About Baltimore

Baltimore may just be one of the easiest cities in America in which attend the Summer Meeting. It's easy to get to; easy to get around; and its first-class hotels, fabulous restaurants, attractions and sports venues are all within footsteps of the Baltimore Convention Center, all official ASHP hotels, and the famed Inner Harbor.

Indeed, it's this compact, convenient "convention community” that make Baltimore the perfect destination for the Summer Meeting.  

Baltimore is famous for its beautiful waterfront, world-class museums, three centuries of history and much, much more! Here are a few reasons to join us this June in one of the most convenient and affordable meeting locations. For more information on things to do, plus coupons on travel and attractions, visit http://baltimore.org/pages/ashp/

Ease of Access

Baltimore is right in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, located off I-95, at a convenient stop on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and 15 minutes from BWI Airport. Baltimore is well situated to make it easy and affordable for your travel and there are more than 40,000 off-street parking spaces in downtown garages and lots.

Inner Harbor –The Heart of the “Convention Community”

The Inner Harbor is lined with attractions, restaurants, shopping, and hotels—including the famed National Aquarium that is world-famous and undoubtedly Maryland's leading tourist attraction. It’s all within a quick walk from all official ASHP hotels and the Baltimore Convention Center.

The Sumptuous Culinary Scene

Inner HarborFrom fine dining in restaurants which have drawn rave reviews to a traditional crab feast, Baltimore restaurants present a varied menu of culinary delights. Many of Baltimore’s chefs have been touted in publications such as Food and Wine, Bon Appetit and Gourmet. You won’t be disappointed in your search for a little local flavor or the tastiest international cuisines.

Easy to Get Around

Although nearly everything you may want to do and see is within easy walking distance, you can also explore our many one-of-a-kind neighborhoods, museums and attractions via the fast, free and green Charm City Circulator. Other enjoyable options include water taxis, trolley tours or harbor cruises.

Assistance is Available to Engage the Community

There are more than 500 Certified Tourism Ambassadors working as frontline employees at accommodations and destinations throughout the city, ready to assist all attendees with directions, recommendations, and fun facts.

A Multitude of Experiences for Everyone

Inner HarborWith more than 130 attractions, museums, historic sites and performing arts groups, Baltimore promises something for everyone. From the Star-Spangled Banner to African American history, and pop culture to dolphins and dinosaurs, there is something exciting around every corner. Many of the venues are perfect for off-site parties, receptions and small gatherings.

Historic, Hip and Trendy Neighborhoods

From historic Federal Hill to Fell’s Point, Harbor East to Mount Vernon, Little Italy to Hampden, our diverse neighborhoods serve up great food, stories from the past, fascinating things to do and see, and a world of intriguing shopping.

For more information on things to do, plus coupons on travel and attractions, visit http://baltimore.org/pages/ashp/