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Welcome to Baltimore

Situated at the crossroads of the mid-Atlantic corridor, Baltimore, which is known as Charm City, serves as a convenient meeting spot for domestic and international travelers. Known for its famous Inner Harbor, the city also offers world-class arts institutions, a lively culinary scene, and diverse cultures and neighborhoods, plus there are 9,000 downtown hotel rooms, 2,300 of which are within one block of the convention center. Here, event attendees will get a big city experience with the convenience and charms of a small town.
Baltimore Highlights
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area is filled with shops, upscale crab shacks where you can eat fresh seafood straight from the Chesapeake Bay, and historical attractions including the Civil War–era warship the U.S.S. Constellation and the National Aquarium. Its waterfront location also provides the opportunity for attendees to participate in a variety of nautical activities like day cruises and more.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
This is where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1814.
Fell's Point
This charming historic district has cobblestone streets and craft and antique stores.
National Aquarium
This aquarium’s living collection has more than 20,000 animals including fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, marine mammals, and sharks.
Inner Harbor
One of America's oldest seaports, the harbor is an important landmark and popular tourist destination.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
This is where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1814.
Fell's Point
This charming historic district has cobblestone streets and craft and antique stores.
National Aquarium
This aquarium’s living collection has more than 20,000 animals including fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, marine mammals, and sharks.
Inner Harbor
One of America's oldest seaports, the harbor is an important landmark and popular tourist destination.
Baltimore Weather
Because of its proximity to the ocean, Baltimore doesn’t experience the extreme weather changes like the rest of the area. Summers are typically hot and humid, but tolerable, while spring and fall offer milder, pleasant temperatures. The winter months can get chilly, but the city usually doesn’t receive any snowfall.
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Baltimore Weather Essentials
MonthHighLowPrecipitation
June85°67°3.3 in
July89°73°4.6 in
August87°71°3.4 in
September80°64°4.1 in
October68°52°3.0 in
November58°43°3.0 in
December46°33°3.4 in
7 Day Forecast
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Sat, Jun 19
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Sun, Jun 20
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Mon, Jun 21
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Tue, Jun 22
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Wed, Jun 23
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Wed, Jun 16
77°
Clouds
Precipitation: 11%
Humidity: 43%
Wind: 10.47 m/s
Thu, Jun 17
73°
Clear
Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 38%
Wind: 8.72 m/s
Fri, Jun 18
79°
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Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 38%
Wind: 12.21 m/s
Sat, Jun 19
84°
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Precipitation: 30%
Humidity: 56%
Wind: 16.06 m/s
Sun, Jun 20
84°
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Precipitation: 81%
Humidity: 54%
Wind: 7.11 m/s
Mon, Jun 21
73°
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Precipitation: 98%
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 6.82 m/s
Tue, Jun 22
74°
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Precipitation: 61%
Humidity: 68%
Wind: 13.51 m/s
Wed, Jun 23
74°
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Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 35%
Wind: 11.03 m/s
Baltimore Resources
Get There
What is the best way to get to Baltimore?
Flying: Located 15 minutes from downtown, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) serves as the main point of entry for travelers.
Train: Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line stops at Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Station, which is located in the heart of the city. Some Amtrak trains also stop at the BWI station. You can reach the city from Washington, D.C. via the commuter rail (MARC).
Car: Baltimore is less than four hours by car from New York City, two hours from Philadelphia, and one hour from Washington, D.C. Several major highways are accessible from the city including I-95 and I-83. The I-395 turn-off from I-95 leads directly into the harbor area. Take note: Street parking can be nearly impossible to find.
What is the best time to visit Baltimore?
Some say the best time to visit Baltimore is during the summer months when it’s the warmest, but the city is really a prime travel destination three seasons out of four—anytime between April and November. In the spring, expect mild weather, which is ideal for exploring on foot, and in the fall, you may encounter a chill in the air, so pack a jacket. Baltimore’s prime event season begins in late May with the Preakness Stakes, plus baseball season gets into full swing in April. Major summer events include the largest free arts festival in the country, Artscape, and Baltimore’s largest crab festival, the Chesapeake Crab, an all-you-can-eat crab bonanza. The Baltimore Craft Beer Festival features more than 60 of Maryland’s craft breweries and takes place in the fall.
Get Around
Walking: Getting around Baltimore on foot isn’t really feasible, but you can easily walk the promenade at the Inner Harbor.
Transit: Operated by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), Baltimore's public transportation system includes light rail, buses, and a subway line that runs from Johns Hopkins hospital to the northwest suburbs. When visiting, the free Charm City Circulator hop-on, hop-off shuttle is the most useful option since it covers most of the city’s tourist areas.
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