There’s a thread that connects us, from one generation to the next. Family reunions celebrate the ties that bind, through food, music, stories and culture.
Packed with family-friendly attractions and fun activities for folks of all ages, Baltimore is the perfect place for your next family reunion. From plays, shows and concerts to tours, museums and restaurants, there’s always something new to do and explore.
Visit the Baltimore Family Reunion Expo or take a look at the free planning resources available here on baltimore.org. Whether hosting a large or small group, make your family reunion a spectacular success in Baltimore.
Resources for Family Reunion Planning
In Baltimore, family reunions are our specialty. Every year, the popular Baltimore Family Reunion Expo highlights the city’s venues, attractions and offerings related to family reunions. Plan ahead with the family reunion planner and budget worksheet, and collect beautiful, full-color travel guides for your guests, free of charge.
Baltimore Family Reunion Expo
Don’t miss the annual Baltimore Family Reunion Expo—an exciting, day-long event with guest celebrities, vendors, and tools to begin planning your next reunion. From hotel information and catering samples to tours of the city’s attractions, the expo provides resources and fun for the entire family. Genealogy experts are on hand to help you learn about your family tree. For more information, call 410-244-8861 or visit BaltimoreReunionExpo.com.
Brochures, Guides and Maps
Request a packet for your next family reunion planning meeting. Brochures, visitor guides, maps, charter bus information, dining guides and a list of unique party and reception sites are available. The following travel guides will assist in your planning.
Hotel and Tours
Tours are a great way to explore Baltimore’s fascinating history and diverse neighborhoods. Hire a step-on guide service for your charter bus, plan a trolley ride through the city, or book a group sightseeing cruise across the Inner Harbor. Looking for special group rates for hotel accommodations? Find out which conveniently located hotels offer special rates for family reunions. Call Visit Baltimore at 1-877-BALTIMORE and select option four.
Group Dining & Facilities
Baltimore has plenty of great group and family-friendly restaurants. From casual crab feasts to formal banquets, the choices for delicious cuisine and festive surroundings are endless. View the group dining listings.
Members of Visit Baltimore include some of Baltimore’s finest hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions. Many offer special discounts for family reunions. We can also make it easy for you to find minority- and female-owned companies. Contact us for a referral at 1-877-BALTIMORE and select option four.
Baltimore Visitor Center
Looking for last-minute info once your family’s in town? Head to the Baltimore Visitor Center, on the West Shore of the Inner Harbor, for brochures and maps, to make reservations, buy tickets for attractions and tours, and find out where to shop, eat and see the arts.
Baltimore Attractions & Activities
Want to find out which museums have group ticket rates? Looking for kid-friendly attractions? In Baltimore, there’s something to do for every member of the family. Search the attractions list to find fun, family activities.
Click here to download a pdf of Visit Baltimore’s multicultural travel guide Dream Baltimore: A Heritage Guide.
Uniquely Baltimore: Activities
In Baltimore, there are fun things to do year-round, every day of the week. Looking for ideas? These activities are “uniquely Baltimore.”
Explore Baltimore's Neighborhoods
If the Inner Harbor is Baltimore’s heart, then its diverse neighborhoods are its soul. Each has its own identity and yet fits perfectly into the larger fabric that gives Baltimore its unique character: a big city with a small town feel. Whether it’s dining, shopping, enjoying the arts or exploring the city’s fantastic attractions and museums, there’s always more to discover in Baltimore. Check out our neighborhoods and our calendar of events to find out about festivals and special events like the African American Festival, the Caribbean festival, or LatinoFest, just to name a few.
Have a Family Crab Feast
The crab feast is a long-held tradition in Baltimore. Reserve a table, room or dock at a local Baltimore crab house, or plan a catered crab feast at the venue of your choice. Baltimore’s seafood chefs will serve up mouthwatering delights, including steamed crabs with Baltimore’s signature Old Bay seasoning, crab cakes, and other favorites like shrimp, scallops and lobster. Find a caterer or restaurant to tailor the menu to your family’s preferences.
Enjoy a Sporting Event
In Baltimore, thousands of fans flock to or sports venues to see hometown teams including the Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Blast. If you’re a family of sports fans, think about having reunion during the appropriate sports season. You may even want to hold your reunion during a collegiate event, such as the CAA Men's Basketball Tournament in March. Read more about Baltimore’s beloved hometown teams and find out how to purchase group tickets to a game.
Need more information?
Ready to take your planning further? Call the family reunion service line at 1-877-Baltimore (press option four) or contact us here. We’ll provide you with free informational brochures and reunion-planning resources, suggestions for hotels and restaurants that are group-friendly, and ideas for activities and attractions.