About Baltimore

There is a reason Baltimore, Maryland is one of the most visited cities in the United States. Baltimore’s vibrant food and art scenes, rich history and eclectic neighborhoods will make your visit one to remember. Conveniently located in the Mid-Atlantic United States, Baltimore is a quick train ride from New York City and Washington, D.C., making it the perfect midway point for your trip to the East Coast. Hop on a train north and see a Broadway play in Times Square, or take a short train ride south and visit historic monuments and the Smithsonian museums in the Nation’s capital.

Baltimore-at-a-Glance
GETTING AROUND

Exploring a new city is never easy. But we’ve got you covered. Explore the Visit Baltimore website for transportation information and maps.

Baltimore also offers a bus service to help you navigate unknown territory in the city called the Charm City Circulator.

ART AND CULTURE

Foodies will love Baltimore’s buzzing food scene. From James Beard Award-winning restaurants to casual Maryland crab picking, Baltimore has something for everyone. For art and music fans, Baltimore is home to numerous art galleries and lively music venues. Shoppers and history buffs will love strolling the Inner Harbor and visiting the shops in Fells Point. For the science-minded, the city’s renowned National Aquarium can’t be missed. Sports fans will also find themselves caught in the energy of a baseball game at Camden Yards. Learn more.

National Aquarium*
501 E Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Baltimore’s National Aquarium is widely known as one of the best in the world, featuring over 800 species in award-winning habitats, including dolphins, giant turtles, and electric eels.

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern and contemporary art. Admission is free to the general public.

Maryland Science Center*
601 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230

Located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Science Center has three levels of hands-on exhibits waiting to be explored. Don’t forget to save time for an IMAX film or Planetarium show.

Power Plant Live!*
34 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202

This trendy entertainment venue features a variety of restaurants, bars, comedy clubs and nightclubs.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
333 W Camden St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, often referred to as just Camden Yards, is a Major League Baseball park located in Baltimore, Maryland. Home to the Baltimore Orioles, it is the first of the “retro” major league ballparks constructed during the 1990s and early 2000s.

*Within walking distance of the symposium hotel.

NATURE

When visiting Baltimore in July, be sure to explore the great outdoors. Baltimore offers various outdoor activities, including dining, music, sports, films and festivals. Learn more.

DINING AND NIGHTLIFE

Baltimore offers various dining and nightlife options for different palates and preferences. Enjoy a local pub or head out for a night on the town. The choice is yours! Learn more.

BALTIMORE'S HISTORY

Baltimore, a bustling city built on tradition and civic pride, is an American success story. With the rich history the city offers, it’s amazing that Baltimore hasn’t been deemed one of America’s greatest historical destinations. Learn more

Baltimore and its Surroundings

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