By: Downtown Diane
Do you realize how many fantastic attractions there are in
our fine city? Well,we took a tour this past weekend to discover
and rediscover a few of Baltimore's finest family attractions.
|The Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Center and The
Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts put together
a schedule of
events that began with fun at ESPN Zone. The kids had a
ball playing the hundreds of games and the new virtual
seater ride was a sure hit! Players choose a scene they
want to travel through, such as a roller coaster, and
the ride make
you feel as if you are actually on the coaster! It shakes
you, it moves back and forth , it's cool! On to the basketball
and a one on one session or to hockey with one child being
the goalie while the other attempts to make the goals.
I enjoyed the mountain biking game where I really had
a workout! ESPN
Zone features lunch and dinner daily and a terrific sports
viewing experience on any one the many televisions throughout
this entertainment arena. Call 410- 685-ESPN for more info.
We moved on to the new Passport: Voyages of Discovery Ride,
this is a few doors down from ESPN Zone and Baltimore's newest
attraction. It is a multi-media, multi-sensory attraction.
Participants see, hear, feel and ride one of two exciting
attractions. Currently running is "Time Elevator America" and "Oceanarium." Open
7 days from 10am, call 410-468-0700 for more details or visit
We headed next to Port Discovery, by way of the very entertaining
Duck Tour Ride. As we zoomed along the Baltimore streets,
blowing our "duck callers," we couldn't help but
stop and admire our beautiful city, Baltimore. With all the
taking place and new expansions at the Aquarium and Science
Center, we are truly lucky to live in this expanding metropolis.
Port Discovery, offers three stories of endless interactive
fun. If you are ready for an adventure you will find it here.
My children enjoyed solving mysteries and visiting the Egyptian
Tomb. There is currently an exhibit on The Magic School Bus,
which provided tons of interactive fun. Of course, you can
always let off steam in the huge maze that is filled with
obstacles, slides, tubes and an opportunity to lose your
parents for a
Always fun for all ages, Port Discovery is open daily, visit
www.portdiscovery.org for more info.
Enjoyed a delcious lunch at M & S Grill, the newest restaurant
addition to Harborplace. Owned by the folks from McCormick
and Schmick's, M & S Grill is pure comfort food. Don't
miss ordering their homemade pot roast, it is outstanding!
The restaurant is beautiful, the staff friendly and food
will not disappoint.
So, the next time the kids are "bored," remember
all the fabulous, interactive places we have in Baltimore
and head on down to them ... you will be guaranteed an afternoon