Local Attractions

Baltimore is an easy city to navigate by foot. With over 130 attractions within the city limits, visitors can explore art, science, sports, history, the maritime culture and more. Step outside the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore and experience the rich mix of history, culture, and entertainment that puts the charm in "Charm City" from our convenient location.

Local area attractions include:

National Aquarium
The National Aquarium is located on the scenic Inner Harbor in Baltimore and is home to 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals living in award-winning, naturalistic habitats. Their mission: to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.

Baltimore Spirit Cruises
Experience Baltimore on the water in and around Inner Harbor. Choose from dining cruises; 75-minute Inner Harbor tours; or a 50-minute sightseeing and speedboat tour. Cruises operated seasonally and year-round.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
This ensemble is internationally recognized as having achieved an preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras and performs more than 100 concerts a year, including classical pops, holiday, family, special events and summer programs.

Baltimore Trolley Tours
Enjoy the sights, sounds and history of Baltimore from the seat of a San Francisco style trolley. Operated seasonally from March 15 through November 15, the trolley departs the Baltimore Visitor Center (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court) for 90-minute tours at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Charm City Food Tours
This is the best way to experience Baltimore's growing culinary scene. The tours combine history, architecture, culture, and of course, food from family-owned restaurants and shops in the area's historic neighborhoods. Sample food that has been famous in Baltimore for generations, as well as, cutting edge cuisine from innovative chefs.

Fell's Point Corner Theater
This intimate community theater features an off-Broadway menu for avant-garde and classic plays, including original productions from Baltimore-based playwrights.

Fort McHenry National Monument
This 18th-century brick fort protected Baltimore Harbor during the War of 1812 and is the birthplace of the American national anthem. Park rangers offer visitor programs and special events that highlight the park's history. Visit the birthplace of the "Star-Spangled Banner."

Harborplace & The Gallery at Harborplace
At the center of Baltimore renowned Inner Harbor, Harborplace features a mix of 120 unique shops, restaurants and diverse eateries; plus, live entertainment seasonally on the historic waterfront.

Maryland Science Center
Located across the street from the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, the MSC is committed to its role of interpreting and distilling the latest in scientific discovery for the public. Three levels of hands-on exhibits just waiting to be explored. Save time for an IMAX film, Planetarium show, or see live science on the Demo Stage.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Charm City's wildest attraction! The Zoo is home to more than 2,000 exotic mammals, birds, and reptiles in a wooded, 180-acre setting.

Terrapin Adventures
Outdoor adventure center featuring climbing tower, zip line, giant swing and a high ropes course. The company also offers guided kayak, geo-caching, back packing, mountain biking, sailing, river tubing and horseback trail tours in Central Maryland. Team-building facilities and programs.

Top of the World Observation Level
The perfect starting point  for any visit to Baltimore and provides a breathtaking view of the downtown skyline, Inner Harbor and beyond. Located on the 27th floor of Baltimore's World Trade Center, it is the world's tallest pentagonal building.