- Baltimore has a lot of kid-oriented attractions all clustered around the Inner Harbor.
- Baltimore is a walkable city. Wear your sneakers or walking shoes, head out and explore. A car is only needed if you plan on going much farther out.
- Take a break from seeing the sights:
- Ride a carousel--there's one at the Inner Harbor.
- Rent a pedal boat. You have to pedal, but at least you'll get to sit down. Located in Inner Harbor.
- Pitango Gallato. Treat yourself -- stop for Gallato at Fells Point.
- If you're seeing several attractions while in town, consider the Baltimore Harbor Pass. It gets you into four of Baltimore's most popular attractions and saves 20 percent over single ticket purchases. It includes Maryland Science Center, National Aquarium Baltimore, Top of the World Observation Level at the Baltimore World Trade Center and Choice of Port Discovery Children's Museum or American Visionary Art Museum.
- See a Broadway show. The historic Hippodrome Theater has been redone and has some great shows Legally Blonde the Musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical and A Chorus Line are some former shows. Check schedules and buy tickets in advance.
- Consider visiting later in the fall or early spring. You miss the crowds, the heat and the humidity.
- Pack water and snacks. Kids will always be happier when you can produce a snack or drink at just the right time. And it's cheaper.
Tips for a successful Baltimore family vacation
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