Visit Baltimore Official Guide Fall/Winter 2019 VisitBaltimore_FallWinter_2019_Final_Digital - Page 38

family-friendly B A LT I M O R E If your visiting crew includes travelers of all ages, you’re in the right place. Baltimore is loaded with activities that are both entertaining and educational, whether you’re 6 or 60. From transportation museums to hands-on explorations of sea life, this city is made for family fun. P ossibly Baltimore’s most recognizable neighborhood, the Inner Harbor is lined with family-friendly must-dos—plus a show-stopping setting, to boot. At the National Aquarium, a favorite stop for both visitors and locals, explore an underwater ecosystem occupied by sharks and sting rays, then be sure to check out exotic birds, jellyfish and dolphins. If you have a budding scientist on your hands, walk around the harbor to the Maryland Science Center, where curious kids can learn about everything from astronomy to anatomy. At the Port Discovery Children’s Museum, ranked among the nation’s best and recently reopened after a major renovation, a whole building of fun is tucked into a former fish market. Let little ones explore the four-story Sky Climber, or play pretend on the life-sized cargo ship. Once a lookout during the War of 1812, historic Federal Hill is now a charming neighborhood lined with brick rowhomes. Cross Street Market just reopened after a massive renovation to incorporate new vendors like Ceremony Coffee and craft beer seller Cans Filling Station alongside longtime stalwarts like Steve’s Lunch. A few blocks away, it’s hard to miss the American 36 B A LT I M O R E . O R G Visionary Art Museum’s glittering mosaic exterior. Inside, this unique art museum features Cross Street Market American Visionary Art Museum