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Baltimore for Kids

Baltimore for Kids

As a kid, I thought Baltimore sucked.

I grew up in the Northwest suburbs and only ventured into “the city” for O’s and Colts games at Memorial Stadium—where I thought I was slick using the binoculars to ogle cheerleaders until I caught my dad smiling and realized he was onto me—or the occasional boring-ass field trip to the Science Center or the Poe House.

Only once I became a dad myself and actually moved into the city did I realize how awesome it can be for kids. Generally speaking, urban living forces kids to see walks of life that being toted around in a car all the time doesn’t—and Baltimore’s got enough different walks of life to keep you going for...