When considering family vacation destinations, theme parks and resorts usually come to mind. Those places are fun and can be a welcome respite from day-to-day life, but what about taking your kids somewhere unexpected? Baltimore , Maryland, is a bustling city that also has breathtaking views, amazing food, and bountiful opportunities for education as well as fun.
Here are some reasons you might consider visiting Baltimore on your next family vacation:
Baltimore City has numerous museums that cater to many different interests, including art, sports, history, and even toys. The Babe Ruth Museum was created with baseball fans in mind, the B&O Railroad Museum will fascinate you, The Baltimore Museum of Art has art pieces from across the world and is a must for every lover of art. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture will fascinate historians as well as amateur genealogists. Admission is free to many of the museums, and others offer discounted admission if you have a military or student identification card.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
You don’t have to be a baseball fan to enjoy this wonderful venue. It is clean, it has a wide variety of food vendors, and the seating is comfortable. In addition, it offers numerous activities to entertain children between innings, such as skee-ball, batting, and catching cages. Baltimore old timers will still have fond memories of Memorial Stadium – the Baltimore Orioles original home, however the beauty and grace of Camden Yards captivates both old baseball fans and new.
The National Aquarium.
This is not your average aquarium. Yes, you will find fishes and sharks and coral reefs galore, but you will also find an indoor dolphin show, an octopus, and a massive rain forest that is home to a sloth. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even pet a stingray.
The Inner Harbor.
Enjoy the stunning beauty of the water and the ships while checking out the countless souvenir shops and restaurants. There is a free water fountain for children to splash around in and a water taxi to take you anywhere you want to go via the scenic route. If you stay at one of the many hotels surrounding the Inner Harbor, you can walk to Little Italy, Fells Point, or Federal Hill. Your car can remain parked until it’s time for you to go.
Healthy and reasonably priced food.
If you don’t mind spending money on a five-star restaurant, you certainly have many options here. But if you’re on a budget or looking for faster, more family-friendly fare, Baltimore does not disappoint. Try Kosher Bite for some of its famous burgers, or if pizza is your meal of choice, Tov Pizza offers delicious pies, including many sides, plus Italian & Mediterranean comfort classics. They are located on Reisterstown Road Baltimore MD 21215.
There are too many wonderful things about Baltimore to fit into limited space. Do your family a favor and discover all that Baltimore has to offer.