Guide to Baltimore

Situated on the scenic Patapsco River, Baltimore is a city rich in history, culture, and maritime charm. Known as “Charm City,” Baltimore offers a dynamic blend of historic sites, modern attractions, and a thriving culinary scene. Whether you’re attending an event at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in the vibrant Harbor East neighborhood or exploring the city, take the time to discover the unique experiences that make Baltimore a standout destination.

Discover Orlando’s Highlights

Every corner of Baltimore offers a unique story and adventure:

Inner Harbor: Explore Baltimore’s bustling waterfront, home to attractions like the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, and historic ships like the USS Constellation.

Fell’s Point: Wander through cobblestone streets lined with charming shops, pubs, and restaurants in this historic waterfront neighborhood.

Fort McHenry: Visit the birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner and learn about the pivotal role this fort played in American history.

The Walters Art Museum: Discover a diverse collection of art spanning centuries and cultures in this free, world-class museum.

Baltimore Museum of Art: Home to an extensive collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art, including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse.

Camden Yards: Catch an Orioles game at one of the most beautiful ballparks in America, or visit the nearby Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum.

Mount Vernon: Explore Baltimore’s cultural district, home to the Walters Art Museum, Peabody Institute, and the historic Washington Monument.

Harbor East: Enjoy upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment in the neighborhood surrounding the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Savor the Flavors of Baltimore

Baltimore’s culinary scene is as diverse and vibrant as its history. Here are some must-try experiences:

Maryland Blue Crab: Indulge in fresh steamed crabs, crab cakes, and crab soup at local favorites like Phillips Seafood or Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market.

Pit Beef: Savor this Baltimore specialty, a smoky, char-grilled beef sandwich, at Chaps Pit Beef.

Chesapeake Bay Cuisine: Enjoy regional dishes like rockfish, oysters, and clams at restaurants such as Thames Street Oyster House or The Oceanaire Seafood Room.

Ethnic Eats: Explore diverse neighborhoods like Little Italy for authentic Italian dishes or Greektown for delicious Greek cuisine.

Local Breweries and Distilleries: Sample craft beers and spirits at Union Craft Brewing, The Brewer’s Art, or Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

Be sure to also check out ATIS’s guides to dining near the conference hotel, as well as casual dining and grocery options convenient to the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Remember to always check official websites and local advisories before planning your adventure to ensure a safe and memorable experience.

Welcome, and immerse yourself in the wonders of Baltimore!

Looking for more ideas? Check out Marriott’s Guide to Baltimore.