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Why Choose Our Destination?

Baltimore: A Top Meeting Destination Baltimore consistently delivers meetings with more – more convenience, more service and more ROI. With one-third of the U.S. population within easy traveling distance to our beautiful waterfront city, you have a large market from which to draw your attendees. Collaboration between Visit Baltimore, the convention center and hotels gives you more time to focus on your programs. And the city’s accessibility, walkability and affordability make meeting here a great value. The Baltimore Convention Center is located in the heart of Baltimore’s vibrant downtown, just a short walk from the famed Inner Harbor, our first-class hotels, fabulous restaurants, cultural attractions and museums, historic neighborhoods, exciting nightlife and sports venues. The Center boasts more than 1.2 million square feet of space, including 300,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, and has implemented a number of green initiatives, including a new outdoor green roof terrace. There are more than 8,500 hotel rooms (5,500 committable) within walking distance of the Center, featuring all of the brands you know – Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Kimpton, Marriott, Radisson, Royal Sonesta, and Starwood – plus a number of first-class independents and unique lodging establishments. The variety of properties and meeting spaces makes Baltimore a great destination for citywide events and in-house meetings. There’s also plenty to do in the off-hours. From world-class museums and attractions to fine dining and the crab feast – a Baltimore tradition = Baltimore offers more to see, do and explore. And, to add that “final touch” to your planning, Baltimore’s museums and attractions, located throughout our diverse neighborhoods, offer exceptional spaces for events. Baltimore also features a celebrated and diverse culinary scene. Many restaurants, some featuring award-winning chefs, offer private dining for groups. Regardless of what your attendees choose to do between sessions, meetings or events, they will be able to get around easily on foot; via the fast, free and green Charm City Circulator buses; or the Baltimore Water Taxi. In addition, the continued growth of key industry sectors in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, including healthcare, biotechnology, IT and cybersecurity, education and more, provide meeting professionals with built-in audiences, local support and speakers all within easy traveling distance to downtown. Visit Baltimore can also provide access to business, civic and elected leaders through its Board of Directors and Meet Local network. The city’s compact, convenient, walkable convention “campus” and exceptional customer service make it a top destination for conventions and meetings. Find out why there’s always more to discover in Baltimore at


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Distance from airport

  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marsha

    10 mi. from city center

Convention Centers

  • Baltimore Convention Center

    The Baltimore Convention Center is the premier location for conventions, trade shows and expositions in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Nestled in the heart of downtown, the Center's location is a tourist's dream and a meeting planner's delight.

    • Exhibit Space300,000 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space407,216 sq. ft.