Tourist Information

Sight Seeing

The two most prominent art museums in the city are the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum. Both have impressive collections, and are free for visitors. While the Baltimore Museum of Art is only a 5 minute walk from the conference venue, the Walters Art Museum is more centrally located in Mt. Vernon. A point of note for both museums is that they are closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Of potentially more interest, but a little further away, is the National Cryptographic Museum. It is about 20 miles south-west of the conference venue.

Moving closer to the harbor, the inner harbor has a collection of Historic ships that are within walking distance of each other.

One of Baltimore's most historic monuments is Fort McHenry for its role in the Battle of Baltimore in the early 19th century. The defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write a poem later to be known as "The Star-Spangled Banner", the national anthem of the USA.

The Baltimore Water Taxi can be an enjoyable ride to explore the various parts of the inner harbor.

For more details on places to visit in Baltimore, you may have a look at the Baltimore Tourism website.

Dining Suggestions

For dining and drinks, some of the more popular (and best) places are around Hampden, Mt. Vernon, Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Fells point. Baltimore also has an impressive collection of restaurants in Little Italy, located in downtown Baltimore (close to the Harbor). The recommended neighborhoods closest to the conference hotel are Hampden (~1 mile) and Mount Vernon (~2 miles). The restaurants closest to the conference hotel are located in Roland Park, and are 1-2 blocks away.

Type (Beer/Cocktails/Wine) Location
De Kleine Duivel Beer Hampden
Brewer's Art Beer Mount Vernon
Power Plant Live Beer Inner Harbor
Max's Taphouse Beer Fells Point
The Bluebird Cocktail Room Cocktails Hampden
Blue pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar Cocktails Hampden
Sugarvale Cocktails Mount Vernon
Bookmakers Cocktail Club Cocktails Federal Hill
Sugarvale Cocktails Mount Vernon
Rye Cocktails Fells Point
13.5% Wine Bar Wine Hampden

Cuisine Location
Ouzo Bay Greek Seafood Inner Harbor
Rusty Scupper Seafood Federal Hill
Thames Street Oyster House Seafood Fells Point
Azumi Japanese Inner Harbor
Joe Benny's Focaccia Pizza Little Italy
Puerto 511 Peruvian Mount Vernon
Mt. Vernon Marketplace Food Court Mount Vernon
Blue pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar BBQ Hampden
Woodberry Kitchen New American Hampden
La Cuchara Spanish Hampden
The Food Market New American Hampden
The Arthouse Gourmet Pizza Hampden
Paulie Gee Gourmet Pizza Hampden
R-House Food Court Remington
Cypriana Mediterranean Roland Park
Ambassador Indian Roland Park