Kid friendly activities in baltimore?

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  1. neville5000

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    In Baltimore til Tuesday with 4 and 7 yo boys. Thinking of going to DC tomorrow, one of the zoos on Monday, and the Bay on Tuesday before we leave. Which zoo is better? Is the Chesapeake/Ohio canal park cool; looking for something to do today.
     
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    National Aquarium @ Inner Harbor
     
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    Aquarium is cool. Maryland Science Center is great and also at the Inner Harbor. You boys might be a little young for it, maybe not.
     
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    Thanks guys. Looks like we're heading to the harbor today.

    Best crab cakes?
     
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    Loaded question. :stir

    Some say Faidley's stall in Lexington Market. Worth a trip there. :hide2
     
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    The crab cakes at Faidley's are great. I was at Faidley's for lunch a couple of months ago after I had Phil Jacoby setup a couple of guitars for me. Their crab cakes are almost all jumbo lump crab meat with very little filler, and their side dishes are very good too.

    Faidley Seafood
    Lexington Market
    200 North Paca Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    www.faidleyscrabcakes.com
    410-727-4898

    The Lexington Market, which has been in operation since 1782, is a Baltimore icon that shows a lot of the character of the city. I used to live in Catonsville, which is just west of Baltimore, and shopped there almost every weekend. They often have live music on Fridays and Saturdays, which may interest your kids.
     
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    ^^^ Awesome we'll definitely go tonight.

    @ science center now.
     
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    So we hit the science center, saw the sights of DC, went to the Baltimore Zoo, and are hitting Lexington Market and Faidley's for crab cakes before we fly out today.

    Ellicott City's Main St. was cool as well. There were some serious T-storms last night.

    Thanks for the suggestions. It made the trip better.
     
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    Rewatching The Wire and when I think of kids in Baltimore, this immediately comes to mind:
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    Lexington Market is in a sketchy part of town. Head to Fells Points instead, safe, beautiful, historic, safe. You could got to Broadway Market for crab cakes (which is similar to Lexington), or Coopers, or Jimmy's or John Stevens . . . .
     
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    Sounds like you had a good trip.

    I would have added Fort McHenry to your list as well. Cool place and tons of history there.

    I love Ellicott City. I lived there for several years and always had fun visiting the little downtown area.

    :banana
     
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    Probably too late now as you are most likely on the bay, but they would probably have a blast at Port Discovery kids museum.
     
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    Only been there once, enjoyed the inner harbor.
     
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    I didn't know Ellicott City was a tourist attraction for out-of-towners. I'm glad you went to Faidley's. The atmosphere at Lexington Market is one-of-a-kind.
     
  17. neville5000

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    ^^^ I'm pretty good at sniffing out cool ****. Also, we're at Fort McHenry now.

    The crab cakes at Faidley's were a high point of the trip. Good times. Our flight out is at 7 so we're tourist trapping it at the inner harbour.
     

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