Saturday, December 26, 2009

Road Trip: Baltimore's Inner Harbor

No politics tonight.

On the off chance that anyone is looking for quick weekend getaways for the family, let me suggest Baltimore's Inner Harbor. We went down in late fall, 2008. It was a great and inexpensive trip. We bought Harbor Passes, which lets you visit five attractions, including the aquarium, over four days. We stayed at a Homewood Suites, which are great hotels for a family as there are two rooms, allowing Mom & Dad to have a little privacy, and a small kitchenette. The one on the harbor is on a block with a drug store, grocery store, small theater, and an ice cream store. Something for everyone.

There are a lot of restaurants, with a variety of cuisines and price ranges, that also allows something for everyone. Shopping venues are also available. I stopped in at the nearby department store just in time for the store detectives to chase out several teens suspected of shoplifting. Unfortunately the only thing between them and the door was me and I was knocked into a display table during the melee.

Other than that it was a really pleasant weekend. I can't guarantee the businesses I mentioned are still there but the aquarium surely is, and that is well worth the trip.

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