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Baltimore 2018-08-31T19:33:07+00:00

Baltimore is a diverse city with its beautiful harbor; quirky but friendly people, distinct neighborhoods; unique museums. The city has even a sundry of LGBTQ communities with the Mount Vernon area being its pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It is more understated than Chelsea of NYC and smaller than Dupont Circle in Washington D.C., Mount Vernon is nonetheless a thriving cultural center by day. The real fun begins, of course, once the sun sets and the nightspots keep partygoers dancing until the wee hours of the morning. With hundreds of identified districts, Baltimore has sometimes been dubbed “a city of neighborhoods,” but is more commonly known as “Charm City.” Other areas of interest and activity are .Fells Point, Inner Harbor, Harbor East and Station North.

The culture lends itself to the venues. There are some great restaurants with harbor views, but do not forget to order Baltimore’s famous crab cakes. The original Washington monument located in Mount Vernon. Visitors to the top can see a view of the city like non other. Nightclub and bar with their colorful and diverse style are waiting as well.

Baltimoreans take PRIDE in their city, boasting one of the most remarkable transformations in history. They continue to welcome and amaze visitors with “down to earth, small town” spirit and hospitality with a big heart for the LGBTQ community. John Waters’s director of the famous “Hairspray” movies calls “B-more” home.

FEATURED ACCOMMODATIONS

Biltmore Suites Hotel

205 West Madison Street
800-868-5064
biltmoresuites.com

This Turn-of-the-Century Victorian hotel, formally the Shirley Madison House, features 25 rooms and suites and a continental breakfast. Located in the heart of the Mount Vernon District of Historic Downtown, Baltimore, nearby are the shops of Antique Row, the Peabody Institute Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Lyric Opera House & Center Stage. Within walking distance (10-12 blocks) is the Inner Harbor, Camden Yards at Oriole Par, Ravens Stadium and the Convention Center.


Hilton Baltimore

401 West Pratt Street
443-573-8700
baltimore.hilton.com

Hilton Baltimore is the official hotel of the Baltimore Convention Center, with direct covered access to the facility via pedestrian sky bridge. Located adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Hilton Baltimore is within walking distance to the city’s leading attractions, including the Inner Harbor and shops at The Gallery, the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Mt. Vernon Cultural District, and innumerable fine and eclectic dining options. The hotel boards a brand new Hilton Fitness by Precore ® USA Center, featuring premium cardiovascular and strength training equipment with entertainment, as well as a heated indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna. Guest rooms feature the Hilton Serenity Collection bed and bath experience, Crabtree & Evelyn La Source bath amenities, and natural tile in a spa like setting.


Sheraton Inner Harbor

300 South Charles Street
410-962-8300
sheratoninnerharbor.com

Surround yourself with the best of Baltimore and the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Connected to the Convention Center and a brief walk from the magnificent Inner Harbor and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, we are convenient to everything that makes our city so wonderful. Get in on it with your friends and explore the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center. Stroll around our charming and lively neighborhoods. Or take in historic Fort McHenry – birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner. After a long day of sightseeing, enjoy a sumptuous meal at the classic Morton’s, The Steakhouse, or satisfy your appetite for local favorites at the Orioles Grille. Retreat to one of our 337 spacious guest rooms and enjoy the celebrated “ahhh” of the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper. Stay connected to home or the office with Wi-Fi and oversized work desk. All guest rooms are non-smoking.


TAG APPROVED ACCOMMODATIONS

1840s Carrollton Inn
50 Albemarie Street
400-385-1840
1840scarrolltoninn.com

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street
410-962-0202
baltimore-marriott-inner-harbor-at-camden-yards

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
410-385-3000
baltimore-marriott-waterfront

Brookshire Suites
120 East Lombard Street
410-625-1300
brookshiresuites.com

BWI Airport Marriott
1743 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum, MD
410-859-8300
bwi-airport-marriott

Days Inn Inner Harbor
100 Hopkins Place
410-576-1000
daysinninnerharbor.com

DoubleTree Inn at The Colonnade
4 West University Parkway
800-222-TREE
colonnadebaltimore.com

Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor
222 St. Paul Place
800-873-6668
embassysuitesbaltimore.com

Gramercy Mansion
1400 Greenspring Valley Road
410-486-2405
gramercymansion.com

Hotel Brexton
868 Park Avenue
443-478-2100
hotelbrexton.com

Hotel Revival
414 West Monument Street
410-727-7101
jdvhotels.com/hotels/maryland/baltimore/hotel-revival-baltimore

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street
800-233-1234
baltimore.hyatt.com

Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W Baltimore Street
855-539-1928
lordbaltimorehotel.com

Radisson Hotel Baltimore Harbor
101 West Fayette Street
410-752-1100
radissonbaltimoreharbor.com

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
410-547-1200
renaissance-baltimore-harborplace-hotel

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
550 Light Street
410-234-0550
sonesta.com/Baltimore

Sheraton Inner Harbor
300 South Charles Street
800-325-3535
sheraton.com/innerharbor


American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
410-244-1900
avam.org
The museum is the national repository for the artworks created by self-taught artists & the building’s architecture is an artistic creation unto itself. Located in a historic location in downtown Baltimore at the base of Federal Hill.


Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum
216 Emory Street
410-727-1539
baberuthmuseum.com
George Herman “Babe” Ruth was born February 6, 1895 at 216 Emory Street, a Baltimore row house that is now just a long fly ball from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Over the course of its 30-year history, the Babe Ruth Museum’s mission has evolved to not only feature the greatest baseball player ever, but also to present the rich and storied histories of Baltimore’s Orioles and Colts.


B & O Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street
410-752-2490
borail.org
This National Historic Landmark holds the oldest, most historic and comprehensive American railroad collection in the World, in a unique complex of historic structures, all on a 40-acre historic site universally recognized as the birthplace of American railroading.


Charles Theater, The
1711 North Charles Street
410-727-3456
thecharles.com
The only theatre of its kind in Baltimore, The Charles has the unique distinction of offering first-run specialty films in addition to Hollywood movies, foreign films and cinema classics. The 1150-seat, 23,000 square-foot movie house is located in one of Charles Street’s most intriguing historic buildings.


Harbor East
1040 Hull Street, Suite 200
443-573-4466
harboreast.com
Baltimore’s premier waterfront enter-tainment/lifestyle destination is located where President Street meets Aliceanna Street. Harbor East offers a collection of the area’s finest restaurants and retail.


Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral Street
410-783-8100
www.bsomusic.org
The Symphony Hall has been the home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since its opening in 1982. Among the most recognizable structures in Baltimore, the unique, circular building instantly became the artistic and cultural hub of Baltimore, serving as a world-class performance space for the BSO. Named for the late Baltimore philanthropist and former BSO president, Joseph Meyerhoff, the 2,443-seat hall has been hailed for its pristine acoustics & versatility. As one of the city’s premier cultural venues, the Meyerhoff has played host to int’l classical stars.


Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street
410-685-3750
Discover the history of Maryland and America at the home of the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner. Don’t miss Tench Tilghman’s Revolutionary War uniform, Benjamin Banneker’s almanac, portraits, silver, furniture & more!


Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
410-545-5927
 mdsci.org
One of Baltimore’s premier locations for family entertainment is located at the famed Inner Harbor, offering three full floors of hands-on exhibits, IMAX films, planetarium shows, kids? room, observatory, science store and a new cafe.


Maryland Zoo In Baltimore
Druid Hill Park
410-396-7102,
marylandzoo.org
Baltimore’s wildest attraction! The zoo is home to more than 2,000 exotic mammals, birds and reptiles in a wooded, 180-acre setting. Free parking.


National Aquarium in Baltimore
501 East Pratt Street, Pier 3
410-576-3800
aqua.org
Stunning exhibits and more than 11,000 aquatic animals?plus the widely lauded new exhibit, Animal Planet Australia, make this Inner Harbor destination Baltimore’s most popular attraction.


Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street
410-547-9000
thewalters.org
The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.


The USS Constellation Historic Ships Museum
301 East Pratt Street
410- 539-1797
constellation.org
USS Constellation, the last all sail warship built by the US Navy, is open to the public as a museum in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The USS Constellation Museum invites guests to discover life on board the only Civil War era vessel still afloat and explore the ship’s maritime history. It is also the custodian of all related artifacts, materials, and histories from the Baltimore-built Frigate Constellation of 1797, to the 1960s-era aircraft carrier Constellation CVA-64, celebrating over 200 years of naval history.


Washington Monument Museum at Mt. Vernon Place
2600 Madison Avenue
410-396-7837
The first U.S. heroic and civic monument was designed by Robert Mills. Call to make arrangements for groups or rental of the facility.


