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“Ok for a day trip, felt unsafe at night.”
Review of Inner Harbor

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Baltimore Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #31 of 208 things to do in Baltimore
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stopped there on our way back from Ocean City MD last year, and thought it would be nice to come back for a weekend. We decided to go there over this past fourth of July weekend. We stayed at the Fairfield Inn and although it was nice, seemed a little expensive since it didn't have a pool. It did come with tickets to the National Aquarium, which I would definitely recommend, especially if you have kids. It was all indoors and air conditioned - very nice since it was 94 degrees outside. There were a lot of chain restaurants like the Hard Rock Café and Cheesecake factory, which were located conveniently but always packed with long waits. I was really in the mood for seafood, but we would have to drive to the local places, and Phillips would have put our family of 5 into bankruptcy. Parking is expensive and the Fairfield was valet parking only at 30.00 / day. Walking around during the day was ok but there was always a hint of garbage in the air as you walked and there was a bunch of garbage floating in the waterways between the buildings. After the aquarium, we took the kids back to the hotel for a nap before dinner, and this is where a pool would have been nice for the bigger kids. Later, we walked back to the harbor for dinner, and stopped to watch a street performer for a while (he was very good). During his show we noticed some arguing? commotion happening behind him. Police showed up, and a helicopter started circling the area we were in with a spotlight. We decided to move on and found that they had locked the doors to the shopping areas, nobody could get in or out of the doors facing the harbor. We decided to move toward Ripley's because the kids wanted to go there, but there were hundred of teens / young adults gathering around there and we could barely get a picture of the place without someone walking in front of us. We decided to cut the whole night short and walk back to the hotel around 9:30. By then, there were plenty of strange people loitering around so we picked up the kids and walked swiftly back. We had to order pizza since the restaurant in the hotel looked more like it was just serving drinks. Pizza came from a place called Nino's and was UNCUT, besides being mostly cheese. We left the next day (Sunday) and drove through Little Italy but didn't really see anything to stop for. Then went to Fell's Point which was very quaint and looked nice but there was a very noticeable lack of people walking around. Some businesses looked open, but no one around. We just went home after that with money still in our pockets. Recommendation: nice place to visit during the day, but stay and eat somewhere outside of the city.

4  Thank avguy1
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We took Thursday thru Saturday off and spent the time in Baltimore especially exploring the Inner Harbor and a few other areas in the city. It was wonderful, the renovations in this area are incredible and the sights and sounds very appealing. There are lots of things to do for people of every age from the paddle boats for kids to the historical touring of old ships. Plenty of shopping and a great variety of restaurants. Harbor tour is a must do as well as the ride to the top of the world. Best thing was the pride and friendliness of the people of Baltimore, they made you feel safe and welcomed.

2  Thank francisskarin
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had a nice visit to Inner Harbor on July 4th. It was very crowded, as we expected. The fireworks in the Harbor were very disappointing. There were fireworks going off in the Harbor, and also going off behind us. It was impossible for us to see the entire show. We attended with family who live in the City, and were told this was a variation from the usual display.

On a more positive note, we enjoyed beating the heat walking through the shops and the eating at the Food Court. Security was very visible.

1  Thank TwoForTennessee
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

What a wonderful renovation of a previously blighted area! Just shows what good urban planning and foresight can do for an inner city waterfront. Obviously the focal point of tourism in Baltimore.

1  Thank Conmassey
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Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Took our family from New Jersey to the harbor and they had a nice time. Although some things can become costly there is plenty to choose from and you have the option to just walk around and enjoy the scenery.

Thank mdtinos
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