Lined with shops, restaurants, a gorgeous waterfront concert pavilion, the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and, of course, boats of every size and description, the Inner Harbor is picture-postcard-ready Baltimore. Rent a paddle boat, take a water taxi ride, or venture out on an evening cruise to see the city from the water. Experience life as a sailor in the War of 1812 aboard the U.S.S. Constellation or as a buccaneer on an urban pirate ship – argh!
When the sun goes down, the Inner Harbor heats up, with the non-stop hotspots of Power Plant Live! With a huge live music venue, dance clubs, funky bars, and restaurants, this attraction draws college students from all over Baltimore.
There’s something for everyone just a short walk from the Harbor. The Sunday morning Farmer’s Market is a great place to shop for the week or enjoy a walking brunch. Young families flock to the Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Patisserie Poupon, just around the corner from the Shot Tower, offers authentic French pastries.
Beach volleyball, street performers, a cool-down by the Sondheim fountain in summer, ice skating and New Year’s fireworks when the weather turns frosty, and views to the Chesapeake Bay from the top of the World Trade Center are just a few more reasons to keep coming downtown.