There’s no doubt that summer is a great time to get away, but sticking around the Baltimore area can be great, too. Here’s a list of 10 fun things to do when it warms up in Charm City!

  1. Visit the Baltimore Aquarium. Check out the website to learn more about dates and times for special events like the Atlantic Coral Reef Dive or a behind the scenes shark tour!
  2. Check out Druid Hill Park and the Baltimore Zoo. You can jump on the Safari Shuttle from the Visitor Center in the Inner Harbor.
  3. Play Pokemon Go and discover new places. I’ve got insight that downtown Baltimore and Historic Ellicott City are some of the best places to go Pokemon hunting!
  4. Visit Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea at the Port Discovery Children’s Museum. This exhibit will give your family a look into the lives of 5 modern-day Korean children.
  5. See Twelfth Night at the Great Hall Theater at St. Mary’s Community Center August 5-7.
  6. Start the Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure at the Science Center. This smartphone guided tour and scavenger hunt is great for families.
  7. Have a weekend where the kids are hanging out at their grandparents? Jump aboard the “Bring Your Own Grog” Cruise through August 27th, and do your best pirate impression.
  8. Go to Third Thursday in Fed Hill! Shops, galleries, and boutiques stay open until 8, and you can get 10% off at most restaurants.
  9. Enjoy a train ride on the B&O Railway. The ride itself lasts about 20 minutes and is a fun way to teach kids about Baltimore history.
  10. Go to an O’s game! There are lots of opportunities for discounts, and kids love fireworks nights.

Top Summer Movies for the Whole Family

When all else fails and it gets too hot outside, a movie is always a great option! Try checking out one of these family movies coming out in August:

  1. Ice Age: Collision Course – Cool off from the hundred degree weather with Ice Age!
  2. Pete’s Dragon – A classic…So you know it’s good. Check out this Disney remake coming out on August 12th.
  3. Nine Lives – A businessman gets stuck in the body of a cat. With Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner, this one is sure to be a hit with everyone.

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