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“Great shopping spots and nice place to walk around!”

Harborplace & The Gallery
Ranked #2 of 65 Shopping in Baltimore
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Owner description: Harborplace & The Gallery is Charm City’s premiere shopping, dining and entertainment destination! Located at the heart of Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor, you can browse through a variety of popular national retailers and locally inspired shops, satisfy hunger cravings at over 20 eateries or one of 10 delectable restaurants, and enjoy year-round entertainment. From concerts, street performers and special events to visiting ships and holiday fireworks, we’ve got something for everyone!
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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“Great shopping spots and nice place to walk around!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

We stayed at a hotel that was connected to the gallery! The gallery has different shops like clothing, shoes, nail salon, and a food court. They also had a dollar store! I went there for shot glasses and they were much cheaper then the gift shops. You can take the sky walk over to the Harborplace from the Gallery. They have more restaurants and shops. There is a fudge place that does a song and dance demonstration with the fudge and when its done you get free samples!! Make sure to spend sometime outside and see the beautiful harbor and the boats. When we were there it was the first day of the holiday celebration. They had a local college choir sing songs and there was a parade for Santa’s arrival. They have a place set up where you can take pictures with Santa. When you go there make sure to check the calendar of events and see what’s going on (they usually have signs up around the Gallery).

Visited November 2011
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Waynesboro, VA
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“All in one”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Baltimore offers a lot of shopping. This mall is big if you decide to go make sure you have a lot of time to see every bit of it.

Visited August 2011
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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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“Harborplace & The Gallery Mall great, but.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

The Harbor view and activities were great. There were a lot of restaurants to choose from unfortunately because we got there late and were traveling with small children we opted for the Uno Chicago Grill. What a waste of time and money!! The pizza was horrible. One of the entrees came out refrigerator cold! Service was a joke. We waited over 30 minutes just for drinks.

Other than this horrific dining experience, the actual harbor itself and the aquarium is a wonderful place to visit with family and yes even small children. We really enjoyed our a short stay - minus the pizza!

Visited July 2011
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Delaware
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“Ok Shopping Mall--nice place to warm up in the winter.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2011

My husband and I have been to the Gallery at Harborplace a few times now. We seem to venture into this "mall" during the winter months. It is nothing spectacular, but it is a nice place to warm-up during the cold winter months. It has a couple levels of shopping, but there are not any HUGE department stores here. Instead it has some smaller shops like a dollar store and a few food court style places. As far as the big name stores--it has a Levi's, Victoria's Secret, Gap, Children's Place, Coach, Footlocker, Godiva, Claire's, Payless, Bebe, Swarovski and a Bath & Body Works. For food, there was a McDonald's, Sbarro Pizza, Saladworks, Starbucks and a couple of chinese style food bars. Overall, we don't find the actually shopping experience to be amazing, but it is a nice tiny mall. The levels are compact, so you can basically see the entire mall from the center. They have some really nice planters, flowers and waterfountain. The atmosphere is warm and relaxing. We enjoy walking around here just to browse and get warmed up after a chilly night of walking around the Inner Harbor. One time we even got free samples of hot chocolate at Godiva around the holidays!!

The Gallery at Harborplace is connected to the Pratt Street Pavillion by an overhead crosswalk bridge. It is a nice bridge that connects the two sides of the street. The Pratt Street Pavillion has very few shops, but houses several of the big name eateries on the waterfront. The Cheesecake Factory, UNOs Chicago Pizzeria, Marble Slab Creamery, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Edo Sushi, Tir Na Nog Irish Restaurant and La Tasca are all food places in the small Pratt Street Pavillion. Most of the shops here don't really seem that great, but I do like the Swatch shop that is located in this pavillion. Also, there is a nice patio area on the upper level, where you can walk out and get a nice view of the water, paddle boats and the tall ship. I would love to take one of the DRAGON paddle boats for a spin one of these days, but everytime we have been, they have been closed.

The Light Street Pavillion is another section of shopping that lines the Inner Harbor waterfront. We usually don't go into this section of the shopping. It never really impressed us much. This section has a few shops and eateries. I remember it having an Urban Outfitters, but that's about all I can recall in terms of decent shopping in that section. Looks like there are plans to add an H & M in 2011, so maybe it will get better. There are also a few eateries inside this section like a Subway, Phillips Seafood and a deli. There is also a Rita's Water Ice in a small shack in front of Light Street Pavillion that is open during the warmer months.

Overall, we have enjoyed the Harborplace Shopping & The Gallery at Harborplace. I think I like The Gallery the best in terms of actual shopping and being in a "mall" atmosphere. It is really pretty and welcoming. I really love the potted plants and water features. Pratt Street Pavillion is probably the best in terms of dining on the waterfront. I have not actually dined here, but there are several places that I would dine at IF I were hungry. The Cheesecake Factory is always alive with people! Light Street Pavillion needs some sprucing up and some better shops for me to visit again, but IF you are looking for a way to kill some time, it will do.

Visited January 2011
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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“Not what it used to be, but sit down restaurants in the harborplace bldgs OK”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2010

this shopping area is actually 2 distinct area, two similar buildings on the harbor (harborplace) and one fading indoor mall across the street from the harborplace buildings that is buit into a Renaissance hotel.

The harborplace buildings used to be a hub of activity with tons of shops, stalls, and stands you could. If you can imagine an indoor farmers market, bakeries, ice cream, fudge, chocolate covere potatoe chips, donuts, seafood market, fresh fruits and vegetables, tourist items, kites, clothes, toys, etc. Bustling food court upstairs, and several sit down restaturants downstairs. These have transformed over the years and are now a shell of their former selves. The food court is half empty, with most stalls advertising generic tourist messages and other stores in the mall. There are very few choices anymore. We ended up at Subway because the few unique places were way overpriced. Coulda eaten that meal any of 5.000 other subways somewhere else.
The sit downs are ok, but standard fare. Great views of the harbour from cheesecake factory. not exceptional though. Most of the local shops selling the items mentioned above are now closed.

The Gallery, YIKES. Where do you want me to start? Across the street lies an aging mall that has many vacancies, a mostly abanadoned food court, and, I kid you not, A DOLLAR STORE. The store is actually called "A dollar." Really classy! That pretty much sets the tone. What was once a nice mall has deteriorated, the top floor escalator used to go to some sort of lounge, but that's roped off now. Some of the RENAISSANCE HOTEL (I know, nice hotel, what a shame to be linked to this dump) some of their rooms actually look down into the mall. Those must be the rooms they give people staying on Priceline or Hotwire.

I would skip the Gallery at all costs, and stick to lunch at a sit down restaurant if you have to eat and want to splurge. Otherwise bring a picnic lunch and save your money for the Aquarium and for touring the 4 ships, which is great.

By the way, parking is $24 for >3 hours

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