Baltimore's easy to get to and easy to get around. And nearly everything is "just two feet away" from the spacious Baltimore Convention Center and the famed Inner Harbor. Great restaurants, world-class attractions and museums, outstanding sports venues and 8,500 hotel rooms (5,500 committable) are part of the city's compact, convenient "convention community." For more information, contact Visit Baltimore at 800.343.3468 or click on www.baltimore.org .
Get here. Get around. It's Easy
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport easily connects Baltimore with the rest of the world. Once guests are here, they can take the light rail or taxi from the airport or Amtrak's Penn Station right to the heart of downtown. From there, the Baltimore Convention Center, hotels and attractions are within walking distance, a quick Water Taxi or a free Charm City Circulator bus ride away. And, look for our Downtown Partnership and Waterfront Partnership Guides and more than 700 Certified Tourism Ambassadors®—they are here to assist you.
Over 8,500 rooms, many with an unforgettable view
The city has 5,500 committable hotel rooms surrounding the Inner Harbor. All of the major brands, such as Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Kimpton, Marriott, Radisson and Starwood are here, along with boutique properties and historic bed and breakfasts and inns.
Centerpiece for Conventions
The Baltimore Convention Center has more than 300,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 50 meeting rooms, a 36,000-square-foot ballroom and a gorgeous green-roof terrace for outdoor events or as a respite from the day's meetings. In addition, guests can easily walk to off-site venues including the 1st Mariner Arena , the National Aquarium, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, the Maryland Science Center and other unique spaces in the city's many museums and attractions.
Savor our Cuisine
We're known for our crab cakes. But with culinary accolades in Gourmet , Food & Wine and Bon Appétit , Baltimore has emerged as a hot spot for foodies. Whether it's a casual bite at one of the city's restored historic markets or four-star farm-to-table cuisine, even a crab feast to remember, Baltimore's culinary scene is not to be missed. Let Visit Baltimore help you experience the best while in town, contact us for dinner recommendations.
Arts and culture for every taste
Not only does Baltimore have several cultural attractions a few steps from each other, but many of these attractions are uniquely Baltimore. You'll find museums for all interests, such as the American Visionary Art Museum , The Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art , featuring the world's largest Matisse collection; the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum , Geppi's Entertainment Museum , the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum and so many more. In the evening, the art scene comes alive with live theater, the symphony and opera.
Excitement around every corner
Discover Baltimore's electrifying nightlife in the unique and diverse neighborhoods that surround the Inner Harbor. Whether it's a relaxed lounge in Mt. Vernon, corner pub in Fell's Point or dance floor that doesn't stop in Federal Hill, Baltimore's neighborhoods are filled with the after hours fun to suit any taste. Plus, when the sun sets, Baltimore's Power Plant Live! features life music from national acts with sizzling sounds.
The spotlight is on Baltimore during the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 , regarded by many as America's "second war of independence." After burning Washington, the British turned their attention to Baltimore, home of the privateers who harassed British vessels. Following a 25-hour bombardment of Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key gazed through the morning haze to see that the "flag was still there" and penned the poem that became "The Star-Spangled Banner."