One of our last hurrahs of summer was to take the kids to the Maryland Zoo. The day was perfect. The crowd surprisingly light. And I can't quite figure out why we don't do this more often. Everyone knows what the Maryland Zoo is all about, so I won't dwell on all the great animals or lovely paths to stroll on, just a few quick comments on how to get in and out and leave without tears.
- Always take the tram down (and back up) the hill. The walk is long, and little feet will need to save their energy.
- Always pack a lunch. There are plenty of shady picnic tables, and it will leave more time for hanging out with the animals.
- Stop to feed the giraffes. Totally worth the $2 to have a giraffe lick your fingers.
- Wait... for the polar bear. He does an amazing back float/swim back maneuver, again, and again, and again. On a day full of nice surprises, he was the perfect finale.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD 21217
(Please note: They do not have a street address)