Baltimore Journals

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

An October 2000 trip to Baltimore by Foxboro Marmot

Quote: Baltimore's Inner Harbor is a great place to spend a few hours or a few days - USS Constellation, National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center and Harborplace, all within blocks of Camden Yards. With light rail access from BWI Airport and the Water Shuttle to Fells Point, getting around is easy!

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

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Overview

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The National Aquarium is without doubt the best aquarium I've ever been to. Start by watching the manta rays (my favorites), then walk up through five levels of tanks and exhibits to the rain forest exhibit where birds and even a pair of sloths roam freely. After that, stroll down alongside the main tank and over to the dolphin show. Take a minute to look inside the Barnes and Noble bookstore in the old powerhouse next door - the architecture and reuse of the old building is great! The Science Center is pretty typical, similar to the ones in Cleveland or Boston, but if you haven't got one near where you live and your kids are open about science, it's worth seeing. There's also an IMAX theatre. Aga...Read More

Sheraton Baltimore City Center

Hotel | "Wyndham Inner Harbor"

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This place was called the Omni - Inner Harbor until recently. It's a bit of misinformation, however. There are three or four hotels right at the Inner Harbor, while this place is 5 blocks away. Nice enough hotel, but it should be for the price they charge. I got in for $145 a night, but that was supposedly a special group rate. Know one thing I didn't like? They come in during the early evening to turn down the bed sheets. Normally I don't like having people come into my room while I'm out, but this time they didn't even close the door when they left. Here I come to my room late at night and the door is open a crack, so I start wondering... Is there a thief in there? Is ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Sheraton Baltimore City Center
101 WEST FAYETTE ST
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-752-1100

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People say 'Don't go to Phillips. It's too touristy.' Well... turns out I'm a tourist, so that shouldn't be a problem. Phillips Harborplace is in the Light Pavillion at the Inner Harbor and many of the tables have a view of the National Aquarium across the water of the Inner Harbor. Phillips is noted for crab dishes and my Crab Imperial was pretty good, as was the service. Just as I left, a piano player started up, which would make the whole experience even more pleasant. Before I forget, let me be sure to slam the Phillips Flagship Restaurant in Washington DC. Just in case I don't do an entry for that trip, I need to tell you and anyone else who will listen that the Phillip...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Phillips Harborplace
301 Light St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 685-6600

Legal Seafood

Restaurant

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Legal Seafood is part of a chain which originated in Boston years ago. Very simply, Legal Seafood is good at what it does - seafood. I don't consider this place to have any local color. It's a generic chrome and somewhat spartan feeling space which could be anywhere but the food is good.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Legal Seafood
100 E Pratt St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 332-7360