From family-friendly museums and restaurants to satisfy every palate, to exciting nightlife, cultural experiences and spectacular people-watching, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor offers more to see and do than you can imagine.
Things to Do Around Baltimore Harbor
Inner Harbor visitors could come back day after day and still have plenty to see and explore. Looking for ideas for things to do around the bustling center of Baltimore? Check out these Inner Harbor activities:
Take a Cruise on the Bay with Watermark
Cruise the Inner Harbor and beyond on the 65-foot BIG RED BOAT. Choose from daily, 45-minute narrated cruises; a Friday night, 90-minute “Key Bridge Cruise”; or a Saturday night, 60-minute “City Lights Cruise.”
Get in the Spirit with Baltimore Spirit Cruises
The Inner Harbor Spirit offers interactive, narrated 50-minute sightseeing tours of Baltimore from April to October offering an insider’s view of the famous Inner Harbor.
Take an Exhilarating Cruise with Seadog Cruises
The exciting speedboat and sightseeing cruises provided by Seadog Cruises will teach you about historic sites in and around the Inner Harbor, with fun, amusing narration.
Visit the Maryland Science Center
Let your senses and mind wander as you explore numerous hands-on activities at the Maryland Science Center. Featuring an IMAX theater and planetarium, it's sure to please all visitors. Don't Miss the brand new exhibit Science & Main that takes you past Baltimore landmarks as you learn how science interacts with your everyday life.
Get Close to Nature at the National Aquarium
The National Aquarium in Baltimore houses sharks, dolphins, rays and tropical fish among the more than 17,000 creatures in naturalistic exhibits, including a walk-through rain forest, a 4-D Immersion Theater, the Living Seashore touchpool, and an Australian exhibit featuring a 35-foot waterfall. This spectacular aquarium is sure to be a hit with the kids (including the “big” ones!).
Take in Breathtaking Views From the World Trade Center
The World Trade Center in Baltimore offers the best view of the city in every direction from the “Top of the World” Observation Level on the 27th floor.
Explore the Inner Harbor's Historic Treasures
Be sure to witness the Historic Ships in Baltimore by touring the USS Constellation, the USS Torsk, the USCGC Taney, the Lightship Chesapeake and more. Learn about the role these vessels played during various battles in American history.
Visit Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
At Fort McHenry, you can learn about the Battle of Baltimore and the birth of the "Star Spangled Banner," and experience events like living history weekends, where the Fort McHenry Guard performs demonstrations — all just a water taxi ride away from the Inner Harbor.
Get Hands-On at the Port Discovery Children's Museum
Port Discovery Children's Museum provides experiences that ignite imagination, inspire learning and nurture growth through play. The museum boasts three floors of educational, interactive and hands-on/minds-on experiences designed for children ages two to 10 years of age.
Discover the Unexpected at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
The only place in Baltimore where you’ll find shrunken heads, a 12ft tall Transformer sculpture made of scrap car parts, the Fiji island mermaid, one-of-a-kind artwork, tons of hands-on interactives, and sculptures made out of matchsticks.
Shop ‘til You Drop at Harborplace and The Gallery
Located in the heart of the Inner Harbor on Pratt Street, Harborplace and The Gallery offer unique shopping, diverse dining and a variety of entertainment right on the picturesque waterfront.
Get Around the Inner Harbor on the Baltimore Water Taxi
For ideal transportation in and around Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the water taxi is an affordable solution. One price buys unlimited rides for the day and group discount rates are available. Ticketing is located on Lancaster Street.
Dine in Style at Baltimore Inner Harbor Restaurants
Elegant gourmet cuisine, ethnic foods from around the world and plenty of fresh seafood from Maryland's Chesapeake Bay can be found at the many Inner Harbor restaurants.
A block away from Baltimore's Inner Harbor is Power Plant Live!, a premier dining and entertainment district that features a variety of restaurants and nightclubs surrounding a common plaza. There is also outdoor seating, which often features live performances.
Take in a Baltimore Orioles or Baltimore Ravens Game
A visit to Camden Yards is just minutes away from the Inner Harbor, so it's an easy walk to see a game. If you're a true baseball fan, be sure to check out the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame exhibit and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum located nearby.
You can also get in on the spirit of the purple and black when you attend a Baltimore Ravens football game at M&T Bank Stadium, just a short distance from the Inner Harbor.
Stay Among the Action at an Inner Harbor Hotel
Every Inner Harbor hotel is located around the scenic Baltimore Harbor, serviced by convenient transportation including the free Charm City Circulator and puts you within walking distance of the major tourist attractions like the Royal Farms Arena, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the National Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center.