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Inner Harbor

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Neighbourhood: Inner Harbor
As featured in One Day in Baltimore
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Address: 401 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone Number: +1 877-225-8466
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

One of America's oldest seaports dating from the 1600s is today an...

One of America's oldest seaports dating from the 1600s is today an important landmark and popular tourist destination. Park your car and follow the brick promenade through this bustling complex of eateries, stores, museums, entertainment and children's attractions. Sample the fresh seafood right out of Chesapeake Bay.

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Rainy but fun

First time to inner harbor. We had a great time discovering awesome things to see, do and enjoy. Aquarium was great. Found a nice Irish pub. Ate at Phillips seafood and Hard Rock... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2015
Jim D
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

First time to inner harbor. We had a great time discovering awesome things to see, do and enjoy. Aquarium was great. Found a nice Irish pub. Ate at Phillips seafood and Hard Rock Cafe. Stayed at the Brookshire hotel. ( careful on which site you book hotel through) hotel direct or Expedia is best.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Great time loved the live music and the friendly servers and guests. The inner harbor is a wonderful place to visit but listen carefully to your guide and concierge as to where NOT to go

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

The Inner Harbor has much to offer from stores and restaurants to historical exhibits and old ships. There always seems to be something going on this week was a book fair. Water Taxi is great fun. There is even a free one that goes back and forth across to two points within the Harbor.

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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The Inner Harbor is a fascinating place, with much to do. I travel a lot, both for business and pleasure. With business, taking the kids can be rough if there isn't anything for them to do with mom while I'm working, or vice versa (e.g., Philly is terrible with children and no car). The Inner Harbor has multiple options for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

It's a nice, clean, safe area but it's just full of a bunch of chain restaurants and expensive parking.

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Pittstown, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

It's back in the news again today...the riots , thugs, criminals and corrupt officials all deserve what they get. They have ruined the city, crippled any chance of economic growth and made it the most unsafe city for families in the country

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I went for the Baltimore Book Festival and enjoyed reacquainting myself with the Inner Harbor again. It was great to see all of the restaurants and shops. There were so many people but it didn't feel crowded. A great place for couples, families, etc. So much to look at and do!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

inner harbor has a nice walk had a couple of small shopping malls with shops and and restaurants. While the walk was nice the shops where unimpressive mostly cheep tourist junk. Plan on spending $20 on parking for a few hours

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We took a series of trains from the DC area and arrived essentially at its doorstep. It was a little too cold and rainy for the paddle boats and some of the attractions, but the area had plenty to do and was very clean. Make sure you check in at the visitor center as they have brochures and information about... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

The inner harbor was spotless - did not see 1 cigarette butt - many sitting areas - they had guides walking around so you could always ask how to get somewhere or they would stop you and ask if you were finding everything ok. Love to go back.

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There are many tourists there in the summer but at lunch time you will see many of the office workers come with their bagged lunches and sit on the steps and enjoy their lunch. I lived in Balto and the inner harbor is an attraction for us that live there too!. It's wonderful to go to dinner at night with the family or to go and just sit and watch the boats and the bands that play outside. Some people even dance. The Orioles baseball stadium is right there and its a magnificent field. Fort Mchenry is a great place for school age children and show them right where Francis Scott Key was when he wrote the star bangled banner and the bunkers that were built to watch for the enemy. Field trips from area school's took us as a classroom there many times. A boat tour takes you up one side and down the other of the Chesapeake and tells you all the history along the way. Even takes you over an underground tunnel that cars go thru everyday. They built those fantastic hotels in walking distance for the tourist and the prices are not outrages. The big aquarium is there plus you are only 1 hour from DC to take in all the sights and history that has been preserved there. Most places people go on vacation are touristy so please don't miss out on the inner harbor and also the history of things right there in that city. Fells point is very nice if you like to shop little antique stores. My friend and I had lunch and shopped there many times. It has a huge farmers market with all fresh produce great if you live there. What time of year did you go badbloke? I sorry if you didn't find it pleasant with less people.

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