A little over one week until the Star-Spangled Convention! Today I’d like to mention things to see right around the Inner Harbor.
1. Harborplace and Gallery — An upscale, 2 story mall, with lots shopping (don’t miss the Best of Baltimore shop), many food stands and restaurants (you MUST have a crabcake in Baltimore), and many forms of entertainment, from spontaneous “street” performances to a wide variety of nightlife. Best of all, it’s attached to the Hyatt by a skybridge.
2. The National Aquarium — That’s National as in U.S.A. The Aquarium is huge and has many examples of sea life that you can’t see anywhere else.
3. The Maryland Science Center — March 23 is the last Friday after Five, $8 adission from 5 to 8 p.m., includes IMAX, planetarium, live science, and all the exhibits.
4. Historic Ships in Baltimore — These ring the harbor, from the Hyatt to the Aquarium. the ships you can visit include the U.S.S. Constellation, a WWII submarine, and a Coast Guard Cutter.
These are all directly on the harbor. You can squeeze at least one of these in between registration and dinner. Another activity is just to ride the Charm City Circulator, a free shuttle that loops the area and is a good way to get an overview.
It is 4:30 here, and I am getting hungary, so tomorrow I will probably give some restaurant suggestions.
See you very soon!