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Port Discovery Children's Museum  Kids will love exploring 3 floors of fun, hands-on activities at one of the nation's top children's museums, designed in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering.

National Aquarium of Baltimore  One of Baltimore's most popular attractions, the aquarium features a tropical rainforest, sharks, stingrays, and tropical fish, as well as a crowd-pleasing dolphin show.

Harborplace   A marketplace of shops, restaurants and entertainment along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  Check out free entertainment – like jugglers, puppets, and magic shows – outside on weekends.

U.S.S. Constellation  The last remaining warship afloat from the Civil War is docked in Inner Harbor.  Take a tour and explore the majestic sailing ship, as well as a WW II submarine and a coast guard ship.

Ride the Ducks  Take a land-and-sea tour of Baltimore in these fun amphibious vehicles.  Buy tickets and board just outside of Harborplace (season begins April 3, 2009).

Water Taxi  Ride the water taxis between Inner Harbor, the Maryland Science Center, and Fell’s Point.  An all-day pass is $9 adults, $4 kids under 10, plus you’ll get discount coupons with your taxi ticket.  Taxis run about every 15 minutes April 1 through September 1 and less often off-season.

Maryland Science Center  Ride the water taxi across the harbor to this kid-friendly, hands-on science museum, with a planetarium and IMAX theater.

Baltimore Orioles  See the Baltimore Orioles play at Camden Yards, just a few blocks from Inner Harbor.

Fort McHenry  Explore this historic fort that inspired Francis Scott key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  Kids will enjoy the Junior Ranger program.

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Where To Stay

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore is so close to Washington DC's famous sights that it's often overlooked as a weekend destination for families.  Everyone knows that Baltimore is home to the Orioles and those celebrated steamed blue crabs, but the city has so much more to offer to families looking for a weekend get-away.  Baltimore's waterfront area is packed with enough attractions and sights to keep a family busy for days.  It's the home of the National Aquarium, one of the nation's top children's museums, plus plenty of that Chesapeake Bay seafood for which the city is known.