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Things to do in Baltimore

There are plenty of attractions in Baltimore to keep you happily occupied for a few days before or after your cruise. I've listed my four favorites below. Get many more suggestions from the Baltimore Visitors Association.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is good fun for people of all ages. About 1.6 million visitors come to this world-class attraction annually. Inside, more than 2 million gallons of water are home to 16,000 fish and animals. Located in the middle of the action on the Inner Harbor.

Fort McHenry is a historic site famous for the British attack in the War of 1812 that inspired Franis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." You'll enjoy a walk around this big green oasis on the waterfront in the city. In the summer months the Fort McHenry Guard performs drill, musket and artillery demonstrations.

Camden Yards is regarded as one of the finest baseball stadiums ever constructed. It sits within walking distance of the attractions on the Inner Harbor. Stroll over and watch the American pastime. The recent improvement of the hometown Baltimore Orioles makes the games lots of fun. It is fairly easy to get tickets and the stadium is usually not overly crowded. There are also ballpark tours available that visit the dugout, press box, scoreboard control room, and suites.

Get out on the water with one of Baltimore's harbor cruises. The water is this city's reason for being. Take advantage of the harbor see the sights from a new perspective. There are options to fit an array of interests.

I hope we've whet your appetite for a visit to Baltimore. Take the time to walk around some of the charming neighborhoods and don't forget to try some crabs. Enjoy!

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