The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel has an overhead walkway from the hotel to Harborplace, which has a plethora of good shopping and eateries. Unfortunately, the overhead walkway is not wheelchair-accessible, but ground level is wheelchair-accessible. There are food vendors ranging from sit-down restaurants to snack bars all around the hotel, so food choices abound. This hotel is at the recreational center of the Baltimore Inner Harbor Destination, so attractions, restaurants and great views are only steps away on every side of the hotel. Also accessible from the ground floor is the Gallery for your shopping pleasure.

Be sure to visit the National Aquarium and the USS Constellation, Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles play, and attractions such as Fort McHenry, where the Star Spangled Banner was written, the Maryland Science Center, the American Visionary Art Museum, and the B&O Railroad Museum with its collection of old trains.

The Charm City Circulator bus can you take to all these attractions and others for free.

The Baltimore Show Your Badge program provides discounts for many restaurants and attractions near Balticon. Disclaimer: The Watertable Restaurant in the Renaissance is on the Show Your Badge list, but no longer participates in this program. Check with the restaurant or attraction to confirm they still offer a discount.

Another activity of interest to fans of sailing ships is the free Pride of Baltimore II Deck Tour, Deck Tour Schedule. NOTE: Dates, times, and locations for all deck tours and sails are subject to change. All events are weather-dependent. Contact: Jeff Buchheit,
Sunday, May 26, 10am – 1pm
Monday, May 27, 10am – 2pm
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II, Pier 1, Inner Harbor, 301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Baltimore Farmers’ Market, Sunday, May 26 from 7am to noon. The Farmers Market is a half mile north of the hotel on Guilford Ave between Saratoga Street and Pleasant Street. Download the PDF for map and vendor list.

Whitman Baltimore Summer Expo coin show is taking place at the Convention Center, 1 West Pratt Street, from May 23 – 26. Admission to the public is free.