While Baltimore residents may look for ways to escape the city, for others, it makes an ideal getaway with a wealth of popular attractions. At the National Aquarium in the Inner Harbor, you’ll find 16,500 animals from 660 species including Bottlenose dolphins, puffins, reptiles and amphibians, and lots of fish. It also includes stand-out exhibits like a multiple-story coral reef and a tropical rainforest. Dolphin Discovery allows visitors to watch dolphin training, feeding, and playing. The Inner Harbor is filled with all sorts of dining and shopping opportunities, and from here you can hop on a water taxi for a fun and affordable way to see the sites. From May to September, it stops throughout the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Fort McHenry, and Canton.