Baltimore Your Way
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Have kids in tow? Charm City’s playful personality translates to plenty of fun for all members of the family. At (1) Baltimore Museum of Industry, see key inventions (and even some demos) that helped fuel the city’s economy. Having your head up in the clouds is encouraged at the (2) Maryland Science Center, where stargazers peek at the heavens through a 1927 Clark telescope in the Davis Planetarium (Fridays and Saturdays in good weather). At Mount Vernon’s (3) Papermoon Diner, feast on all-day breakfast, Kaptain Krunch milkshakes and the quirky decor.
Newcomers to the city are in luck. Baltimore delights with eye-opening sights and a quirky vibe all its own. Budget at least two hours to visit the (1) National Aquarium, and be sure to make your way to the top level’s rain forest exhibit for a glimpse of golden tamarin monkeys scampering through the trees. At the circa 1911 (2) Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, explore more than 30 artist studios, and view the inner workings of the giant clock at the top. After, head to historic (3) Lexington Market for local treats like authentic crab cakes at Faidley’s and fudgy Berger cookies.
With a bustling waterfront and walkable neighborhoods, Charm City is an outdoor lover’s dream. Golfers will appreciate (1) Bulle Rock’s Pete Dye-designed course with a clubhouse and gorgeous views of the Chesapeake Bay. In the mood for a walk? Take a tour with guides from (2) Baltimore National Heritage Area through history-rich neighborhoods like Mount Vernon and Fells Point. (3) American Sailing Tours offers 90-minute jaunts in the harbor aboard the schooner, Summer Wind. Book a wine and cheese voyage, then toast the stunning city views.