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Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about Baltimore

We are happy to provide whatever information you may need to plan your trip to Baltimore. See below for some of the most frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered or you need more personalized assistance, please contact us at 1-877-BALTIMORE (1-877-225-8466).

Where can I find parking in Baltimore?

There are a number of affordable garages located throughout downtown Baltimore. Click here for more information, and for additional parking information, please visit the Parking Authority of Baltimore City’s website.

 

Where should I go to eat?

We have tons of recommendations in the “Where To Eat” section of our website.

 

What attractions should I see?

All of our favorite attractions can be found here.

 

Is Baltimore safe?

Like any major city, you need to be aware of your surroundings. We recommend that visitors follow best safety practices including: plan your route before you go, avoid walking alone in unlit areas and keep your valuables out of sight. Baltimore City Police Commissioner, Michael Harrison, and Visit Baltimore’s President & CEO, Al Hutchinson, talk about maximizing safety in an urban city in this short video.

 

Where is the Visitor Center located?

The Baltimore Visitor Center is located at 401 Light Street on the west shore of the Inner Harbor Promenade. Find out more about what’s available at the Baltimore Visitor Center, hours of operation and even event venue rentals.

 

How do I get a copy of the official Baltimore Visitor Guide?

To request a free copy of the official Baltimore Visitor Guide in the mail you can fill out your information here, or call 1-877-Baltimore.

 

What forms of public transportation are available in Baltimore?

The Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) operates commuter and local bus routes, Metro Subway, Light Rail, and weekday MARC train service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Call the MTA 410-539-5000 or visit www.mtamaryland.com for more information about MARC and our other services. Click here for more information about other transportation options.

 

How do I use the Baltimore Water Taxi?

The Baltimore Water Taxi offers one price for all-day, unlimited on-off service to more than 30 attractions and neighborhoods. Routes are seasonal and schedules can vary depending on the weather so we encourage you to check out the water taxi website for the latest information.

 

Where can I find a schedule of events?

Click here to see what’s happening in Baltimore this weekend and beyond.

 

Where do I find information on planning a wedding, family reunion, or military reunion in Baltimore?

Wedding and reunion planning information can be found here.

 

Where can I find special deals and discounts?

Click here for our one-of-a-kind passes and discounts.

 

Do cruise ships leave from the Inner Harbor?

No, cruise ships do not leave from the Inner Harbor, but they do leave from the Port of Baltimore just minutes from Inner Harbor.

 

Where should I get crabs?

Everything you need to know about crabs can be found here.

 

How do I book the trolley tour?

Book tickets for the Baltimore Trolley Tour, which is a two hour comprehensive tour of the city, online here. All tours leave from the Baltimore Visitor Center.