It's easy to spend an entire visit to Baltimore exploring the famous Inner Harbor district. Why not wander a bit further and see this colorful city for all it is. Sports fans, photographers, history buffs and those who love the ocean all have special places to visit here. There's plenty to eat here too, from ballpark hot dogs to the city's famous crab cakes and lots of specialties in cozy restaurants -- try Little Italy and Fells Point for some great choices. For kids, the aquarium is fun and fascinating and for couples, enjoy the waterfront park for a sunset stroll.

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Along with a beautiful view at any time of day, Baltimore's Inner Harbor district has museums, party spots, nautical destinations and observation points all within a short walk of each other. The National Aquarium helps visitors explore the ocean and its wonders with marine life including dolphins and electric eels. Maryland Science Center covers the stars with an observatory and planetarium plus an IMAX theater and three levels of exhibits. The Top of the World Observation Center on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center has a 360-degree view of the city and harbor. There's a collection of warships from the past including the U.S.S. Constellation. 'Power Plant Live!' offers dining, dancing, and nightlife in an old power plant that once generated the city's electricity.

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