Three and a half years ago, we ventured to Baltimore with Victor’s cousin for an overnight trip. We wanted to check out the National Aquarium. It’s an easy bus, train, or car ride away. It’s a three hour and forty minute bus ride from NYC. We stayed close to Inner Harbor which is very convenient. There are hotels, tourist attractions and restaurants in walking distance.
Inner Harbor is really pretty at night. You can check out the historic ships in the harbor, click here for that information.
After checking in we went to lunch at one of the tourist traps, I don’t rememberer the name and the food was okay. We were really hungry and just went to the first place we saw. After lunch we went to The Maryland Science Center. We all had fun participating in the exhibits. Vic’s cousin broke the panda scale so I never got to see what kind of panda I would be by my weight. Vic is a baby panda and after his cousin got off, the scale froze so next time I’m stepping on it first. We didn’t take any pics in the museum.
I was very tempted to get in the harbor and ride one of the paddle boat dragons. They were really cute and I like paddle boats. It’s not always fun getting in a small boat with Vic. There’s a big difference in size between the two of us and the boats tend to tilt towards him. I am afraid of water so having a boat really tilt freaks me out.
We stayed at the Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel in Inner Harbor. When we visited it was also restaurant week. We really enjoyed our dinner at the hotel, they had amazing polenta. This is one of the nicest hotels we’ve stayed in and it’s located in the old B & O Railroad Headquarters building. It’s an 13 story Beaux Arts style, built from 1904-1906. We booked the aquarium package through the hotels website, the price included a one night stay and two aquarium tickets. We enjoyed the architecture, it’s a beautiful building.
The details are exquisite.
View from our room.
Our first night we walked from Inner harbor to Little Italy. If you walk farther you will run into fells Point.