In the midst of a redevelopment renaissance, Baltimore's Inner Harbor neighborhood is a beacon for families with its compact size, jam-packed with plenty of engaging attractions, kid-friendly eats, and a balance of history and new-age attractions. We've visited Baltimore before and found plenty of family-friendly fun to enjoy in the Charm City, but the Inner Harbor area packs enough in for a day trip from the Washington, DC, area or a weekend away for other East Coasters. Even better: It's easily accessible by Amtrak, and you won't need a car once you're there.
Read on for 20 things to do in the Baltimore Inner Harbor area, plus our parent-tested pick for a great place to stay. Be sure to check out our City Guides for more great family travel ideas.