Two 10-year-olds (and their parents) list some cool stuff Carroll County kids shouldn't miss out on in Baltimore
Nov 30, 2017 at 12:45 PM
Dear Carroll County kids,
We just read in the paper that your field trips to Baltimore City have been canceled because adults are worried about violence here (“Citing 'escalating violence,' Carroll County school officials halt field trips to Baltimore,” Nov. 27). We’re worried about it too — after all, we live here! But one thing we are definitely not going to do is stop enjoying our city — there are so many fun things happening here, especially this time of year! Here’s a short list of the places we love:
Shananigans Toy Shop — they know everything about toys and they’re so much nicer than Toys R Us.
The Children’s Bookstore — nothing but books for kids!
The Senator Theater — oldest coolest movie theater around (that’s where we’re going to see “The Last Jedi” when it comes out).
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! — lots of weird stuff like real shrunken heads. And the mirror maze is AMAZING.
Cafe Hon — best ice cream sundae ever and HUGE cakes
Toss Pizza — yum!
Paper Moon Diner — you’ve never seen so many Pez candy dispensers. Their walls are covered with them!
Baltimore Center Stage — we’re going to see “LookingGlass Alice” next month.
Rawlings Conservatory — cool plant exhibits, including “Through the Wardrobe: The Magical Gardens of Narnia” opening this Sunday.
Baltimore Museum of Art — they have a super cool spider web display and fun kids’ activities on Sundays.
Gertrude’s restaurant on Sundays — they give you a free basket of biscuits and corn bread!
Walters Art Museum — check out The Chamber of Wonders where you can open all kinds of drawers with lots of old stuff in them.
The Washington Monument — we went up all 227 steps to the top just last week.
The Charmery ice cream store — have you tried macaroni and cheese ice cream?
The Miracle on 34th Street — the whole block decorates for the holidays and people come from all over the city to see the lights and drink hot chocolate together.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company — they have great kid-friendly plays and a cool room you can play in if you get tired during the show.
Charm City Players — Just saw “Annie” there a few weeks ago.
American Visionary Arts Museum — the wildest museum you’ll probably ever visit. The gift shop is huge and has all kinds of gross and weird stuff in it.
Wow, we could go on and on, but we wouldn’t want to ruin all the surprises. Your schools can’t bring you here, but maybe you can bring your parents. Because Baltimore is AWESOME!