We were off on another adventure, and this time it was to Inner Harbor in Baltimore. We stayed there for a few days, we had cool accommodations and really walked a lot. If you know my mom, you know that walking has to average at least like 10 miles a day on any given trip!
I want to tell you that eating in Inner Harbor with severe food allergies was painfully difficult. My mom had a few words with a few restaurants and then, of course, there was Miss Shirley’s who just has Allergen Friendly Dining down to a science. The point here: have you parents call before you go anywhere, seafood, nuts, and latex contaminate everything.
There were a lot of fun things to do and see in Inner Harbor but the one I will share with you is the one to skip, I mean run. Make sure to pack up your excursion bag, and get ready to walk and enjoy the historic seaport of Baltimore. There is a lot to do in Baltimore, but Inner Harbor is definitely teen-friendly. Here are the cool teen attractions in Inner Harbor.
Cool Teen Attractions in Inner Harbor
I was with my mom on a trip, so I thought I would help Teens out, after all, we just want to have fun, and not every attraction is. Read this and then show your parents so they take you to the same ‘hotspots’ and ditch the ones that are not so ‘hot’! You are welcome ~ Niko
One of the best things about this trip was learning that Under Armour was headquartered here. Totally honest here, I kept begging my mom to take me to the HQ, we saw the employees outside exercising, I wanted to go. She tried to get me there, no one responded. I LOVE me some Under Armour. The dream brand for apparel is my dream brand to represent as a travel writer one day. Wouldn’t that be cool? I wear a lot of their clothes (ice hockey layers) and have worn so many of their athletic shoes. Alright, you get it, Under Armour me up!
Also, we were HERE at the store because Kallie had horrible blisters from her shoes, so my mom went into the store and bought her new Under Armour Flip Flops to shut her up!
I could have spent hours in here, just that cool. But I really wonder if I should ‘Believe it or Not?” To be honest I am more on the ‘NOT’ side of some of the stuff in there, but definitely SnapChat worthy pics.
Dick’s Last Resort
Sure, I was there, who doesn’t just want to say the word ‘Dick’s without getting dirty glares from your parents? After all, we were in ‘Dick’s’ Last Resort and I kind of think they made me look like their name in this picture, but that is what they are known for, look them up or read what my mom had to say! Seriously I can not say anything bad about them, they fed me ALLERGEN-FRIENDLY eats!
If you know the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ it was written here by Francis For Key.
There’s also a lot of history and hiding spots. Trust me, my mom was NOT happy when she could not find me. She said my eyes lit up for the photo because I was being demon child.
We loved the Baltimore Water Taxi for getting around, it was a break from walking. You have to know which color water taxi you want to get to where you want. That is the tough part. They run a lot, but never when we needed them, we would wait. We went to Fell’s Point, Federal Hill, Downtown, Little Italy, Ft McHenry you get the idea.
The stamped tattoos are for entry onto taxi. Don’t wash them off!
Fell’s Point (upper)
There is a pizza place that was on Guy Fieri’s food show here, it’s good, we ate there. It was ONE of the few places on this trip that I could eat with my food allergies. Places in Inner Harbor were not really nice about dining and food allergies. My mom visited a Mexican place and went up massive levels of steps only to be turned away, 3 other places along the street in the Fell’s Point area too and was turned away. And of course, my stomach was starving!
I ate until I could eat no more at Miss Shirley’s Cafe in East Pratt Street. Allergy friendly is their number one concern and they too were on Diner’s Drive-Ins and Dives.
Historic Ships in Baltimore
You get to really crawl around in these ships. They are fun, good for a hour or 2 of touring. Watch your head, my brother kept hitting his because it’s low ceiling inside!
Me climbing in the one ship up to the top port.
The three of us hanging -when annoying people are not pushing you through. (just saying)
Pirate Ship – THUMBS DOWN!
I don’t want to be rude, but I want to tell you this, don’t take your teens on the Urban Pirate ship ride, it is not for them. There’s nowhere to sit, there’s nothing to do, and it is for kids up to about age 8 tops. The staff really pushes you hard to participate even if you do not want to and it is so juvenile (that’s what it is for) We went, and I did not like it, and Kallie and MJ were even more bored than me. If you are stuck on it with your siblings, I am sorry for you.
I am Niko Vento a teen travel writer, who has severe food allergies. Follow more of my adventures on my mom’s site (on my Tab Niko Travels) and Travel and adventure run deep in my veins. I write to share my triumphs in dining out with allergies and to share adventures that teens need to experience too! Want me to visit you and really tell your story? email me through my mom of course, I’m just a kid [email protected] – Hope to see you soon. I am a #TMSJuniors travel writer