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New Jersey – Jenkinson’s Aquarium

Jenkinson's Aquarium petting a stingray

We had the opportunity to visit Jenkinson’s Aquarium on our visit to Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, last summer. Despite having been told it was a must-see, I had rather low expectations. After all, we had just visited the National Aquarium in Baltimore a few days earlier, so the bar was set high. How could Jenkinson’s live up to that? I’m happy to say we were very pleasantly surprised and would easily recommend a visit to Jenkinson’s.

My son said he thought Jenkinson’s Aquarium was like the major aquariums he’d been to, except shrunk down. There were many different kinds […]

Maryland – National Aquarium

Dolphins at National Aquarium

Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay, the National Aquarium is home to more than 16,000 animals in over 2 million gallons of water. The National Aquarium actually has two different locations: the larger one in Baltimore and a smaller location in Washington, D.C. Although we had visited Washington, D.C. on this same trip, there were so many other places to see in D.C. that we decides to skip the aquarium there, knowing that the Baltimore site was on our itinerary.

The National Aquarium is the Inner Harbor’s most popular attraction and can get quite […]