If you are in the Baltimore area, be sure not to miss the following attractions:
Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art is the largest art museum in Maryland with exhibits from several timeframes. Admission is free, and there is everything from impressionist paintings to Andy Warhol and things like European sculptures, art from African and Asia, a sculpture garden, and a restaurant when you get hungry.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a famous baseball stadium built in the 1990s. Go on a tour and learn about the stadium, see the dugout, hear about Babe Ruth, or just watch an Orioles game on a game night.
Fort McHenry National Monument
Fort McHenry is the site of the War of 1812 battle in which Francis Scott Key got the inspiration to write the Star Spangled Banner when he saw the US flag proudly still flying during an attack. Tour the monument, help raise the flag, get a history lesson, or relax with a family picnic.
For a great view of the Inner Harbor and city skyline, go to Federal Hill. It was once a lookout point during the Civil War and the War of 1812. There is also a playground for the kids.
The USS Constellation sits in the Inner Harbor. This US Navy ship first launched in 1854 and has had duty in both world wars. You can go onboard, tour the ship and learn what it was like to be stationed on a sailing ship. Visitors can tour from November to March.
The National Aquarium houses over 16,000 animals from over 660 species. There is an open pool with stingrays and tropical fish, and lots of other marine animals, including a huge shark tank and dolphin shows.