfect family vacation destination with it's culture, history, and charm.