Club 1722 (After hours) – 1722 North Charles Street – 410-547-8423

Club Charles – 1724 North Charles Street – 410-727-8815

Club Hippo – 1 West Eager Street – 410-547-0069

Club Orpheus – 1003 East Pratt Street – 410-276-5599

Club XS – 1307 North Charles Street – 410-468-0002

Drinkery, The – 205 West Read Street – 410-225-3100

Gallery One Bar – 1735 Maryland Avenue – 410-539-6965

Golden West Café – 1105 West 36th Street – 410-889-8891

Grand Central Pub – 1001 North Charles Street – 410-752-7133

Holy Frijoles – 908 West 36th St, Hampden– 410-235-2326

Jay’s On Read Street – 225 West Read Street – 410-225-0188

Le Garage – 911 West 36th Street – 410-243-6300

Leon’s of Baltimore – 870 Park Avenue – 410-539-4850

Mixers – 6037 Belair Road – 410-483-6011

Owl Bar, The – 1 East Chase Street – 410-347-0888

Quest, The – 3607 Fleet Street – 410-563-2617

Rowan Tree, The – 1633 South Charles Street – 410-468-0550

Sapphos – 1001 North Charles Street – 410-752-7133

ZiascoZ – 1313 East Pratt Street – 410-276-5790

13.5% Wine Bar – 1117 West 36th Street – 410-889-1064

Bagby Pizza Co. – 1006 Fleet Street – 410-605-0444

Brewer’s Art, The –1106 North Charles Street – 410-547-6925

Cafe Hon – 1002 West 36th Street – 410-243-1230

Charleston – 1000 Lancaster Street – 410-332-7373

Chazz: A Bronx Original – 1415 Aliceanna Street – 410-522-5511

City Café – 1001 Cathedral Street – 410-539-4252

Fleet Street Kitchen – 1012 Fleet Street – 410-244-5830

George’s on Mt. Vernon – 612 Cathedral Street – 410-727-7101

Golden West Cafe – 1105 West 36th Street – 410-889-8891

Grano Emporio – 3547 Chestnut Avenue – 443-438-7521

Grano Pasta Bar – 1031 West 36th Street – 443-869-3429

Holy Frijoles – 908 West 36th St, Hampden – 410-235-2326

Kali’s Court – 1606 Thames Street – 410-276-4700

Le Garage – 911 West 36th Street – 410-243-6300

Mount Vernon Stable & Saloon – 909 North Charles Street – 410-685-RIBS

PAZO Restaurant – 1425 Aliceanna Street – 410-534-PAZO

Red Maple – 930 North Charles Street – 410-547-0149

Rocket to Venus – 3360 Chestnut Ave, Hampden – 410-235-7887

Roy’s – 720 B Aliceanna Street – 410-659-0099

Sascha’s – 527 North Charles Street – 410-539-8880

Talara – 615 S. President Street – 410-528-9883

Tapas Teatro – 1711 North Charles Street – 410-332-0110

Tavern on the Hill – 900 Cathedral Street – 410-230-5400

Ten Ten – 1010 Fleet Street – 410-244-6867

Wit & Wisdom at The Four Seasons – 200 International Drive – 410-223-1456


JUNE

HONFest

June 2019
honfest.net
HonFest is a local tradition. The “Bawlmer” term of endearment, “Hon,” short for Honey, embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon our neighbors and visitors alike by historic working-women of Baltimore.


Baltimore Pride Parade & Festival

Mid June 2019
Druid Hill Park
BaltimorePride.org
The Parade will kick off at the corners of Read and Charles Streets in Mount Vernon and travel four blocks north up Charles Street to Chase Street. The festival will feature many regional and local performers, vendors, the Lady Lisa Memorial Drag Stage, a Family Zone, the WeDo Baltimore mass wedding, and plenty of fun for the whole community to enjoy.


JULY

Artscape

July 19-21, 2019
artscape.org
Station North Arts & Entertainment District
USA’s largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits including, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts; a full schedule of performing arts; family events, demos, contests, children’s entertainers, street theater; and a delicious, menu of food and drink.


Baltimore Restaurant Week

July – August 2018
Various restaurants across Baltimore
baltimorerestaurantweek.com
At select restaurants, enjoy a variety of three-course prix-fixe dinners and lunches, in just about any cuisine that strikes your fancy. Visit the website for a complete list of participating restaurants, menus, and to make reservations.


SEPTEMBER

HampdenFest

September 8, 2018
hampdenfest.blogspot.com
HampdenFest began as a local community event organized by the Hampden Village Merchants Association and the Hampden Community Council, but in recent years has evolved into a neighborhood arts festival that draws visitors, as well as local residents, to enjoy the community of merchants on and around West 36th St.


OCTOBER

The Fell’s Point Fun Festival

October 13 – 14, 2018 [11am-7pm] 812 South Ann Street, Baltimore MD
410-675-6758, fpfunfest@aol.com
fellspointfest.net
This outdoor street festival is held every year in Baltimore’s original deep water seaport, Fell’s Point. The festival was originally started as a way to raise funds and draw attention to Fell’s Point when the area was slated for demolition due to highway construction. The Fell’s Point Fun Festival continues that tradition, showcasing historic Fell’s Point, it’s businesses, its charming 18th and 19th century residences, and Baltimore City life.


DECEMBER

Baltimore Lighted Boat Parade

Annually in early December
410-868-7440
fellspointyachtclub.com/page9
December’s annual boat parade sees more than 50 pleasure craft making their way from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to Fells Point, festooned with holiday lights and other colorful decorations. Benefitting Toys for Tots.



Premier Transportation Services
Dennis Centorbi
Director, Global Sales
312-576-6957
dennis1@premierdrivesglobal.com
premierdrivesglobal.com

For over 20 years, our dedicated and loyal staff at Premier Transportation Services has provided award winning services to our clients.  Whether a wedding, sporting event, night on the town, corporate event or just a ride to the airport, Premier Transportation has you covered. Our fleet includes sedans, limousines, Vans, SUVs, as well as Mini buses, Limo, Executive or Motor Coaches… something for everyone.  Dispatchers are available 24-7/365 days a year.  Premier Transportation is a proud member of IGLTA.


Amtrak

1500 North Charles Street
800-USA-RAIl
amtrak.com



AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

323-860-5200 / aidshealth.org


Chase Brexton Health Services
10 West Eager Street
410-837-2050


GLBT Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland
1000 Cathedral Street
410-777-8145


Visit Baltimore
www.baltimore.org
877-BALTIMORE


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