Baltimore's Inner Harbor offers many interesting attractions, including historic ships, the Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium, the World Trade Center, the Port Discovery Children's Museum and Ripley's Believe It or Not. Harborplace and the Gallery are two pavilions that offer a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options.
Federal Hill Park, located on the south side of the harbor, offers breathtaking views of the city from the hilltop. To experience the harbor on water, one can take a themed boat trip or harbor cruise. For night owls, Power Plant Live! offers various bars, clubs and night time entertainment.
Additional cultural attractions include the American Visionary Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Industry and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Fort McHenry offers a historical excursion, allowing one to explore an 18th century brick fort and learn about the Battle of Maryland and the War of 1812. Live demonstrations are held throughout the week. This is also the birthplace of "The Star Spangled Banner."
The Baltimore Visitor Center provides information about the harbor and harbor attractions. Easy-to-use touch screen kiosks will help one plan that person's day. Staff is also on-hand to inform one of any special events happening during the person's visit.