The Staybridge Suites Baltimore – Inner Harbor hotel is located in a restored building from 1907, and today offers day rooms equipped with modern conveniences including free Wi-Fi and free breakfast. Close to the water, guests can pick from a wide range of restaurants and have multiple naval and artistic attractions to visit, as well as the National Aquarium.
Global Menu – If kosher cuisine is what you’re after then The Daily Special Restaurant has you covered, including vegetarian options. Sotto Sopra presents Italian classics in elegant surroundings, whilst Cazbar offers Turkish treats and weekend belly dancing for those with a taste for the exotic. New American fine dining is the order of the day at Charleston, and other local styles are available, such as Greek, seafood, Afghan, and more.
National Aquarium – Just a short walk to the south of the day use rooms is the National Aquarium, where you can see dolphins performing live. There’s a tropical rainforest to walk through, and a shark tank, with other marine residents including elegant jellyfish, frogs, jolly puffins and other birds. You may even have the chance to touch jellyfish.
Naval History – Right by the aquarium there’s a floating museum for fans of military history: the USS Torsk. This submarine dates back to the era of WWII and is now open to visitors who want to explore the inner workings of a deep sea vessel and naval history. Just a little to the west is the USS Constellation, a military ship that was created in the late 18th century and is open for free audio tours.
Art Galleries – Away from the water, to the north, the Walters Art Museum displays paintings and other artifacts from more than five millennia of human history. There are interactive exhibits for those who like to get hands on (especially good for keeping kids entertained), and a wide variety of artwork to peruse. There’s also the Baltimore Museum of Art further north, where the excellent works include the efforts of Matisse and Picasso, plus a garden populated by sculptures.
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Pet-friendly hotel (fee required).