Harborplace and The Gallery are two of the most popular destinations at the Inner Harbor. Harborplace features two pavilions that are alive with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the Cheasapeake and Baltimore culture. Harborplace was the main focus of the Inner Harbor's renovation in 1980 and the area continues to grow. The addition of The Gallery added a more traditional shopping establishment and can be considered more of a mall, while Harborplace is more of a market.
This mix of indoor and outdoor offers entertainment, shopping, and dining. The Light Street and the Pratt Street pavillions are like public markets and feature stands of gourmet and local treats, memorabilia and locally-oriented merchandise, and a vareity of tradition restaurants. The pavilions are popular destinations before and after games, trips to The National Aquarium or Science Center, or a night out on the town. A harbor taxi is available to take visitors to different points on the harbor including Fell's Point.
Restaurants at Harborplace include Edo Sushi, The Cheesecake Factory, and Tir Na Nog. Phillip's Seafood is a Maryland tradition and is represented in three different forms at Harborplace. There is the buffet, the express, and the traditional restaurant that offers diners a chance to enjoy a real Maryland crabfeast right by the sloshing waters of the Inner Harbor. Tir Na Nog is a tradtional Irish pub featuring traditional Irish favorites and great beer. Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries and Johnny Rocket are both equally great places to enjoy a burger. One of the most popular places in Harborplace is The Fudgery. The fudgemakers entertain shoppers with songs while they make some of the best fudge in the state.
After enjoying a delicious meal, head across the breezeway to The Gallery. Stores include Bath and Body Works, Nine West, Aldo Shoes, La Mesa, and The Body Shop. The three story atrium style shopping mecca offers a variety of high end stores, as well as some shopper favorites. The Sharper Image on the first floor is a great place to try out some luxury items including massage chairs and high tech desk games. You will feel as if you are shopping in an airline magazine!
Those who want to take home a few Baltimore souvenirs can pick up Old Bay, the popular seafood spice, crustacean covered dinner or barware, Baltimore sports memorabilia, or a book of poetry from the city's most macabre former resident, Edgar Allen Poe. Best of Baltimore, Destination Baltimore, The Sport Shop, and Christmas in Baltimore are all located between Harborplace and The Gallery and offer a variety of affordable, Baltimore inspired items.
Cenrally located in the city, there are a variety of entertaiment options all over the Inner Harbor. The Power Plant offers additional shopping opportunities as well as an ESPNZone. There are several hotels nearby including The Hilton Batimore, Hyatt Regency Baltimore, or Renaissance Harborplace within wallking distance of both Harborplace and The Gallery. It is also just a short walk to Camden Yards where the Orioles play at Oriole Park and the Ravens play at M&T Bank Stadium.