Good portions of the city’s attractions are centered on the Inner Harbor area. However, the rest of the city’s distinct neighborhoods, historic places and family-friendly attractions make it one of the top tourism destinations in the United States.
Baltimore Meeting and Event Venues
Other popular conference centers include Coppin State University, Hilton Baltimore, Loyola University, the Mt. Washington Conference Center and UMBC Columbus Center located in the Inner Harbor.
For offsite events, the National Aquarium can host up to 2,500 conference attendees, and the Maryland Zoo can hold up to 6,000 guests. These unique venues allow for built-in entertainment with nature. Consider one of the many museums or charter ships as well.
Baltimore Entertainment and Side Trips
Around the festive Baltimore Harbor are event venues, hotels of all sizes, interesting landmarks, unique shops and delicious restaurants. To take it all in, many visitors experience the city through a harbor cruise or via a14-boat fleet of water taxis with continuous service to more than 35 attractions.
The oldest part of Baltimore is known as Fells Point, and it is reminiscent of an old English village, complete with cobblestone streets and friendly pubs. Or experience the rich smells and tastes of the Little Italy neighborhood’s authentic restaurants.
- Fort McHenry, the fort that defended the harbor while Francis Scott Key wrote our national anthem as he watched the bombardment during the War of 1812
- The Flag House where the Stars and Stripes was created
- The USS Constellation, the last Civil War vessel afloat
- Homes and monuments including those for Babe Ruth, poet Edgar Allen Poe, writer and abolitionist Fredrick Douglass and jazz singer Billie Holiday