There's a reason they call Baltimore Charm City. It's quirky and eclectic, yet it's still a great place to bring a family. History and character wait around every corner. What's more, the city's sights and sounds get a firm hold on your soul--from the Domino Sugar sign shimmering in the Inner Harbor to the singing of the National Anthem at Camden Yards.
Where to Stay: Brookshire Suites
Large rooms, complimentary hot breakfast, and a great location make this a find for families. It’s located one block from the Inner Harbor. Rates: $119-$229.
120 East Lombard Street; (410) 625-1300
Where to Eat: Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop
If you have a sweet tooth, Vaccaro’s is nirvana. This Little Italy bakery serves a vast array of sweets from cannolli to authentic Italian gelato. Go on Monday night from 6 to 9 p.m. for the $12 all-you-can-eat dessert and coffee special. Open daily.
222 Albemarle Street; (410) 685-4905 or www.vaccarospastry.com
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